I am a decades-long Adobe PS power user (extensive use of layers), drawn to Topaz out of disgust for changes to Adobe Camera Raw that have totally upset my workflow, my history of using Topaz plugins with PS (Clarity, Adjust & Denoise) and the ability to use layers with Topaz. I plan to spend numerous quality hours with video tutorials to make the transition but have a few basic starter questions:
- my old Topaz account, with my former plugin purchases, provides a nice discount to get the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen & Gigapixel, in addition to the Denoise I purchased years ago), which I will buy, but also offers a nice discount to complete my Creator Bundle by adding Mask AI. Here’s where I’m confused: From what I’m reading it has a “Mask” feature, so is my “upgrade” offer to “Mask AI” needed (or is it already included)?
- I’ve been using Adobe Bridge for eons as my image organizer (sort, triage, keyword assignment, metadata editor, etc.)… What are Topaz users using for this function? I’ve read that I may be able to keep Bridge for free from Adobe (which would be perfect!) but am not sure this is a correct assumption.
Any and all input/tips, or links to such will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance!