I’m trying to use Topaz Studio to create an artistic look. I’m able to create the look I want but when I save it (doesn’t matter what file type) there are artifacts that have been introduced into the file. I’ve tried this as a plugin and standalone with the same results. It doesn’t matter what adjustments I use, the result is the same - artifacts are introduced. I’ve tried saving as a tiff, jpeg, png with various settings and the result is always the same - artifacts introduced.
I’m able to run AI Gigapixel and Jpeg to RAW AI without issues. A little slow, but no issues. I’ve also tested the file save from the standalone Topaz Impression 2 and there are no issues or artifacts. I just can’t get the look I want with the standalone version of Impression.
I’m using a Mac with the latest version of OS, 8GB Ram, 1TB Hard drive, Intel Iris Graphics Card with 1.5GB memory.
The first attachment is a screen shot (100% view) of how it looks within Topaz Studio, and the second is a screen shot of how it looks after saving the file (or returning to host application).
Anyone else see this or having a similar problem? I’ve submitted this to Tech Support ticket #165705 and haven’t received any response. As it stands, Studio is useless for me.