Topaz Simplify is a plugin for Adobe Photoshop that can make post-processing images quicker and smoother. Besides the convenience factor, the utility packs several effects that can help transform monotone pictures into veritable works of art that help deliver a powerful message.

Considering that it is an extension, it goes without saying that you need to have Photoshop installed on your computer. Once launched, you can access the plugin from the standard location, namely the Filter Menu where you should be able to view the Topaz option. You should bear in mind that you are unable to employ other plugins or the Adobe graphic editor while this one is opened, an aspect that can be a nuisance for larger projects.

The highlight of the application stems from the fact that it packs a vast range of special effects, from the classic ones you are able to find in any editor to several professional filters that can completely change the picture. You can browse through the categories of effects and select the one you need from neatly organized categories such as Pastel, Wood Carving, Crayon Sketch or Painting Oil. s

You will be happy to learn that you can make adjustments to the filters by accessing the drop-down menus located in the right lower corner. For instance, you can tweak the detail boost, size and strength, an option that can have a considerate impact in a landscape photo.

In case you want to emphasize on certain elements, then one idea would be to use a custom brush to add a touch of light in the area of interest. At the same time, you can remove unwanted details or elements from your photos without too much hassle.

If you are using Photoshop as your primary graphic editor but would like to make the post-processing smoother and more convenient, then perhaps you can consider giving Topaz Simplify a try.