So Topaz has a new Photoshop Plugin called ReStyle. It really seems to simulate the color shifting photography which is all the rage on your mobile at present. From a technical standpoint Topaz inform us that they ...
Use breakthrough image mapping technology. ReStyle's proprietary engine intelligently maps external tones + colors into your image, giving fantastic results.
I grabbed the demo and put it through its paces for a couple of hours just to see how it works and get a better understanding of the whole workflow within Photoshop.
Let me start by saying for some reason right from the start I found the plugin SLOWWWWWW, it bogged down just trying to browse the presets. Now before all of you write in about my crap machine, I am packing an 'i5 (Ivy Bridge) / SSD Drive / 32gb ram' ....sooooo. Maybe an early bug or something, but it was really painful I almost couldn't be bothered to do the review it was that annoying.
Suffice to say I trudged on with enthusiasm, the interface itself is very pleasing and easy to navigate. The presets provided are adequate and there are tons of them to choose from. They are organised into various categories and you are provide every opportunity to alter and customize if needed. There really isn't much to say about the plugin other than it does what it sets out to do.
At the moment it's sale price is a no brainer, if you have been looking for a cheaper alternative to VSCO Film this is a great contender. It in no way is VSCO's equal but at a 1/10th the price it's worth the effort, until you can make the jump to VSCO this will do nicely.
I can't explain why it ran so slow on my machine, cooties perhaps, all I know is that it's worth the small outlay and you get a great BANG for your BUCK.
- 5/5 For Price
- 4/5 Work Flow
- 4/5 Interface
- 4/5 usefulness
- Not VSCO
- Due to speed it gets 5/5 Huffs* from WECC
*HUFFS are bad not good