it’s a plugin for photoshop.. It helps to make gifs sharper, less noisy, and smoother.
there’s a ton of things one can do with it, I’ve barely scratched the surface… basically you take your layer to the topaz editor, fix it the way you want, and then it kicks you back to photoshop with an improved image. the idea is to automate it with photoshop actions so you only touch the settings once and then press play every time you prep a new gif.
my gif, no Topaz (I only boosted contrast using curves on this gif):
his shirt looks good, but his face has a lot of noise.
here’s an example of a Topaz’d gif:
^ not my gif, what this person makes is always amazing. her gifs always look shiny and super HD. but we’re working with the same 720p files. *sigh*
This is one of the better gifs I made with just photoshop, I used the smooth tool to get his face a bit more even but his face is swimming with pixels.
he looks a little gumbi-esque in this one, but I didn’t sharpen it, i only took denoised it. XD
yessss.gotta be the best.
and somehow, tho obviously this doesn’t directly relate, it feels like revenge on Benioff and Weiss. Every gif I make for another fandom using my photoshop powers of evil is a win A VICTORY against their shitty show. XD
but I’ll tell ya, this topaz shiz is making a big difference. here I thought ppl made gr9 gifs by just using adjustments with regular ole photoshop. I can’t believe how blind I was but now I see!!
…. actually I’m still pretty blind, >_< I’m just like pressing buttons and willing things to work out rn. XD
soon tho i will be on top of this learning curve, suck it benioff and weiss!!
also there’s a slight revenge factor for the ASOIAF/GOT fandom for never appreciating my great art. harrumph!
one day tho I will return and they will bow before my greatness. OH YES THEY WILL.
i don’t wanna be just any gifmaster, I want to be an elite gifmaster.
Queen always keeps her promises.
The women are the strong ones, truly.