Duotones, tritones, and quadtones use spot color inks and multiple passes on a printer. They are expensive to produce because of the separate plates and press washes. Photoshop has a duotone mode. Printing these images on an inkjet printer results in a pseudo-duotone. These can be very lovely images and nearly indistinguishable from a true duo/tri/quadtone.
TLR Clarity Enhancement builds on the ideas of Michael Reichmann, Thomas Knoll, and Mac Holberts of Nash Editions. It provides an effect similar to the Clarity slider in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW. Hence the name, TLR Clarity Enhancement.
This is a form of creative sharpening that provides a general contrast boost in the middle tones. The result is more "pop" and "snap" for your photos. It's great for reducing the effects of haze.
The actions in TLR Color Compensating Filters replicate the CC correction filters used by photographers for many years in the color darkroom. Sometimes called a filter pack, CC filters were used between the enlarger lens and the photographic paper.
The filter effects in this action set are precisely measured. They are designed for specific RGB Workspaces. You will find separate sets of actions for Adobe RGB, sRGB, ColorMatchRGB, and ProPhotoRGB. If you want to use these filter effects with other RGB Workingspaces, be careful to keep the gamma consistent.
TLR Color Overlay applies colored overlays to your images for interesting artistic effects. Your image can be in RGB, CMYK, or L*a*b mode. The actions use Fill Color adjustment layers to reduce RAM consumption and file size. It is intended to be part of a future TLR Professional Photographic Effects Toolkit.
The actions in TLR Color Temperature Filters replicate the CT correction filters used by photographers for many years. CT filters are used to compensate for lighting, for example the bluish coloration associated with daylight films. They are also used to remove excessive blue casts from electronic flash.
The white balance controls in Camera Raw are superior for adjusting the white balance of a RAW image. The CT filter effects in this action set are excellent for adding a warming or cooling effect to an image.
TLR Cross-Processing applies colored overlay effects to your images that simulate the interesting artistic effects that film photographers achieve by cross-processing color film (i.e., processing color negative film with color slide film chemicals or using color negative film chemicals to process color slide film.
Available Cross-Processing effects include:
A new Photoshop CS4 panel is ready! This one provides an easy-to-use interface for the TLR Diffuse Glows action set.
If you've never tried it, the TLR Diffuse Glows action set provides a collection of 25 Photoshop actions for adding diffuse glows and dreamy, soft focus effects to your photographic images.
TLR Digital Noise Reduction is a set of Photoshop actions for reducing noise in digital images.
All digital cameras introduce noise into the images they record. Expensive DSLRs do a better job of processing noise than inexpensive digicams, but even images from the $8000 Canon 1Ds MkII sometimes show visible noise, especially when you shoot at higher ISO settings.