How to Run Topaz Plugins From Photoshop Lightroom

How to run Topaz plugins from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

As you already know Topaz has excellent a must have Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements plugins. In this tutorial, I will explain to you how to run Topaz plugins from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. First, of course, you need to install Topaz plugins if you do not have them already on your machine. I have all Topaz plugins installed including Fusion Express 2 which is free by the way, and let me give you one more information: if you have Topaz plugins installed with Photoshop for example and you plan to install Lightroom 5, you will have instant access to Topaz plugins because Lightroom is smart enough to pick up Topaz plugins and make them available from Photo menu or on right click on image. Let's go step by step.

Step 1 Run Fusion Express

Although you can run Topaz plugins from Library, Slideshow, Print module, I will assume that you are in Develop module and you have done some basic adjustments. There are 2 options to run Fusion Express 2: from Photo > Edit In > Fusion Express 2 or on right/Cmd + click on image > Edit In > Fusion Express 2.
Choose Edit In Fusion Express from Lightroom

Step 2 Choose Edit option

In the second step you will need to choose Edit option and I will suggest you select first from the top (Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments) or to edit image with Lightroom adjustments applied. Since you will work with the duplicated image to which are applied adjustments if you follow my recommendation, at the bottom of dialog in Copy File Options section, you have options for new, a duplicated image that will be created.
Chose edit options to edit photo with Topaz plugins

Step 3 Choose Topaz plugin to run

After choosing edit options you will see Topaz Labs Fusion Express 2 dialog on your screen. Click on the name of the plugin you want to use and click Run button. In this case, I will select ReStyle, new and excellent Topaz plugin and you can read my review from here.
Choose which Topaz plugin you want to run

Step 4 Make the adjustment and confirm to return to Lightroom

After selecting which Topaz plugin to run, make adjustments in its own window and confirm on OK button to confirm changes and return to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Make adjustments in Topaz plugin and confirm changes on OK button


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