RadLab by Totally Rad

RadLab Review + Tutorial = A Totally Rad Retorial!


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  • Cparroco

    Hello, I’m fairly new to photoshop as I’ve mostly used lightroom and updated to photoshop for a better control over local adjustments. This product sounds great, but I’m not too familiar with smart objects, all I see from the youtube review is that it ends up flattening the layers (if the actions are running within the plugin) leaving just one picture in the end. Therefore you can’t really tweak any opacity or use any brushes for local adjustments? Am I right?
    If so, I’m not understanding very well the difference between radlab and lightroom).(I’ve tried “TotalRad – Dirty Pictures”, and I like that you are left with a mask that you can paint in white to adjust/remove the effect locally, this is what made me curious about that aspect for RadLab)

    Thanks

    • http://fadedandblurred.com/ Faded + Blurred

      Actually, in the video review, I did apply RadLab directly to the layer, not to a Smart Object, which is an option. You may set RadLab to create a Smart Object before running, leaving you with the ability tweak or re-apply the RadLab adjustments as well as mask out where they do or don’t affect your image.
      As for RadLab and Lightroom, they are similar in that both allow you to edit visually (Presets vs. Recipes). Lightroom gives you control over virtually all editable aspects of your photo (exposure, color, contrast, etc), whereas RadLab assumes that you have made those types of adjustments already and are now wanting to add “style” or “character”, if that makes sense.
      Hope that helps.

    • http://fadedandblurred.com/ Faded + Blurred

      Actually, in the video review, I did apply RadLab directly to the layer, not to a Smart Object, which is an option. You may set RadLab to create a Smart Object before running, leaving you with the ability tweak or re-apply the RadLab adjustments as well as mask out where they do or don’t affect your image.As for RadLab and Lightroom, they are similar in that both allow you to edit visually (Presets vs. Recipes). Lightroom gives you control over virtually all editable aspects of your photo (exposure, color, contrast, etc), whereas RadLab assumes that you have made those types of adjustments already and are now wanting to add “style” or “character”, if that makes sense.Hope that helps.

  • Tonje H

    So how I understand it, this is something that is being downloaded to ones photoshop, to be used there? Do you know if it works in Photoshop elements 9 as well? Or just the CS5 version?

    • http://fadedandblurred.com F&B

      That’s it exactly, Tonje. It’s a plugin for Photoshop that works in both CS and Elements. When you install it, you’ll see a floating Radlab launch panel in the interface. They have a demo available if you want to try it out before you buy.

    • http://fadedandblurred.com/ Faded + Blurred

      That’s it exactly, Tonje. It’s a plugin for Photoshop that works in both CS and Elements. When you install it, you’ll see a floating Radlab launch panel in the interface. They have a demo available if you want to try it out before you buy.

  • Suzy Bundy

    Which RAD LAB has the stylet approach. The newest version for someone who likes to play with photos.???

    • F&B

      There’s only one version of RadLab. You might be confusing it with the Totally Rad Action sets, which are a different product.

    • http://fadedandblurred.com/ Faded + Blurred

      There’s only one version of RadLab. You might be confusing it with the Totally Rad Action sets, which are a different product.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000044435292 pamelapatch

    your before and after examples are reversed :-)

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