Day 29: Edit Your Photos Quickly with RadLab
Do you love to edit and play with your photos to make them look their best? I know I do. I have been using RadLab by Totally Rad for almost two years, and I can honestly say that I don’t edit a photo without it. I love it! It is fast, easy, and makes editing photos a breeze.
What is RadLab?
RadLab is a filter plug-in (no, they are not actions) for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom. It has 80 effects that can be layered with one another on your photos. Each of these effects can be adjusted for strength and opacity. RadLab is also non-destructive, meaning that the adjustments are added on their own layer and doesn’t change the original photo.
What versions does it work with?
Photoshop version CS3 and up, Photoshop Elements version 7 and up. It also works with Lightroom version 2 and up.
How does it work?
Once you select your photo, you open RadLab. It looks like this:
(I just love this picture of my daughter, Sassy Miss Graysen!)
On the left is the ‘before’ image, on the right, the ‘after’. In the after image, you can see how each effect changes your image before committing to it–or you can also make adjustments or delete it altogether. Now we are ready to begin layering on the different effects.
Here I lightened the image with ‘Lights On’
Next, I used ‘Oh, Snap!’ to punch up the colors.
Then I added ‘Warm It Up, Kris!’ to, well, warm up the color a bit.
Then ‘Sugar Rush’ to make the colors pop a bit more.
I then added a slight vignette (added a little black around the edges) with ‘EZ Burn’.
So, with six easy clicks, I was able to take my image from this:
Ahh, much better!
If you are interested in trying RadLab for yourself, Totally Rad offers a 14-day trial on their website. I highly recommend trying it out before you buy it. Once you try it, you may never want to go back to your old way of editing!
Thank you once again for stopping by. Head on back tomorrow for Day 30!