Workflow Tutorials

View the Quick Start article for the basics on how to get started with Photo AI. Follow along with this article for more advanced workflow recommendations and tutorials.

The recommended workflow is as follows:

RAW Denoise (if applicable) → Adjust Lighting → Balance Color → Remove Noise → Sharpen → Remove Object → Recover Faces → Preserve Text → Upscale

This may not always be the case. Experiment with your images to get the best result. In general, follow this simple 3-step process:

  1. Choose an enhancement model and adjust the settings to fine-tune the strength in the Controls tab.
  2. If necessary, use the Selection tab to select the parts of the image to include or exclude from processing.
  3. Preview the final result and decide if further edits are needed.

Here are some examples:

Download the image below, open it in Topaz Photo AI, and follow along. Sample image

The RAW Denoise enhancement will run first for all RAW images. This is because of our proprietary demosaicing process. It converts sensor data to pixel information that the other enhancements use to edit the image.

Instead of estimating the missing color information for each pixel based on the values of neighboring pixels, the AI model uses context from the entire image. It also considers and compensates for noise that hinders traditional demosaicing methods.

It can only run once and cannot be removed.

Step 1: Adjust Settings

There is only one model but you can adjust the Strength slider. Use the Minor Deblur slider to slightly sharpen the image.

The RAW Denoise enhancement applies to the entire image so there is no Selection tab.

Adjust Settings

Step 2: Preview the Result

Decide whether you want to make further edits. Once you’re satisfied, you can export the image!

Preview Result