On 2 August, Totally rad released their new product, the RadLab. The RadLab interface opens from Photoshop and contains most of the actions that made the fame of Totally Rad. When the RadLab is open from the Filter menu in Photoshop, you see your photo on the left and on the right you see all the “actions” on your photo. There is no more guesswork as you have a thumbnail preview of what is now the “stylets”. You also have the ability to save your preferred combinations. The interface also keeps track of your last combinations history.
Also, since RadLab is a filter, it’s possible to take advantage of the Smart Filters features in Photoshop to allow non-destructive editing of images. Because of this ability, the RadLab combinations can be modified later even after having exited RadLab or additional work in Photoshop.
RadLab is way more powerful than the Actions.
I have played with the Radlab shortly this week but I am totally in love so far. I intend to create more personal recipes and share them here. In the meantime, here are two before-after.
Before: Photo straight out the camera
After: result from some manipulations in the Totally RadLab.
Before: some minor adjustment in Lightroom
After: combination of stylets in RadLab
I am in no way sponsored by Doug Boutwell or Totally Rad.