Texture Effects is a demanding application. Please ensure your system is capable of running Texture Effects by checking the requirements below.


System Requirements

 Mac

 OS: 10.9.x, 10.10.x, 10.11.x

 GPU: *OpenGL 3.2 or higher & 1GB of VRAM** or higher

 RAM: At least 4GB

 Windows

 OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 - 64bit only

 GPU: *OpenGL 3.2 or higher & 1GB of VRAM** or higher

 RAM: At least 4GB

*If you are not sure what OpenGL is, or which version your computer supports, please see the Topaz Labs and OpenGL article.
**2GB or more is recommended for optimal performance. Of course, the more memory you have, the less likely you are to encounter memory overflow errors and crashes.

Download Instructions:

  • To download Texture Effects, please visit our Downloads Page
  • Locate Topaz Texture Effects and click on the appropriate Mac or Windows button.  You will be taken to a page where you can choose to install the Full or Mini version of the application.  The Full Version is ~1.5GB, and the Mini Version is around ~350MB.  If your machine struggles with the full version, install the Mini version.
  • The download you start automatically, however, if prompted, select "Save"
  • The downloaded installer will be located in your Downloads folder or Desktop, most likely, as an .exe (Win) or .dmg (Mac)

Run the Installer:

  • Mac Installer: Double click the installer and follow the prompts to install the application
  • Windows Installer: Follow the prompts to install the application

The program will then install as a standalone application by default to:

Mac: Computer/Macintosh HD/Applications/Topaz Texture Effects

Win: C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Texture Effects

 IMMEDIATELY RUN THE APPLICATION AS A STANDALONE!  THIS IS A REQUIRED STEP TO CONFIGURE THE APPLICATION.  IF YOU FAIL TO DO THIS, YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY PRESETS OR ASSETS IN THE APPLICATION WHEN USED AS A PLUG-IN!

For more information and details please see How to Install Topaz Texture Effects


Plugin Compatibility:

To use Topaz Texture Effects as a plugin, first run the standalone program via the directories listed above.  This is a one-time setup that require to use the software as a plugin.  If the plugin does not automatically configure when you run it the first time, click the link for your host editor below.

Texture Effects can then be accessed as a plugin via:


Entering your License Key

Upon entering Texture Effects, you should be prompted to enter your 30-digit license key. Simply copy & paste this license key into the provided space to activate the program or start your trial.

If you're on a trial, please know that there is no difference between the trial and purchased software versions.  The only difference is the license key used to activate the program.  This means that you do not need to re download the software if you already have the trial installed and have made your purchase.  You can also press the Start or Continue Trial buttons to use the software during your trial period.  If you have trouble entering your license key, please see our My License Key is Not Being Accepted article.

Important:  You can use your purchased software on two computers at a time. The key will work for both Mac and PC.  For more details, please see our Topaz Labs End User License Agreement.  

Navigate to our Downloads Page to download the appropriate software.

 

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