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New Video – Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop


Craster, Northumberland

Last week I posted a new video on Youtube, Pro Tips for Using the Nik Collection in Photoshop. This is part of my Bitesize Nik Tutorials series where I’m posting a new Nik Tutorial each week. I want these tutorials to form a body of knowledge for all Nik users. I’m also publishing supporting articles on my Lenscraft website as some people would rather read the information.

I have a few more articles planned and a couple of suggestions for others that I will include. If anyone wants to add to my list, please post a comment below. I’m always on the lookout for ideas, especially when they help people.

Once I’ve finished building the Nik resources, I’m probably going to start on another piece of software. I’m still undecided what, but I’m currently considering Affinity Photo. Again, let me know what you think in the comments.

13 comments

  1. Hello Robin,

    Many thanks for these Bitesize Nik Tutorials; they are most helpful when used in conjunction with your eBooks on using Nik. And I would encourage you to do something on using Affinity Photo as well. I’ve been dabbling with it for some time now & find many features or functions that I like better than trying to use Photoshop. I got their Workbook & found it not as useful as I had hoped that it would be for what I need or want. I think an approach like you did with your recent Lightroom eBook where you lay out an actual editing workflow would be most helpful.

    Jed

    1. Thanks Jed. Great to hear you like the Bitesize Nik Tutorials and also my books. I also have the Affinity book but would agree with you that it doesn’t provide what’s needed. I have a similar book for their Designer software which I think is much better. I will be doing a series of tutorials on Affinity Photo along with a book. I need to complete more of the Nik tutorials first so expect something on Affinity in a couple of months time.

  2. I would love to see a series decided to use of Nik software in Affinity Photo. In fact, I am interested in any Affinity Photo tutorials you could produce. Thanks for your very useful website and the inspiring weekly images.

    1. Thanks Dennis, have you seen this one

      . It covers using Nik in Affinity and how to work around the problems you will probably experience. I will be doing a series of tutorial on Affinity once I have built up more on the Nik Collection.

  3. An excellent series that helps embed use of Nik into the workflow. I also recommend your very accessible ebooks to those that want to delve deeper.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. I would be delighted if you did some articles on Affinity Pro as clear as those you do on Nik.
    I have purchased Affinity but am having difficulty using it whereas I have learnt quite a lot about Nik.

    1. Thanks for adding your comment. I will be tackling Affinity Photo soon, I just have a few Nik videos to complete first. Unfortunately, I can only manage to do one video a week as each one takes 5-8 hours. I wish I had the time and capacity to produce more. I always seem to have more ideas than time.

  5. As a non-fan of the subscription model and looking to transition to Affinity, I’d welcome any articles in that direction.

  6. Yes, I’d certainly welcome articles on Affinity. I took advantage of discounts for the iPad version when it was launched and then discounts on the desktop version at the Photo Show but as yet I haven’t devoted enough time to use it so revert to tried and trusted LR and plug in software. It’s not as instinctive as I thought and yet seems to hold great promise. I originally used the mobile version as a means of editing on the move but that’s not as simple as it sounds from a quality perspective. The desktop version feels a bit daunting so… I look I forward to your articles later this year.

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