Nik Color Efex Pro

Nik Color Efex Pro: How to transform your photography
Nik Color Efex Pro: How to transform your photography

If you are a Nik filter user and have tried out Color Efex you may find the sheer choice of filters at your disposal quite daunting. The software provides 55 filters, many of which are incredibly flexible. Unfortunately, many people chose not to use Color Efex as they are put off when confronted with such choice. If this is you, allow me to help you make Nik Color Efex a cornerstone of your image editing and unleash the true potential of this package.

This book assumes no prior knowledge of Nik Color Efex and will explain all elements of the user interface in detail.

The 55 filters and their controls are fully explained and demonstrated, so that you understand how to select the filters that are right for your images. Much of the information presented here has not to my knowledge been published elsewhere.

The book also presents two full examples in detail, demonstrating the process of evaluating and working with an image in order to achieve subtle but incredibly effective transformation. You will be able to follow along with these examples by downloading the free supporting image files from the website.

This is a significant book for any Nik Color Efex user, consisting of over 230 pages and almost 300 illustrations. Despite its size, the book gives users at all levels access to understandable information without needing to wade through lots of worthless filler content. It is being offered here at an introductory 40% discount until the end of April 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Nik Color Efex Pro

    Robert Couldry said:
    April 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Are your books avaiable in a pdf or doc format. (I dont want to nbuy a Kindle),Thanks.

    Robert Couldry said:
    April 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Following on, I like the Nik software but often get chided for overdoing the Color Efex presets. In fact, looking at the cover of your book, my wife would probably say the image was over-saturated, over-structured etc if I had color-efexed it like that…

      thelightweightphotographer responded:
      April 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Well, each to their own I supose. But I would point out that it’s hard to judge an image quality from a small picture. This is from an original image that’s around 4500 pixels on the long edge. By the time it’s been downsampled to 800 pixels and processed to a JPG, it’s going to be hard to judge the quality. I’m happy with it once printed.

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