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Extend your photographic vision and harness the full power of Nik's Plug-In Suite (now re-branded as the Nik Collection by Google) with this beautifully illustrated guide that covers the full plug-in suite: Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Sharpener Pro 3.0. Pro photographer John Batdorff provides easy-to-follow instructions for processing and enhancing your landscapes, portraits, and streetscapes with Nik from start to finish.
Nik Collection by Google offers precise and natural enhancements without complicated selections or masks. John includes the benefits of each plug-in and how to incorporate each one in your workflow, whether you use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture, to create more dynamic photographs.
In this guide you will learn to: recognize and reduce digital noise using Dfine; fine-tune your color images using Global and Selective adjustments in Viveza; combine existing presets; understand key adjustments for creating HDR images; and create your own presets in Silver Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, and Color Efex Pro.
Getting Started Workflow and Interface
Chapter 1: Color Efex Pro 4
Chapter 2: Silver Efex Pro 2
Chapter 3: HDR Efex Pro
Chapter 4: Viveza 2
Chapter 5: Dfine 2.0
Chapter 6: Sharpening Pro 3
Chapter 7: Top 10 Ways to Improve Landscapes
Chapter 8: Top 10 Ways to Improve Portraits
Chapter 9: Advanced Techniques in Photoshop