Mastering Nik Color Efex Pro 4: How to Transform Your Colour Photography

Robin Whalley

About this ebook

Newly expanded and revised, May 2021

In this latest edition covering Nik Color Efex Pro 4, landscape photographer Robin Whalley explains how to make the most of this powerful and versatile photo editor. In his usual straightforward style, he carefully guides you through using Nik Color Efex Pro 4 as both a plugin and standalone photo editor.

After explaining the many features and how you might use them, the 55 Color Efex Pro filters are described in full. Each filter and its controls are detailed, together with usage tips and advice for combining the different filters.

You will learn how to:

·        Use and manage Control Points to make complex selections and adjustments with ease.

·        Integrate Nik Color Efex Pro 4 into your workflow as either a Plugin or standalone editor.

·        Combine multiple filters to greatly improve your editing results.

·        Apply the non-destructive workflow introduced in the Nik Collection 3 by DxO.

·        Work with the Nik Selective Tool in Photoshop.

At the end of the book are four full length editing examples using only Nik Color Efex Pro 4. The examples demonstrate how to use the software to transform ordinary colour photography and elevate it to a new level. The starting images are available to download on the authors website, allowing you to follow the examples on your own computer.

This comprehensive book assumes no prior knowledge of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and is ideal for both the beginning and intermediate Nik user. It covers all versions of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 up to and including the version in the Nik Collection 3 by DxO.

Improve your Nik Color Efex Pro 4 skills with this book and take your photography to new heights.

About the author

Robin Whalley is a Landscape Photographer with a passion for software, image editing and a skill for sharing knowledge. He has been honing his photography skills since 2000 starting first with film before moving quickly to digital. He now speaks at Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies throughout the North West of England where he likes to share his insights into how to create engaging photography.

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