Previews and a new zoom navigator make it easy to view the details of your masterpiece. I like to use the Brush as it creates a mask and you can quickly switch between painting in the effect or erasing it. As usual, just select the Control Point option with the Reduce tab selected and then use the sliders to control the level of contrast and colour noise. More info here: Thank you! Years of imaging research and development and feedback from customers worldwide have resulted in a powerful feature set with unmatched control. Although you can take complete control if you want, the automatic setting often works well. The starting point is the is to pick from a series of thumbnails on the left of the screen to apply a preset treatment to your image.
The Automatic option can work well. This seemed like a really positive move. From precise selective enhancements using U Point powered control points, to adjustments that enhance the entire image, Viveza helps you spend more time shooting photographs and will forever change the way you edit photos. There may also be sub-options to chose between — also on the left of the screen. The next plug-in will be Silver Efex Pro. Color Efex Pro 4 provides the most comprehensive set of enhancements for color correction, retouching, and creative effects. After selecting a control point by clicking on the tool in the column on the right, click on the part of the image that you want to adjust.
Like many photographers, however, I stopped using Nik Collection a couple of years ago because of compatibility issues. Color Efex Pro 4 introduces stackable filter combinations, visual presets, filter recipes, and new filters such as Detail Extractor, Vintage Film Efex, and Image Borders. As the effect is applied as a layer, you have an extra level of control. The refinement and local adjustment controls are located on the right of the screen with the preview in the middle. First, you select a Method, which is effectively picking which color of reflector to use; gold, soft gold, or silver. And of course, just like Silver Efex, Analog Efex applies its effects as a layer. Once you have mastered the controls for adjusting the bi-color filter effect, you can then move on to the User Defined Bi-Color Filter, which has similar controls, and allows you pick any two colors to blend with your image.
Simply use the Photoshop Brush controls to paint in or erase the effect on your image. Silver Efex Pro was especially popular thanks to its ability to replicate black and white darkroom effects. Finishing Adjustments All the toning, vignetting and edge effect controls are located in the Finishing Adjustments section. I have no affiliation with the company behind Nik Software, Dx0. Sound off below please, ladies and gents! The top control governs the size of the area affected. Are there other filters within the collection you find just as useful for your own workflow? These packages allow a range of effects to be applied quickly and easily to images.
The entire effect can be rotated around the image using the Rotation slider. If you do this, the Method drop-down option switches to Manual. This is equivalent to adjusting power output of a studio light, or the harshness of sunlight in an outdoor situation. Nik Collection continued to be popular, possibly helped by the fact that in early 2016, Google made it free to download. If you want, then use the Grain, Sensitivity and Levels and Curves controls to get exactly the look you want. Then in October 2017, there was a ray of sunlight.
It usually looks at the highlights, shadows and mid-tones. Updated: Another giveaway offer from Nik Software:. They are not paying me to do these videos nor will I make any commission if you choose to purchase the product. This allows for a rich, beautiful enhancement, without muddy tonal structures and details that might normally be lost. Actually, some of these effects are probably best described as faults — Lens Distortion, Light Leaks, Dirt and Scratches etc. Just click on the preset that you like the look of to apply it to your image.
For more product information including video lessons visit:. As soon as you open it in Photoshop, the image preview switches to monochrome. Correct Color Cast analyzes the photo, and produces an algorithm to remove any inherent color cast it finds. When the Measure tab is selected, the drop-down box next to Method can be set to Manual or Automatic. The aim is to produce an image that looks like it has been captured with an old camera. For more information about Color Efex Pro 4, including video tutorials, feature lists, and special live online preview sessions, please visit:. Just click on one to reveal the full scale and adjust as necessary.
Below these are controls for Brightness and Contrast, which behave similarly to their counterparts in Photoshop or Lightroom. Just select the one you want to see its impact. Now login your Nik Software account from. Click on the triangle to the left of the group name to expand and collapse the stack to reveal or hide the controls. Nik Software has released Color Efex Pro 4, the latest version of its photographic filters plugin.
All you need to do is click on the plug-in you want to use. In the ocean sunset image shown here, applying Correct Color Cast removes the orange hue cast upon the waves in the foreground, and returns them to their proper blue. Nik Color Efex Pro 3. It also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time for photographers. At the time this was largely thought to be to enable Google to get hold of Snapseed, an excellent and popular mobile image editing app.