Anyone use Nik Color Efex 2.0?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jack Black, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Guest

    Read about this software in OutdoorPhotographer magazine, and it
    looked like it might be able to help with those occassional contrast
    issues... ;)

    Anyone use it? Recommendations? Problems?? :)

    Jack Black, Mar 10, 2005
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    mike nelson Guest

    I've played around with this software. For contrast issues, you are better
    off using curves and layer masks. Nik has some interesting filters,
    particularly solarization, that are fun to play with. The b/w conversion is
    ok, but you can do better in PS. Many of the filters are pretty esoteric.
    In general, if you are pretty familiar with PS, Nik may not help that much;
    otoh, it does make a number of effects easier to achieve.

    Biggest nuisance is that the effects, once created, are not editable. You
    need to throw them out and start over to make a change. Of course, since
    the effect is on a separate layer, that is possible.

    mike nelson, Mar 10, 2005
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    McLeod Guest

    You can download atrial version at their site. You can do pretty much
    everything they offer in Photoshop anyway (obviously, or it wouldn't
    work in Photoshop)
    McLeod, Mar 10, 2005
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