The Complete Guide to Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2.0

Introducing The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2, a complete reference for Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2.0 plug-in for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Aperture.

I’m pleased to announce the immediate release of my latest book, The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2. I have completely re-written my original guide to cover the latest version of Nik Software’s amazing HDR tone-mapping plug-in. In this printable PDF guide, I’ll cover everything inside HDR Efex Pro 2 so that you’ll learn how to create amazing HDR images quickly and easily. You also get 40 custom HDR tone-mapping presets that are compatible with HDR Efex Pro 2.0. This book is over 200 pages of reference material and fine-art creative instruction that will set you on your way to making unique HDR images.

Topics include:

  • Camera settings for perfect HDR exposure sequences
  • Post-processing RAW files for HDR
  • How to launch HDR Efex Pro 2 from Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, and as a stand-alone program
  • Alignment and ghost-reduction tools
  • HDR Method controls and image adjustment tools
  • Control Points and selective adjustments
  • Finishing effects and the new Graduated Neutral Density tool
  • Working with presets
  • Realistic HDR Settings
  • Hyper-Realistic HDR Settings
  • Artistic HDR Settings including grunge, bleach color, and old film styles
  • Monochrome HDR Settings, including selective black & white
  • Advanced creative techniques with Photoshop

Over 20 step by-step examples of HDR tone-mapping

I walk you through over 20 different examples of HDR tone-mapping with full color screen-shots.

In this book, I’ll walk you through the creation of more than 20 examples of HDR image processing, covering a wide range of natural and artistic styles. Each example includes step by-step screenshots to show you the exact settings I used to make each image. I’ll also show you advanced techniques with Photoshop layers for creating even more interesting creative images. Along with my examples, I give you 40 of my custom preset files that you can load into your copy of HDR Efex Pro 2 to get you started making HDR images.

Ordering Information

The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 is available here.

Ebook viewing System Requirements

Mac or PC with Adobe Reader 7.0 or later
iPad with iBooks or GoodReader*
eReader or tablet with PDF reader software*

The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 is delivered via download in ZIP archive format. Because this product includes supplemental files, it is not possible to download the book directly to a tablet. Download the ZIP archive to your computer, and then transfer the book PDF file to your iPad or reader tablet via the sync utility (iPad users can use iTunes).

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8 thoughts on “The Complete Guide to Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2.0”

  1. Great to hear the new book is done, Jason – I can’t wait to read it! Your books have become the definitive “drill-down” guides for the Nik products and I’m eager to plumb the depths of HDR with this new release! Kevin (from Nik Software)

  2. I like your ebooks, great job!
    BTW did you notice PM5? I haven’t seen any word from you to the new release. Don’t you use the programm anymore? And still no catalog features, I’m a bit disappointed. On Oct 2011 with a lot of fanfare an announcement…., but now, one year later????? – Fred –

  3. Hi Jason
    Isn’t there a discount for the ones who bought “The Complete Guide to Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro v.1”?
    Regards

  4. Thanks, Bill. I don’t include the sample images simply because each HDR is a sequence of numerous image files, and there are 23 images, all of which would need a complete HDR series. The sheer size of that many files would be a download nightmare.

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