ISBN 978-1-4675-4495-5
©2012, Jason P. Odell
Luminescence of Nature Press

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This book covers HDR Efex Pro 2.0, released in July 2012 by Nik Software. For the original version of this guide, please visit the online shop.

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Get all three of Jason's Nik Software Efex guides (HDR Efex, Silver Efex, Color Efex) and save 20%.

The Complete Reference and Manual for Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro 2.0 plug-in

The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 will teach you:

  • How to set up your camera for the best quality HDR exposure sequences
  • How to use HDR Efex Pro 2 in Aperture, Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Alignment, ghost reduction, and chromatic aberration options
  • Clear explanations of every control button and slider
  • 20+ step by-step color illustrated examples of HDR image processing
  • How to create advanced effects with HDR Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop
  • How to tone-map single image files
  • How to create monochrome HDR styles
  • How to create realistic HDR images
  • How to produce artistic HDR images
  • How to use HDR Efex Pro 2 as a stand-alone application program

Includes 40 custom HDR tone-mapping presets that let you create a diverse array of styles on your own images with a single click

Compatible with iPad and most e-readers that support PDF viewing (download file to your computer first, then transfer it to your reader).


Note: all sales of electronically distributed products (downloads) are final.

Other Books by Jason P. Odell

The Photographer's Guide to Color Efex Pro 4

The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0

The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes

Field Notes: A Photographic Journey

The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2

  • Covers HDR Efex Pro 2.0, released by Nik Software in July 2012
  • 224 pages (11 x 8.26"), PDF Format (Adobe PDF 7.0 Compatible File)
  • Viewable on PC or Mac (iPad-friendly!)
  • Interactive Table of Contents and Index
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Printable
  • Live hyperlinks and cross-references
  • Includes 40 custom HDR Presets for HDR Efex Pro 2 and a custom Photoshop action
  • Download is ~31MB, ZIP archive

Book Viewing Requirements

Mac or Windows PC with Adobe Reader 7 or later
iPad* with iBooks or Goodreader
(bookmarks and hyperlink functionality not guaranteed)

*Download the eBook to your Mac or PC before transferring it to your iPad via iTunes


 

"While the software has that nice intuitive NIK interface, you still need a guide to walk you through it and point out all the subtleties in a clear and straightforward manner, and this e-book does just that."-- Bob Krist

"If you have HDR Efex Pro and want to make the most of it or if you are thinking about buying HDR Efex Pro, then I can highly recommend The Photographer's Guide To HDR Efex Pro"-- T. Michael Testi, The Enlightened Image.

"I discovered Jason Odell on a NIK webinar for HDR Efex Pro a few years ago. His teaching style goes above and beyond the usual instruction that you see on-line. He'll help your photography grow in ways you couldn't envision previously. I own several of his eBooks and videos and recommend his work to colleagues and friends. Thanks, Jason for sharing your knowledge and talent."-- Kate Silvia, Kate Silvia Photography

 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro

Why should I purchase an eBook?  Do you offer a print (hardcopy) version?

What software is required to view your eBooks?

Can I view this eBook on my iPad?

Is The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 available on CD-ROM?

Can I make a printed copy of The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2?

How can I purchase The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2?

I've ordered the Guide from your online store. Where is my download code?

What is your refund policy on downloads?

Do you offer any workshops or videos on HDR Efex Pro 2?

Do you still offer your guide to HDR Efex Pro 1.0?

 

 

Q: Why should I purchase an eBook?  Do you offer a print (hardcopy) version?

A: The eBook format is very flexible. It allows you to not only view the book on your computer, but also to print a copy for personal use. You can print the entire Guide, or just the pages you want to reference.  Because the Guide is in eBook format, we can deliver it to you electronically in less than an hour, without any fees for shipping.  In addition, the eBook format is interactive; you can click Table of Contents or Index entries and be taken to the the exact page in the book where that reference is found.  We've also embedded URLs to resource websites in the eBook; you can't do that in a printed book.

 

Q: What software is required to view your eBooks?

A: You'll need a ZIP utility to extract the downloaded files, and the eBook PDF file is viewable on most PDF readers, although Adobe Reader 7.0 or later is preferred for maximum functionality. Please note that your computer may default to other PDF viewer software; if you get an error please check to see that you're using Adobe Reader.

 

Q: Can I view this book on my iPad?

A: The eBook is viewable on the iPad with iBooks; however, I cannot guarantee the functionality of bookmarks and other hyperlinks.You will need to download the book to your computer (Mac or PC) first and then transfer the PDF to your iPad using iTunes.

I have not tested this book on other e-Readers at this time; but most readers that support PDF file viewing should work.

 

Q: Is The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 available on CD-ROM?

A: Not at this time.

 

 

Q: Can I make a printed copy of The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2?

A: Absolutely. Registered owners are permitted to print a copy for personal use. Refer to the copyright page in the book for more details.

 

 

How can I purchase The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2?

A: Simply go to the Luminesence of Nature Press online store, and you can order the Guide right away!

 

 

 

Q: I've ordered the Guide from your online store. Where is my download code?

A: You should be directed to a download link in your browser immediately after purchasing the Guide.  You will also receive an email with the link to the secure download. For best results, we recommend downloading the eBook file with Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.

 

 

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: For downloadable products, all sales are final. Once you receive a download code, you own the eBook.  If you have problems with your download, contact me and I'll work with you to resolve any issues.

 

 

 

Q: Do you offer any workshops or videos on HDR Efex Pro 2?

A: Jason Odell offers a variety of training classes both live and online through Luminescence of Nature Workshops. A video companion to The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 is now available for purchase and download.

 

 

 

Q: Do you still offer your guide to HDR Efex Pro 1.0?

Yes. The original Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro (1.0) is available at the Luminescence of Nature online shop.

 

 

 

Mastering HDR Efex Pro 2 with Jason P. Odell

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Get comprehensive training for HDR Efex Pro 2.0 with this high-definition video companion by Jason P. Odell. In this video set, you'll learn the fundamentals of HDR photography using Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro 2 tone-mapping plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. This video offers two and a half hours of in-depth HDR Efex Pro training content, including step by-step examples of how to create a variety of HDR styles.

Features

  • High Definition (1280x720) video in QuickTime (.mov) format
  • Video chapter index markers (requires QuickTime player)
  • Windows and Mac compatible file
  • On-screen annotations make it easy to follow along

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Purchase Mastering HDR Efex Pro 2.0 with The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 and save!

Product delivered via download. I recommend a broadband connection as each file is ~300MB.

Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of HDR photography
  • How to process your RAW files for maximum HDR quality
  • Launching HDR Efex Pro 2 from Bridge, Photoshop, & Lightroom
  • How to use HDR Efex Pro 2 as a stand-alone application
  • Merge Dialog settings for image alignment and ghost reduction
  • HDR Tone-mapping controls and how they work
  • Using Control Points
  • Using the Graduated Neutral Density tool
  • Creating HDR Tone-mapping styles, including Realistic, Hyper-realistic, and Artistic
  • Monochrome HDR
  • How to tone-map single images, including tone-mapping a single RAW file.
  • Advanced techniques for Photoshop users

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