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The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0

Read my review of Silver Efex Pro 2 here.

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Creating digital black and white images just got easier with Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2.0. Master this professional imaging software with the comprehensive guide and video tutorials from photographer Jason P. Odell, Ph.D.

Completely rewritten from the ground up, The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2 explains everything you need to know about creating fine-art monochrome digital images with Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2, including:

  • RAW Pre-Processing
  • Workflow for Aperture, Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, and Nikon's Capture NX 2
  • Global Tone and Contrast with new slider
  • Structure controls with new sliders
  • Color Filters
  • Selective Adjustments with Control Points
  • Zone System Map
  • Selective colorization with Control Points
  • Film grain
  • Infrared (IR) Film Emulation
  • Solarization Effect
  • Color Toning
  • Borders and special effects
  • Nik Selective Tool
  • Advanced Techniques for Photoshop Users
  • iPad compatible (Must be downloaded to a computer first)

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Other Books by Jason P. Odell

The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2

The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes

Field Notes: A Photographic Journey

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The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2

  • 199 pages, Adobe PDF format
  • Mac and Windows compatible (Adobe Reader 7 or later)
  • iPad compatible (PDF File must be transferred from a computer via iTunes)
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Bookmarked index and table of contents
  • Live hyperlinks
  • Printable for personal use
  • Supports A4 and US Letter paper sizes for printing
  • Includes custom settings presets for Silver Efex Pro 2.0 that you can install and use

Mastering Silver Efex Pro 2.0 (Companion Videos)

  • Runtime: 144 minutes
  • Format: 720p HD (1280x720) QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • These videos require a computer for playback

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If you are a visual learner, this is the training you need. A one on-one workshop video where you'll learn everything about monochrome conversion with Silver Efex Pro 2.0, including advanced techniques with Photoshop layers. Jason walks you through the entire software package with a clear, casual style that will get you up to speed quickly.

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Total runtime: 144 minutes

  • Part I: Introduction and Workflow
  • Part II: Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Interface
  • Part III: Example Images
  • Part IV: Advanced Techniques for Photoshop

To view the videos, you'll need a Mac or PC with the latest version of QuickTime Player, available free from Apple.

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Hear what Photographers have to say about The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro

  • "The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro" is a must- read for any photographer interested in converting images to black and white. Jason wrings out the software in a logical and lucid way, making one aware of the tremendous power of Silver Efex Pro and how to get the very most out of it. Another winning eBook from Jason Odell! Highly recommended."
    --Tony Sweet, Nikon "Legend behind the Lens"

  • "Your book is absolutely superb. I have been using Silver Efex since it came out. Your book is exactly what I have needed for better understanding it."-- Jack Larson

  • "I have been doing traditional darkroom work for over 60 years and got Silver Efex as it seemed very familar with my background and experience. However, as a computer and software user my eyes glaze over "a lot"; so far your ebook has been easy to follow.  I must have at least 6 books on Photoshop... along with some other videos, etc. but everytime I open one to use a technique it is always a struggle; not so with your tutorial on Silver Efex."-- Ann Clancy


The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0

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Mastering Silver Efex Pro 2.0 (Companion videos)

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Note: Chapters require use of QuickTime Player.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0

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 Silver Efex Pro 2.0 available on CD-ROM?

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

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

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

I was unable to download the eBook, and now I get an error message saying my download has expired. What should I do?

What is your refund policy on downloads?

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

 

 

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. I recommend the GoodReader PDF viewer for best results.  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; your reader will need to support PDF file viewing.

 

Q: Is The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0 available on CD-ROM?

A: A CD-ROM is in the works, with a release planned for summer 2011.

 

 

Q: Can I make a printed copy of The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2.0?

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 Silver Efex Pro 2.0?

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: I was unable to download the eBook, and now I get an error message saying my download has expired. What should I do?

A: I have discovered a security issue with Microsoft IE8 and later that can sometimes lead to download timeouts. Contact support(at)luminescenphoto.com and I'll reset your download link. For best results, I recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to download your content.

 

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 Silver Efex Pro 2?

A: I offer a variety of training classes both live and online through Luminescence of Nature Workshops.

A video workshop by Jason P. Odell, Mastering Silver Efex Pro2, is available as a download (QuickTime) from Luminescence of Nature Press. Check the "Video" tab on this page for more details.