The “Secret Sauce” for Fine-Art Image Processing
Photography, like any other medium, is a craft. In woodworking, you produce a finished product through a serial application of sandpaper, working from coarse to fine. The best finish is only obtained after using the finest-grit sandpapers, sometimes even between coats of lacquer. So it is, too with photography.
Your camera settings apply the foundation of the image, but they cannot refine the image in the same way your editing software can. Even seemingly small adjustments can be the difference between a snapshot and a gallery print. For years, my “secret sauce” has been to finish images with the “Big 3” Nik Collection plug-ins (Color Efex/HDR Efex/Silver Efex).
For a limited time, my collection of PDF guides to the Nik Collection by Google are available for only $9.99 each. Or, you can purchase the set of three guides for only $24.99. No coupon code necessary!
Each PDF guide is user-printable and also includes a set of installable custom presets for the Nik Collection plug-ins.
- The Photographer’s Guide to Color Efex Pro 4
My go-to plug-in for transforming landscape and urban images into fine-art masterpieces
- The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2
Learn the art of HDR Tone-mapping, from natural to surreal
- The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2
The powerful monochrome conversion tool that delivers fine-art quality results
Nik Collection PDF Bundle
Includes all three guides listed above
*Special Note: These products contain multiple files and are delivered as a ZIP archive. To download the files to an iPad, you will need a free ZIP utility, such as iZip for iOS. Android users should consider using WinZip. Otherwise, download and extract the files to a Mac or PC and then transfer them to your tablet device.