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Nik Creative Effects Workshop

with Joseph Linaschke

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Use the Nik plugins to add complex, unique flavors to your images.
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Nik Creative Effects Workshop
Video Duration: 0s 1h 57m Intermediate


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Nik Software's plugins are loaded with powerful tools that can be combined in endless ways. In this workshop, photographic storyteller Joseph Linaschke takes a creative and personalized approach to these plugins, showing you how he uses them to create amazing skies, gorgeous skin, vintage film looks, perfect white backgrounds, custom recipes, and so much more using Color Efex Pro, Viveza, and Silver Efex Pro. He also explains how to use Silver Efex Pro 2 to make gorgeous black-and-white images and teaches a unique non-HDR compositing technique for HDR Efex Pro. Along the way, get tips on using Nik's zone system and U Point technology and be introduced to the fun new Snapseed app for the desktop.

Topics include:
  • Preparing for editing
  • Making white backgrounds truly white with Viveza
  • Creating vintage color looks in Color Efex Pro
  • Adding vintage black-and-white looks in Silver Efex Pro
  • Non-HDR compositing in HDR Efex Pro
  • Deconstructing presets
  • Using U Points for complete control
  • Creating quick effects with Snapseed
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(music playing) Hi, I'm Joseph Linaschke, photographic story teller, and travel writer, educator and the Aperture expert. I travel the world shooting portraits, travel, lifestyle, products, you name it. I teach photography and Aperture workshops online and in person. And also work with schools around the globe, helping them to integrate photography to their curriculum. I find the NIK creative plugins to be some of the most powerful and creative editing tools on the market today. Whether you're working in Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture, or on a Mac, or on a PC.

The experience, once you launch into the plugins, is equally amazing. In this course, I'm going to focus on some of my favorite creative techniques. I'll share with you how I use Silver Efex Pro 2, to make gorgeous black and white images, and how to use the Zone System to ensure your black and whites look their best. I'll show you how I create amazing skies, gorgeous skin, vintage films looks, perfect white backgrounds, custom recipes and so much more using Color Efex Pro, Evasa, Silver Efex Pro, and even HDR Efex Pro for a non HDR compositing technique. You probably haven't seen before. I'll explain how to get the most out of NIk's amazing new points, and we'll even have a look at the fun new Snapseed App for the desktop. Join me on a creative tour of the most powerful plugins on the market, and learn some new tricks, I'll share to enhance your photos. Then turn this creativity into your own by combining your favorite techniques from your favorite plugins, to create all new effects that no one has ever seen before.

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