Deconstructing presets


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Deconstructing presets

One of the really cool things about a good black and white conversion is that it is easy to take a sky like this. Well admittedly, it's quite dynamic because of all the clouds that we see, it's actually quite flat and converting that sky into something really, really interesting. We're going to do this work using Nik's Silver Efex PRO 2. If you don't know exactly what to do to get your skies, then the best thing to do is to go to the Presets and start looking for some that make a good starting point. And then, deconstructing the image to figure out what went in to making that Preset. Once you figure that out, then you can do it on your own.

This is a pretty good example here, where we can see that the sky itself has gone almost black yet the clouds are really puffy and white and bright. So, let's take a look at what went into making this Preset and see if we can reproduce this on our own. An easy way to do this is to start by closing all of the diffe...

Deconstructing presets
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Deconstructing presets provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Nik Creative Effects Workshop

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