Photography: Use Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 Plug-in


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Using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in

I want to take a look at one more black-and-white conversion tool, and it's a black-and-white conversion tool that is not built into Photoshop. It's a plug-in filter made by Nik Software. That's N-I-K Software. And if you go to niksoftware.com, you can download a free, I believe it's 15-day demo version of Silver Efex Pro 2, which is an exceptional way of making black- and-white conversions. This is the Silver Efex Pro 2 dialog box, and you can see, right off the bat, that I get this nice preview of my image. And the preview looks about like the normal default black-and-white conversion that I get in Photoshop with the Black and White tool. It put me in about the same place.

What I also get are all these presets over here These are predefined black- and-white conversions that I can just click on to get an edit of my image. And as you notice, they're even using the same terminology we have been: High Key, Low Key. You'll also see some traditional darkroom terminolog...

Using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in
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Using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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