GOOGLE NIK COLLECTION – SET OF FILTERS FOR PHOTOSHOP

To edit photos I fundamentally use Photoshop in the latest version CC (Creative Cloud)... Besides standard Photoshop functions like Camera RAW (basic RAW file edition), blur effect, sharpening etc. I also use set of filters by Google Nik Collection.

Nik collection is a set of filters that will dramatically facilitate the work with photos. Currently it is free of charge. Sadly Google does not continue with its development anymore, yet it is still compatible with every Photoshop version. It can be downloaded here:  https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
 
Nik Collection contains:
  • Tools for noise removal (Strong Noise a Dfine2)
  • Viveza 2 - selective and local photo edition
  • HDR Efex Pro 2 - combination of more photos with different exposition into HDR
  • Analog Efex Pro 2 - Photo conversion into analogue mode
  • Color Efex Pro 4 (Set of around 50 filters separated by photo type)
  • Silver Efex Pro 2 - Photo conversion into BW (black and white)
  • Sharpener Pro 3 - photo sharpening

Personally I mostly use:

  • Color Efex Pro 4 - In this set of filters I use:
    • Pro contrast - contrast adjustment
    • Dark contrast - detail enhancement and darkening
    • Brilliance/Warmth - colour warmth and saturation
    • Detail Extractor - detail enhancement
    • Darken/Lighten Centre - vignette effect
    • Tonal Contrast - colour contrast adjustment
  • Viveza 2 - this tool allows to choose a certain colour and change its properties without affecting other colours.
In my opinion it is a very useful set of tools and filters that will save you tons of time during photo editing and if you learn to use it effectively and with sensation, your editing will be much faster and more effective than ever before.

Color Efex Pro 4

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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