Nik Collection Tutorials for Photographers

When I first started using the Nik Collection in 2007, tutorials and books on how to use these tools were hard to come by. In fact, I don’t remember finding anything. After persevering with the tools and filters, I started understanding how to use and then mater them. Now I’ve develop a series of Nik Collection Tutorials to help photographers of all levels benefit from the Nik Collection.

Can I Still Get the Nik Collection for Free?

Until DxO released the Nik Collection 2018, it was possible to get the Nik Collection for free. The good news is that you can still get it for free from DxO and its legal. I posted this article explaining how to do it.

Download a Free Nik Collection Trial

If you want to try out the latest version of the Nik Collection with my tutorials, download the 30-day free trial from DxO. I think you will quickly understand why I’m such a fan of this great software and use it daily in my work.

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How To Use The Nik Collection: An Overview of the Plugins

The Nik Collection by DxO is a suite of seven powerful photo editing plugins well known for their creativity and ease of use. In this article, we look at how to use the Nik Collection and what the various plug-ins do. I’ve also included links to different tutorials and videos ...
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How to Install the Nik Collection: A Step-by-Step Guide

This article explains how to install the Nik Collection on either a Mac or Windows PC. It is based on installing the Nik Collection 7 (the latest version at the time of writing) and looks at various aspects of the process, from system requirements to installing the Plugins and troubleshooting ...
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How To Use The Nik Collection 6 Control Line

In May 2023, DxO released the Nik Collection 6 with several new features, including some to make selective adjustments easier. One of these was the Diffusion slider which you can read about in my Control Points article. Another was a new Control Line selection tool which appears to have been ...
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How To Make Better Selections Using Nik Control Points

This page may contain affiliate links where I earn a small commission to help cover costs. They do not affect the price you pay or the service you receive. Thank you for your support. How To Make Better Selections Using Nik Control Points In this article, we look at how ...
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How Perspective Correction Can Rescue Your Photos

In this tutorial, I want to share how you can use perspective correction to rescue photos that you might otherwise delete. Although the article uses the Nik Perspective Efex plug-in for Photoshop (part of the Nik Collection) a lot of software has perspective correction features ...
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Adding a Beautiful Sun Glow Effect in Nik Color Efex Pro

I’m sure that you will have seen many landscape photos featuring beautiful glow effects. In this tutorial, I want to explain how to create the effect of glowing sunlight and I’m going to do this using only Nik Color Efex Pro ...
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Easy Double Exposure Photography with the Nik Collection

Double Exposure Photography is a popular technique used by many fine art photographers. It can produce striking visual effects that add an additional layer of interest to what might otherwise be a standard shot. You could do this in-camera or use the Nik Collection to make it easy ...
My Nik Collection Essential Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro

The Essential Nik Color Efex Pro Filter

I’ve personally been using the Nik Collection and Nik Color Efex Pro 4 for well over a decade. In this time, there is one filter that I use with nearly every photo I edit, which is why I consider this filter to be essential. In the following video, I share ...
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Strange Squares Appearing in Images Edited Using the Nik Collection

Recently I’ve received several emails asking for help with a Nik Plugin problem. What’s happening is that strange squares are appearing on images edited using some of the Nik Collection tools. This also came up when I recently ran a Lenscraft survey AND I’ve experienced this issue myself. Fortunately, I ...
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My Simple Approach to Sharpening Photos for Print

In this article, I want to share my simple approach to sharpening photos for print. Actually, I have two approaches. One uses Adobe Lightroom and the other Nik Sharpener Pro from the Nik Collection. Both are extremely easy, and you can switch between them depending on your needs and software ...

Further Help with The Nik Collection

Is there a specific topic concerning the Nik Collection that you need help with?

I’m always keen to hear from people about their challenges when using the Nik plugins. If I can help with a quick answer I will but where possible, I try to turn them into tutorials. If you have ideas for tutorials or problems with using Nik, let me know using the contact page on Lenscraft.

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