The Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 Book

Also Available…

eBook on Amazon, Google Play, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple.

The paperback edition is only available from Amazon.

Related Products

Mastering Nik Color Efex Pro 4

Are you ready to improve your skills with Nik Color Efex Pro?

In his usual straightforward style, Robin Whalley guides you carefully through using Nik Color Efex Pro 4 as both a plugin and standalone photo editor. After explaining the many features and how you might use them, the 55 Color Efex filters are described in full, including controls, usage tips and advice for combining.

Mastering Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Book cover

Read More…

Mastering Nik Viveza 2

A comprehensive guide to transforming your photography with Nik Viveza

In this 2nd edition of my popular and highly rated Nik Viveza book, I show you how to dramatically improve your photographs. Learn how to control tone and colour in your photography with ease whilst maintaining realism in your images. This book has been rewritten and significantly expanded since the popular first edition.

Mastering Nik Viveza eBook cover square

Read More…

Dramatic Black & White Photography Using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Master Black & White Processing with Nik

This book thoroughly explains every control in the Silver Efex software. Not by using vague descriptions, but by examining the effect of the controls on sample images. You will find recommendations about which sliders to use to achieve specific results. This also includes important information about the order in which you should apply adjustments to your image (it’s not the order in the interface suggests).

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 eBook Cover 2018 small square

Read More…

The Secret to Dramatic Black & White Photography

Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 is possibly the best photo editor available for creating powerful black and white photography. But do you understand how to utilise its many features to best effect?

Using Nik Silver Efex Pro3, you can quickly produce black and white photography that would take hours with other tools. Despite this, many photographers don’t understand how to tap into its power and realise the full potential of their work.

The secret to success with Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 is like many things in life. It’s about simplifying the options, understanding which is the best to use, and then applying those whilst making the fewest adjustments. Which is precisely what this concise book helps you to achieve.

Some of What You Will Learn:

  • What every control in Silver Efex Pro does. Not through vague descriptions, but by examining their effect on an actual image.
  • Which sliders to use to achieve specific results as well as why you might want to limit the use of some.
  • Many hard-won tips, explaining how to improve your photo editing skills and make working with Nik Silver Efex Pro easier.
  • The best order in which to use the many different controls to make editing simpler.
  • How pre-processing your photos with other Nik Collection Tools can dramatically improve black and white conversions.

Frequent Questions

Do I need a Kindle or eReader?

No, you don't need to buy a Kindle or eReader device to read these books. All that you need is free eReader software and there's a large choice. If you are an Apple user, you can use the Books app that comes with every Apple computer, iPad and iPhone. Your book is then uploaded to the Apple cloud and shared across all your Apple devices.

If you are a Windows PC user there is a wide range of free eReader applications. Personally I like the free Kindle software. It has great features and is available for Apple, Windows and Android devices.

What if I'm not satisfied?

Let me know within 30 days of purchase and I will refund you in full. You can contact me by email using [email protected] and no I won't be offended. It will help me though if you can say why you want a refund so I can improve my books and service.

Which format should I buy?

I now offer my books in two formats which are PDF and ePub. Older books are also offered in the proprietary Kindle Mobi format, but Amazon has now retired this and adopted ePub instead.

ePub is by far the best format for reading books as it supports many features like being able to change text size to make it easier to read. In contrast, PDF is better for layout and printing pages or sections of a book.

When purchasing a book, choose the format you would like using the dropdown. I recommend purchasing the "All" format option where possible as this will give the greatest flexibility for the future.

Can I print the book?

Yes you can.

Whilst you can purchase most of my books as paperback from Amazon, I know some people only want to  print a page or section. The PDF version of the book is great for this and there are no restrictions provided that it's for your own personal use. You can even print the entire book if you like, although with the cost of ink it may be cheaper to buy the paperback.

Can I read the book on multiple devices?


You can have your book on as many devices and computers as you like and make copies provided that it's for your own use.

How do I get my book onto my Kindle?

Amazon has a service which you can use to email books you purchase to your Kindle library. These are then available on your Kindle reader or software. Amazon has a lot help on their website about the Send to Kindle service.

But Send to Kindle isn't the only option Amazon offers. You can read about others in the Help pages of the Amazon website.

I have been a long-time follower of Robin Whalley on his YouTube channel and had previously purchased his printed book “Affinity Photo How to … Tools and techniques for serious photo editing”. That book helped me considerably in my use of Affinity Photo Version 1.  So, when I saw he had published “Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3” I was eager to purchase that book.

I like the  way that Robin presents information. For me, he gives me the information I need to make good choices in creating a photo during the development phase by knowing the how, what and why in using the development software. I look at it this way, if I invest in good gear, learn my gear, learn composition, purchase good development software and then simply fumble my way through the development phase then all the good I did getting to this point suffers.

It is like leading in a race and then as you near the finish line you see a friend in the crowd and stop to chat while every other runner passes you buy. Robin’s books give me the information I need to finish the race by supplying me with information on how to produce the best photo I can create.

Robin does this extremely well in the “Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3” by going over each and every control available in Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 explaining what it does, when to use it, and what you need to be aware of when you use it. And, he does this in words, examples, and sets up examples you can work through to get hands on experience in their use.

I bought both the pdf of “Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3” which I keep on my iPad and the printed copy so I could have it on my desk as a handy reference when I do black and white development. I only process a small part of my photos in black and white so having a reference handy at the desk is important to me.

The reasons I would recommend “Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3” to others is:

  1. The book provides solid information and sets you up to make decisions in using Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 that lead you to create the photo your mind envisions;
  2. The information is presented clearly detailing every controls use, explained by example, and then gives you hands-on experience by working on examples yourself;
  3. “Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3” will be a great reference at the desk for those times you need a quick refresher on any of the Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 controls.

This book helps me create the best black and white photos I am capable of envisioning and I couldn’t ask more of a book than that.

Marvin Reinhart

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This