The Mastering Nik Viveza Book
Mastering Nik Silver Efex Pro 3
Unlock the Power of Nik Silver Efex Pro 3
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.
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.
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).
Transform Your Colour Photography
The Mastering Nik Viveza book provides a comprehensive but easy to follow resource for any photographer wanting to master this valuable software. Using these tools correctly can transform your images into beautiful photography. Following this concise informative book you will quickly achieve professional quality results with Viveza.
This second edition of the Mastering Nik Viveza book is expanded to include more examples and in-depth information that made the first edition so popular. Despite this, it retains the down to earth, hand on approach. If you have ever struggled to make your images look the way you want them to, download Viveza and use this book.
At the end of the book are four full length examples. These demonstrate how, starting with a basic image you can transform it into an impressive photograph. You can also download the high-resolution images to follow along on your own PC or Mac.
Don’t struggle with trial and error learning. Allow me to guide you quickly through the essential elements and demonstrate how you can achieve professional results with ease.
Some of what you will learn…
- All the elements of the Viveza interface and how they can dramatically reduce your editing time.
- Counterintuitive adjustments that can be applied to achieve even better results.
- Understand the Control Point tool and how this can be used to selectively target adjustments. You will also learn how to use multiple control points for greater precision.
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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.
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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.
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Robin Whalley’s books seem to answer the questions I have just as they occur to me. His books are really well-organized and logical. It’s very handy to have the book open on iPad while working on a photo on my desktop and what’s great is that they are excellent value too.
When I first found out about the various applications available in the NIK software, I decided that the one I needed first & foremost was one that would help in my editing of regular RAW images in color. Robin’s book covering the entire NIK package then turned me to getting this one focused only on the usages of Viveza. Now almost every RAW image that I touch ends up getting some final editing in Viveza after I have completed most of my global edits. Robin’s explanations of how to use Viveza to do this has proven invaluable to me. An excellent book about how to use a really useful bit of software!
The book gives some beautiful examples of the stunning results obtained when processing landscape images using Viveza. These images really encouraged me to take time and study the book, trying the different ideas. The second part of the book then gives details of exactly what each adjustment does. The clear illustrations and well-considered structure took me on a journey into better landscape photography.