In this section you'll get to know the user interface of Silver Efex Pro better.
This video looks at the Style Browser, which offers different styles that you can quickly and easily apply to your images. You can also use this tool to store favorites and to create and save your own styles.
In this lesson you'll learn how to emulate the style of some of the most popular black-and-white film types from the analog era. You'll see how to adjust details such as grain or sensitivity to suit your taste.
This chapter provides basic information about the general workflow with Nik Software's plug-ins. You will get to know the specific features of each host application and understand the functionality of the control points on which the U Point technology is based.
Bonus: Fundamentals and Integration with Host Applications
This video gives an example of what kinds of results you should expect when using each plug-in in the Complete Collection.
This video demonstrates the recommended workflow with the individual Nik Software plug-ins. Starting with Dfine, then the RAW Presharpener (if required), we will proceed through Viveza and the two effects plug-ins (Color Efex and Silver Efex), all the way to the Output Sharpener. HDR Efex Pro would be added to the start of this workflow when necessary to combine images into high dynamic range composites or extend the range of single images.
You can use the Nik Software plug-ins with photograph management programs like Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. In this video you'll learn how to work with these two "host" applications and what you need to keep in mind when doing so.
In Photoshop you have the option to "Convert to Smart Filters." With Nik Software's plug-ins you can use this to reopen saved files and re-edit your adjustments. This video shows you how to get the best from this feature.