Nik Color Efex Pro

Around the World with Nik and Rick: 12/16 1 PM Eastern

I hope you can join me on December 16 at 1 PM Eastern for my live/free Webinar: Around the World with Nik and Rick.

In the one-hour webinar, I will show you how I apply some of my favorite Nik Software effects to some of my favorite photographs.

Above: I used the Detail Extractor in Color Efex Pro to create the image from the photograph below.

I'll show you how I use Nik's Silver Efex Pro to create a dramatic black-and-white image.

Above is my Silver Efex Pro image, below is my original image.

I'll touch on Nik's iPad and iPhone app: Snapseed.

I used Snapeed to crate the image above from the image below.

And.... much more - or at least as much as time will allow.

I hope to see you on the Webinar. Sign up today. Space is limited. 

You can save 15% on all Nik plug-ins by using this code - RSAMMON - upon check out from the Nik site.

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Quick Digital Imaging Tip 23/101: Remove Reality to Create a More Artistic Image

This is tip #23 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip: Remove reality to create a more artistic image.

When you remove the true color from a scene, you remove some of the reality. When you remove some of the reality, your picture can look more creative and artistic.

The same is true for sharpness.

Here I used the Midnight filter in Nik Software's Color Efex Pro to create a more artistic image from a shot I took today in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Camera info: Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm IS lens.

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