HDR Efex Pro – First Look

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I have been a little tied up with my book projects over the past few months and I’m trying to get caught up on some of the things I have had on the back burner. One of those things is taking the new Nik HDR Efex Pro for a test drive. I saw the demo […]

Finally, Beautiful Black & White Images from Digital

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At this year’s Spring Photoshop World, I sat in on a very different instructional block hosted by my buddy Vincent Versace.  This was a special, one-time only class that required the signing of a non-disclosure agreement.  You see, Vincent does a great amount of work with the folks over at Nik Software in the development […]

New Photoshop Plug-Ins

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When I was walking the tradeshow floor at Photoshop World last month, I was just amazed at some of the new plug-in applications that are now available for Photoshop.  One that really caught my eye is called Fluid Mask 3 by a company called Vertus.  A friend and I just stood and watched the demo […]

A Review of Nik Viveza – Taking Image Processing to a New Level

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I have been using Nikon Capture NX for a little while now so I am familiar with the U-Point technology that is the backbone of the Nik Software Viveza Photoshop plug-in.  Knowing this, I was curious to know if it would really be necessary to purchase Viveza (Nik SOftware developed much of the processing technology […]