Master Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

The Photographer’s Guide to Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

The complete guide to DXO Nik Collection HDR Efex Pro 2
The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2, a complete reference for Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2.0 plug-in for Lightroom, Photoshop, and Aperture.

ISBN 978-1-4675-4495-5
© 2012 Jason P. Odell

The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 is your comprehensive resource and tutorial to mastering HDR Efex Pro 2 software from the Nik Collection by DXO.

Learn the art of HDR Tone-Mapping
  • How to set up your camera for the best quality HDR exposure sequences
  • How to use HDR Efex Pro 2 in Aperture, Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Alignment, ghost reduction, and chromatic aberration options
  • Clear explanations of every control button and slider
  • 20+ step by-step color illustrated examples of HDR image processing
  • How to create advanced effects with HDR Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop
  • How to tone-map single image files
  • How to create monochrome HDR styles
  • How to create realistic HDR images
  • How to produce artistic HDR images
  • How to use HDR Efex Pro 2 as a stand-alone application program

Includes 40 custom presets that let you create a diverse array of styles on your own images with a single click

Tech Specs
  • Complete tutorial for HDR processing using Nik HDR Efex Pro
  • 224 pages (11 x 8.26″), PDF Format (Adobe PDF 7.0 Compatible File)
  • Viewable on PC or Mac (iPad-friendly!)
  • Interactive Table of Contents and Index
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Printable
  • Live hyperlinks and cross-references
  • Includes 40 custom HDR Presets for HDR Efex Pro 2 and a custom Photoshop action
  • Download is ~31MB, ZIP archive
eBook Viewing Requirements
  • Mac or Windows PC with Adobe Reader 7 or later
  • iPad with iBooks or PDF viewing software
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Video Tutorial: Mastering  HDR Efex Pro 2

A comprehensive HD video companion to The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2

  • QuickTime (.mov) format
  • Runtime: 2:29
  • Includes PDF notes companion


Video System Requirements

Mac or Windows PC with QuickTime or compatible video player

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