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Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Alanroseman, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I've started this thread so that we can begin posting images created using Nik Software Color Efex Pro.

    I'll begin a similar thread for Silver Efx shortly.

    If you already own this NIK package, please post some before and after images. If you don't yet own the software, please download the trial version and have a go at it!

    Nik]Nik Software, Inc. | Downloads

    GF1 / 20 mm / ISO 800

    NIK Monday morning effect applied.

    Monday_Morning_Effect.

    Same Image. No Post Processing


    No_PP_From_Camera_RAW.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Very nice examples of what lies within Color Efex! I'm embarrassed to say that I've never tried a bunch of their presets, though I am a devotee of Pro Contrast and have a thing for Glamour Glow.:wink:
     
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  3. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    On the road iphone only for the next few hours...
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm trying CEP for the first time. Did some levels adjustments in Viveza as well... probably overcooked this one... but having fun trying! Lens = PL45

    Same image as I showed in the SEP thread, different process. Mouseover to see the before/after:

    <img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5301/5641112434_ef74bf8c86_o.jpg" rsrc="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/5641112322_bc3f20453a_o.jpg" border="0">
     
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  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Amin I prefer the greyish one : which is before and which is after?
    On my screen the golden version is almost blowing out on his nose and cheek : not white just ... something is too bright.
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Ulfric, I hear you. That's why I said I overcooked it. The duller one is the before.

    If anyone else would like to do mouseovers, you can use the following HTML code:

    HTML:
    [img]InsertNoMouseoverImageURLhere" rsrc="InsertMouseoverImageURLhere" border="0">
     
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  7. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Here's one of my first efforts with the Color Efex Pro (which I've also posted somewhere here some time ago :smile:).

    I found the image more and more to my liking with every adjustment. I've tried making the adjustments very subtle (most of the effect sliders were in the very low range, about 10%-20%). However, when put side by side with the original image, it looks like they were not very subtle at all. Or is it just me? What do you think? (Mouse over the image to see "Before" image - thanks, Amin!)

    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/5641018474_8f6e995899_z.jpg" rsrc="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5222/5640448823_e7de06553d_z.jpg" border="0">

    [I]Used Warm/Cool Bi-filter, Glamour Glow, and Darken/Lighten Center filters[/I]
     
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  8. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    How about the before shot?
     
  9. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    Alan, I used Amin's uber-cool mouse-over effect :)
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I almost always prefer a slightly warm image to one that has "correct" WB. These all look great.
     
  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi hyubie,

    Sorry, I was traveling and only peeked using the iPhone..

    Nice job by the way..

    Alan
     
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  12. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Given NIK's sponsorship, I decided to play with this image I took in Grand Central Station.

    The Original

    NYC_Grand_Central-3.


    Here's the image processed using the "Pastel" setting in Color EFX Pro


    Grand_Central_Pastel.
     
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  13. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Walt,

    That's very very cool. I've been messing around too, so far just Silver Efx & Color Efx.

    The training videos are really nice. Have you watched any of them yet?

    Alan
     
  14. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada

    Actually, I haven't seen any of the training videos yet, but will probably check out the site on Easter Sunday when I have some downtime scheduled :smile:
     
  15. Taken from my bike this morning, and using the "Bleach Bypass" effect in Color Efex.

    (Use Amin's ubercool mouseover function to see the original)

    https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5267/5641843405_79ecf5ac60_b.jpg" rsrc="http://i883.photobucket.com/albums/ac33/ttlonline/m43/P4222416-ORIG.jpg">

    E-P1 + M Zuiko 17mm f2.8
     
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  16. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Today....

    Before GF1 / 20mm / cropped / No Post Processing


    P10204811.


    After GF1 / 20mm / cropped / Color Efx Pro. Glamour Glow


    Before_After.
     
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  17. Would you believe, Color Efex?

    Old Photo + Bleach bypass

    After:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5643171276/" title="P3122195-PPR10 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Brisbane - Street by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5643171276_9542610856_b. "1024" height="682" alt="P3122195-PPR10 Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Brisbane - Street"></a>


    Before:

    P3122195-ORIG.

    E-P1 + Canon nFD 35mm f2
     
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  18. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Surfside Sunrise Mouse Over

    Roll your Mouse over the Image to see the before and after

    Aperture 3 / Color EFX Pro 3

    G1 / 45-200

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wonderful use of that filter, Alan!
     
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  20. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5679230462/" title="IMG_1748-PPR2 Canon EOS 350D Thamel Kathmandu Nepal - Travel, Street by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5679230462_f593b5146b_b. "683" height="1024" alt="IMG_1748-PPR2 Thamel Kathmandu Nepal - Travel, Street"></a>


    IMG_1748-ORIG. "640" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
     
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