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Postby momoffduty » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:26 am

Anyone have the Nik collection? I picked this up recently and have been watching YT videos on their channel. Any favorite filters? Work flow tips? Sharpening tips? Recipes?
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby sidd finch » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:05 pm

Mom would this be in lieu of using Photoshop?

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Re: the Nik collection

Postby Chuck Engels » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Wow, this is very cool stuff https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

Similar to some of the filters in Topaz Labs collection
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby momoffduty » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:39 pm

It can be used with Lightroom, Aperture, PS, or PSE. And I think as a standalone. In PS or PSE, you can run the filter and it is applied. There is an option to have the filter as a brush. A new layer is created with a mask. In the Nik filters there are control points that you can select areas very easily and minus areas easily. The filter can be applied as a Smart Filter which allows re-editing. I like it as a layer and then in PS reduce the opacity if the effect is overdone.

The one thing that impresses me is the selection area is based on tone to quickly select an area. A lot faster than creating masks in PS.
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby Ron Hunter » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:55 pm

Hmmm. At $149 it is more expensive than Lightroom but cheaper than Photoshop.
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby momoffduty » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:59 pm

Ron Hunter wrote:Hmmm. At $149 it is more expensive than Lightroom but cheaper than Photoshop.


At least it isn't the subscription plan. :)

I've been watching more tuts and playing with the filters. I love the ease of the adjustments and the best feature is painting the filter in on a mask. Here is a photo of the grand daughter and the boys. Oscar is timid around the grand daughter and really didn't want to pose. The dogs both need haircuts.

ImageThe kids by Cheryl3001, on Flickr
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby Peru » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:02 pm

What an adorable smile!
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby Dave McElderry » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:19 pm

Peru wrote:What an adorable smile!

Yeah, and the little girl has a nice smile too!
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby momoffduty » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:08 pm

Dave McElderry wrote:
Peru wrote:What an adorable smile!

Yeah, and the little girl has a nice smile too!


:CS: Yeah, hard to say no when she flashes that smile. Dogs too. :-D

Thanks Bob & Dave. I need to reshoot this pose after the dogs get groomed. Poor Snickers can barely see.
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby sidd finch » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:32 pm

Mom that was a nice picture. I really like the way the color of the chair sets the mood. The only thing missing.... "This week at Target all spring dresses for kids on sale" at the bottom.

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Re: the Nik collection

Postby momoffduty » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:15 am

sidd finch wrote: "This week at Target all spring dresses for kids on sale" at the bottom.

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Or maybe Old Navy. Today in micro fashion..... (her shoes are super cute)
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Re: the Nik collection

Postby sidd finch » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:16 pm

Now that's the movie to make. Camera in footcam mode and a time splice of her walking around in different shoes. Yeah... :)

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Re: the Nik collection

Postby momoffduty » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:53 pm

sidd finch wrote:Now that's the movie to make. Camera in footcam mode and a time splice of her walking around in different shoes. Yeah... :)

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Hmmmm. Maybe. :)
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