Using Portrait tools to improve your HDR photos

Nov 14, 12 Using Portrait tools to improve your HDR photos

Posted by in Articles, NIK Color Efex, Tutorials

I used some portrait tools on this HDR photo, and they really helped! The word portrait is rarely used in a sentence with the acronym HDR, unless it’s something like this: “Geez, HDR processing on a portrait makes him look like a coal-miner”.  To be clear: that is NOT a compliment, unless you actually ARE a coal-miner, in...

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Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Oct 08, 12 Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Posted by in Articles, NIK Color Efex

(disclaimer: this HDR image is somewhat heavily processed, and is borderline surreal, and there’s nothing wrong with that) I am a huge fan of Color Efex Pro from Nik Software.  If you are not familiar with it, the high-level summary is that it is a collection of various filters which you can apply to any photo, and then within...

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