Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 ~ TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER JUAN ROJO DESIGN

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0

I've been experimenting with this wonderful package for the past couple of days and I can honestly say now that it's become a regular tool y my post processing arsenal. Today I decided to go for a random photowalk, which took initially to Cherry Beach near downtown Toronto. It was a cold morning but not as cold as previous ones when I'd end taking self-portraits and playing with different lighting setups. Anyways, I tend to digress. Here are a few samples of what you can achieve with some of the filters present in Color Efex Pro 3.0 also in conjunction with Nik's Viveza:

Before:
Original-4

After
Random_Toronto-6

Before
Original-1

After
Random_Toronto-1

Before
Original-2

After
Random_Toronto-4

Before
Original-3

After
Random_Toronto-5

Before
Original-5

After
Random_Toronto-9

I did screw up the landscape shots a bit, as I left the ISO at 800. Thank God the D3's 800 ISO is very clean.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Wow - those are really terrific shots. I love what you did to the sky, and the tree in the foreground. Did you use the Color Efex Pro Tonal Contrast filter in the image of the sign? That's one of my favs.
Best, Kevin (from Nik Software)

JRDesign said...

Thanks for the kind comments Kevin. The post processing for the sign actually involved a little bit more than Nik's Pro Contrast filter. I also added two more layers, a curves layer and a brightness/contrast layer, which gave the final punch to the image. The starting point with Nik's Pro contrast was pretty good though.

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