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    Nik Silver for Color?

    Is there such a thing as Nik Silver for color instead of B&W?

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    it's called Color Efex Pro and it's excellent.

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    There is also another application from Nik Software called Viveza. It too is excellent, in my humble opinion. I use both Color Efex Pro and Viveza for a lot of my retouching, and they are powerful tools.

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    Much appreciated. I've downloaded a demo to give it a try. It feels very promissing. But I feel that the control points on Silver give you more to work with.

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    Viveza and Color Efex also have control points.
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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    They do but Silver lets you have control points with tone, contrast, brightness, shadows, highlights and so on on EVERY effect, whilst Color Efex varies according to the effect (many give you only opacity). I still have to explore it more thoroughly though.

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    Rawfa -- the control points in Viveza are much more powerful. most people use a combination of this. it doesn't have Structure available in Silver Efex, but the ability to control individual colour channels is mighty powerful. if you haven't downloaded that as well, i suggest you do or Color Efex alone might disappoint you.

    FYI -- i sometimes use Viveza on the TIFF from RAW before taking it into Silver Efex as well. Nik has a very powerful lineup and they all play nicely with each other....

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    Re: Nik Silver for Color?

    Many thanks, cam! I will give it a go.

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