3.75 (31 reviews)
☑ Create Stunning Black & White Images with Silver Efex Pro 2
☑ Create and use black and white presets.
☑ To be able to use any of the Nik plugins because of what you will learn in this course.
This course will teach you how to convert your color images to black and white and make them look fantastic. In this course you will learn Google's Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, which is now free, and is considered to be one of the best black and white image conversion software.
The course is 100% video tutorials plus the software you need for the course is free. The course should only take a day or two to complete and there is a project for you to complete to show off your new skills.
This course has a getting started section that will explain how all Nik plugins work and then a detailed section about Silver Efex.
You should take this course if you want to learn any of the items listed below and if you want to improve your black and white photography.
You will learn to:
Welcome to the Course
How to Install the Nik Collection for Free
Three Ways to Launch the Nik Collection
Accessing the Selective Tool in Photoshop
User Interface for the Nik Collection
How To Undo Settings
Using Nik Silver Efexs
How to Use Nik Silver Effects Pro 2
Complete Manual B&W Conversion
How Selectively Apply Effects with the Brush
Importing Presets for Silver Effects Pro 2
How to Create and Use Presets
How to Export and Share Your Presets
Combining Plugins with Silver Effects
Final Project for Silver EfexsPro 2
Parts of the course gave me new information but a lot of the lessons give the appearance of not being run through before being put into a lesson.
At the beginning there is a lot which is not really relevant to black and white conversion. Was informative but quite basic.
Not a professional lecture set. Concentrate on the trivial challenges like window resizing and ignores the important stuff like balancing the pictures. Many items being repeated twice or even three times. There was little that I could learn here.
Buena en general. Algo deslavazada la información. Escaso esquema del tutorial. Sin resumen final en cada tutorial.
The course focuses more (really too much imo) on software quirks than on how to use it to create "stunning" b&w images.
Gary Detonnancourt’s course packs a lot of information that is practical and easy to follow. Nik Software is very power and versatile and there is every reason to get a copy now that Google offers it for free. There is also every reason to take the Create Stunning Black & White Images with Nik Silver Efex course to get full use from the program. With the excellent software, course instruction and free price… elect to take this course today!