Stack effects in Color Efex Pro
Create your own custom image styles using the Nik Collection’s quick and easy plug-in for editing colour and mood
If making simple adjustments to colour, contrast and exposure isn’t satisfying your creativity, then Color Efex Pro may be just what you’re looking for. This plug-in to Photoshop and Lightroom takes all the hard work out of applying a vast number of photo effects and adjustments to mood and tone using presets. Divided under headings including Architecture, Landscape, Portrait, Wedding and Travel, each of these contain a selection of styles that can be customised to suit your image, whether that’s enhanced detail, low- or high-key effects, or a touch more atmosphere.
1 Select first preset For a landscape image, select the Bi-Colour User Defined preset. Adjust the Blend, Vertical Shift and Rotation amounts to position the effect over your image.
2 Begin stacking Press Add Filter on the right panel to start stacking filters. Locate the Indian Summer preset and select Method. Boost the Enhance Foliage slider.
3 Build the effect Use the Detail Extractor preset to create an HDR-style image. Adapt the Contrast, Detail Extractor and Shadows/Highlights sliders to form a balanced image.