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Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

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5. Black-and-White Effects

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Defining Your Style Using Silver Efex Pro

Nothing has changed the way I edit black-and-white images more than Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. There are a lot of third-party software plug-ins that streamline our post work, but when it comes to black-and-white postprocessing, nothing in my opinion is as easy, fun, and powerful as this program. I’ve broken this chapter up into three lessons. First, we’re going to take a brief tour of Silver Efex Pro’s interface, then I’ll discuss how I get my images into SEP, and finally, we’re going to edit some images from beginning to end.

Poring Over the Picture

I was visiting a temple ...

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