Zoom blur is a popular bit tricky little technique where you zoom the lens during the exposure so that you get a kind of radial blur from the centre of the picture. This means using a shutter speed long enough to capture this rapid zoom movement, which usually means you get plenty of regular blur too. You can even add another twist, rather literally. As well as zooming the … [Read more...] about Add zoom blur with a twist
Analog Efex Pro
Modern cameras can reproduce the world with utter, clinical accuracy. The trouble is, it turns out that's not what we wanted after all. A lot of the time, what we actually want is the faded, distressed, imperfect look of analog photography. So here are six top tips for getting that analog film effect 'look' with digital images and software. I'm using Analog Efex Pro in the … [Read more...] about 6 tips for getting an authentic analog film effect
Verdict: It's now free, amazingly, and you can download the Google Nik Collection here. But is it any good? Mostly, yes. Dfine and Sharpener Pro look weak and dated and Viveza is a bit of a one-trick pony, but Analog Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro and HDR Efex Pro and excellent and easily carry the whole suite on their own. This is a 5-star package, and no … [Read more...] about Google Nik Collection review
Welcome to the fourth and final part of this mini-series on Google's brand new film and camera simulation plug-in, Analog Efex Pro. It joins the existing plug-ins in the Google Nik Collection. Part 1 looked at Analog Efex Pro basics and how to apply preset effects, part 2 explained the Camera Kit and how to create effects of your own and part 3 showed how to create, save and … [Read more...] about Free Analog Efex Pro presets (and how to install them)
Google's brand new Analog Efex Pro plug-in is the latest component in Google's Nik Collection. It comes with a selection of preset camera and film effects to reproduce the look of traditional analog photography, but I've been spending some time trying them out and using the Analog Efex Pro Camera Kit (see part 2 of this Analog Efex Pro mini-series) to make my own, and I think … [Read more...] about Top tips for creating and saving Analog Efex Pro custom presets
Analog Efex Pro is a brand new addition to the Google Nik Collection, the set of plug-ins for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture that Google took over when it bought out Nik Software. You can find out more at the Google Nik Collection website. I rate this as the best set of plug-ins ever made, and practically a must-have for digital image-editing fans. It's a tool … [Read more...] about How to use the Google Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro Camera Kit
Google has done it again. It has added a brand new Analog Efex Pro module to the Google Nik Collection pretty much without telling anyone! Existing Google Nik Collection users should get an automatic update as long as their Internet connection is live and they don't have any host applications running, or you can download the full suite from the Google Nik Collection website. … [Read more...] about Google Analog Efex Pro first look!