Improve autumn colours with Google’s Contrast Colour Range filter

It’s that time of year when autumn leaves produce a riot of colour, and you’ve only got a short window of time to get out there and get pictures. But the results don’t always match your expectations, and this shot … Continue reading Improve autumn colours with Google’s Contrast Colour Range filter

Google Nik Collection review

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, … Continue reading Google Nik Collection review

Try Color Efex Pro 4’s Photo Styliser for a rich, warm landscape

Color Efex Pro, part of the Google Nik Collection, is a terrific plug-in with an amazing array of filter effects, each of which has its own controls. Some of them have uses which are obvious straight away, but some… well, … Continue reading Try Color Efex Pro 4’s Photo Styliser for a rich, warm landscape

How to make Lightroom, Photoshop and Smart Objects work together

Despite the name of this site, I’ve got nothing against Photoshop! Even if it doesn’t have all the effects filters and organising tools you might be looking for (hence this site), it’s still worth having in your software armoury, especially … Continue reading How to make Lightroom, Photoshop and Smart Objects work together