Tag: Contrast Color Range

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 is a prime example. The reds and yellows of the leaves were striking, but they were also too close together in tone to produce an effective contrast between the two colours. This is what the Contrast Colour Range filter in Color Efex Pro is for. It’s part of the Google Nik Collection, which is now free – so get...

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Better landscapes with Color Efex Pro’s Contrast Color Range tool

Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4, now owned by Google, is a single plug-in that consists of a huge library of special effects – these are displayed in a long vertical list on the left side of the screen. And in true Nik (now Google) style, it shows you how your pictures can look before you even start to work on them. The Contrast Color Range tool is one of my favourite effects because of what it can do for your landscapes. Like many Nik (now Google) effects, it has little to do with conventional Photoshop processes, but operates...

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