Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 3.0; Forget Everything You Know About Photoshop Plug-Ins Page 2

· Bleach Bypass simulates the effect of processing color film and bypassing the bleach chemistry step. If you've seen the movie 300, you've seen the dramatic potential of this kind of high-contrast, low-saturation effect that works best with low-key images.

Film Effects

The Film Effects filter emulates over 30 different types of film, including color negative and color slide films like the Kodachrome 64 effect used here.
© 2001, Mary Farace, All Rights Reserved

· Cross Balance recreates the look of shooting either tungsten color balance in daylight or daylight balance under tungsten lights. You can apply this filter to create a cool blue or warm orange effect and use the U Point technology to make a portrait subject look "normal" as you might have done by using a color compensating filter over the flash.

· Film Effects offers the look and feel of over 30 different film types, reproducing the color sensitivity, contrast, and grain structure for each kind of film.

Glamour Glow

The Glamour Glow filter gives photographers a powerful way to stylize their images with dreamy, soft effects as in Mary's portrait of model Dawn Clifford.
© 2007, Mary Farace, All Rights Reserved

· Film Grain adds "realistic" film grain to any image, with control over size and placement throughout the image. This filter did not rock my world but maybe you'll like it.

· Glamour Glow gives portrait photographers a powerful way to stylize images with dreamy, soft-focus effects.

· High Key reproduces the look of high-key photography with uniformly light tones and low contrast.

High Key

The High Key filter simulates the look of high-key photography, characterized by uniformly light tones and low contrast, and works great for this portrait of Abbie shot in--not kidding--my kitchen.
© 2005, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

· Low Key simulates the look of low-key photography that is characterized by uniformly dark tones and low contrast.

· Polaroid Transfer simulates the effect of using Polaroid color peel-apart films and transferring the image to paper before it's fully developed. The result is a low-contrast, low-saturation version of the image with subtle color shifts throughout the image.

Low Key

My motorcycle-based homage to the film The Terminator used Nik's Low Key filter that simulates the look of low-key photography, characterized by uniformly dark tones and low contrast.
© 2005, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

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