Create Stunning Black & White Images with Nik Silver Efex
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Create Stunning Black & White Images with Nik Silver Efex

Learn to convert color images to black and white with ease.
4.2 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
987 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Stunning Black & White Images with Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Create and use black and white presets.
  • To be able to use any of the Nik plugins because of what you will learn in this course.
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Requirements
  • Download Google Nik Collection Free
Description

This course will teach you how to convert your color images to black and white and make them look fantastic.  In this course you will learn Google's Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, which is now free, and is considered to be one of the best black and white image conversion software.

The course is 100% video tutorials plus the software you need for the course is free.  The course should only take a day or two to complete and there is a project for you to complete to show off your new skills.

This course has a getting started section that will explain how all Nik plugins work and then a detailed section about Silver Efex.

You should take this course if you want to learn any of the items listed below and if you want to improve your black and white photography.

You will learn to:

  • Make exposure adjustments
  • Contrast adjustments
  • Use presets
  • Save presets
  • Import/Export presets
  • How to create your own B&W recipe from scratch
  • How to emulate the look of different types of film
  • How to add film grain
  • How to add borders
  • Basically to create a stunning B&W image.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn to convert color images to black and white images.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:20:30
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Getting Started
7 Lectures 33:19

This video will introduce you to what you will learn in the course.

Preview 01:20

How to install the Nik Collection.

Preview 08:43

Different ways of using the Nik plugins.

Three Ways to Launch the Nik Collection
06:50

How to access the tools using Photoshop.

Accessing the Selective Tool in Photoshop
01:07

Getting around in the Nik Collection interface.

User Interface for the Nik Collection
09:06

How to setup the program for the first time.

Settings
02:55

How to undo any settings or adjustments.

How To Undo Settings
03:18
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Using Nik Silver Efexs
8 Lectures 47:11

How to do a basic black and white conversion with presets and some customization.

How to Use Nik Silver Effects Pro 2
06:15

Creating a black and white image from scratch with the manual sliders.

Complete Manual B&W Conversion
20:24

How to use the brush to to selectively apply effects.

How Selectively Apply Effects with the Brush
04:53

How to import presets from other sources and install them in the Nik Collection.

Importing Presets for Silver Effects Pro 2
03:35

How to create your own custom presets.

How to Create and Use Presets
05:04

How to share your custom presets with others.

How to Export and Share Your Presets
01:16

Demonstration of combining plugins from the Nik Collection.

Combining Plugins with Silver Effects
04:05

Post your final project in the Udemy discussion panel.

Final Project for Silver EfexsPro 2
01:39
About the Instructor
Gary Detonnancourt
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Gary has been a professional photographer since 2005. He started part time as the photographer for his home town, taking photos of town events and scenery. Gary also started a Camera Club in order to further the hobby of photography in our area. He is still currently the President of the Club and offers seminars at the club's monthly meetings. During his time in the camera club he has won many camera club competitions with his nature and studio photography. Gary also does stock photography for agencies like Shutterstock, Istock, Alamy, and Dreamstime.

Gary has been an educator for the last twenty one years in the areas of science, technology, and photography. In 1998, Gary was awarded the technology teacher of the year award for the state of Rhode Island by Microsoft and Technology & Learning Magazine.