Part 2 of 7 all about understanding and taking advantage of the power that is Control Points in Google NiK Collections.
It’s no secret that Adobe steals the show when it comes to Photography Editing Software. Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop have raised the bar to the highest level when it comes to processing your images. You could make the argument that Adobe Lightroom, in particular, is probably the leading choice amongst consumers and professionals alike. In large part, the ease of use in which you can organize, edit and share your photos through Lightroom is pretty incredible but every Super Hero has a weakness. If you plan to stay within the Adobe ecosystem, the solution to Lightroom’s weaknesses is Adobe Photoshop. This is where you go to do all the things needed that Lightroom can’t handle. In particular, when it comes to photo manipulation and advanced adjustments Photoshop picks up where Lightroom leaves off.
The problem with Photoshop is that for a new user and even for some more intermediate users, Photoshop can be a bit overwhelming. Photoshop is not just a photo editing program and this is the main challenge for many users. Photoshop is used by painters, graphic designers, 3D animators, photographers and more. So, the amount of stuff you can do is enormous.
Luckily for you, Google NiK Filters has been created and is much easier to use than Photoshop. As well it is the perfect compliment to Lightroom with various filter options. The power in this Free plugin lies within the Control Points. The Control Points allows you to make specific, controlled adjustments anywhere in the image. This is incredibly powerful and fills many of the shortfalls Lightroom may have.
In this video we will show you the use of these filters within Analog Efex, one of seven filters options within the Google NiK Collection.