Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

My favourite shot for today

I have spent most of the day sorting through a bunch of images shot in Africa prior to submitting them to a stock library and came across this little bird pic - it's not good enough to send in but nevertheless I love it. This little fella is called a rattling cisticola and falls under that generic description as an 'LBJ' (little brown job), because it looks like all the other little brown birds that you see in your travels.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Get more from Photoshop with the Google Nik Collection of plug-ins

The Google Nik Collection might be old hat to some of you but if not, read on. This is a suite of Photoshop compliant plug-ins that was bought by Google a few years back and is offered online for free.  Before Google bought the company, the collection retailed for US$700.

Being a plug-in it won't work as a standalone application - you must have the above software to get it to work (once loaded it appears at the base of the Filter Menu).

Reason I am writing about it now is that I have read that this might not be supported by Google in the future so now is the time to get it for free. You might find in a year or two that it ceases to work with the newest version of CC or Elements but it's worth having in the meantime...

Here's a brief overview on the product plus a closer look at two (of the seven) plug-ins that come for free in the Collection...

BLOG NikCollection from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.

BLOG Analog EFX Pro 2 from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.
BLOG SilverEFX from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.