This book is well presented and an excellent source of useful information to anyone using the software package. All the filters are well explained with both illustrations and the photos for the illustrations can be downloaded. NIK Color Efex Pro is one of the most useful and easily use packages available and can transform any color image. Of course, like any software, the image has to be well taken and composed to begin with. It won't produce miracles. Overall, the book is a good reference.
There's not a lot of user information available about Nik Plug-ins apart from Nik's own and when the author decided to start producing ebooks on them I decided to give them a try and originally bought the one on Viveza: The Secret to Creating Breathtaking Photography and was well pleased with my Amazon purchase.
Nik Color Efex Pro: How to transform your photography is a bargain buy, it was on introductory offer with 40% off, this mean't it cost under £2, now that's a real bargain and I snapped it up. This new ebook is written in a non technical user friendly fashion and will help anyone to get the best out of the software, I'm reasonably proficient with the Nik products, but I still dip into Robin Whalley's ebook to get the odd bit of help or inspiration.
I can only endorse this well written ebook, and if you have Nik software then this one is for you, go buy it!!!
Any user of Nik Color Efex Pro 4 will find this e-book invaluable. The author explains all the presets and there individual settings/sliders uses in a clear and informative text along with illustrations/screen shots. The use of control points to edit specific parts of an image is also fully explained. Readers can also follow along with edits of images which can be uploaded from the authors website (free registration) Would recommend to anyone wishing to know more about this excellent software.
I have been using the Nik collection for a while, helped by the video tutorials, but I avoided Colour Efex Pro, apart from the nd grad, because I never quite came to terms with it. Then I bought this book, and it really has transformed my images. Robin selects the really useful ones and explains them so well.
Good description of Colorado Efex Pro filters and their uses. Consistent style throughout showing how to use each filter, including start to finish steps with images. Brilliant, a must have if you buy these amazingly effective and time saving filters.
Well written and easily follow able guide to one of the best post processing tools I've ever used. In conjunction with lots of you tube videos this is a great reference tool to the filters in colour effex pro.