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July 29, 2009

Silver Efex Pro eBook tutorial published

Nikonians Image Doctor Jason Odell has released a new eBook entitled The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro.

The Nikonians Image Doctors (Rick Walker and Jason Odell) reviewed the plug-in software for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture in Episode 75, better known as their Black and White Extravaganza. A product of Nik Software, Silver Efex Pro is described by the author as a powerful image conversion tool capable of producing "black and white images worthy of gallery showings" and his podcast partner Rick Walker — comparing it to similar B&W conversion software options — called it "the best tool on the market right now."

BW_Color__250.jpgThe Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro, by Jason P. Odell Ph.D., is a comprehensive PDF tutorial that guides photographers through the steps of digital black and white conversion using the Silver Efex Pro plug-in. It includes before and after images (such as the sample at right) to help readers compare their own results.

The tutorial includes 15 instructional videos narrated by Dr. Odell, each of which reinforces concepts illustrated in the pages of the eBook. The instructional videos are embedded directly in the PDF file, which means that users don't need to worry about separate video files or media players; as long as they are using Adobe Reader 9 or later, the videos will play directly from the eBook.

The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro is available directly from Luminescence of Nature Press as a digital download for $19.95 USD.

Posted by flashdeadline at July 29, 2009 5:32 PM