ON1 Guru Matt Kloskowski just released a new course for those left wondering what to do once their Nik Software stops working. The best part – the course is completely FREE!
To get this free course, just pop over to Matt’s website.
Here is a portion of the release from Matt’s recent post announcing the free course.
Last month I saw a ton of questions, Facebook®/Twitter® posts and just about everything else when Google®/Nik stopped working for some people. It seems there was a software update that broke it for some folks, but it also seems like there are some workarounds that will get it to work.
That said, the writing is on the wall and probably has been since Google made Nik free last year – Nik is unfortunately dead – Google even posted a message on the Nik home page that says it will no longer be updated (not even maintenance upgrades to make it work with Adobe®, Apple® or Windows®).
WHAT IS THE SURVIVAL GUIDE?
This course is meant to be something where Nik users can see what I switched to, and how it works similar to what you had with Nik – and how it’s different.
The course mainly covers Nik Color Efex Pro (which was the most popular plug-in Nik had) and how to get something similar in ON1 Effects. First I show you how the two are similar. How you launch ON1 (just like Nik), and how the Filters and Presets work similar to the way they work in Nik. Then I dive in to an overview cheat-sheet of sorts, that shows a Nik filter and what filters I think produce something close or similar in ON1 Effects.
Keep in mind, Nik CEP is old – like really old. So there are filters in there that just don’t make sense in today’s workflow. Things like Curves or Levels. If you even use Curves anymore (which most people don’t), that would be something you’d do in your raw editor of choice (I personally use Lightroom, but there’s a lot of others out there and ON1 even has their own raw editor).
Then I cover Silver Efex Pro and how to get something similar in ON1 Effects with their black & white conversion. I won’t get in to the debate of whether or not there’s anything comparable to Silver Efex, since that’s in the eye of the beholder. All I want to do is give you an option if you want to find an alternative to Nik, and show you what I personally use.
Finally, I briefly touch on Viveza, Analog Efex, Sharpener, and Dfine. I don’t spend much time on them because most people have a workflow in a raw editor, and all of these tasks should be done there (where you get better results anyway), rather than a plug-in.
- Intro to why I’m doing this Course
- How to Launch ON1 Effects from Lightroom or Photoshop
- Using Color Efex Filters and ON1 Filters
- Using Color Efex Presets and ON1 Presets
- Five Things I Think You’ll Like Better In ON1 Effects
- Nik Color Effects Filters (A thru C)
- Nik Color Effects Filters (D thru G)
- Nik Color Effects Filters (H thru O)
- Nik Color Effects Filters (P filters)
- Nik Color Effects Filters (R thru W)
- Silver Effects and ON1 Black and Whites
- What about Viveza, Dfine, Sharpener and Analog Efex?