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Sharpening is one of the hardest post-processing steps to understand for many photographers. There are several pitfalls and obstacles to overcome in order to take your sharpening skills to a professional level. When should you sharpen, to get the best result? How does the output media affect the sharpening process? Is there any room for creativity, when sharpening? Should I sharpen before resizing the image, and so on? There are many questions that need to be answered before you can take your sharpening skills to a new level. In this post, you will get my suggestions on when to sharpen

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Posted on November 07, 2018 by Peter Dam in Affinity Photo, Articles, Nik Collection, Photoshop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97peyu-PXwIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use control points in Nik Viveza 2. Control points take a whole different approach to creating precise selections or masks than what you know from Lightroom or Photoshop. All of the plugins from Nik Collection use control points. There are minor differences between how they work in each plugin, but once you know how to use control points in one of the plugins like Nik Viveza 2, you will quickly be able to create very precise masks in any of the Nik Collection plug-ins. In this video and the written tutorial

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Posted on March 11, 2017 by Peter Dam in Nik Collection

Often when a photo comes straight from the camera, it looks flat and not just up to our expectations or what our experience was when we took it. Instead of leaving the photo sitting on your hard drive, you can make most images pop using Lightroom or Photoshop, but with help from the DxO’s Nik Plugins, you can take control of the editing process to another level and get the most out of each photo - and the Nik Collection delivers, no doubt about it. Although you can use the Nik plug-ins from either LR or Aperture, you achieve the best workflow from Photoshop. In Photoshop, each use

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Posted on October 01, 2015 by Peter Dam in Articles, Nik Collection, Photoshop