The internet and WordPress has been buzzing with the latest news from Nik Software by Google. I thought it was time for me to keep you up to date with what is happening. You can now get all of their programs in a special package for $149. That is really amazing and a fantastic deal. So to remind you of some of their programs, today I thought I would show you an image from my early morning in the city the other day and process it with some of the software.
I processed this image as a HDR and then put it through camera raw in Photoshop. I darkened it a big, maybe too much looking at it now. Though for the next images I used the undarkened image.
Then the image was processed with Color Efex. I love the different looks you can get. It is really nice. The filter sunlight was used for this one. It has given it a lovely soft glow. I might have to use this one more often.
I haven’t been using the programs from Nik Software a lot lately, I have really engrossed in other work I have been doing and they weren’t needed for those. It is nice to play with them again. I have been playing with the HDR program a lot more. There are some issues that I have been finding with Photomatix that I don’t really like, and often HDR Efex, in some situations works out better, though I need more time to work with it.
If you have been thinking about getting any of the programs by Nik Software by Google then now is a perfect time. I have to say putting it altogether in one package for such a great price is a brilliant strategy. So I hope you will go and check it out.
I did something today I haven’t done before, I opened a shop on Etsy for my postcards. I thought it might be an easier way to get the word out about them.
It is such an interesting idea to try and sell your work. It is a lot harder than you think it is going to be. I am hoping that while people won’t buy a canvas print or a print, that they might consider buying a postcard. I know I often buy them. They can be a good way to support an artist, and you get a small thing to put up on your wall. I have a space on my wall near my desk that I put postcards up on.
So if you would like to check out my Etsy store then click here to go and take a look around. There are only 3 postcards there, but I will be putting up more soon, I have sent 3 more images away to be printed, so more soon.
Sorry, this weekend must just seem like product reviews, I didn’t mean it to be that way, I promise tomorrow won’t be.