NIK EFEX VIVEZA – it’s just curves, right?
NIK EFEX Viveza is, on the surface, a very simple NIK EFEX plugin, and when compared to Silver EFEX, it looks trivial!
But with its 4 sliders and curves control, it is extremely powerful!
Add to that the ability to create as many “control points” as you like, you can get very selective with your editing – for example, add a NIK EFEX control point to your sky and make it dark and brooding. Or maybe add a control point to a stream and make it very textured and high contrast… This is all do-able in Nik EFEX Viveza.
Landscape in Viveza
In this video we show how we used viveza to boost a flat-light landscape scene. It takes you through both the generic settings, which affect all the scene, and how to add and use control points. Here we lighten a river and make a sky more dramatic.
The Next Step
After Viveza, your options are thrown wide open with the 3 major effects in the NIK suite
- SILVER EFEX – the best black and white option available
- ANALOG EFEX – accurately simulate film cameras – you can spend hours tweaking and playing with sliders, it’s very addictive
- COLOR EFEX – wide range of colour plugins, including dramatic Bleach Bypass, contrast, high key, indian summer… AND stack several filters on top of each other for amazing “recipes”