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Podcast 297 : Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features

Podcast 296 : Aug 2011 "Alive!!" Assignment Winners
Podcast 298 : Recording a Google Hangout with Camtasia (video)

Nik Software improved on perfection when they updated Silver Efex Pro to Silver Efex Pro 2, and today here’s a video Podcast to take a look at how to use this amazing black and white conversion plugin and touch on some of the new features.

You can also view the embedded video right here on your iPad, thanks to a recent Vimeo update!

Don’t forget to hit the full-screen button Full-Screen Button in the video window to view the video, erm, full-screen. If the full-screen button isn’t available, click on the Vimeo link and go full-screen from there.

Note that there is an iPod/iPhone version of this video in iTunes, but when watching on a computer, the video above is better.

One thing I forgot to touch on is that you can also add a vignette right there in Silver Efex Pro 2. I did touch on this in my video last year, so take a look at that too if you are interested.

Don’t forget that if you decide to buy Silver Efex Pro 2 or any of the plugins from Nik Software, use the code MBP15 for a 15% discount on your purchase.

Example Images

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Journey Begins

Miradores de Darwin

Miradores de Darwin

Steeple Jason

Steeple Jason

Wrecked Minesweeper

Wrecked Minesweeper

Gentoo Point - Antarctica

Gentoo Point – Antarctica

Tough Life!!

Tough Life!!

Show Notes

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Podcast 296 : Aug 2011 "Alive!!" Assignment Winners
Podcast 298 : Recording a Google Hangout with Camtasia (video)
  • Alex Racanelli
    Posted at 15:01h, 08 September Reply

    #photography (feed) Podcast 297 : Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features: Nik Software impro… http://t.co/TR9iUFx @MartinBailey

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 15:06h, 08 September Reply

    Just posted "Podcast 297 : Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features" -> https://mbp.ac/297 #photography

  • Henry Lee Stradford
    Posted at 05:59h, 10 September Reply

    RT @MartinBailey: Just posted "Podcast 297 : Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features" -> https://mbp.ac/297 #photography

  • Michael Nolen
    Posted at 20:29h, 24 September Reply

    Very,VERY nice images. I used SEPv2 on my lilies otherworldly shot that you can see on 500px

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 10:08h, 25 September Reply

    Thanks Michael!

    I’ve seen your Lilies Otherworldly shot, and it’s very well done. Great base shot too of course.

  • Dan Newcomb
    Posted at 04:36h, 02 October Reply

    Great images as usual Martin. I enjoyed the podcast and just upgraded using your 15% off. Thanks for the heads up and the discount.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 09:55h, 02 October Reply

    Thanks Dan!

    I’m glad the discount was useful too. You’re going to love Silver Efex Pro 2. One was perfect, but they managed to improve on it.

  • Pingback:Podcast 301 : How to Create Really Punchy Images! | Martin Bailey Photography
    Posted at 09:37h, 07 October Reply

    […] and now since Nik Software released Silver Efex Pro 2 that we looked at a few weeks ago in Episode 297, I really have fell in love with this process. This of course is not about punchy colors, but you […]

  • PHotography
    Posted at 02:00h, 21 October Reply

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  • david vidu
    Posted at 02:25h, 21 October Reply

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  • john beardsworth
    Posted at 09:50h, 05 November Reply

    Martin Bailey – good podcast on Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features http://t.co/RZPTfvH2

  • Tim F.
    Posted at 19:53h, 05 November Reply


    Thanks for the walkthrough. I never knew where to start with Silver Efex Pro 2. I now begin with the presets and tweak from there. I’m especially impressed with how the details in sky can be enhanced. I use to try to cut a lot of sky out of my compositions. This isn’t necessary or desirable when the details are pulled out.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 10:16h, 06 November Reply

    Hi Tim,

    You’re welcome. I’m pleased this helped.

    I still try to cut out sky in my work most of the time, but if there’s even a tiny bit of detail, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind that you can do this sort of thing in post.


  • Pingback:Photos from the Island Paradise Okinawa (Podcast 349) | Martin Bailey Photography Blog
    Posted at 22:03h, 20 August Reply

    […] conversion of course. I won’t go into detail on how to use this today, but you can go back to Episode 297 of this Podcast for a video walkthrough of Silver Efex Pro 2 that I did just under a year ago […]

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