The edgy look of this photo composite is the result of finishing with Nik’s Tonal Contrast filter (part of the Color Efex plug-in). If you haven’t heard, Google recently announced that the incredible Nik Collection is now free to everyone. I only hope this doesn’t signify the end of updates for one of my favorite plug-in collections.

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Watch a tutorial about finishing scenes with Color Efex Pro


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.