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Plugin Suites for Photoshop - What do you use/like/etc?
« on: July 20, 2013, 06:40:38 PM »
Hi guys. Did a search here and didn't find anything related to this so figured I would open up a discussion.

I been looking into getting some plugin suites such as OnOne Suite 7.5 / Nik Collection / Alien Skin etc.

What do you all use? I know some of you are good enough in PS that you do not need a suite to help you out, I just wanted some input.
I realize that its helpful to have more then one suite, as OnOne and Nik do different things.

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« on: July 20, 2013, 06:40:38 PM »

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Re: Plugin Suites for Photoshop - What do you use/like/etc?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 11:46:56 AM »
There are trials for just about all of them.




Skip them and buy the Nik Collection.  8)
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Re: Plugin Suites for Photoshop - What do you use/like/etc?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 12:06:43 PM »
It really depends on what you want to do. If there is one specific look then I'll chase it down using just PS, if you just want to play around with a myriad of presets then plugins work great. Also, some plugins have very different algorithms than PS and give quite different speciality results, like Image Trends Fisheye Hemi.

I use:-
  • Lightroom Enfuse, often
  • Photomatix Pro, rarely
  • Image Trends-Fisheye Hemi
  • Topaz suite, almost exclusively for Denoise 5 for big prints.

If you want a play then the Topaz suite is very cool with thousands of presets and lots of YouTube videos and tutorials.
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Re: Plugin Suites for Photoshop - What do you use/like/etc?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 12:49:57 PM »
Nik is slick. There is a reason Google bot them.

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 10:47:26 PM »
Nik Color Efex and Nik Silver Efex are what I end up using most often. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 11:43:23 PM »
Nik is slick. There is a reason Google bot them.

Yes, the reason was Snapseed, they also get to play with and license U-Point.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 05:04:34 PM »
I will probably pickup Nik at some point. I have OnOne 7.5 which I do like and use.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 05:23:32 PM »
I will probably pickup Nik at some point. I have OnOne 7.5 which I do like and use.

I'd wait a few months if I was you for Nik.  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 05:58:18 PM »
Ok I will wait. Its way cheap now though at 149$
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 08:34:45 AM »
I use NIK and onone's 7.5 suite.  I highly recommend both.  You will use NIK the most.
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Re: Plugin Suites for Photoshop - What do you use/like/etc?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 12:47:37 PM »
Nik and Topaz are great for LR... Touch-ups and EFX are a breeze.

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 02:04:54 PM »
The On One photo suite - especially the latest version of genuine fractals.  Nik and Topaz round out the
suite, but there are tons of others.  Try the adobe website for affiliated vendors for photoshop and
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 08:12:11 AM »
NIK is cool but since Google swallowed them they do not feel like a company that you can ask a question anymore.
Check their homepage and you know what I mean

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 08:12:11 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 08:30:59 AM »
I'd wait a few months if I was you for Nik.  ;)

Is there a rumor about an upgrade to Nik or a firesale as Google dumps it? Is the 15% discount still available?

I was going to add the Nik Suite to Lightroom. A friend uses Nik with Photoshop and his experience and advice is helpful to me.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 08:36:48 AM »
I'd wait a few months if I was you for Nik.  ;)

Is there a rumor about an upgrade to Nik or a firesale as Google dumps it? Is the 15% discount still available?

I was going to add the Nik Suite to Lightroom. A friend uses Nik with Photoshop and his experience and advice is helpful to me.

I was told by a photographer I trust, in person, that the big price change was a foretaste of even bigger changes a few months down the road. He strongly advised a couple of people I was with that were interested in purchasing Nik at the discounted price that they should wait, if they could, "a few months".

I have no insider information about any company, but he seemed pretty confident.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 08:36:48 AM »