HDR Efex Pro 2 – Tutorial

HDR Efex Pro 2 – Tutorial

A linked index to a HDR Efex Pro 2 tutorial

More details & tips than at Nik’s help

Plus links to all relevant support at Nik’s site


The tutorial includes insights & tips

gained during months of beta tests

including Q/A from the developers

info not available elsewhere


In the order of a typical HEP2 workflow-

Parts 3, 4, 5, & 6 are the most important – BY FAR!

7 thru 11 you’ve already seen in other programs

Part 1 – Overview

Part 2 – Merge dialog

Part 3 – Controlling Artifacts

Part 4 – Interface & Presets

Part 5 – Tone Mapping? What’s that??

Part 6 – HDR Methods (from Realism to Grunge & back)

Part 7 – Color adjustments

Part 8 – Selective Adjustments (via Nik Control Points)

Part 9 – Finishing touches, Levels & Curves

Part 10 – Finishing touches, Grad Neutral Density

Part 11 – Finishing touches, Vignettes

Part 12 – A HDR Workflow

Tips & Hints – Beta test Q&A replies from the developers

HDR in a Nutshell


If you want to learn HEP2, you’re at the right place.

If you stopped at sites of the “big-name-pros” you wasted your time as many, if not most, of them provide a review which is at best a paraphrase of the Nik press release (if they even bothered to paraphrase). Just sayin’. 😉

The above “crack” is not intended to include pros whose sites are reachable from the Nik site.


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