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Viveza: The Secret to Creating Breathtaking Photography is a book all about using NIK Viveza software to adjust your images.
Viveza can only be used as a plugin to Photoshop and Lightroom, so you'll need one of these to be able to use it.
Robin Whalley shows a clear passion for photography and a will to teach his vast knowledge to other photography lovers wanting to learn more.
Robin talks us through in great detail what the different aspects of Viveza will do to your images, especially the sliders which can adjust the levels in your photo, for example, brightness, contrast, hue and saturation among others. He clearly illustrates what will happen to your image with each adjustment and gives handy tips on how best to use each on to your advantage with out taking its effects too far.
Anchor points and curves are sometimes quite confusing to even the most avid photographer, and Robin does a good job of explaining what the tools actually do, and encourages you to experiment with different photos to understand more fully what the effects are.
Robin then goes on to provide us with worked examples of his own photos, explaining how and why he'd adjust them in Viveza step by step. This is a really great way of showing a potentially novice photographer how to proceed with complex software such as this.
Viveza: The Secret To Creating Breathtaking Photography ebook is available from Amazon.co.uk for Â£1.94.