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NIK plug-in brushes

244 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2013 4:53 PM by azartguy RSS
azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 23, 2013 11:56 PM

I am confused by the NIK plug-ins with Aperture 3.5 since the NIK brushes are gone in Aperture:


RAW file  >  Edit With Plug-In > Sharpener Pro3  > Save. Now I have the master RAW file and the NIK-modified  PSD file. Is there a way to brush in/out the NIK sharpening?


Thanks, Brian

Aperture 3, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to azartguy)

    You can't brush in the NIK sharpening once you're back in Aperture, no.  Basically Aperture hands a TIFF off to the NIK plugin and it gets an updated TIFF back.  There's no way to selectively brush in parts of the new TIFF.  That would be a good trick


    While I love the NIK plugins, I tend to use them sparingly just because they break the "non-destructive" workflow of Aperture.  And they give you the modified file which is usually about 6x the size of the original RAW file.


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