Chapter 5, "Adjusting Global Tone and Contrast," now looks at your editing process once you finish your RAW adjustments and you send it into Silver Efex Pro 2. Here you will work with the global changes within your image. These include adjustment controls, brightness, global contrast, levels and curves, using a Zone System map, as well as adjusting global structure. Chapter 6, "Selective Adjustments," shows you how to control the look in more local areas of your picture. Here you will see how to work with Control Points, multiple Control Points, and protection Control Points.
Chapter 7, "Special Effects," examines what can be done to enhance your image once the basic image editing steps have been completed. These include the adding of film grain, color toning, adding a vignette, burning edges, borders, and processing your image to mimic specific film types. Chapter 8, "Working with Style Presets," is a quick and easy way to get started with Silver Efex Pro and as you grow more comfortable, a place you can customize the presets into your own making.
Chapter 9, "Standard Recipes for Monochrome Images," describes basic techniques for working with black and white image types. They include portrait, landscape, infrared, sepiatone, and solarization. Chapter 10, "Advance Techniques for Photoshop Users," now shows you some specialized techniques that are tied to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as they require the use of layers. These include the use of layer masks, smart filters masks, adding grain to a color image, and more.
Chapter 11, "Gallery of Monochrome Images," takes a look at and describes and details the processing of quite a number of the author's images. There are also technical details on the capture of the shot. "Appendixes," include a listing of keyboard short cuts for SEP2 and a breakdown of what the tools in the adjustment panel does.
The Photographer's Guide To Silver Efex 2 Video Companion
This is a set of four QuickTime movie videos that effectively follow the book detailing to you what the book has touched upon. The videos are broken down into four parts. Part I – Introduction and Workflow, this covers the first four chapters of the book - About black and white photography, installation, and showing you how to navigate the interface.
Part II - Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Interface, looks at chapters 5-8 and shows you how to work with the controls within SEP2. Part III - Example Images, now takes you through working with SEP2 on example images. This is effectively chapter 9 live with mostly new images. Here you will see the steps taken to process through different types of images with different processes.