Why should I use the Nik Selective Tool?

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By using the Nik Selective Tool, you can selectively apply any of the Color Efex Pro 3.0 to your images. Use a mouse, Pen Tablet, or any other input device to paint in any filter effect into the image, controlling the amount and location of the effect quickly and easily, with unprecedented control. The Nik Selective Tool can be opened by clicking on File> Automate via the menu bar in Photoshop (File > Automation Tools in Photoshop Elements). After opening the Nik Selective Tool you are able to access the Color Efex Pro 3.0 interface where you can choose a filter to apply to the active image. After you have clicked onto one of the filters in the Color Efex Pro 3.0 interface, adjust the sliders and/or settings as appropriate for each filter. To return to the Nik Selective Tool, click on the Brush button at the bottom of the interface. From this point forward you are in the selective editing environment and can use any of the four buttons that are on the Selective tool as listed below: • ... more
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