OnOne Perfect Effects 4

Over the Independence Day Week, OnOne ran a sale on their Perfect Photo Suite 7.5 Collection.   Since it was half price, I decided to buy it and give it a go.  Being a fan of Nik's suite and the Topaz Bundle, OnOne has pretty big shoes to fill.

Well, as it turns out, OnOne has some very nice presets in their programs.  The only program I really tried out was the Perfect Effects 4.  The nice thing Lightroom Users will like, is the interface is very, very similar to Lightroom in design.  Another thing you may like, is the software works with Lightroom, independent of Photoshop.   For those of you not wanting to adopt the new "creative cloud", this could be a very effective option for you.  

This shot was a macro shot of a rose taken with my Canon 5D Mk II and Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Lens.  The settings were ISO 100, F/32 and 1.6 seconds.  I used a handheld led light for the lighting, which I often use for macro work.  It's this one.

Other than typical Lightroom settings (i.e. contrast, sharpening), all I did to this was apply the "grunge" preset in the Perfect Effects 4 program.  It turned out pretty cool.  I think I'm going to like this OnOne Suite pretty well...but I'm still keeping my Nik and Topaz ;).