Upgraded to Photoshop 2020? Missing NIK?
Are you, like me, on the Adobe Photography subscription plan? Went to play with an image and discovered that NIK has gone and you can't find him?
So you've just upgraded to Photoshop and Lightroom 2020, gone through all that weird catalogue-upgrading stuff to get lightroom working again and then (hopefully) breathed a deep sigh of relief when all your collections appear to be all where they were... phew!
Well, not so lucky with the add-ons... If you're also (like me) still enjoying using the old Google NIK plugins you might be a bit disappointed to discover they they're no longer appearing in your filters menu of Photoshop, but never fear! it's an easy fix... for Windows users, at any rate.
All you need to do is
1) hop into Explorer and navigate to your plugins folder, for most people it'll be here:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Plug-ins
2) Copy the entire 'Google' folder you find there and paste it to the new Photoshop install, here:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Plug-ins
3) Restart photoshop, and hey presto, you're good to go. Plenty of time to play and enjoy those funky mono conversions, crazy retro analog efex and beautiful colour tweaks to your heart's content.
That's it! Hope that helps you all a bit, it was certainly a relief for me to discover that everything is still hunky-dory.. time to go play!