Luma Mask Tool enables creating quickly extremely precise masks based on selected luminosity ranges.
Luma Masks are dynamic, allow flexibility - can be fine tuned at any time during the edit.
Luma Masks can be copied and reapplied to another image taken with similar lighting conditions, they will be automatically recalculated by Capture One to perfectly fit different composition. Create a Luma Mask on one image, next SHIFT select other images that you want to have the Luma Mask to be applied and click the double arrow icon in the top right corner of the Layers Tab.
Luma Masks can be used with combination with Gradient Masks (Linear and Radial) to get a smooth falloff (create a Gradient Mask: use keyboard shortcut "G" for Linear Gradient, or "T" for Radial Gradient mask, next hit Luma Mask to further edit Gradient Mask by restricting selected luminosity range.
Luma Masks can be further altered with Brush or Eraser, but only within selected luminosity range. If we want to paint outside the Luma Mask it has to be rasterised first (right click on the layer containing Luminosity Mask > Rasterise Mask)
Controls available within Luma Mask Tool:
Why Capture One?
Long story short: over time I learned not only how to effectively use Captures One Color Editor that impressed me from the day one, I discovered how to correct and artistically develop one image and reapply the same style to batch of photos taken with similar lighting conditions. This encouraged me to experiment more with different mood and color options when deciding on direction for editing style. Working with Capture One you can get a variety of fresh ideas and unexpected results in no time and the best thing is that the whole process is non-destructive, since we are developing a Raw file - digital negative.
The video is part of "Capture One 12 in Action for Beginners" video course.
In the complete video course you can learn:
- Import Raw files to Capture One
- Basic Lens Corrections: Chromatic Aberration
- Selecting Base Characteristic Curve
- Working with Layers, standard Masks & Luma Masks
- Performing global & selective luminosity adjustments
- Color grading with Color Balance & Color Editor Tools
- Shadow & Highlight detail recovery with HDR Tool
- Midtone contrast adjustments with Clarity Tool
- Reapplying & fine tuning created set of adjustments to a new Raw image
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