The Layers Tool in Capture One should be sitting at the very top of your “master it” list. If you have experience in photo editing with Photoshop, you will not need any special training here, as the Layers Tool in Capture One works in a very similar way. Layers and masks combine together in a powerful, yet…

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I used to say that the artistic mess is a good thing and as long as I could find what I needed, things were under control. This worked well until it didn’t. For a very long time things such as “keywords”, “file management” and “structure” I have treated like boring passages in a novel. Somebody…

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Simple or Complex – You Decide Capture One is known for its color editing related tools, that make elaborate color grading fun and quick. The way you work on color in Capture One depends entirely on your needs. If you want to just quickly correct unwanted color cast or add a hint of warm tone…

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When I started editing the vast majority of my photos in Capture One two things happened. Firstly I got people telling me that my photos look better. I have heard that people love the shift I took towards color work, they were asking me about color grading process and telling me that now simply the…

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Last couple of weeks brought lots of changes into everyone’s life. Restrictions related to travelling mean cancelled plans and tickets. This can feel quite dooming so let’s try to find a bit brighter side to this situation. Staying at home means that finally we have plenty of time to revisit our vast image archives and…

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When do you use Luminosity Masks Luminosity masks are commonly used in Landscape editing workflows. They are extremely efficient when enhancing complex, dynamic scenes where smooth transitions are the basis of compelling final artwork. Since they enable you to create highly precise, smooth-edged selections, you can use luminosity masking to edit any image, including portraiture.…

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Creating Luminosity Masks – The Manual Method Explained Keyboard Shortcuts CMD + CLICK = select SHIFT + CMD + CLICK = Add to selection OPTION (ALT) + CMD + CLICK = Subtract from selection SHIFT + OPTION (ALT) + CMD + CLICK = Intersect (multiply) selection 1. Creating a set of masks for Lights Lights level 1 – In…

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It’s nearly Christmas Holidays here in Poland, the temperatures dropped, but we haven’t seen any snow yet. You can say it’s winter from a quick glance at the darkness outside your window. I’m writing about Polish winter and posting images flooded with light – that’s to bring back some dreamy memories from the tiny rock…

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My friend Charles asked me recently to put together couple of his portraits and create a sort of model photobook for him. We did in the past several photo projects together, so I went through my archives and pulled out images that might possibly work as a series. I have used Capture One to create…

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Luminosity masks are a photographer’s secret weapon to elevating a good photo to a pixel-perfect work of art. They allow you to combine speed and precision in your post-processing work, so you can quickly and efficiently make advanced adjustments. That may sound daunting, like you need specialized skills in order to blend exposures like a…

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The following series turned out to be my interpretation of the famous quote from Henry David Thoreau “all good things are wild and free”. I might add here “unexpected” as well. Daniel, as most humble people, didn’t like the idea of sitting in front of the lens at all and it took me quite a…

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I must admit that one of my favorite features in Capture One are predefined Styles. Working with RAW files and having at my disposal huge amount of data enables great flexibility and gives plenty of space for creative experiments. Capture One by default comes with a set of built-in Styles and Presets. Presets are settings…

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In this video you will learn advanced color grading technique with the Color Editor Tool in Capture One 12. I will show you how to precisely pick a color from the image, adjust its range and modify selected color. With Color Editor you can adjust Hue, Saturation and Luminosity of picked color range. You will…

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You may already have seen me recommending the first edition of this ebook back in the 2017. If you liked the first version, you’ll definitely enjoy the current one. If you haven’t seen it yet – it’s a must. Everyone knows Magnum Agency, well at least those who love photography, this ebook is their voice…

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I must admit that recently I haven’t processed many images from my vast archives. And definitely I haven’t done much portraiture work, traveling almost always means new photos of mountains, ocean, desert and rarely people. So for a change I felt like working on a series of portraits. These were taken in Malta three years…

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