Learn how to use Luminosity Masks creatively with Black & White tones to create a beautiful photo. The luminosity masking feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is a powerful and flexible tool that gives you greater control to edit the tones you are applying effects to. Learning the technique makes your photo editing workflow much faster also. This works particularly well on landscape photos, seascapes such as this one, and you can even use it to create interest in a featureless sky.
It’s never been faster to get your photos from your camera into ON1 Photo RAW 2018. A new feature coming soon in the ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1 update, Smart Import, will allow you to download, back-up, rename and add metadata and photo settings all in one step. Smart Import will detect any camera or memory card that you have connected to your computer and allow you to copy them to your computer (import them) into ON1 Photo RAW 2018.
Learn how to add a bit of interest to a dull sky without replacing it. A really easy, quick tip with the tone enhancer in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Have you ever had a photo where you have a great foreground and subject, but the sky just doesn’t quite make the cut. It’s not always necessary to replace the entire thing.
We are excited to let the community know we’re actively working on the next major free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 (available late February/early March). We will formally announce the availability date here on the blog once we get close to the release. This next free update will include fixes for user reported bugs, add additional cameras and lens support, and add more great new features voted on by the community. You can learn more about the upcoming update and the features included at the ON1 Photo RAW Project Exposed.
So we talked about the Science behind Luminosity Masks last week. While I love that stuff (the inner number nerd in me) you may have found it to be a little underwhelming because we were working on a Test Image.
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Presets are available throughout ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Learn how to get started using presets and how to find them, use them, save them, update them, and manage them. There is so much you can do quickly by using presets on your photos.
It is easy to combine multiple photos together and great creative with ON1 Photo RAW 2018. I put together this short (and fun) video so you can see just how easy it really is. I’ve also included step-by-step instructions below along with the practice files. So please follow along!
Luminosity masks are a go-to tool of mine when shooting sunsets, or trying to make a subject and a sky stand out. Join me in this complete, start-to-finish ON1 Workflow edit using luminosity masks to accurately post-process and apply filters to specific parts of this image. You can download the practice file and full video in this post.
Luminosity Masks are a staple in my workflow for my landscape and travel edits. My favorite, is using luminosity masks on images that have intriguing textures and patterns such as this one from Death Valley National Park. The ease of separating the tones of an image with luminosity masks can save us a lot of time. Especially on images like this where the tones are very similar and the different patterns would make it difficult to use a masking brush for adding Contrast, Dynamic Range, and other filters in ON1 Effects. Luminosity masks give us more control to create something beautiful with our photos.