Matt K

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Using the Histogram’s RGB Color Channels

Continuing on with our discussion on color, I see a lot of questions on the color channels we can see in our histograms. You could see this in camera if you have your histogram turned on, or you can also see it on all of the various editing apps under the Histogram panels. So what do these channels do? Do they really affect anything? Well, let’s take a look.

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Color Correction Part 2

In Part 2 of Color Correction with ON1, we’re going to look at some of the more creative aspects of color correcting photos. Especially with our outdoor landscape and nature photos, there is no “right” color for it. So it starts to become more about our personal style and what colors we envision for the photos.

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Color Correction Part I

In this first of two videos, we’re going to look at some of the technical aspects of color correcting a photo in ON1 Raw. We’ll look at how we can neutralize color casts, with the White Balance tools as well as take a look at what the Highlight/Shadow Purity controls do.

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Color Spaces and Saving

In this final video I’ll talk about the various options when outputting your photos, whether it be for web, print or something else.

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Adjusting Color Space Settings

It’s time for our second video on color spaces. This one goes in to how we can work with the different color spaces in ON1 and what the best practices are for keeping things consistent.

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Introduction to Color Spaces

Alright, we’re going to dive in to color by first taking a look at color spaces. This is where it all starts and ends in our photo workflow. In this first of three videos, we’ll take a look at the colors spaces we’ll use as a photographer, and find out the differences between them.

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Creative Layering Ideas

Continuing on with our Layers topics this month, I wanted to leave you with some creative ideas for layering. When you start to combine outside imagery, blend modes, opacity, and masks you can do some really cool things with Layers. This video in no way covers all of them, but hopefully it starts you on the track of thinking about how we can get a little more creative with layers. Have fun!

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Part II: Editing the Reverse Backyard Challenge Shoot

Hi all! I’ve put together a couple of videos for my Backyard Photo Challenge. This was the one where the ON1 Plus Community challenged Hudson and I to go out in our own backyards and look at it in a different way. Watch me edit the photos I took from this shoot!

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ON1 Plus Live Q&A with Matt Kloskowski

In case you missed it, here is the recording from today’s Live Q&A! The main topic for this Q&A was centered around Layers, but we dive into other topics during the presentation. Watch me answer your questions and walk you through some fun editing processes in this recording. Thanks again everyone that attended and asked questions!

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A Layered Workflow

Continuing on with the Layers theme this month, we’re going to dive in to some workflows for using multiple layers. The main questions that come up are what order do we do things. We have Develop changes, layered changes and even effects. So what’s the right order to work in, and how to we jump across the various modules if we have multiple layers. As always, if you have any questions feel free to ask ‘em below. Enjoy!

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To Layer Or Not To Layer?

Hey there! In this first video of mine for my February guest-coaching month, I wanted to talk a little about some of the general concepts behind when we choose to use Layers in our editing. There’s certain things I think should be done at the Raw level, and there’s certain things that we need layers to do – and then (of course to complicate things) there’s tasks that could be done with layers or without—and it’s up to you.

So I created this first video to run through what I think are edits that are best done in the raw editor portion of our workflow, and then some examples of things that we’d need layers for. Enjoy!

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ON1 Photo Raw and Working with Network Drives

A common problem that photographers who work in groups have is the ability for one person to edit a raw photo on a network drive, and another person to see those edits even if they’re at a different computer. The good news is that with ON1 Photo Raw, multiple computers can look at a network drive, and those computers can see the edits that the other is doing. Below is an segment from the Master Courses that I’m doing that demonstrates this on computers that are on opposite sides of the country, but both looking at the same network drive.

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A Start-to-Finish Edit with Matt Kloskowski

See how I edited this photo start-to-finish using ON1 Photo RAW 2017. I’ll start in Develop to adjust certain settings, uses local adjustments (because I love them), and then I jump into Effects to finish off and style this photo.

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The New ON1 Browse for Lightroom Users

The overwhelming majority of questions I’ve been getting recently are around my workflow, and how I’ll continue to use ON1 as an extension to Lightroom and Photoshop. If you’re going all-in to ON1, there will, of course, be a ton of training for you to use it as a stand-alone. But I also think it’s important to know that they have a ton of Lightroom fans, that also like, ON1 – And that they didn’t leave us behind. In fact, our workflow remains pretty much intact, with a tiny change that you’ll see in this video.

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Hi Again! April is All About Color

Once again, I’m psyched to be back as a guest coach here at ON1 Plus. I feel like I just left :-) This time around we’re going to concentrate on color. Spring is here and it’s a very colorful time of the year. So we figured it was a great topic.

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Post Your Questions for the Live Q&A Tomorrow!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is my live Q&A here at ON1 Plus. To help me prepare better, I’d love it if you could post some of your questions here. That way, I can make sure I get to them and with some good examples. And while my main topic has been about layers, and I’d love to keep the overall discussion around it, I’ll also take any workflow or other questions you have if we have some extra time at the end. Really looking forward to hanging out with you guys tomorrow… See you then!

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An Interesting Article on Selling Prints

I came across an interesting article today and thought I’d throw it out there to the Plus community. I know we have a good group of people from those that are just starting out, to those that have been shooting for a long time. And I figured I’d ask the question from you guys…

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3 Ways to Add Text To Your Photos

There’s probably going to come a time where you want to put some great looking, professional and beautiful text on to your photos. After all, if you’re going to add text to a nice photo, why ruin it with yucky looking type. So I thought I’d round up 3 ways that I’ve used that work really well. Now, in full disclosure, when I really need to add type to an image I use Photoshop. That said, my typography skills aren’t where they need to be, so it never really looks that good.

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Update From Matt

Hi all! I wanted to give you a quick update about ON1 Plus now that we are half way through the year. I’ve enjoyed all the great questions, posts, videos, and conversations I’ve had in this community and wanted to give a sneak peek about what’s coming the rest of this year, and next!

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ON1 Keyboard Shortcuts

I’ve noticed people asking about keyboard shortcuts here and there, so I thought I’d create a post to help out. Here’s what we’ve got for ya’:
1) A way to find out keyboard shortcuts right in the app
2) A PDF download of the keyboard shortcuts, you can print and keep for reference.

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Should You Watermark Your Photos?

Having about 6 months under our belt of reviewing photos here in Plus, I’ve seen the copyright/watermark question come up a number of times. If you’ve watched any of my videos in the photo critiques, you’ll know I’m pretty against that watermark/copyright text in your photos and I usually tell you to remove it. Here’s an example of something I see a lot.

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Print Week: Day 2 – Sharpening, Noise, and Soft Proofing

Welcome to Day 2 of print week. A few of the questions we get a lot when it comes to printing is how much do you sharpen your photos? How about Noise Reduction? And finally, how do you soft proof? Well, today we’ve put ’em all in to one topic, and believe it or not, it’s actually much easier than it all sounds. Enjoy!

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Are Photo Plug-ins Dead? Matt Kloskowski’s Response to Nik Plug-ins Being Free

A few weeks ago, Google® announced the Nik® Collection of plug-ins—which Google has owned since buying Nik Software in 2012—would now be a free product. This sent a few shock waves through the photo industry, and in the last few weeks, here at ON1 we’ve seen a bunch people asking if we’d follow Google/Nik by making our plug-ins free too. How would we compete? What was our plan?

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Mobile Photography and Editing of Downtown Cincinnati

Last month I spent a couple of days teaching at a conference in Cincinnati. I ventured outside the hotel for a quick walk, really having no thought of taking photos or doing a video. But as I got near the water and looked at the city skyline, I started wishing I had my camera there to grab some photos. Then I realized, I did have my camera – my phone! And I had a video camera too – my phone!

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What Photo Inspires You?

Pretty open ended question huh? I have an idea for an exercise, and I’d love to see a photo (yes, One photo – not a photographer) that inspires you. A photo that you wish you’d taken. If you don’t immediately know where to go to find a photo, try searching/browsing through 500px.com or Flickr.com, or just do a google search. Just one photo though. Easy enough right?

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