One of the handy new tools in version 2018 is the ability to create a color range mask. This allows you to target certain color ranges using a mask which you can then use to selectively apply an effect or filter.
Category: What’s New in Photo RAW 2018
New masking options in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 allow you to adjust the density of masks and feather the edges of masks for a smooth transition. The Density slider lets you adjust or fade the overall mask and the Feather slider lets you globally blur the mask to adjust how sharp or precise the mask is.
A luminosity mask is basically a black and white rendition of the photo and these masks are great for allowing you to target tonal ranges with specific effects or filters. I quickly show how to make a few quick adjustments in Develop and then jump over to effects to use the Luminosity Mask feature.
Merge each of your bracketed exposures right in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. The new HDR module is really fast too! So you don’t have to wait forever to see your results like some HDR applications. Check out this video to see the exciting new ON1 HDR in action.
If you need to clean up the edges of your masks in Effects we are adding the Blur and Chisel Mask tools. The Chisel Tool is perfect for removing halos that may remain along the edges of your mask. It will remove just a small amount of pixels from the edge. The Blur Tool is perfect for only blurring or feathering the edge of your mask. Softening the edges of your mask will allow for a more natural transition when blending photos together.
Check out the new user interface in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. An updated UI makes for a much cleaner design. You can also choose from a range of accent colors.
A new local adjustment feature is just for noise. This allows you to decrease or increase noise locally which also allows you to selectively control the amount of noise in certain areas of your photo.
One of the new options in Photo RAW 2018 is the ability to paint with color. This allows you to paint with a solid color or replace the color of an object in the photo.
Create as many versions (or virtual copies) of a photo as you need. A version lets you keep different Develop and Effects settings, as well as different retouching, crop settings, and meta data settings on different copies of the photos without actually creating a real copy of the file.
Merge multiple photos together into a panorama or a matrix. Take a series of multiple photos and easily merge them together to seamlessly create photos with a higher mega pixel count. You’ll love the new sharing options for Facebook too.