ON1 Short Clip — A Hidden Feature in ON1 Photo 2017

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ON1 Guru Blake Rudis of f64Academy shows us some cool new features on an otherwise lesser known feature. In the past, Blake has shown us how he uses Apply To to protect various parts of his images. You can still do that in ON1 Photo 2017, but there is one more level of control that makes Apply To even more compelling!

Please download the following image to follow along with Blake as he describes the organic and fluid editing process Apply To brings to ON1 Photo Photo 2017

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22 comments on “ON1 Short Clip — A Hidden Feature in ON1 Photo 2017”

  1. On December 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm David Price wrote:

    Hi Blake
    Wow, that was a complex video, with a lot to say. But, thanks for breaking the concepts down into bite sized chunks. Also, a real demonstration of just how flexible and powerful Photo Raw will be.
    Best wishes, David Price

    1. On December 6, 2016 at 6:19 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Thanks, David. It is my favorite tool in the whole suite. It really sets it apart from it’s competition. There are unlimited possibilities with this feature.

  2. On December 6, 2016 at 10:58 am Karl Jakob wrote:

    Great clip Blake!
    Please tell me one thing, how to get the “Info Pane” reduced? :-)

    1. On December 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm Blake Rudis replied:

      Not sure :) I think it had something to do with the Pre-Pre Release, it may not have had that window there.

    2. On December 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm Robert replied:

      Just click on the blue ‘INFO’ box and it will toggle from open to closed to open (as will the Nav, Loupe and Histo)

  3. On December 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm Bob Wilson wrote:

    You continue to amaze. Saying that when do you see a defensive training tutorial. For me right now trying to learn RAW is daunting. I say this because I’ve committed so much time to Lightroom and most all of the Topaz Labs


    1. On December 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm Blake Rudis replied:

      Great work there! I don’t really see a need for a defensive training tutorial really. I know that was a clever way of saying there are distinct differences in the software even though they are also quite similar. However, they are all tools.

      You don’t have to drop your hammer because you bought a new saw, you know? Instead, try to figure out a way to make them work together. Once you have that down, you may be able to see where Photo Raw fits your workflow better than other software.

      I, too, have many of the plugins you have and they all have a place in the workflow on the tool bench.

      1. On December 7, 2016 at 5:55 am Bob Wilson replied:

        Spell checkers, the should be definitive not defensive. Changes the whole post. Sorry.

  4. On December 7, 2016 at 1:20 am Peter Kingma wrote:

    Thanks for this video and the photo. It’s heavy stuff. Difficult to grasp, so I’ll have to see and use it a couple of times. I have played around with it, but I don’t get the result that I’m among for. Practice, practice, practice.

    1. On December 7, 2016 at 7:12 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Thanks. It is pretty difficult at first, but with practice, it becomes the most effective way to edit because you are doing things for a reason and affecting the image on the lowest level. Global edits become local with these techniques.

  5. On December 7, 2016 at 3:37 am keith simpson wrote:

    Blake, you need to slow down when you’re presenting if you want to get your message across. You need to make the learning points clear. Protecting highlights and shadows was demonstrated but the next part about the develop module was garbled and rushed. When training you need to have clear objectives and know what learning points you want to explain. Your video left me thinking “When would I use this technique? Why would I want to use it? How will the technique help me process my photos better? What would be the benefit to me if I were to use the technique?”

    1. On December 7, 2016 at 7:17 am Blake Rudis replied:

      These Short Clips are for giving a brief amount of information in a small amount of time. To make them palettable and quick. I could talk about this topic for an hour, but it won’t fit into a Short Clip :)

      Your questions answered:

      1. When would I use this technique?

      When you want to protect areas of your image from the effects. It works great for “HDR LOOK” make a very high compression, then set it to midtones and use the range to give just your midtones and HDR Look. This protects your shadows from unwanted noise and your highlights from haloing.

      2. Why would I want to use it?

      To protect certain areas of your image from the effects. Often times textures look like you just dropped them onto the photo. This technique can help blend the texture with the image.

      3. How will the technique help me process my photos better?

      It will help you because you will understand every aspect of your photo and add deliberate effects to your image instead of guessing where and what will happen. This is ULTIMATE control.

      What would be the benefit to me if I were to use the technique?”

      All of the above.

  6. On December 7, 2016 at 7:34 am Don wrote:

    I’m compelled to play devil’s advocate from earlier comments on this. I just don’t have time in the day to watch exactly what was presented stretched out over a 30 minute segment. The demo was concise and wisely stated, particularly if you’ve done any amount of texture editing in the past. If the technique seemed foreign, one could always go back to the On1 video library to find a more conceptually high-level look at the use of textures within the interface. Blake, you presented exactly what a ‘short course’ with concentration on specifics should entail. You rocked it! :)

    1. On December 7, 2016 at 8:44 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Thanks, Don. There is some truth in the comments though. This is a big topic for such a short amount of time. Good thing they’ve got me on the ringer for a Workflow tutorial. 15 minutes of Protection measure AWESOMENESS!

      1. On December 7, 2016 at 8:45 am Blake Rudis replied:

        Coming soon…

  7. On December 7, 2016 at 10:50 am Ron Lysik wrote:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if OnOne updated its documentation, and included the “hidden features”. Why are they hidden if they wanted us to use them?

  8. On December 8, 2016 at 1:32 am Heike wrote:

    To me the important message of this short clip was that these protect sliders and the apply to work so differently from masking. When using a mask for whatever reason, I create the mask from a pixel status, or paint it. If I change the pixels underneath afterwards the mask becomes useless because it does not adapt to this change.
    Protect and apply to work rather like a formula and when the formula says protect highlights, the highlights will be protected, no matter what amount of highlights or where in the image they are, and when I change the image afterwards the formula is still valid and protects also the changed highlights.
    Blake, this was really a condensed, complex and high speed presentation… :)

  9. On December 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm Jack Nilles wrote:

    This clip was a great incentive to repeatedly use the stop, go back, and continue controls for the video, not to mention all the RAW controls in your presentation. ;-)

  10. On January 4, 2017 at 10:41 am Ray Cummings wrote:

    Thanks Blake. One just can’t expect better from just 5 minutes or less. I appreciate the once secret now revealed. The keyword is practice practice practice.

  11. On March 30, 2017 at 9:01 am keith simpson wrote:

    I understand the concept. It’s fairly simple but the example photo that you use does not illustrate the effect of adjusting Range. I doubt many would see the benefit from the example demonstrated. It would have been far better to demonstrate the use of Range using a “normal” or realistic photograph. Why don’t you re-shoot the video using a normal photo?

  12. On April 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm Mark wrote:

    Play and watch the whole way through. Then play, stop, and take notes. Play, stop and take notes. Rewind if need be. It’s a video, stop it and take notes. Maybe it’s my age, but I find this is the only way to ‘get it’ ????

    Then go and play with some of your images, applying the new approaches. Great work Blake, keep them coming.

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