ON1 Short Clip – Creatively Directing the Viewers Attention

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As photographers, it is our job to direct the viewer’s eye to the place we want them to experience in the photo. Some would think that composition alone is the best way to do that, however, there are creative ways as well.

You may have used a vignette to direct traffic in the past. It is a great way to narrow the focus and attention of your viewer, but have you ever considered a less direct approach?

In this tutorial, I will show you how I use the Masking Bug on various Effects Layers to direct the viewer. I will show you how to use the Sunshine Effect to make a “flashlight” of sorts. Then I will show you the inverse effect using the Bleach Bypass.

I do not expect you to remember all of these steps, so I have created a series of Spotlight Presets for you. However, I would also encourage you to experiment with some of your favorite effects to see how you can direct your viewer’s attention creatively!

Download my Spotlight Presets.

23 comments on “ON1 Short Clip – Creatively Directing the Viewers Attention”

  1. On July 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm Elaine wrote:

    I was wondering if this was possible in On1. Thank you for the video and presets.

  2. On July 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm daniel caspi wrote:

    Hi Blake, this video was highly informative and very useful. It makes life easier. Thanks. On the question side, I am getting confused between One1 and Raw updates. What number is the latest version of either ones. Even though I indicate that the old version should be deleted I appear to be in possession of various versions. If you can I would appreciate your answer to my email (dancaspi@me.com) as I am traveling and emails are easier for me Thanks and enjoy life.

  3. On July 17, 2017 at 11:17 am Ed Adams wrote:

    Blake, great information. Ive been looking at bit at Luminar of late waiting for Raw to get really stable. One of the features they have is in the vingnette filter you can place the center where you want it then modify it somewhat but what you are showing in this video has so much more features missing there.. Glad to hear it.

    1. On July 17, 2017 at 11:49 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Exactly! ON1 PR has some incredible features in it that I believe are unparalleled in the industry. The ability to apply blend modes, apply to’s, and protections to any layer you have is just incredible.

  4. On July 27, 2017 at 3:00 am Stephen Max wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your presets and information in this excellent video. This is exactly what I’m working on and will really help in moving my project along. Thanks again!

    1. On July 27, 2017 at 6:15 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Awesome! So glad I could help in some small way. Thanks for watching!

  5. On July 27, 2017 at 5:56 am thistleamy5@gmail.com wrote:

    Very informative video – and your instructional “voice” is great. I am a slow learner and this was very helpful. Thanks!

    1. On July 27, 2017 at 6:10 am Blake Rudis replied:

      Instructional voice, I like that. I wish there were an “America’s Got Talent” for teachers voices, I would totally be a competitor after this comment :)

      I appreciate you taking the time to watch this and learn something new.

  6. On July 27, 2017 at 9:41 am Tom Ellis wrote:

    Very cool stuff, thanks for sharing. I use the Radial tool quite a bit in Lightroom, but love the idea of creating presets like this and ON1 seems to allow a lot more creativity than LR.

  7. On July 27, 2017 at 9:53 am Kenny Wright wrote:

    Hi Blake, Thank you for sharing your presets. This video was highly informative and very useful. Thank you again for sharing your presets and information.


  8. On July 27, 2017 at 11:24 am Yvonne Smith wrote:

    Thanks! The video is very helpful. I need to step up my use of spot editing and use of masking. Thanks for the presets and encouragement to create my own.

    1. On July 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm Blake Rudis replied:

      It is some powerful stuff! It will come more naturally as you use them!

  9. On July 27, 2017 at 11:43 am Elizabeth Girardeau wrote:

    Thank you so much, Blake. I have been doing a bit of this sort of thing using the radial filter in Lightroom. But am thrilled to have these presets available so easily in RAW, where I typically do most of my fine tuning post processing. Thanks for the video showing best how to use, these, too.

    1. On July 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm Blake Rudis replied:

      The real benefit of ON1 PR is the ability to use blend modes and protections. That is some powerful stuff!

  10. On July 29, 2017 at 4:02 am Erik Gjøe Geleff wrote:

    This is not only beautiful – it’s really instrutive in the best possible way.
    Thanks from a very old admirer of your teaching powers.
    Erik Gjøe Geleff (age 87)

  11. On July 29, 2017 at 6:23 am JimDE wrote:

    Blake, I now have so many presets that I have stopped downloading all but the most important. These presets are going into my most important group. Thanks

  12. On August 10, 2017 at 11:40 am Mark Allen wrote:

    What I missed from the radial tool in LR was the ability to add a slight colour. Now I see how to do this, thanks.

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