ON1 Short Clip — Non-Destructive Skin Retouching

Hey everyone, I’m Whitney from Bliss Studio and I want to talk to you about one of the many new features in ON1 Photo RAW.

Being a professional portrait photographer, taking pictures is just the beginning. A big part of my job is prepping photos for selling. I can’t use photos straight out of the camera. Customers today expect every photo to be finished and look great. I also sell more when they are. Often times I don’t have the time to go through and retouch hundreds of photos when the customer is only going to order a handful. That’s where the new Skin Retouching filter and non-destructive workflow in Photo RAW will help.

I simply open a photo from the shoot in Develop or Effects, then add the Retouching Filter. I adjust it for the photo I’m working on (reduce blemishes, smooth out the skin, reduce shine, even out the color, and so on). It works based on skin color to know where to apply the retouching. I then jump back to Browse, and sync those settings across all the other photos from the shoot.

Every photo now has the retouching applied – like magic! I use a pretty subtle settings; I prefer a natural look that you barely notice. It’s perfect for high school seniors and weddings. And, since it’s non-destructive I can easily go back and adjust it or turn it off later.

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4 comments on “ON1 Short Clip — Non-Destructive Skin Retouching”

  1. On October 4, 2016 at 4:18 am Petr Krenzelok wrote:

    Some questions here:

    1) Can you add more than one Skin Retouching sections in Develop, e.g. if the skin color range differs too much to have it covered in one go? Or do you have to go into Effects?

    2) I don’t find Sync operation intuitive (the same goes for LR). What is the source, and what is the target of operation? What if some other photos do contain some operations too? I would pretty much prefer copy, and paste (replace or insert modes).

    1. On October 4, 2016 at 7:55 am Petr Krenzelok replied:

      Replying to myself – I can see that image from which we sync, has a different (blueish) hilite color. Also copy/paste operations can be seen in menu action, just not sure if there is a possibility for paste not just replace, but actually add to already separately/previously made actions?

  2. On October 14, 2016 at 7:01 pm Orio Menoni wrote:

    Is it possible to see an enlargement so that the face fills the screen? At the current enlargement I can not see the effect of the sliders.

  3. On December 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm Timothy Kroskie wrote:

    Don’t bother they won’t show you a close up because it’s total garbage. It not only blurs the skin but eyes, hair, eyebrows everything near the skin even when you use the eyedropper. There is no way to mask the effect so it makes your photo look out of focus. Like the video states it’s only worth a quick client proof nothing more. I have sent two emails to tech support and they keep sending me a link to this useless video. I HATE ON1 PHOTO RAW!!!!!

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