ON1 Workflow – Creating a Beautiful B&W Seascape

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Black & White tones are great for creating a beautiful seascape photo. A powerful tool in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 allows for greater control and creativity in your photo editing. Specifically, Luminosity Masks allow you to selectively edit and apply effects to just the tones you want. If it sounds complex it REALLY isn’t. In fact, this technique will help your photo editing workflow become faster and more efficient. This works particularly well when editing landscape photos (or seascapes such as this one), and is perfect for enhancing a boring sky.

You can download the practice file and video here and then follow along with Jim in this photo editing workflow.

16 comments on “ON1 Workflow – Creating a Beautiful B&W Seascape”

  1. On January 20, 2018 at 9:24 pm marc labro wrote:

    hallo Jim,
    thanks for this very helpful tutorial.
    Very interesting to see how you manage such seascape photography and use LM to achieve your goals

    kind regards

  2. On January 23, 2018 at 7:48 am Volker Gottwald wrote:

    great processing! I didn’t know about the click and shift click trick with the brush. I learned something after using ON1 RAW since more than a year and I learned a few more good things.
    Thanks for this.

    1. On January 23, 2018 at 4:02 pm Robert Crocker replied:

      I heard him mention click and shift-click but I not sure what was happening when Jim did this. Can someone shed some light on this for me ?

      1. On January 24, 2018 at 8:19 am Volker Gottwald replied:

        If you want to draw a straight line with the brush you click at the starting point of the line and shift click at the end point. If you again shift click another piece of line is added to the first one … and so on.

      2. On January 26, 2018 at 2:40 pm Jim Welninski replied:

        Hi Robert. When using the brush, clicking and then shift-clicking at another spot on the photo will create a straight line between the two points.

    2. On February 9, 2018 at 4:15 am Jim Welninski replied:

      Volker, you’re very welcome! I think you’ll find that the shift key has a similar function with many of the tools.

  3. On January 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm Paul Lerley wrote:

    Your tutorials are excellent. In my view, the ON1 tutorials are the best part of being a ON1 member! There is nothing like looking over the shoulder of a pro, and this one is timely since I just captured some nice Winter scenes of the coast of Maine. This is the season for B&W for around here…


  4. On February 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm Bruce Blaylock wrote:

    Jim, when I watch you videos I feel like the magician’s apprentice; I know the tools, but turning them into the tricks you perform is really magical. Thank you for expanding my knowledge…Bruce

    1. On February 9, 2018 at 4:17 am Jim Welninski replied:

      Hi Bruce!
      I wish I felt more like a magician! I struggle with my work just like you. If I make it look easier, it’s just because I’ve been doing it longer. Keep working!

  5. On February 7, 2018 at 2:49 am Steve Uyttebroeck wrote:

    Thank you for this tutorial.
    It brings life to some of my dull pictures.
    LM is really an eye opener.
    Best regards,

    1. On February 12, 2018 at 8:54 am Jim Welninski replied:

      Sorry Guy, but I haven’t seen the comment you’re referring to. What was your question?

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