ON1 Workflow – Editing Travel Photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2017

Hi everyone,

Grab a coffee and a comfortable seat for this ON1 Workflow video. Earlier this summer I visited Japan and was able to photograph Seiganto-ji, an impressive temple and pagoda with Nachi Falls pouring through the lush forest. It’s a classic photo, and one that was on my “photo bucket list” – until now!

Join me for a start-to-finish processing session entirely in Photo RAW. We’ll start with retouching and basic adjustments in Develop, move on to color and atmosphere leverage many filters in Effects, and finish up with a sequence of Local Adjustments. Some adjustments drastically change the photo while others are series of subtle changes that build up to a final look.

It’s a long video, yet I think you’ll find it’s worth your time.

Thanks for watching!

14 comments on “ON1 Workflow – Editing Travel Photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2017”

  1. On September 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm James Whyte wrote:

    Brilliant, a lot of good learning points which was well worth being patient and following along with. Thanks Scott.


  2. On September 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm Adam Rubinstein wrote:

    Hi Scott, always appreciate the “walk through” approach as it highlights the experimentation and adjustments required to realize the image. I appreciate the struggle in the sky and admired that you kept working through it. I might have chosen to mask it out or replace it via textures, but that is a very personal approach. It would be interesting to try a circular local adjustment over the pagoda rather than a vignette or alternatively, apply the vignette with protections for the highlights (sky). In any event, it was a nice and useful video.

    1. On September 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm Scott Davenport replied:

      Thanks Adam. And you are right there are many approaches (infinite, I suppose) to processing. I think a local adjustment would have worked equally well for highlighting the pagoda. And the blending options, too. It’s great when our tools give us choices. :-)

  3. On September 13, 2017 at 12:09 am Steve Yates wrote:

    Hi Scott, yes it was worth watching and I like the result. Thank you for sharing????

    PS: enjoyed my coffee and muffin too ????

    1. On September 13, 2017 at 10:12 am Scott Davenport replied:

      Excellent, Steve. So glad to hear that. And that I kept you entertained during a coffee break! :-)

  4. On September 13, 2017 at 11:52 am David Price wrote:

    Hi Scott
    Aren’t you lucky to have been able to visit such a stunning subject.
    A nice example of how bad weather shouldn’t stop you from producing a great photo, nice to see that you kept the original atmosphere.
    Also, lots of interesting learning points.

    1. On September 13, 2017 at 11:54 am Scott Davenport replied:

      Indeed, David, very fortunate to visit this great place. And yup – I was there and wasn’t going to let rain stop me!

  5. On September 14, 2017 at 11:33 am BEATA BIELOWKA wrote:

    Hi Scott, I saw all your tutorial videos and I really love your way of editing photos. In this video the trick with the cloud was a great suprise for me, and I sure I´m going to use it in my pictures.

    1. On September 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm Scott Davenport replied:

      Great to hear, Beata! I hope you’ll share your work with the ON1 community. And thanks for watching!

  6. On September 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm John Norton wrote:

    I can only agree with the comments above, great video and a hell of a lot of useful tips in there.

    For me one of the hardest parts of my (gradual) migration from lightroom has been the change to an almost Photoshop way of working and tutorials such as yours really help explain how to use the product when it’s not as obvious.

    Thanks again and keep them coming :)

  7. On September 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm marc labro wrote:

    Hi Scott,
    I followed your advises and took a large coffee with me and looked the tuto :-)
    really great ! i like the way your mix color enhancers and local adjustments
    very interesting how you use of photo filter. i often forget this tool to warm or cool a part of image.

    best regards

    1. On September 16, 2017 at 10:10 am Scott Davenport replied:

      Thanks Marc. The Photo Filter is great when you want a tone different than a straight warming or cooling. And I hope the coffee was good!

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