ON1 Short Clip – Use Luminosity Masks to Enhance Color & Tone

Luminosity Masks are a staple in my workflow for my landscape and travel edits. My favorite, is using luminosity masks on images that have intriguing textures and patterns such as this one from Death Valley National Park. The ease of separating the tones of an image with luminosity masks can save us a lot of time. Especially on images like this where the tones are very similar and the different patterns would make it difficult to use a masking brush for adding Contrast, Dynamic Range, and other filters in ON1 Effects. Luminosity masks give us more control to create something beautiful with our photos.

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Calibrating Your Monitor for Color & Tone Accuracy

There have been a number of questions in the Plus Community Discussion Forum this winter that relate to monitor calibration. For those of us who like to print, having your monitor calibrated for color and brightness is absolutely key to getting prints that look like your edited image on screen. In this video I’ll explain why and show you how I calibrate my monitors. Below the break are some links to the tools I use in this video below the break as well as some links to learn more and test your monitor’s performance without hardware.

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FlayLay Photo Contest

Are you guys familiar with the term “FlayLay”? Or some people call it “LayDown”. It is a simple concept of placing like items or a theme together and photographing them from above.

FlatLay was our in house photo competition for December. With the weather not always the greatest this time of year we thought an indoor challenge would be the best.

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Luminosity Masking Basics

This week we are going to take a look at the nerdy side of Luminosity Masking.  We are going to break down the Luminosity Masking panel and get in the weeds.   The nerdy stuff is my favorite, hey, I never claimed to be a cool kid :)

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ON1 Workflow – The Shadowed Landscape

Pointing your camera into the sun can make a great photograph. However, doing so usually leaves those backlit foreground elements in deep shadow. In this start-to-finish workflow video, watch ON1 Guru Scott Davenport harness the power of Local Adjustments and ON1 Photo RAW’s masking tools to even exposure and color tone of backlit, shadowy subjects.

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ON1 Short Clip – Easily Work With Luminosity Masks

A luminosity mask is a powerful way to adjust very specific tonal regions in your photos. However, they can seem daunting to work with. In this Short Clip, see how ON1 Guru Scott Davenport works visually with luminosity masks to quickly and easily create masks for specific elements in his photo. With the classic masking mantra “black conceals, white reveals” in mind, working visually with the mask view makes luminosity masking much more approachable.

Attention ON1 Plus Members – See the full start-to-finish workflow video using this technique here.

Not a member of ON1 Plus? It’s the best way to master ON1 Photo RAW. Learn more here.

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Blake Rudis Returns!

Hello ON1 Plus Community, I am so delighted to be here once again!  In past months I have brought you several series on Workflow and Artistry.  This month I am going to do something new.   I am going to take the Topic of Luminosity Masking and dig deep into the weeds of it.  So instead of a broad topic, we are going to look at a small topic and expand it out!

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Farewell Matt — December Recap

Hi everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for joining me this month with our back to basics topic. I hope I was able to help those of you that are new or needed a refresher. This was a new and different topic to teach, find all the highlights below.

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Back to Basics: Editing – Making Sense of it All

Hey everyone. In this last “Back To Basics” themed video, I wanted to help out some one who’s just starting out with photo editing. ON1 has a lot of powerful tools and if you try to use all of them at once, you probably won’t get very far. Not to mention, what do you do when there’s adjustments that seem to be in multiple places? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this video.

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Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Camera & RAW 2018

Happy holidays everyone. In this short video I quickly go through basic settings for both Photo RAW 2018 and your camera in different capture situations. First I talk about how to set up the camera differently depending on whether you are out to capture a landscape on your tripod or working with moving subjects and changing light conditions. Next I go into some of the basic preferences, settings and customization that I think you should consider using in Photo RAW 2018 before you even start editing an image.

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