A few filters in ON1 Effects is all you need to make the subject stand out in the scene. Watch ON1 Guru Scott Davenport show you the simple yet powerful adjustments that will make your subject pop.
Watch me convert a photo to black and white using ON1 Effects 10. I prefer to stack multiple filters and by using dynamic contrast with a vignette it gives the photo a more dramatic feel. Always remember to take advantage of the powerful masking tools and highlight your subject, like the chair in this scene. I hope you enjoy this short clip and find a good for to convert!
There’s probably going to come a time where you want to put some great looking, professional and beautiful text on to your photos. After all, if you’re going to add text to a nice photo, why ruin it with yucky looking type. So I thought I’d round up 3 ways that I’ve used that work really well. Now, in full disclosure, when I really need to add type to an image I use Photoshop. That said, my typography skills aren’t where they need to be, so it never really looks that good.
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If you’ve watched any of my videos you know I’m a sucker for the “Big Softy” Vignette filter in Effects. But if I’m spending a little more time with my photo, and I know I’m going to do some layered based editing to it, I also have another trick for adding vignettes that tends to look a bit more natural. With a duplicate layer, and a quick blend mode change, it’s actually pretty simple and fast to do. Enjoy!
I’m amazed after all these years there is so much diversity in workflows. All the variable ways people download, organize and edit means if you talk to another photographer about their workflow, chances are it is different than yours. It’s not just in the software or equipment we use. Some of us organize by date, others by client or subject. Some shoot RAW, some JPG, some both. Some of us rename, others don’t.
I have always been a fan of Ansel Adams. As a matter of fact, in High School we were given and artist emulation assignment where we were to photograph something like a great photographer of the past. Whether it was irony or fate, I have yet to determine; my teacher assigned me to Ansel Adams. At first, I thought he just had a funny name, but then I analyzed his work and realized he was a true master of the craft. Needless to say, emulating his style was not an easy task for a High School student.
I visited ON1 HQ last week and got a demo of the much anticipated Photo RAW with Dan Harlacher. First off, yes it is really fast, cool, and revolutionary. I wanted to highlight four things I am most excited about.
Last week I saw a few questions about adding and searching with keywords in Browse. Coming off the video I did on the Favorites/Watched section in Browse, I thought this video on keywords was a great follow up. If you have a complicated photo library (I don’t), then keywords can definitely help you find/organize your photos at a deeper level, and a lot of people use them (I personally don’t). But there’s a trick in Browse to making keywords work a little better and it actually involves that same Favorites/Watched panel that we looked at last week. Enjoy!
In ON1 Photo RAW, the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient filters from Effects will be full-fledged tools you can access and edit in any module. These will be part of the shared tools like Crop, Retouch, Perfect Eraser and Clone that will be available and re-editable, nondestructively, in Develop & Effects. In the tool-well on the left you see icons for the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient tools. At the top in the tool-options are are the familiar controls for adjusting brush size, opacity, feather, etc. On the right you see two tabs below the navigator; Overall Settings and Local Adjustments. Overall Settings is what you see today in Photo 10, the control panes or filters that affect the entire photo.