Contrast – ON1

Targeting Contrast & Detail Adjustments in RAW

I frequently see images where contrast, detail and clarity are applied image-wide and negatively impact soft elements, out of focus details and portrait subjects. In this video I’ll showcase how to use the non-destructive tools in Photo RAW to avoid doing this in your edits and to correct previously edited images.

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Using Develop to Make Masking Simple

Often when I first open a raw photo I know that I’ll want to edit one part of it differently than another. Photo RAW’s non-destructive, masked workflow makes this easier than ever. A trick I often employ is starting by creating a mask before I do even the most basic of raw processing. By initially adjusting Develop’s basic tone sliders to unusual extremes, I can simplify creating a very useful mask to use later in the editing process. In this video, I’ll walk you through my process.

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ON1 Workflow – Using Luminosity Masks to Selectively Apply Effects

Luminosity masks are a go-to tool of mine when shooting sunsets, or trying to make a subject and a sky stand out. Join me in this complete, start-to-finish ON1 Workflow edit using luminosity masks to accurately post-process and apply filters to specific parts of this image. You can download the practice file and full video in this post.

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Dynamic Contrast – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

A while back, I did a post on using the ON1 Effects Dynamic Contrast filter and some of the negative things that come along with it (and how to remove them). Well, in last week’s photo critique on of the images that came up had some extra contrast added in the background and I offered the photographer (Mark Coons) some advice on removing it (even though Mark didn’t really need to because the image was selling already) 🙂

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