Tag: Creativity

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Making The Best of A Shoot Gone Wrong

I’m just back from an epic 10 days with my family, photo gear and some kitesurfing friends on the Sea of Cortez. Excited to see a clear dawn forecast with a new moon rising over La Ventana Bay at blue-hour, I got up early one morning only to find an unexpected marine layer blocking it. In this video I’ll talk about how I try to shift photographic gears and work in new ways when things don’t go as planned. I’ll also talk about my strategies for balancing my passion for photography with enjoying my family when we’re all on trips like this.

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Masking & Creative Compositing

Learn how to create a stylistic composite using the AI Quick Mask Tool inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019. First we will mask out our background from our subject. We can use this as our guide when we are blending layers together. Then we will use our Masking Brush to remove and add different textures onto our composite. From there we will top off the photo with some birds for a creative flare. Lastly we will merge the layers together into a New Stamped Layer and stylize with a LUTs Filter.

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Using Effects Creatively

Join Dylan Kotecki live as he shows off the power of using Effects. Watch as he uses filters, masking, and other tools to create stunning photos!

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All About Effects – ON1 Recorded Webinar

Join Software and Video Educator Dylan Kotecki as he shows some of the amazing features using Effects inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019.

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The Grunge Look

In the Grunge Look, we will create a dark, moody image using different tones and filters. To start off, we will crop and position. Then we will develop the tone and color to set the base for our style. We will then head into Effects to stir in some Dynamic Contrast for detail. To give our photo the grunge look, we will combine a Grunge filter with a Glow filter. We’ll top it with a Vignette to finish.

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The Creative Side to Local Adjustments

Now that we all have a base understanding of how Global Adjustments work in On1 Photo RAW 2019 from last weeks video, it is time to get a little creative. The next stage of post-processing is known as utilizing Local Adjustments. These are adjustments, filters, and techniques that you can selectively and subjectively apply to very specific areas within your image. We will not only talk about why these kind of adjustments are important but when and how you can apply them with your own images as well!

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The Creative Composite Look

Let’s cook up some creative style in this Creative Composite Look. First we will mix and blend in a tree layer to create a unique look. Then we will stir in a birds layer. From there we will take our composite into Effects to add stylistic filters like LUTs, Split Tone, and more.

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The Dramatic Look

We’re going to cook up a Dramatic portrait in just a few minutes using different creative ingredients. To start, we will give our photo some basic tonality and color inside of Develop. From there we will mix in some creative filters like Grunge and Glow to give our photo a dramatic look. To top it off we will smooth out her skin using the Portrait tab.

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The Magic Forest Look

Get ready to stir up some style in this Magic Forest Look. We will begin by setting our tone and color inside of Develop. From there we will mix in some Sunshine and Dynamic Contrast for a boost of light and detail. To top off and garnish, we will add a tiny bit of a Vintage filter.

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The Matte Look

In the Matte Look we will give some vintage style to a modern photo. We will begin with a Curves filter to add the faded and matte look. Then we will bring in some Sunshine to pull out colors and midtones. We will then stir in some Dynamic Contrast for detail and then a Cross Process filter to taste.

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The Painterly Sunset Look

With the Painterly Sunset Look, we will add some style and texture using a Luminosity Mask. Then we will mix in a little Glow and Sunshine into our water to blend. To top it all off we will add a small amount of Photo Filter.

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The Monochromatic Look

Using The Monochromatic Look we will cook up a colorless masterpiece. Combing Sunshine and Curves filters will create our base. From there we will mix in some Dynamic Contrast for detail. To top if off we will stir in a mixture of Black & White and modify to taste.

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The Vintage Look

In the Vintage look we will create a retro look by mixing in a few filters and some basic tonality. First let’s set the tone and color inside of Develop. From there we will stir in a LUTs and Vintage filter to add the old school style. Then we’ll top off with a light leak and a vignette.

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The Painting Light Look

Easily paint light into your photo to stir up the style. Start by cropping and developing the tone and color. Add a Sunshine filter to add some contrast and fall color. Mix in a couple local adjustment layers so you can add light and dark into specific areas. Finish with a Vignette to taste.

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The Cinematic Look

Cook up a cinematic look in minutes. Use exposure, shadows, and blacks to reveal some underlying tonalities. Apply different filters such as Split Tone and Curves to add cinematic style to the photo. Top it off with a local adjustment gradient and modify to taste.

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