Quickly enhance portraits using ON1 Photo Raw 2018. Portrait photos often require some post-processing, learn how you can transform your basic capture into a stunning portrait using only three basic tools. Easily process, retouch, and refine your portrait with Photo Raw. Applying selective edits to portraits can help you improve your model’s features and bring them back to how you envisioned them when you were photographing. Learn these simple tricks to enhance your portrait using only local adjustments, your retouch brush, and a single filter.
Easily enhance your firework photos using ON1 Photo RAW 2018. By adding in contrast to your photo you will help to separate your fireworks from your background. Be careful when overdoing exposure because your firework highlights can get blown out quickly. I would recommend using basic tonal adjustments on fireworks photos because it may seem unnatural if you make bright and vibrant changes. Once you’ve set your tone and brought back some of the color into your firework explosions, take your photo into effects to start making creative adjustments. A great effect to use on fireworks is Dynamic Contrast because it helps to bring back some detail in your explosions and light trails. If you have distractions in your photo like people or objects, quickly subdue them by using a vignette.
Today, in my new Tip of the Week series, I have three tips I recommend using when editing landscape photos inside of ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5. I can say with confidence that these three tips will quickly turn any landscape photo into a stunning scene. So consider using these three tools when you start to edit any landscape photo as you will likely find that they make a big difference in your edited photos.
Photographing in low light? Use ON1 Photo RAW’s amazing shadow recovery to reveal the color and detail in the dark, shadowy areas of your photos.
We’ve teamed up with Tamara Lackey to launch a new and fun video series – How to Photograph Everything. Each month we will post a new episode with new scenes that include shooting and editing in ON1 Photo RAW. In each video Tamara shows how to set up the shot, camera settings, and different things to try out. Tamara also chooses her favorite photo from the shoot and walks you through her editing process in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.
There are a few different ways to add interest to a dull sky without having to completely replace the sky when it comes to photo editing. A quick and easy way is to use the tone enhancer in ON1 Photo RAW 2018. It’s one method that works extremely well. If you’ve ever had a photo where you have a great foreground and subject, but the sky just doesn’t quite make the cut this is perfect. Remember, it’s not always necessary to replace the entire sky.
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.
Who hasn’t been out shooting in bad weather and come back with photos that would be great if wasn’t for the low contrast haze all over them? In this video, you’ll learn an easy and sure-fire way to fix them.
How many times have you been on location with a great subject in front of you only to have to deal with mediocre light? While nothing beats shooting in perfect light, being able to create your own in post-production can make up for a lot. It also increases your creative options. With a couple of masks, a brush, and the gradient masking bug, you have a lighting studio at your fingertips. By the end of this video, you’ll be able to take control of the lighting in your photos by creating what wasn’t there.
I was honored to be a part of the Spring into Summer campaign and jumped on board with a fun video on High School Seniors. As we head into summer, Senior season is in full swing for a lot of studios. At the beginning of the season I enjoy creating a few new presets, inspired by my first couple sessions. Styles and trends are always evolving as well as my mood can vary when I am editing the start of a new season of seniors.
Sometimes a photograph needs just a little tweaking to go from good to great. When used together, Layers and Effects can be a powerful combination. In this video, you’ll learn to use them to gain maximum control over your edit and your artistic vision. By the end, you’ll know how to quickly enhance a sky and how to tweak the foreground subject so the edit looks seamless.
Not every sunrise or sunset is golden, but you can flip the script and make a beautiful photo out of a “blue hour.” Watch me bring out the vibrant colors in this scene. Then, with the powerful Local Adjustments tools, I add the finishing touches to complete his photo.
A sky in motion adds drama, depth, and action to your landscape. In this video, ON1 Guru Scott Davenport shows you how to add motion to your sky using Layers and Effects. The Blur filter in ON1 Effects makes it easy to add sweeping motion to your sky. Using the power of Layers, you can keep your foreground subjects crisp and clean.
One of the most common questions I get is, “Blake, how do I adjust the White Balance in my image when the automated settings just don’t work?” You can adjust the White Balance without slider slamming or guessing, but you have to know a little bit about Color Theory!
We cap our mini portrait workflow series with part 8 – Using Presets. I go through some of the built-in presets in ON1 Photo 2017 which are great for using on portraits. Presets are the perfect starting point for styling and making amazing looking portrait shots.