Layers – ON1

A Quick Exposure Blending Tip

Hi Everyone! In this video, I’ll show you how I blend multiple exposures when HDR is not an option. With the new auto alignment in ON1 Photo RAW 2019 I can easily blend two photographs of this sailboat at sunset together using the gradient mask tool. Then I’ll share my trick for re-calibrating my eyes when applying adjustments. Download the practice files and follow along with me! Please feel free to leave your comments and questions below.

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Creative Layering Ideas

Continuing on with our Layers topics this month, I wanted to leave you with some creative ideas for layering. When you start to combine outside imagery, blend modes, opacity, and masks you can do some really cool things with Layers. This video in no way covers all of them, but hopefully it starts you on the track of thinking about how we can get a little more creative with layers. Have fun!

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A Layered Workflow

Continuing on with the Layers theme this month, we’re going to dive in to some workflows for using multiple layers. The main questions that come up are what order do we do things. We have Develop changes, layered changes and even effects. So what’s the right order to work in, and how to we jump across the various modules if we have multiple layers. As always, if you have any questions feel free to ask ‘em below. Enjoy!

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To Layer Or Not To Layer?

Hey there! In this first video of mine for my February guest-coaching month, I wanted to talk a little about some of the general concepts behind when we choose to use Layers in our editing. There’s certain things I think should be done at the Raw level, and there’s certain things that we need layers to do – and then (of course to complicate things) there’s tasks that could be done with layers or without—and it’s up to you.
So I created this first video to run through what I think are edits that are best done in the raw editor portion of our workflow, and then some examples of things that we’d need layers for. Enjoy!

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Texture Blending Basics in ON1 Layers

Scott Davenport’s techniques for texture blending in ON1 Layers are great skills to learn for enhancing your landscape photos. In this free bonus video, Scott goes through the basics of blending in ON1 Layers. He also covers everything from installing and choosing textures, to blending mode tips and tricks, and adding textures to landscape photos for a finishing touch.

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