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.
In this Short Clip, I’ll show you how to transform a photo into a power black and white photo using ON1 Photo RAW. I’ll also explain the key differences between the Black & White adjustment panel in Develop vs. the Black & White filter in Effects.
In March, Hudson Henry and I took a trip to Moab to scout and shoot Arches National Park. Like any photo adventure we had good times, we had some turbulence, but we walked away with some stellar images. We both left speechless by the beauty of Arches National Park.
Adding a black & white matte can really change the mood of an image giving it that extra finish that is needed. Creating a matte BW look is simple and once you have the steps it will lead you to creating many different types of matte looks even color ones.
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.
Part 6 of this series is where I cover how you can creatively focus your viewers attention on your subject matter in a portrait. See how you can put less focus on the distracting elements to draw attention to your subjects.
Just a few minutes in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 can transform a photo from dull & flat to detailed & vibrant. I use Develop to remove some distractions and then some basic adjustments to enhance the colors in the photo. I’ll then jump to Effects to darken the bottom of the photo with a gradient mask and “apply to”. Once I’m done I’ll boost the detail with Dynamic Contrast and finish off the photo by adding a spotlight vignette.
ON1 Guru, Blake Rudis, takes us through an entire workflow in this extended video clip. He will show us his classic Tone, Color and Artistic Effects Workflow steps, but with the ON1 Photo RAW spin on it.
Take a walk through ON1 Effects and get a fast overview of all the key features you’ll need to enhance your images.
ON1 Guru Blake Rudis of f64Academy shows us some cool new features on an otherwise lesser known feature. In the past, Blake has shown us how he uses Apply To to protect various parts of his images. You can still do that in ON1 Photo 2017, but there is one more level of control that makes Apply To even more compelling!
Creating a collage gives you thousands of options and that makes them so much fun! Watch me show you the basics for creating a collage using ON1 Layers. In this video will learn how to access ON1 Extras, import your own creative elements, and build a collage with them. With ON1 Layers there are endless possibilities and it’s fast and easy to create something wonderful!
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!
What if I told you the most effective preset I have in my ON1 Effects Preset folder does absolutely nothing to my image? Well, it’s true, my favorite preset in ON1 does nothing for my photograph while doing everything for my workflow. Oh the word play!
I harp on three things in every one of my video tutorials, target Tone, then Color, then hit the Artistic Effects. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a preset that will have no effect on your image, but will set you up for success while editing.