Tag: Tips & Tricks

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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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Tips for Organizing Large Photo Shoots

Easily organize and manage your photos inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Learn some tips that will help you breeze through culling and rating. Lastly, learn how to color label folders to save time when editing and exporting.

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3 Ways to Flawlessly Retouch Skin

Learn how to quickly smooth and retouch skin inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The first way is to use the Skin Retouching filter inside of the Effects Tab to remove any blemishes. You could also use the Portrait Tab to detect any faces and apply more specific skin, eye, and mouth retouching. Finally you can retouch skin by duplicating your portrait and blurring the skin tones to soften the face.

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10 Tips for Faster Photo Editing

If you are looking to save a few clicks, learn new shortcuts, or optimize your workflow, keep reading. I’ve put together ten tips which can help speed up your photo editing workflow in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Many of the tips you can find in our trusty ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2 User Guidebook, and I list the page number and link where you can find a more detailed explanation for specific tips.

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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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3 Tips for Enhancing Skies

Learn a few quick tips for enhancing your skies inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Skies can be a difficult area to deal with but Photo RAW makes it easy with a powerful shadows slider and customizable local adjustments.

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Dodging and Burning with Local Adjustments

Learn how to quickly dodge and burn inside ON1 Photo RAW using Local Adjustments. We will quickly brighten, darken, and modify specific areas in our photo by adjusting and painting on a couple local adjustment layers.

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Fixing Dark and Underexposed Images – Tip of the Week

Easily fix dark and underexposed images inside ON1 Photo RAW 2019. Using the Develop tab you can quickly pull out darker detail using the shadow and exposure sliders. Don’t forget to incorporate detail and contrast when you pull up on shadows because it will more often than not leave your image looking flat. To deal with noise and sharpening, head into the Effects tab and add a Noise Reduction and Sharpening filter.

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Organizing with Folders and Albums

Learn how to stay organized using folders and albums. Being able to drag and drop folders and subfolders is a quick way to move photos around. Using Cataloged Folders will allow you to browse through and manage your photos much faster. Albums are great for basic photo albums so you can access instantly. Creating Smart Albums will help you search through all your cataloged folders to find images based on your own specific criteria.

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Creative Filters Using Luminosity Masks – Tip of the Week

Learn how to add filters creatively using luminosity masks. Luminosity masks are a great way to target bright or dark areas in your photo. Take your photo to creative new heights using this masking technique. You can also copy and paste your luminosity mask onto other filters for a fast, fun way to edit.

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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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All About Real Estate – Recorded Webinar

ON1 Software Educator Dylan Kotecki is back with a webinar all about real estate photography in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5. Learn the basics of capturing and editing real estate as well as how to process your real estate photos in ON1 Photo RAW.

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Creating a Moody Portrait

Create stylistic and moody portraits inside of ON1 Photo RAW. Learn how to take your portrait to creative heights using different tones and filters. You can easily find your photos inside of Browse and then compare groups of similar shots using compare view mode. Once you’ve culled through your selections and found your favorite, head into Develop to start creating a tonality for your photo. After giving your photo a basic look, use filters inside Effects to bring your moody portrait to life.

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Creating a Dynamic Sky

Learn how to easily create a dynamic sky using ON1 Photo RAW. Photo RAW makes it incredibly easy to manipulate your sky and make it come to life. Just find your photo you want to edit and head into Layers. There you can quickly find different sky backgrounds to add onto your photo. Brushing in a new sky is a breeze with all of the mask refinement tools. Not only can you add in a sky but you can add in other elements as well such as bird or wildlife silhouettes. If you want to add any of your own extras into Photo RAW simply head up to File and then Manage Extras.

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Creative Filters for Amazing Night Photos

Quickly edit and enhance your night photography using creative filters inside of ON1 Photo RAW. Learn how to elevate your night photos by quickly making tone and color adjustments. Using your exposure, contrast, and mid-tones sliders you can easily bring your night photo to life. Once you’ve added some tonality, you can head into Effects to bring creative flare to your photo.

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