I’m incredibly excited to bring you this new weekly series. I plan to provide you with these tips and tricks for ON1 Photo RAW in both video and written articles. The content for these ON1 Photo RAW tips and tricks will be from the requests I see in the ON1 Facebook Group, help requests submitted to our support team, through my own experience using the software, or some of the hidden secrets in ON1 Photo RAW. I hope you learn something new and valuable each week!
Optimize your photos in the Develop module of ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Take a deeper dive into the Develop module and learn more about: the color pane, detail and sharpening, noise reduction, lens correction, cropping and leveling, and how to recover shadows and highlights easily.
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.
There have been a number of questions in the Plus Community Discussion Forum this winter that relate to monitor calibration. For those of us who like to print, having your monitor calibrated for color and brightness is absolutely key to getting prints that look like your edited image on screen. In this video I’ll explain why and show you how I calibrate my monitors. Below the break are some links to the tools I use in this video below the break as well as some links to learn more and test your monitor’s performance without hardware.
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!
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.
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.
Develop is the best place to start editing. Liz LePage goes over the adjustments you need to get the results you want.
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!
Use the Noise Reduction filter in ON1 Effects with blending modes and luminosity masks to target very specific areas of your photo without elaborate masking. Watch me show you how you have ultimate noise reduction control with ON1 Photo 10.
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.
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.
In this video I will show you how I use Luminosity Masks in Effects 10 to add depth, drama and detail to my photos.
Watch me walk you through this long exposure post processing workflow following my recent trip to Yosemite National Park.
Admittedly, I don’t visit my family back in New York City nearly as often as I’d like to. One thing leads to another and the next thing I know, half a year has gone by. So, when I do get the opportunity to visit, I want to make the most of the time I have with them. Recently, I was able to fly out to NYC for a few days of downtime. On one of those days, my sister and I spent all of it roaming around various parts of downtown Brooklyn, which was a wonderful change of pace seeing as we normally default to visiting Manhattan.