Painting light into your photo to create depth and contrast is easier than ever inside ON1 Photo RAW 2020. Learn how to get the flat out of your shot and create stunning landscapes using Local Adjustment Layers!
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6 comments on “Adding Depth to Your Photos”
On December 2, 2019 at 4:55 am Parviz Pour wrote:
Wish you had e-books or alike for every plug-ins. Videos are O.K. but e-books teaches you more adequately.
On December 2, 2019 at 9:08 am email@example.com wrote:
I don’t doubt that On1 Photo Raw is great software, indeed, great lesson. I just do not see, however, how you can do these kinds of adjustments on very dark images and NOT cover how to deal with the noise you’re introducing into the image, yes, even at 50 iso, nor the fact that this is an sRGB color space, the absolute WORST color space to be in for these kinds of adjustments. On screen all looks well, but try to print this image and you’re going to have a train wreck of banding, noise, blown out highlights, etc. You’re leaving out huge issues that affect image quality. Plus, you’re teaching people that this kind of post-processing acceptable without mentioning the caveats. There is huge downside in bringing out these details in the dark areas of the image, especially in sRGB. (There is no mention of bitrate, but I assume with sRGB it’s an 8-bit image we’re seeing manipulated, another “not good” scenario)
On December 2, 2019 at 10:15 am Robert Benyon wrote:
Phil makes good points. This shot should have been bracketed IMHO rather than pulling up the shadows. I have done a lot of studies of ON1 PR vs. other RAW develop software (Luminar, Topaz studio, DxO PL) and ON1 PR is the worst for introducing noise when pulling up shadows, and the noise reduction module in ON1 PR is poor. I love ON1 PR Effects module and the brushing/masking functions, but the Develop module needs lot more work. I have a crop sensor which makes some noise and I have learned to compensate for ON1’s deficiencies by exposure bracketing or using a different software for RAW development, then importing into ON1 Effects.
On December 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm firstname.lastname@example.org replied:
Amen, Robert, this should have been exposure blending rather than pulling up the dark areas.
On December 3, 2019 at 2:12 am Barry Cookson wrote:
Very interesting comments from people far more professional/experienced than I.
Could Dylan come back to this video and respond and show others such as myself how to go about addressing these issues please?
I found it a very interesting exercise, although I was concerned about the sky: vignetting helped a little there but surely one needs do something there too?
On December 4, 2019 at 10:17 am Dylan Kotecki wrote:
Phil, these videos are catered more towards the user who isn’t comfortable pulling up on theses sliders or using local adjustments. With large RAW files, I find I don’t need to bracket my photos as often. It saves me time and editing. As for the color space, sRGB is the most commonly used color space, it looks awesome, and it’s on a 16-bit image here. sRGB is easy, looks great, and you don’t have to do anything with it afterward. With that being said, every photo we work on is converted to ProPhotoRGB and high-bit depth while we work on it. Then it gets rendered down to whatever your output space is on export. Bracketing here would probably look great too but if I can get the same look without it and with very very little noise, why not?