Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Apply clarity to an image, part of Capture One Pro 9 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Clarity and Structure are two of my favorite tools in the Exposure tab mainly because they just have such a cool effect on the images. We're going to take a look at this shot here. We're going to enhance its texture with Clarity and maybe a bit with Structure also and then we'll work on a portrait where we soften things a bit using these very same tools. Now, we have a couple different methods here. We have Natural, Punch, Neutral and Classic. I tend to stay away from Classic. It's an older algorithm. I don't think it's quite as good as the other three.
Neutral is good for things like this and we're going to actually use Neutral. Punch is good for when you really want to make a sky dramatic, something like that. Kind of an HDR feel almost and then Natural is very nice for portraits and we'll use that in a few minutes but let's go to Neutral right now. Now, this image we worked on a little bit earlier. We did some exposure work on it and just to show you where we started, I'll hold down the Option key and that's where we started and we got it to this point using the exposure tools.
Now let's add some Clarity and Structure to it. Now, Clarity works a little bit better with the coarse textures. Structures more for fine details so let's go ahead and up it and boy, right away you can see a difference and these little guys right here, want to zoom in a bit. I'm holding down the Space bar by the way to reposition here. I'll go back to the pointer tool and let's do some fine detail and really keep an eye on this area right here.
I think we're going to see some good stuff. Now, of course, I'm going to tell you that you should show restraint with these tools and then of course what do I do? First thing I do is I go and I'm pegging them almost all the way to the right. I know. But it's so nice. I like it. Alright, let's take a look. I'm going to hold down the Option key. Alright, there's where we started. Look at the glass too. The lens. Isn't that something? Right so we'll go ahead and zoom out.
I'm going to go back to my zoom tool here. I'm just going to hold down the Option key and that will move me back. Alright, I think we're in good shape there. Let's go back to the pointer tool and let's go to a portrait so I'm going to go back to our library here. Let's revisit Tina. We did some work with her earlier also. We did color work. We didn't really do any exposure work with her and I want to soften this a bit so I'm going to go to Natural which is the top here.
We did Neutral for our thing and we're going to do Natural for Tina and it doesn't affect color very much. It's one of the reasons why I like Natural. It just mainly sticks with the midtone highlights and we're just going to take our Clarity and we're going to move it down. Soften things up. I'm going to hold down the Option key. Let's take a look at what we did. There's where we were. Is that nice? Just kind of soften things up, those coarse details. Now, I could do that with Structure also for the finer stuff but a lot of times if I'm moving Clarity way down, I'll actually move Structure back just a hair just to give us a little bit more in the finer details there.
They can compliment each other. See if that worked or not. Holding down the Option key. I could see a little effect. Not too much. Clarity's going to be our main tool on this shot here. I'm going to zoom in a bit just to see what's going on with the skin tones. Okay, let's do before and after now. Option key. Good. Alright, we'll zoom back out. Hold down the Option key here. Bring us back out.
I think we'll leave it just like that. I like it myself. Alright and then we'll go back to the camera just for one moment so we'll go back to our camera. We're going to take our loupe. Just kind of do a little bit of work here. Now you can see that even though we've done some pretty heavy Structure work, there's not a whole lot of artifacts. It has just kind of added some serious grit to things. Same thing in here.
It really hangs together very nicely. I like it. Now, just one last thing before we leave Clarity and Structure, I'm going to do Command R to take us back to the very beginning of this image. So there's where we started. Now we'll do Command Z. That brings us back. One more time. Command R. It's not just the metals. It's the glass too, isn't it? Command Z. Alright, so that's Clarity and Structure.
Think of Clarity more for the coarse details. Structure more for the finer stuff and then keep in mind that you have these four different methods. Neutral, more for things. Natural, more for people. Punch, more for kind of an HDR effect. Do that, show some restraint and I think you'll have a very good outcome with these two wonderful sliders.
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Derrick Story embarks on an in-depth exploration of Capture One Pro. The course structure mirrors the design of the software itself, with chapters that step through each of the tabs in Capture One Pro, from organizing to editing to refining to outputting images. Derrick investigates Capture One Pro's intuitive library structure, its robust editing tools, its tethered shooting mode for going directly from camera to computer, and its photo printing and sharing features, including options for creating web pages and slideshows straight from Capture One Pro. These tutorials are ideal for former Aperture users who are looking for a new photo editing application, as well as current Lightroom subscribers who are interested in Capture One Pro's more powerful import, color grading, and tethering features.
- Choosing the right version of Capture One Pro
- Setting preferences
- Creating catalogues
- Importing images
- Organizing images in projects, albums, and groups
- Adjusting color
- Converting to black and white
- Using levels and curves to adjust exposure
- Cropping, rotating, and flipping
- Reducing noise and sharpening
- Adding metadata in Capture One Pro
- Exporting images from Capture One Pro
- Working with Aperture and Lightroom catalogs
- Shooting in tethered mode
- Making local adjustments with Capture One Pro
- Making prints
- Backing up Capture One Pro catalogs
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Tethered Shootingwith Richard Harrington2h 30m Beginner
Architectural Photography: Interiorswith Richard Klein58m 20s Intermediate
Architectural Photography: Exteriorswith Richard Klein28m 53s Intermediate
1. Get Started with Capture One Pro
2. Organize Your Images
3. Basic Color Adjustments
4. Basic Exposure Adjustments
5. Work in the Composition Tab
6. Fine-Tune in the Details Tab
7. Metadata and Keywording
8. Exporting Images
9. Advanced Importing
10. Tethered Shooting
Review shoot results4m 22s
11. Local Adjustments and Styles
12. File and Catalog Management
Next steps3m 36s
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