Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Convert to black and white, part of Capture One Pro 9 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Oh my gosh, black and white is so much fun in this application. You know, one of the things I was thinking about when I moved over from Aperture to Capture One was, well what about all my plugins? Like Silver Efex Pro, which I absolutely adore. Well, take a look here, and see what you think, with the embedded tool that saves you from having to round-trip. We're just working with the RAW file right here. We're just working right on the old RAW file so we don't have to create a .TIFF and send it out and bring it back, and all that.
So, in the Black & White area here, and of course, yes we are in the Color tab, and yes, Black & White is here, that's just the way it is. OK, go with it. I can convert to black and white just with one checkbox, just like that. And I have black and white, and I have my different sliders to adjust that black and white. But I think this is more a fun way to go. Go up here to this little menu item. And look at this. Oh my gosh.
Isn't that fun? So we have all these different looks. And you can just slide on them, till you find what you want. They also have split toning, which we'll talk about in a second. And then we have just straight toning. So I'm just gonna pick one. By the way, the little readouts that you see there, that's those over here. So we'll just pick one here. Now I can further adjust if I want with the sliders. And tweak my image a bit more.
I'm doing yellow because yellow tends to affect the skin tones a lot, so if I want to brighten up those skin tones, I can do that. Now if I hold down the Option key and I click on the Reset, I can see what I've done. And there's also a Split Tone tab right here. And split toning is very cool. And again, if you're not really sure where to start with the split tones, go back to the menu, and take a look at some of these combinations, and see what you think. There's a blue/brown split tone.
There's a blue/red. Yellow/blue split toning. There's a yellow/blue there, we'll pick that one. And then, once you pick your preset, you can work on the shadows and you can work on the highlights. We'll work on the highlights a bit. So, you want more saturation, you want less saturation. Little bit there. You can also play with the hue here. Do a little less, right there.
And then maybe in the shadows we'll bump up the saturation a little bit more. Something like that. It's very interesting, isn't it. I want, maybe, something not quite so blue. And you could come all the way over here and have something like this. Just something a little bit like that. That's a little heavy-handed, we'll bring that down a bit. And just to see what we've done, again, I'm gonna hold down the Option key. There's where we started. Now the color looks funny, doesn't it. (laughs) Go wow, what's that color thing? And here we are with a split-tone black and white.
And just like with all the other tools that we have here, if you have a whole bunch of photos, and you get it the way that you want, you can go ahead and copy that and paste into the rest. If you don't like the Black & White tool here in Color, you can remove it, although I've grown to appreciate it. By the way, in here's our copy and paste, but I really like using the keyboard shortcuts, or choosing them from the menu up here. It's a little bit easier for me to work with than here.
Alrighty, so that is our Black & White tool. I'm gonna leave this just like this. Later on, we can play with exposure and other aspects of this photo. Right now, we're really working with just the color. Or in this case, just the split-toned, kind of cool looking, beautiful black and white.
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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