Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Create and apply a style, part of Capture One Pro 9 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] All of this activity gets a lot more fun when we get to Styles, and there's a couple ways that we can get to Styles. Let's say that we're working in a particular tool tab right now. For instance, we're over here in Exposure, and I wanted to apply my skin-softening style without leaving this tab, I can do that, I can go up to Adjustments, go down here to Styles. You'll see my User Styles, and there's my skin softening right there, and you notice the minute that I mouse over it, that the Clarity and Structure change as well as the Contrast.
Let's take that off. Watch Contrast and watch Clarity and Structure. Now watch when I go here. This is the difference with Styles, in that we are making changes to more than one tool, both the Clarity tool and the Exposure tool, so if I apply that, if I just click on that, then we have that, that's kinda neat. Now we can do the same work if we over to the Adjustments tab and you see that I have that Style selected right here. Let's remove it.
We have a preset there, now you can tell the difference between presets and styles, the presets have a different icon than styles. We have a metadata preset applied right now. Even though it's under applied styles, this really should be applied styles and presets, if that were to be more accurate, 'cause it shows both. Anyway, we have a metadata preset showing right here. Now if I want to apply a style, I can do that over here like this, and now we have both.
So how do you create your own style? It's pretty easy. Let's go back over here to Exposure and we'll work on this one right here. Let's say that I want my skin softening to be bumped up another notch. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take this, I'm gonna go to 100, 100 right here. We're gonna lower the Contrast even more, we're gonna go to 15.
Now, if I were just working on the image, I might play with the Exposure a bit but I'm not going to here because I don't want Exposure itself, and I'm talking about the Exposure slider, to be part of this style. I just want the things that I want. Now, I could play with it if I want to bring that Exposure down just a hair. That doesn't mean that it necessarily has to become part of the style. I can go ahead and do the adjustment, say something like that.
It can be part of the adjustment, in other words while I'm working on the image, without becoming part of the style, and you're probably going well how does that work? Well, I'll show you. I'm gonna go up to Adjustments, we're gonna go up to Styles, and I'm gonna say Save User Style. So, we already have Dex Skin Soften 1 and I've adjusted it, but we're gonna make Dex Skin Soften 2. Now we get a different list of options here, and this is what's fun about styles compared to presets is that we have more choices.
In this style, I definitely want contrast right? That's part of it, but I don't want that Exposure setting that I made, that was just for this particular image so I'm gonna take that out of the style. I don't want white balance to be part of this style, that's more on a individual thing. However, I do want Clarity and Structure, and remember, styles can have metadata too so I don't want that metadata in with the style. I want this style just to be -100 Clarity - 100 Structure, and -15 Contrast.
That's what this style is about, so I have just selected those. You can go ahead and play with your image, just choose the parameters that you want here in this menu and save that as part of your style. Again, just like a preset, we don't name it here. We come over to Save, and now we're gonna give it Dex Skin Soften 2. This is a little stronger. Do this correctly, 'cause I don't wanna have to do it over, I hate doing stuff over.
Again, that's what's great about styles right? All right, now we have saved that. Let's go to here, and instead of working with the menu up here, now again, this is another reason to come over to Adjustments. Let's go down here, here's our User Styles, and I could just work on a whole batch of images right here. Now I'm just gonna apply Skin Soften 2, and you notice that the Exposure stays the same, so even though I adjusted the Exposure in the other shot it's not changed here, we just get the skin softening things that I want, and we can double check our work if we want by going back over here, and sure enough, there we go.
Clarity and Structure -100, Contrast -15 but Exposure has stayed right where it is. So that's how you create and apply your own style. They're just really neat and there's all sorts of stuff that you can do with them, and as you'll see in an upcoming movie, other people have created great styles that we can import and use their stuff too. Not only is it a real time-saver, I think it just really helps you create the kind of continuity that you might want for the different types of shoots that you do.
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
Tethered Shooting Fundamentalswith Richard Harrington2h 30m Beginner
Architectural Photography: Interiorswith Richard Klein58m 20s Intermediate
Architectural Photography: Exteriorswith Richard Klein28m 58s 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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