There are some nice features in the Exposure Panel that might not be initially obvious. In this video, Derrick Story shows you some of his favorite Exposure Panel tricks in Capture One Pro, which is an advanced image management and editing application for profession and enthusiast photographers.
- [Instructor] We think of curves and levels as being the expert tools when it comes to working with exposure but the exposure area itself in Capture One Pro is actually quite good. There's a few little tricks here I want to show you and things that you should be aware of. You don't always have to go to levels, you don't always have to go to curves. First I want to start out over here where the presets are and there are some interesting presets built into the application. Black and white high contrast and I just think that is gorgeous.
(laughs) Black and white low contrast. The medium contrast is quite nice also. I think that's pretty. And you can see what's going on there in the exposure tab so this is all happening in the exposure tab. Then we're back to color with compensation minus one stop, plus one stop and then you have a couple of vivid settings. And you can see those sliders moving as we go through here. So that's something to keep in mind if you want to use this as a starting point.
For example, if you want to do vivid one as a starting point. Go ahead and choose that. And then there's the magical contrast slider which has a very sophisticated algorithm. This is not contrast from Photoshop 2.5 that's horrible. This is contrast that is a lot more intelligent and you can use it both to increase contrast. Remember contrast pushes out your histogram toward both ends or you can decrease contrast with it. Either way.
Depending on what you're up to there. So it is a very good slider and it's something that a lot of times will give your images just a little bit of oomph. Alrighty. And then finally the exposure slider is going to work mainly and the bright end of things. I think it is very delicate. I don't use it per se very much, but one thing that I will do, I'm going to go ahead and reset, is that when I come to the exposure area, I will go ahead and hit auto first.
Let the application do it's thing and then I'll usually just adjust with a little bit of contrast and call it a day. Just like that. Let's do our before and after. I'm going to hold down the option key. There's before. There's after. Just a little bit of oomph there. Reset. I'm going to show you one more time. Very easy work flow for when you're burning through a bunch of images. Hit auto and then use contrast to adust to taste and there you go.
- Adjusting a specific hue with the Color Editor
- Minimizing an offending color in the Color Editor
- Fine tuning hues with Color Balance
- Exploring Color Balance presets
- Addressing a specific tone with the Curve tool
- Exposure adjustment tricks
- Using brushing tools in the Local Adjustments tab
- Making color corrections to specific areas
- Speeding up your workflow