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Capture One 12 Tutorials | Essential Adjustments

October 31, 2019

– [Instructor] The most
commonly used tools for image editing are either
in the exposure tool tab or in the color tool tab. First of all for this image I’d like to warm it up a little bit
so in the white balance tool I just increase my kelvin like so. Next I’ll go back to the exposure tool tab as I want to make some
changes to exposure. So to brighten the image a little I’ll raise the exposure a small amount. Also to add some more contrast
and to brighten the mid tones with the brightness slider and finally add a bit more saturation. Now this image has some
bright and dark areas that need recovery. So first of all, to get some
details back in the highlights I’ll raise the highlight slider somewhat. And if I zoom into 100%, I want to get some more details back into his wetsuit so I’ll bring up this shadow slider a little, too. Going back to fit screen I want to bump up the mid tone contrast a little. So raising the clarity slider
does a nice job of that. Zooming into 100% again, I wanna get a bit more structure
and detail out of there. Ice shapes and crystals. I’ll raise the structure
slider until it looks good. To finish the image I’ll add
a small amount of vignetting just to bring some focus to the subject. So dragging the slider
slightly in this direction will do that nicely. For this image I want to
adjust some of the colors. Let’s go to the color editor. It’s here within the color tool tab. In the basic tab of the tool I have six color ranges to choose from. I want to increase the saturation
of the reds and oranges. So first of all I just boost
up the saturation here like so and choose the oranges and
do a similar adjustment. And finally, the teal type colors could do with an edit as well, so once more I’ll increase
the saturation like so. For these portrait images I want to make a nice black and white conversion, so I’ll first enable the
black and white tool. And to control the densities
of each of the color channels, I’ll just reduce the reds
and the yellows like so. I’ll crop the image a little, too. So I choose the crop cursor tool here. Click, drag to crop. And once you’re happy with your crop you don’t need to apply it, just simply switch to another cursor tool. So I’ll take the pan tool, and the image is shown in its crop state. I’ll also just adjust the
contrast and brightness a little. So I’ll darken it slightly and
then add a bit more contrast and also some brightness
just to lift the mid tones and some shadow recovery just to get some more detail back in his shirt. Now I want these settings synchronized across all three portraits. The fastest way is to use
the global copy icon up here. So now the adjustments are
copied to the clipboard. To apply them to the other
images I just shift select them and click on the apply icon. Per default, copying adjustments will not include composition changes. But let’s assume I wanted the
crop to be copied as well. For this I’m going to use the copy function for individual tools. There’s a couple of steps here, but follow along as it’s highly useful. If I select the image with the crop and go to the crop tool
within the lens tool tab, there’s a small-double sided arrow. Let’s click that and choose copy. Now the crop is copied to the clipboard. Let’s select the other two
images like we did before and click apply. And the crop is now on
both of those images. There’s also a really handy shortcut for copying individual
tools in one action. Let’s reset the crop on these two images. I can do so with the reset
icon in the crop tool here. First I’ll select all three images. Just shift select to get three up. The image with the crop is
highlighted, as you can see. If I hold down shift on my keyboard and click the double-sided
arrow once more, then instantly the crop is
applied to the other images. This approach can be used on any tool. So let’s add a bit more contrast on the first one and synchronize the setting
with the other two as before, so shift click and it’s now copied across. When adjusting, exporting, or deleting multiple images at a time, you need to make sure that the feature edit or selected
variance is enabled.


  • Reply Artemio Haro Jimenez November 29, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    And… spanish tutos?

  • Reply choco sansa November 30, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Is the default sharpening a bit too high in capture one? do you tone it down or does capture set it that way because it is the best setting for the image?

  • Reply EDU Piola December 1, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Saludos EDU Piola

  • Reply Anthony Triana December 8, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you for this fundamental tutorial. Although what you showed were simple actions, said will be wonderful time savers! Cheers!

  • Reply Cadu de Siqueira December 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Hi! Why the film simulation for Fujifilm are not enable for the xt1 and older models?

  • Reply Michal Pfeil December 11, 2018 at 3:35 am

    How do you turn an adjustment on and off? Is there a check box somewhere? Nice update but man I miss Aperture. Would love that all the adjustments were in one tab instead of having to click between three tabs.

  • Reply Jaeger Schtulmann January 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Your software is so much faster and gives better results than Lightroom…well-done.

  • Reply Alex L February 2, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Compare to Lightroom, Capture One Pro is so much powerful in many aspects particularly in colour adjustments and layer function. But the crop function is terribly to use. Hope Capture One Pro will improve it in the following update. Thanks.

  • Reply Stelios kyriakides April 13, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    hi guys i have a quick question.. i am trying to edit an image in PS, (right click edit with-adobe photoshop). Unfortunately the edit variants button is greyed out. any suggestios? it was working fine until yesterday. really appreciate your help. Stelios

  • Reply Albers April 14, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Good. Which Fuji camera took the first picture, the one in the icy landscape? It looks good. What about the other two ones? I'm getting familiar with these new Raw extensions: .RAF, .IIQ, .NEX (I have always been a Canon man). Thanks in advance.

  • Reply nolaPIC April 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Love the short and quick videos!!!

  • Reply Leo Loyola May 5, 2019 at 2:58 am

    There is a big A (for auto adjustments ) top left ; is it recommendable to use it ?

  • Reply tallaganda83 June 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    A few things I would fix in an update of C1, 1. Better dust removal, cloning. This is one area photoshop really is lightyears ahead in. 2. Better noise reduction. 3. A less clunky way of previewing before and after. 3. Some more advanced gradient tools. 4. Being able to blend exposures using the excellent masks that the program offers. Its a great program other than that, which is why I would love it to keep improving so I can get rid of Adobe once and for all.

  • Reply oldschoolwarrior June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am

    This was helpful but it left out the one thing I wanted to know: If I want to copy all adjustments from an image except crop, how can I do that? It's unclear where you select the adjustments that you want to copy and paste. For many photos the lighting will be similar but I want a slightly difference composition so I would love to exclude "crop" when I copy my adjustments.

  • Reply Edisson Tobon June 20, 2019 at 2:47 am

    How to make panoramic photos with some photos?
    I want to capture one in Spanish

  • Reply Daniel Hare July 5, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Hello can anyone help me with this? On export to 2048px JPEG , some of my images appear to have not applied noise reduction and show very prominent color noise. However the same image exported at full size, with same noise reduction settings, shows no noise, as edited. C1 just started doing this and it is really bothering me, leaving me without answers. Does anyone know whats going on? Is this a bug?

  • Reply nudibanches July 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I've downloaded the trial version and it doesn't have white balance…weird.

  • Reply Csoery August 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I felt I could cry for joy when I saw the "setting up hardware acceleration" progress bar. It's ridiculous that LR struggles on a PC with a beast graphics card. This alone is reason for me to switch. Thanks for these tutorial videos, looking forward to learning the ins and outs of Capture One. As much as I liked the ease of use of editing tools in LR, I don't think I'll ever look back again.

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