Creating Your Workflow in Capture One

 

Creating Your Workflow in Capture One

 

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

I'm David, I'm working directly with phase one, and I'm the lead educator for phase one. So that means I teach Capture One to of course all you people listening and watching out there as well as our partners and user and customers and so on. So that puts me in a good position to really go super deep into the workflow options of Capture One. With the goal being to help you work smarter. So work flow, it's not like a super sexy subject like color correction, and in editing and so on, but that's the reason why it's good to be best at work flow, because it will give you more time and you won't have to work as hard so you can spend more time doing the enjoyable stuff. Let Capture One do the heavy lifting for you, basically. So what we're gonna do is teach you a number of different processes and techniques and so on, where we can use as much automation and smart things in Capture One to do all that heavy lifting for you. So today we're basically going to try and automate all the manual work ...

that you generally try to do with your work flows. So the idea behind that is that we set everything up once, so you get your work flow goals in place, and then we can repeat that over and over again. So once you have everything dialed down to how you need it to be, it becomes repeatable and then consistent. So let's take the human error out of it. Because let's face it, when humans are involved, things always go wrong. So if we can program Capture One to do exactly what we need, then it's going to be consistent and repeatable and do the same thing over and over again. So we'll optimize our key stages, which is going to be file management, so we're gonna have a really deep look at sessions in Capture One. So sessions in Capture One are a unique way to organize your files. Not available in any other software, but it works really nicely for dealing with projects which have a lot of images, need a lot of processing, adjustment and sorting. We can do all of that really comfortably within a Capture One session. So we're gonna go really deep into that. We're gonna look at working with external editors, for example Photoshop. So taking an image, going out to Photoshop, using the excellent tools in Photoshop to do things that Capture One can't do, of course, but then bringing that back to Capture One to then make Capture One the hub of all the things you need to do after that. So delivering the image, changing the file size, perhaps experimenting with some different color looks or color grades and so on. Then we're gonna do a lot about processing and exporting. You might think, well that's a pretty simple subject. Yes, it's easy to select an image and send it for export and processing, but if we want to select multiple image, process them in multiple different ways, and send them to multiple locations all automatically. And we look at some selection and rating techniques so that you can move that as quick as possible using color tagging and star rating. And then we do another work flow using styles and presets and some local adjustments as well. So that's everything that we're gonna do today as well. Okay? Great David, thank you. Shall we talk about what's going to happen in the first segment? Perfect. Segment one. So this is, as I said, we're going to start off by kind of building all the things you need to know before we can then really accelerate all the clever stuff. So we'll look at the file management Capture One sessions, then we'll look at going to external editors and back, we'll have a little grounding information on what a process recipe is, and then we'll have some grounding information in what a token is in Capture One and how we can use a token to really help us do lots of automated tasks.

Class Description

What can you do in Capture One to make your workflow faster and more efficient? David Grover, Capture One educator and expert will show you how to set up the best workspace for post-processing to exporting batches of images to multiple locations. You will learn:

  • How to make your own workspace – remove the clutter!
  • How to use Capture One ‘tokens’ to expedite your processing and send images to multiple destinations to multiple folders, automatically
  • The best techniques for copying adjustments from one image to the next
  • How to organize, tag and find your images quickly
  • How to process in Photoshop from Capture One

Work smarter, not harder, and create your ultimate workflow.


Software Used: Capture One Pro 10