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Lesson 50 from: Get The Most Out of Your Photos with Capture One Pro 10

David Grover

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50. Final Q&A


Class Trailer



What's Possible with Capture One: Quick Edit


Capture One Versions: Installation Basics


Interface Introduction and Customization


The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts


Image Management Basics


Organization Best Practices


Building your First Catalog


Image File Management Automation


Advanced Catalog Organization


How to Add Meta Data


Searching and Filtering Techniques


Further Catalog Strategies


Basic Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques


Advanced Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques


Basic Composing Techniques: Cropping, Rotation, Straightening


How to Correct for Perspective


Basic Tool Behavior


Tool Basics Part 1


Tool Basics Part 2


Converting to Black and White and Adding Grain


How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally


Sharpening and Noise Reduction


How to Create and Save Styles and Presets


Why Should You Shoot Tethered?


How to Set-Up Your Tethered Hardware


How To Set Up A Tethered Photoshoot Project


Basic Session Workflow Organizing And Making Selects


Basic Session Workflow Exporting


Advanced Session Workflow


Creating Selections With Smart Albums


Advanced Exporting


Saving Session Templates


Collaborating On Set With Capture Pilot


Using The Color Editor Basic Color Adjustment


Skin Tone Adjustments


Color Grading Using The Color Balance Tool


Image Processing Demo Perfecting Color


Create Masks for Local Adjustments using Brushes & Gradients


Advanced Local Adjustments using Masks


Dodging and Burning in Capture One


Creating Local Adjustments with the Color Editor


How to Use Local Adjustment Masks for Color Editing


How to Remove Objects in your Image


Image Processing Demo: Local Adjustments


Exporting with File>Export


Export Strategies and Proofing Previews with Process Recipes


How to Export for Social Media


More Clever Tricks with Capture One Pro 10


Final Q&A


Lesson Info

Final Q&A

Can you show us how you handle naming schemes, and how you rename files? Oh yeah, that's a great option, actually. So, renaming. Like the naming convention that we saw earlier when we were shooting tethered, it's exactly the same principle. But to access renaming, if we right-click on any selection of images, then we can bring on the batch rename function. If we only wanna rename one image, we can actually just click on the thumbnail itself and then just type in any name like so. But generally, if we wanna batch rename, select all the ones that you want to rename first, right-click and choose batch rename like so. Now, these images are sitting on my external SSD, so we get a warning saying that it's gonna change the name on the disk as well. So, let's say continue. And it pops up with the batch renaming dialog, like so. So we have two options, we have text and tokens. As you can see here, and we have find and replace. Which is really simple, actually. So, the format that we have for ...

renaming can follow exactly the same kind of principles that we did for the tethered shoot. So let's just delete kind of my tokens here. So if we'd like to rename we could have something like job name, which gives me a field to write in, and then let's just have a counter. So, one digit counter, for example. You need to press enter, so one digit counter, press enter. Choose how many digits we want to have, let's go for three. And then put in a backslash or dash or whatever you want in there, as such. Then we can do a job name, so let's say Creative Live. I believe this one is the wrong token, that should be job name, like so. So now, this will rename all the shots to Creative Live, etc If you wanna quickly reset the rename counter, we can get to it up here as well. Or we can use one of our shortcut keys that we had earlier. So let's reset that, and now we're back to zero. So if I press rename, like so, they will be renamed and so on. Something else worth knowing in there, if we go to batch rename once again, same warning, and instead of text and token we've got find and replace. So this is really good for just partially changing the file name. Can be a life saver if you've got a product name wrong, got a product code wrong, or something like that. You've spelt something wrong, rather than having to rename and renumber everything, we can say find Live, for example, and replace with Love. Let's do that. So then it will only partially replace the names. So if I say rename, like so, then it's done. The renaming kept all the numbering as before but simply changed that part of the naming convention. So we can put that back to what it should be, we can say find and replace, find Love, change to Live, like so. Rename, and done. Creative Love, it changed it into that. (chuckles) So, I hope that answered that question, Jim. So just select or right click, find batch rename, text and tokens, or find and replace. Great, I think we have a question in the studio audience. Oh yes, hello. Hi, is this the same place, along those lines, that I could reset a clock or something, if my cameras didn't match up. You can't, actually, because of the Capture One philosophy that we don't edit raw files. You can't actually go into the metadata here, for example and change the time as such. So you have to use a different tool to do that, I'm afraid. It's kind of the company policy, don't touch the raw file. But I agree, it could be useful for doing something like that, for changing the clock, so you'll have to look to a different application for that task, I'm afraid. David, you and I talked about this as we were developing the content for the class, and we had it as a maybe and I don't know how much time we have but could you take two or three or five minutes to talk about printing out of Capture One. Yeah, sure, so printing. We have pretty good print dialogs. So let's just select a couple of images. You can either just simply say file, print, like so. Or you can actually add a print icon to the toolbar if that's something that you're gonna do a lot. So if we say file, print, then it'll pop out the print dialog. We can make this bigger as well, to help. And then the first thing you need to do is just set up your printing process over here. So if we hit page setup, then we can choose a printer, but obviously we don't have any printer attached, so let's just say any printer and a particular paper size. That sounds like a good start. Now, color profiling, we can either ask the printer to manage that or you can actually choose, if you've got a paper profile in here from your printer, for example, you can pick that out and then Capture One will actually handle the conversion from your color space here to the actual printer profile. Or you can just simply let the printer manage it. Then on the left hand side, you've got various different options that you can go through to then change it. If you look under template, we've already got some custom templates, like if we said one by three cells for example, then we can have different images popping up in that. So let's just pick a few more images for example. Say, file, print, like so. So let's do one by three, and then we can drag our margins around, as well. As you can see, like so, to fit the images as you would want to have them on the page. Under layout, we can change the number of rows and columns that we want to have. So if we want to have more rows, like so, then we can do so, more columns, then we can do so. And just change that particular sort of layout as you have on paper. You've got the cell width and height down here as well. So you can make stuff bigger and smaller, and change the borders too. So it's pretty much just drag around all those sliders to get the fit that you want to have. Under image settings, we can zoom to fill the various cells. We can actually repeat one image per page if we wish as well. So if you wanna have a bunch of the same image on each of those cells, you can just repeat that across as well. And under annotation, you can choose to add the file name underneath the shot itself if you want that, or a description which actually pulls from the metadata of the image as well, or simply nothing at all. And like we did with the process recipe, we can also add a text to the image like a text watermark, or also just like a company logo or something like that. Pretty much just plug and play, just go into the print dialog, move the cells around, and get the images up on there. Got it. You might have already talked about this, but we'll probably have you reiterate. One of our student staff was asking, what is the white balance skin tone tab for? Ah, good question, good question. Let's just get a person up. It's kind of a different way of adjusting white balance. But it doesn't do anything different to these two sliders. You're still setting a kelvin value, and you're still setting a tint value. So it doesn't do any clever behind the scenes stuff, it's simply about setting those two values, but in a different way. So, really the most useful way to use this is if you want to match skin tone across a variety of different shots through a long period of time. A good example of that is a wedding, for example. So, if you think of bride and groom at the wedding, they go through various different scenarios. You have getting ready, you have the wedding itself, you have reception, and so on and so forth. If you wanna keep a nice and consistent skin tone across a whole section like that, then you can actually save a skin tone within here. So, skin tone, let's say that we're happy with how the skin tone is looking. So we've got pick to create new, so if we click, I'm gonna get the same issue again I think, Jim. (laughter) What's supposed to happen, I should say, is that as soon as you click on the skin, you can actually save that skin tone, and then you can use that in the pulldown menu in the skin tone tool, to then actually- Oh, here we go, I was just being impatient. So, let's call this Alex's skin tone. So we've now saved this particular skin tone. We're not saving the slider value, we're actually saving that particular skin tone. So if we go to any other shot, for example, even if it was shot at a different time of day, for example, we can choose Alex's skin tone here, and then use the picker and then say match that skin tone. So it's really good for matching skin tones through various different lighting conditions if you want to keep consistency. So pick to create new, record the skin tone, then it will pop up in the user skin tones here. And then whenever you wanna get exactly the same skin tone on another shot, choose it here, and then one tap, and then it will match that skin tone by moving those sliders around to the best of our ability. Great, alright so we have one last question which we will take. We talked about it yesterday, but could you talk a little bit about your special keyboard, folks were asking about that again, and where they can find it. Okay. Where can you find the magic keyboard, yes. I'll just lift it up for the cameraman over here. So this is a specific keyboard just for Capture One. So it's made by LogicKeyboard, which is another company in Denmark, same home as Phase One. What it essentially has is a lot of the most popular keyboard shortcuts printed directly on the keys. It's a really good visual reminder of exactly which shortcuts you need to use. It's quite easy to remember the common shortcuts, but it's much harder to remember those shortcuts that you don't use very often at all. So it's a standard Mac keyboard, basically, with just different keys placed onto it. So to find the keyboard, basically you can go to any Phase One partner, any Phase One dealer, and if you want to locate your local Phase One partner, you can just go to, and there's a title at the top called Partner Locator, just put in your location and it will take you directly to the name, address, email, website, etc. of your local Phase One partner. And you can just place an order with them. It's shipping in around four to six weeks from this time, time of recording, but get your order in now and you'll be first in the queue. So expect it in around four to six weeks. How was that Jim? Alright, that was brilliant, David. So, I know we have a final keynote slide that will pop up, so where can people find you after the fact? Okay, shall I bring that up? Yup, that sounds great. Okay. So you can find us, pretty much it's the same handle for all the usual social media channels. So Twitter, @captureonepro, Facebook, @captureonepro, it's exactly the same for Instagram as well. So please give us a follow on those, we post interesting photographer stories, hints and tips, all that sort of stuff. News about stuff like this happening with Creative Live, of course. And plenty of different ways to follow us and learn about Capture One and join in the community of our other customers as well.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

Capture One Discount Code
Wacom Discount Code
Tether Tools Discount Code

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Workspace Layout Visual
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Session Users Glossary of Terms
Catalog Users Glossary of Terms

Ratings and Reviews


This is a good overview of Capture One 10. The course is well structured and presented logically and progressively with clear and concise examples. The software is intricate and the amount of details presented will benefit from a second or third viewing, along with sufficient practice. David is an excellent teacher, slow enough to follow, fast enough to keep the listener's interest. I would agree with a previous reviewer that the shooting session was uninspired but the tethered demo was thoroughly useful nevertheless for someone to become an assistant, for instance. If you have ever used LR in this role, you will appreciate the power and stability of C1 for tethering. With regards to the comment about this class being non-creative; before you can run you have to walk and this course is all about understanding how to operate the software not about what you eventually want to do with it. Capture One is well designed, speedy and its homogeneous interface makes it easy to get to a result once you have a good knowledge of its layout and principles, compared for example with LR which is all over the place with modes, inconsistent and slow operations. Likewise, the C1 color editor is miles ahead of LR color functions, in simplicity and overall efficiency. This class is about mechanics for a reason; creativity is a parallel stream. It would have been beneficial to have a module highlighting major differences with LR for people migrating to Capture One as the word on the street is that C1 is hard. I would suggest to listen in to convince yourself of the contrary. All in all, I recommend this class; it is time well invested if you want to become more comfortable with Capture One and discover its potential.


The course is excellent and David does a nice job. However, I'm an advanced armature, not a professional. I had my own personal color darkroom, then Photoshop/Bridge, and NIK which I still use occasionally. My intention is to rely on Capture One which I purchased about 90 days ago. I would have appreciated a SIMPLE, here is how you load (Import) an image, "save" or "save as" and how to simply export an image (Variant). Yes those items are covered but, David has a tendency to casually and very quickly jump from Tool Tabs or Cursor Tools or the Tool Bar and then magically it's done and he has moved on. How did he do it. Based on David's training, I love the results I get with Capture One Pro. Yes, I know this is not Photoshop - it's much better. I never used Lightroom. I added variant to my vocabulary and I understand all the tools. I still struggle with the simple import, save, save as, and export of a image I worked on and cropped, then trying to consistently open that image as I see it in Capture One Pro. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and I don't know why. I will continue to re-review the course materials and I will figure it out. I know there is something simple I missed as David navigated the various tools and pull downs. I recommend this class but it does little for the armature. Capture One Pro is second nature to him and he knows all the ins and outs. I would help me a lot if he just add a 5 minute intro, importing an image from a folder, just crop it, then export the variant and open it in Photoshop.

Maria Baptiste

I recently purchased Capture One because I needed a RAW converter that was more dependable and also more reliable when it came to shooting tethered. I also noticed that many of the photogs I follow really enjoy using Capture One and rave about its efficiency. After looking at a few YouTube videos I decided that I needed something more thorough and of course CreativeLive delivered. This is an excellent course and David Grover is a superb instructor. His in depth and thorough knowledge of the software is obvious but his manner of speaking and the simplicity with which he provides directions makes it easy to learn Capture One and lets you appreciate a sophisticated and expertly engineered software. If you're working with Capture One 11, layers is a little different than in version 10 but otherwise everything David discusses is the same. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will continue to refer back to sections as needed. Thank you Creative Live and David Grover!!

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