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A Simple Round Trip

Lesson 36 from: Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

David Grover

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Lesson Info

36. A Simple Round Trip

Capture One Pro plays well with other image editors. Learn how to take a photo out of Capture One and into Adobe Photoshop or other programs, then bring the file back into the catalog. Work with a PSD file inside Capture One.
Next Lesson: Sharpening Workflow


Class Trailer

Interface Overview


Customizing Your Workspace and Keyboard Shortcuts


Making Your First Catalog


Importing Your First Images


Virtual Organization


Basic Tool Behavior


Starting Approach to Editing


Next Level Editing


Color Tools Overview


Basic Copy Paste Workflow


Basic Export


Getting Started on an Edit


Adding Layers to Your Toolkit


Radial and Linear Gradients


Luminosity Masking


More Advanced Layers


Removing Simple Objects and Local Adjustments


Advanced Color Edits


Using the Color Range to Select Just What You Need


Editing Colors in General


Editing Skin Tones


Combining Color Selections with Layers


Creating Masks From the Color Editor


Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool


Intro to Second Day


Session Overview


Tethered Basics


Setting Up Simple Sessions and Setting Naming Conventions


Controlling the Camera


Handling Next Capture Adjustments


Using Live View Focusing and Overlay


Selecting Images and Using Smart Albums


Saving a Session Template


Overview of Process Recipes


Tokens Overview


A Simple Round Trip


Sharpening Workflow


Creating a Recipe for Web Output


Selecting with a File Name List


Using Plugins and Sharing to Clients with PRODIBI


Image Review 1 - Sometimes Simple Works!


Image 2 - Radial or Gradient Masks, Object Removal


Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio


Image 4 - Using Styles in Capture One


Image 5 - Black and White


Image 6 - Landscape


Image 7 - Portrait


Image 8 - Action in Lowlight


Lesson Info

A Simple Round Trip

Let's start off with working with other image editors and for this example we're going to use for the shop doesn't mean to say this won't work with other image editors, but obviously for the shop is very common and most likely the one that you're going to be using. So we've seen in capture one. We can do a lot of different edits and adjustments with layers and the tools and so on, but occasionally and it's a fact of life. You, of course, do need to go out to photo shop as well. And by far the easiest way to do that is by using what's often called is a round trip workflow. So going out to photo shop and then back into capture one again for your final edits and exports and so on. So there's a couple of things that you need to do to set this up toe work nicely capture one. So I'm going to use this image example we saw earlier on in the course, so we did a few edits like adjusting skin tone, and I lightened up just a little bit around the eyes as well. Oh, I'm just going to start my mouse ...

locator one second as I forgot to do that on the restart. So here we go. So Mouse located like so? So Yes, Andi, I also lined up just under the eyes as well. But now I need to do a bit more. So I want to going to finish up and do a bit of retouching. Now, before I do that, I need to set up if you like my applications that I want to work in conjunction with capture one. So if we go into our preferences and this last tab is called plug ins, we look at a plug in later on this one in particular Prodi B, which is a publishing plug in. But there will be a plugging in here which you see by default called the Open with menu. So this relates to specifically capture one applications that we want it to work with. So you can see down here. There's a complete list of all the applications installed on my Mac and I've checked on Adobe Photoshopped C C 2019 because that's the one that I want to use. Essentially whatever you check on here will show up in a list, which you'll see in a second of applications, which I can choose to edit with. So we're closed that down. So I've got my image here. You can see this is a profile like, So I'm gonna right click on it, and this could be one or more. I'm just going to do it with one. But it could be a selection of images and say Edit with. So if I choose this application, where then be able to create my final format or final file on open that up in photo shop. So let's do that. So I get a dialogue, which looks similar to the export dialog or process recipe. But it's just for this single image or if I've chosen a group of images, So let's do this time appear steep. Fight Why not? And I do full scaling, so we're not going to change the size like the process recipe. You've got similar adjustment and meta data possibilities as well. So let's do this now. If I say edit variants, you'll see in a second. There's the PSD file that's popped up and photo shop is going toe open on. Open up my image ready for continued editing. Now, I'm just gonna close this down a second because we have to understand an important distinction between edit with and you might have seen it when we just did it open with. So the main difference between these two is that when you say edit with your always gonna create an additional file. So in this case, we created the PSD file. So edit with always gives you an additional file open with will simply open that image in your chosen application. It doesn't make another file, So let's go to my PST file on. We're gonna right click, and we're just going to say open with now and we pop this open into photo shop to make this a little bit bigger. Now, this is a capture one course. So you're not gonna learn any amazing photo shop tips and tricks from me. But what you will see is how we can keep our layered file in photo shop and also work on it in capture one as well. So let's say we need to do a little bit of retouching, so I'm gonna make a new layer down hit in photo shop and call that retouch like so and you'll be out to see my terrible retouching skills. Eso let's right, click and just make this a little bit bigger. So I just do, you know, slight cleanup. So let's get rid of sample layers. Let's get rid of some of the spots and things like this and just clean up this hair and so on and so forth. So just a general bit of retouching, which I might prefer to do in photo shop and not in capture one itself. So I'm going to stop right there. And let's pretend that our retouching process for the moment has finished. So I need to close this down like so. Then we obviously want to save changes. And I'm gonna keep obviously my layers like this and we say save, maximize, compel it maximize compatibility should be left check checked on, and we say okay, once more So for the shop will save that if we go back into capture one, then it probably happened so quickly that we didn't see it, but the preview would now be updated. So if we look at, put these two side by side. So this is the photo shopped file on the right. This is the raw file on the left. So you can see I got rid of that whisker and capture one. Recognize that the image changed and updated the preview. But it happens really quickly so fast, we didn't even manage to catch it. Now what if we want to do some additional things or we want to think Well, actually, maybe I should have done this image in black and white, but I've done all this retouching on it. Now, that would be a real pain to have to go back to my role foil, change it to black and white and dual the retouching again. So there's no reason with certain limitations that you can't work on tiff files and PSD files in capture one as well. So what we could do is we could make a variant off our PSD file. So we haven't duplicated the PSD far. We've just made a virtual copy inside of capture one. So now I've got two versions that I can work with. So if I want to, I could go ahead, go into my color tool tab, turn on black and white, and then we could have a black and white version. So if I just pull around the sliders, we kid change what we want to just by darkening those barriers, color tones and for good measure, let's put in a bit of clarity as well. Now we know editing the raw file, and we know editing the PSD file. Maybe a little bit hard to get your head round again. It's a virtual copy. The funny shot file, which capture one, is just applying some instructions to Let's do another one as well. Let's also do another new variant, and we can also add layers to this one, too. So let's say I want to do a color great. And I didn't want to color grade it before I went to photo shop because maybe the clients going to change their mind or I'm going to change my mind, and I'm not quite sure what I want to do. So let's add in a new field layer and call this color grade, and we just do a quick and dirty play with the Taliban. It's too, so let's give it a bit of something. Maybe not that much. Andi, If it's a bit strong. Let's just take the capacity down. So now I've got my original for the shop file, which was a round trip. So that has the retouching. Then I decided to make a black and white version. And then we've got a slightly different version with color grade. And you know what? Let's put on some film grain as well. So it's a really great filmgoing tool in capture one. We have different types of film grain, so I'm going to go for a soft grain impact will be essentially how strong that is. And the granularity is how grainy it is. So now we've got three different choices of image to choose from. But all of a sudden I have noticed Hang on a minute on the worst retouch er in the world because I've missed something down here. I perhaps miss something here. That's a shame. I need to go and do that retouching. But remember, these are virtual copies of the PSD file, like so. So all I need to do is to right click and say open with can go back into photo shop like So. So now we've got my image opened right up I've still got my retouching layer, as you can see so I can go back into my retouching layer and I can continue to fix various other things that I want. Teoh. It's right Click and make this a bit bigger. It's fixed this one down here. As I said, I'm not gonna win any prizes for retouching. And we just do a little bit mawr for the sake of argument as well. It's an environmental portrait, so of course we don't know completely remove the aesthetics, but you get the idea. So let's see if we can be a bit quicker this time and actually see capture one. Rebuild those preview. So what I do is I go back in to capture one on where tile are three different versions up like so So we've got our original black and white and the color graded one. So what we're going to do now, we're ready to save this, So we're gonna close this down. Then we say, safe. It's good back to capture one, and then you see the preview is rebuilt. And then now it's updated all those shots. So it's just another option to allow you to perhaps save some things for after you've gone to PSD tiff or something like that. So once again, his original. Then we went to photo shop, did some basic retouching. We made a couple of virtual copies. So we have a black and white on one with color grade and some film grain. But a calls their virtual copies off that Photoshopped file said anything we do to that photo shopped file is gonna be reflected in my variance. And then, of course, as you've just seen in the earlier segment about using process recipes now capture one is going to be a much better application to do my final exports from because I could take this file and there's nothing to stop me going to my process. Recipes and exporting this as a J pick and then capture one will create the J peg from my Photoshopped file here. So if you've got 102 100 images to process in various different formats, capture one is going to be much slick it and much faster it doing that, then trying to do it from photo shop, which is not really a batch application where his capture one was designed to be a batch application. So even though we're in a virtual collection here, so I've got this album called Round Trip Work Flows automatically put that PSD next to it. So if I right click and say showing Finder, then it would take me to where that images like So it's shot by photographer Chris Gibbs and you can see it sitting alongside the raw file. So when you do a round trip, you don't have any choice about the location of the file. It always sits right next to the raw file. Once again, if we right click on this and said showing library, then capture one will go straight to the folder where it belongs. And then I can see those PSD files there as well all those virtual copies of those PSD files. Now there's a little caveat. With a round trip, what you'll find is you can't do it with the smart album, or at least it's not completely possible. So, for example, if we let's make a smart album here, so let's just make this stars and in here we're gonna, uh, right click on Let's just make a new Smart album five stars usar preset for Stow's. Okay, so now we've got our album here, which has one of our five star shots. Now, if you try and round trip from here, let's do it with this one. Ah, at it with for the show. Oh, it now did work. Now that's something which never worked in the past. So good job. I'm learning today as well, because normally it's not possible to round trip within a smart collection. But I can see now we can. So that's great. All right, well, then, no caveat required anymore. You can now do a round trip from this. My album, too.

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This is a superb course. David is an excellent teacher. I'm coming to the end of it and have learnt so much. I've been using the software for a year, self-learning as I went along. I had watched the odd David Grover video on YouTube, but never got much further in my understanding of the software. Capture One is brilliant software and to do it justice you need to learn it properly from an expert. Highly recommend this course if you want to produce professional results.


Excellent course and a very engaging speaker. If you are starting with Capture One 12, this is the best class to take. The lessons are presented and explained in an organized way that it shortens the learning curve. Thank you, David. Cheers!

Jino Lee

One of the best course I've purchased. Very helpful and I learned so much more with this course and in a short period of time, than all the official Capture One You Tube videos put together! Anyways David Grover is the same guy who does the Phase One C1 official YouTube videos, so there's no better person to conduct this course than him! Truly excellent and if you think you know all about C1 Pro 12 interface, wait till you watch this course.

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