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Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

Lesson 43 of 48

Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

 

Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

Lesson 43 of 48

Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

 

Lesson Info

Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

So why I have this sort of slight obsession with shooting old doors and things like that and recently in Tokyo, down this small street, I came across this one and I fail every time to stand myself perfectly in front of the door and get it nice and square. So even though I thought I was dead on, clearly, I wasn't, um, that's just pop color balance and color editor away for a second. Fortunately, there's this super awesome curse. It'll this one here, which is the keystone to So you can see we have Keystone Vertical, Keystone, horizontal and both. So this is really good for correcting perspective on, you know, like buildings, especially the falling down building sent syndrome, where you point the camera up on the building drops backwards or for photographers like me, you can't stand straight. So if I choose the two way keystone like so you can just see these faint lines are move from up here so you can see it better with a circle in each corner. So what I need to do is drop this circle or...

cross hair on each corner and basically describing to capture one. The mistake I made. So this is Theo, the area that I want to be square, essentially. So now in the middle, there's a button that says, Apply if I tap that thin straight away It snaps to as if I was standing correctly in front, so it's no on automatic process. You, of course, do have to drop those lines on it, but it gives you a really good result. What it's actually doing is if we go to the lens tool and we look a keystone, then we can see it's dialed in some values for vertical and the horizontal. So if I grab vertical, for example, you can see exactly what the keystone tool is doing. And if I was to grab horizontal, then it's going in this direction. So by dropping those you know for corner points in there, then capture. One can do that calculation for you and fix it. So let's just make sure that's correct and say apply, and then straight away there it goes. Now, by default. If you use the um, the the horizontal or vertical on its own, it will correct to about 80% by default. The reason being, if you perfectly correct a building. It looks kind of a bit strange. So it looks too good, because even if we stood on the street now, we looked at a high rise. It does look like it's falling over a bit, so the default is to correct to 80% if we using vertical or horizontal. There's also this really handy slider called aspect, which will actually squash the image in either plane so you can make something look a bit taller or look a bit flatter as well. So that even works on people. If you want to stretch them out a little bit, it can work quite nicely. Okay, so I've, um, corrected my key stoning from this to this so that look much better. So if I press see on my keyboard just to figure out the crop that I want, incidentally, if you've done um, like a heavy keystone correction, you'll find there's a little button in the crop tour that says crop outside of the image. So that will actually let you go beyond the boundaries of the actual image. And then you could fill those areas back in info to shop, for example, like with content, aware fill or something like that. So you'll see here if we go over there. There's the the adjustment that capture one had to make on that image. But if I take crop outside of image, I can freely go about anywhere in that space. But I don't need to in this case. So let's just talking my crop like so and have a bit of the front h on my keyboard, like so No years get rid of that so h on my keyboard. And I'm happy that so now back to what we normally do looking it. Exposure and levels exposure might just need a little tiny bump. Our press a for auto on levels, and that's going to set my points quite nicely. And maybe the mid tones are a bit bright, so we just grab this down like so equally. Once again, most images always benefit from a little bit of clarity. So if I open up the clarity pushing in this direction once again, clicking on the clarity name, we can see before and after and remember, that's the mid tone contrast adjustment. It's very safe you shadows and very safe for the highlights And don't be afraid, Teoh. Push it hard as well. Actually, in this case, I think I choose punch because we have these nice colors on the door. And if you remember, what punch does is just lift up the saturation a little bit as well. So don't be afraid to push it quite hard. The image can take it. And finally, do we want to see into the shadows? Perhaps a little bit more. So let's just open up shadows ever so slightly, just going to check my exposure warnings. So I had a feeling that once I changed the exposure, we just clipped a little bit to, let's say, a full auto on. Then we should be fine. It's nothing worse than having a completely blown out highlights, especially if you print it. It doesn't look great on, certainly on the Web. When it gets compressed, a bit more doesn't look great weather. So I've got. If we look at the values just hanging on to some form of dot on there, if you like sharpness and structure wise, it's great. Might just do a little bit of structure just a tiny bit, and then I think I'm happy with that lens wise, I might prefer, in this case that it doesn't vignette now. Interestingly, you see in the lens correction tool here it says manufacture, profile. So this means it was shot with a camera and my probably Sony. Yep, it was my Sony that has the ability to read data from the lens manufacturer. So, of course, if you look in the profile tool, you can see the various different lenses that have bean Excuse me, Pro Fold Boy kept you one, but also some manufacturers, like Sony and Fuji Film. They also right enough data into the raw file from the lens, which means it can be corrected by using this the manufacturer profile. So the benefit is is that if Sony or Fujifilm launch a new lens tomorrow, it's instantly supported in capture one, because we can read that data from the lens. So, in this case, distortion wise, if I wanted to correct for that, but it's barely distorting a total, but there is a bit of like fall off, so I think I'm just gonna light and the edges slightly, But it's not much, but again. So Fujifilm, Sony, Panasonic. I think the micro 4/ systems. They all right that data in there. So if you look at manufacturer profile, don't think that's a bad thing. It's actually great benefit for the camera you're using. The only difference between this profile on the one created by capture one is that capture. One also builds in some sharpness. Correction. So if you have a lens that's starting to get softer towards the edges, the sharpness slide. It can compensate for that a little bit as well. Of course, if something soft it can be hard to get it back up to full sharpness. But it's done as part of the lens profile. Come, worked really nicely. Okay, Last thing if I go to the color editor, I really like the paint on the door. So I'm gonna use my color picker, the advanced tool tab. Click on this on the door itself. And then I'm just gonna make it a bit darker and slightly more saturated, like so So quite a lot of edits. If we hold my option key down and go to reset, that's before and after. Without that correction, if we perhaps look at a new variant, it's quite a bit different between the two from the drunk one key photographer Teoh. Nice story image that I was kind of thought I'd taken in the first place. So Keystone, till really super handy

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the interface and terminology in Capture One Pro 12
  • Setup your workspace and shortcuts to fit your habits
  • Build a workflow and editing strategy to save time and maximize results
  • Control the dynamics of color and texture with Capture One’s RAW conversion engine
  • Tackle a wide variety of image problems with photo editing
  • Learn the new features inside Capture One Pro 12
  • Master advanced image editing techniques
  • Shoot tethered photos -- and edit as you shoot

ABOUT DAVID'S CLASS:

Capture One Pro 12 allows you to seamlessly capture, organize and edit your images all in one space. But the wide variety of tools and customization options in the photo editing program from Phase One can make the software a challenge for new users.

In this course, David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert, shows you how to overcome the initial hurdles of learning this program so you can hit the ground running. From basic techniques to advanced edits, you'll learn start-to-finish photo editing and asset management inside Capture One Pro 12.

Whether you are new to Capture One, are coming from an older version of the program, or are switching from another photo editor, you'll master everything from import to export. In this class, David shares everything from workflow to editing, exporting and even shooting tethered- all the while giving you helpful examples and visual aids to drive home each lesson. By the end of this intensive course, you’ll be ready to manage and edit your photos in one streamlined process.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Beginner and intermediate Capture One users
  • Photographers in need of a post-processing workflow that are working with one of the more than 500 compatible camera models
  • from Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, Phase One, and others
  • Photographers who want to enhance RAW images and make them look extraordinary
  • Photographers incorporating tethered shooting into their process
  • Professional photographers switching from another editing program

SOFTWARE USED:

Capture One Pro 12

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

As a member of the software team behind Capture One, David Grover is an expert on the ins and outs of Capture One Pro 12. But with experience running weekly webinars on the photo editing software, David is also a respected educator in the industry. Shooting since the age of 16, David is both a photographer and a photo editor. He lives in the UK with his wife and two children.

Lessons

  1. Interface Overview

    Get acquainted with Capture One Pro with a quick overview of the program, including where the different controls and options are located. In the first half of the class, David walks through a quick start of the software before diving into the advanced tools.

  2. Customizing Your Workspace and Keyboard Shortcuts

    Capture One Pro offers full control of your workspace, allowing you to customize where the controls are situated. Learn how to design a workspace that works for you, along with tips for creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts. In this lesson, David also notes the differences between running the image editor on Mac and on a PC.

  3. Making Your First Catalog

    With a workspace in place, begin working with your images by creating your first catalog. Learn how to create an organized home for your photos in the editing software. Here, David also shares tips for organizing images and maximizing performance.

  4. Importing Your First Images

    Add your RAW files to the catalog in this lesson, picking up tricks for including subfolders and avoiding duplicate images. Work on asset management essentials like where to save files and renaming images.

  5. Virtual Organization

    Starting Capture One Pro with a basic organization scheme will save time and trouble in the long run. Pick up basics on getting images organized inside the imaging software -- and keeping them that way. Work with moving files, managing folders, finding images on the hard drive and more.

  6. Basic Tool Behavior

    Jump into image processing by learning how the different tools work. Pick up essentials like the hidden tools for returning the settings back to zero and reviewing the before and after of just a single adjustment. By starting with an understanding of the options that comes with each type of control, you'll be better poised to diving into the nitty-gritty of photo editing.

  7. Starting Approach to Editing

    What do you edit first? Establish a basic editing workflow and optimize both your time and the image quality. Dan shares tips on which edits to tackle first and why. Work with tools like exposure and white balance, then move into levels for adjusting shadows, mid-tones, and highlights.

  8. Next Level Editing

    Continue layering on adjustments. Learn the difference between the brightness slider and the exposure slider, then move to next level tools like saturation, clarity, contrast, the RGB curve, and the luminosity curve. See a comparison between similar tools to see the difference between each one.

  9. Color Tools Overview

    Fine-tune the colors in images using the color editor and color balance tools. Learn the difference between the two options and how to use each one. Then, move into specifics like the skin tone tool and adjusting specific colors.

  10. Basic Copy Paste Workflow

    Capture One Pro includes tools to help you avoid repetitive work. See how to copy the adjustments from one image to paste them onto the next. Then, adjust the default options on how the tool works.

  11. Basic Export

    Once you are finished with a basic edit, images need to be exported for sharing or printing. Navigate the different export options like file type, recipes, and more.

  12. Getting Started on an Edit

    Capture One is good for more than just quick edits -- get started in more advanced editing tools in the second segment of the class. In this lesson, discuss topics like how much editing is too much, planning the edit, and more.

  13. Adding Layers to Your Toolkit

    In Capture One Pro, layers allow you to apply local adjustments, or changes made only to a small portion of the image. Learn how to use separate layers and masks to fine-tune an image using the brush tools and other local adjustment options.

  14. Radial and Linear Gradients

    The linear and radial gradient masks allow for creating layer masks that follow a shape for local adjustments without painting on with a brush. Work with these two types of masks to fine-tune the image through more local adjustment options.

  15. Luminosity Masking

    The luminosity mask tool adjusts images based on light, applying the masked effect to just the shadows or highlights, for example. Master this more advanced local adjustment to fine-tune the photograph.

  16. More Advanced Layers

    Now that you know how to use layers for local adjustments, see them in action. In this lesson, David walks through layer adjustments on a handful of images to demonstrate the different possibilities of these tools.

  17. Removing Simple Objects and Local Adjustments

    Learn how to remove an object from a photograph inside Capture One Pro. Using the clone and heal layers, remove distractions from images with this toolset.

  18. Advanced Color Edits

    Head back into the color editor tool and build in advanced techniques. Learn how to select and adjust specific color ranges, including helpful shortcuts.

  19. Using the Color Range to Select Just What You Need

    Put those color tools in action on sample edits. In this lesson, David demonstrates how to use the color editor tool to adjust a single object, without affecting the rest of the image.

  20. Editing Colors in General

    Expand your color editing repertoire with several real-world samples. Learn how to use the color tools to enhance the sky in a landscape image or to remove distractions in street photography.

  21. Editing Skin Tones

    Capture One Pro breaks out skin tones into a dedicated tab to better help photo editors easily work with portraits. Find out how to correct skin color to remove redness and other imperfections.

  22. Combining Color Selections with Layers

    What if you have an image with two objects that have identical color, but you only want to adjust one of them? Fine-tune your color adjustments using layers to adjust only a single area of color.

  23. Creating Masks From the Color Editor

    The same selections that you make in the color editor can be converted into masks to adjust more than just the color in that area. Unlike the color tools, this technique can be used to make a selection that adjusts other elements, like sharpness, contrast, and clarity.

  24. Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool

    Get creative with color grading by using the color balance tool. See how the tool works, then see real-life examples of the technique in action. Build your own color grading station by adding a custom tab into the workflow.

  25. Intro to Second Day

    Ahead of a live shoot, get a jump start on what's next: tethered shooting and sessions.

  26. Session Overview

    Unlike a catalog, a session is designed to organize a single event. Learn how sessions are organized, how the software manages the files, how to create a new session and more.

  27. Tethered Basics

    If you've never shot with a tether before, there are a few basics you need to know first. In this lesson, David shares beginner's tips on connecting the camera and computer for a tethered session. Then, see the camera and software prepped for the tether live.

  28. Setting Up Simple Sessions and Setting Naming Conventions

    Tethered sessions do not need to be organized into a single folder. Learn how to separate images into folders as you shoot and how to create a custom file name.

  29. Controlling the Camera

    Adjust camera options directly inside Capture One Pro. Here, David shows how to customize the tethered workspace, how to connect the camera, and how to remotely adjust camera settings.

  30. Handling Next Capture Adjustments

    Start shooting from inside Capture One, then learn how to make adjustments that will apply to all the subsequent photographs. Explore advanced options for tethered shooting.

  31. Using Live View Focusing and Overlay

    See what your camera sees while working remotely using Live View. In this lesson, David shares how to use the Live View feature, along with the Overlay option when working with composites or images with text.

  32. Selecting Images and Using Smart Albums

    With the tethered shooting session finished, choose the images from the live shoot using tools like color tags and ratings. Then, work with filtering options and smart albums.

  33. Saving a Session Template

    Starting a new tethered shoot doesn't necessarily mean starting everything over from scratch. Learn how to save a session template so you can easily re-use that organization scheme.

  34. Overview of Process Recipes

    Process recipes make exporting simple. Build your own process recipes for working with image files inside Capture One.

  35. Tokens Overview

    In Capture One Pro, tokens help organize images with metadata and keywords. Learn how to use tokens to create custom file names based on factors like when the image was shot. Use tokens to save images in specific folders based on their color tag or rating, rather than doing multiple exports.

  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.

  37. Sharpening Workflow

    Sharpening can be adjusted in three different ways in Capture One. In this lesson, work with lens corrections to apply specific sharpening algorithms, sharpening sliders, and sharpening at the export.

  38. Creating a Recipe for Web Output

    Quickly share files online by creating your own recipe for exporting images. David walks through the options and some of the best settings for prepping images for the web as well as how to preview what the file will look like compressed.

  39. Selecting with a File Name List

    Design a process recipe for uploading to cloud storage and adding a watermark. Then, learn how to easily select images based on a list of filenames, such as when a client sends you a list of the photos that they like.

  40. Using Plugins and Sharing to Clients with PRODIBI

    Plugins can expand Capture One's capabilities. In this lesson, lean how to install plugins and how to use the PRODIBI option for online proofing and galleries.

  41. Image Review 1 - Sometimes Simple Works!

    In the final segment of the course, walk through full edits for various types of shots. In the first set, work with an image that needs just a few basic adjustments.

  42. Image 2 - Radial or Gradient Masks, Object Removal

    Continue perfecting real, RAW images with this pet shot. Work with a radial gradient mask, apply selective sharpening, and more.

  43. Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

    Correct perspective on architectural images using the Keystone tool. Then work with structural adjustments, lens corrections, and other adjustments.

  44. Image 4 - Using Styles in Capture One

    Work with styles to make quick adjustments to an entire image. Learn how to work with styles as a layer and further fine-tuning tips.

  45. Image 5 - Black and White

    Continue building your editing strategy and workflow and work with a black and white conversion. Customize the look of a black and white conversion and make monochrome-specific edits.

  46. Image 6 - Landscape

    Correct a landscape image, using tools common for the category like the Keystone tool, saturation, radial gradients, and more.

  47. Image 7 - Portrait

    Explore the tools for editing a portrait. Revisit skin tone adjustments, remove distractions and more in the edit for a casual portrait.

  48. Image 8 - Action in Lowlight

    Editing low light images is often a challenge -- see how to tackle this type of edit. Work with gradient masks, selective brightening, color grading and more. Finally, gain additional insight from student questions.

Reviews

Leon
 

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.

lakiut
 

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.