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Lesson 26 from: Get The Most Out of Your Photos With Capture One Pro 12

David Grover

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Lesson Info

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.

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Interface Overview

04:08
2

Customizing Your Workspace and Keyboard Shortcuts

15:55
3

Making Your First Catalog

07:02
4

Importing Your First Images

11:51
5

Virtual Organization

20:21
6

Basic Tool Behavior

13:32
7

Starting Approach to Editing

24:02
8

Next Level Editing

20:10
9

Color Tools Overview

16:28
10

Basic Copy Paste Workflow

10:40
11

Basic Export

13:32
12

Getting Started on an Edit

05:13
13

Adding Layers to Your Toolkit

10:25
14

Radial and Linear Gradients

08:21
15

Luminosity Masking

10:12
16

More Advanced Layers

22:44
17

Removing Simple Objects and Local Adjustments

14:52
18

Advanced Color Edits

05:31
19

Using the Color Range to Select Just What You Need

05:45
20

Editing Colors in General

03:48
21

Editing Skin Tones

14:30
22

Combining Color Selections with Layers

08:58
23

Creating Masks From the Color Editor

10:28
24

Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool

16:34
25

Intro to Second Day

01:37
26

Session Overview

05:47
27

Tethered Basics

05:04
28

Setting Up Simple Sessions and Setting Naming Conventions

10:11
29

Controlling the Camera

05:08
30

Handling Next Capture Adjustments

07:39
31

Using Live View Focusing and Overlay

19:40
32

Selecting Images and Using Smart Albums

14:55
33

Saving a Session Template

03:51
34

Overview of Process Recipes

05:28
35

Tokens Overview

26:21
36

A Simple Round Trip

14:04
37

Sharpening Workflow

08:06
38

Creating a Recipe for Web Output

15:50
39

Selecting with a File Name List

11:46
40

Using Plugins and Sharing to Clients with PRODIBI

06:06
41

Image Review 1 - Sometimes Simple Works!

08:44
42

Image 2 - Radial or Gradient Masks, Object Removal

07:28
43

Image 3 - Keystone Tool and Aspect Ratio

09:11
44

Image 4 - Using Styles in Capture One

10:04
45

Image 5 - Black and White

09:13
46

Image 6 - Landscape

07:22
47

Image 7 - Portrait

05:06
48

Image 8 - Action in Lowlight

07:46

Lesson Info

Session Overview

So I've got on older session here, which we can look at on screen, and a session is really comprised off four basic folders, so a default session will have a capture folder and output folder selects folder and a trash folder. So the capture folder is probably rather, obviously where all the captures go on. We can subdivide this folder into further folders, so when we shoot a little bit later, we're going to do three different shots or build up the shot so you can see how we can shoot into those different folders. So the Capture folder is for captures. Thea Output folder is where the output scope, like J pegs, tips and so on. The Selects folder is a folder that we can use to drag and drop images to as our final selects. That's optional. Our show you perhaps a better way to do it when we work with our shoot shortly and also the trash folder where your deletes go. Now all of that is encapsulated into one master folder like so now that makes it really easy to move it around or back up, say...

to external media on Ditto, open in capture one. It's just a case of double clicking on this Coast session db so that's a bit like the catalog database. So this is the session database, so it's a really simple, straightforward former. So if I make a new session, let's go into capture one on. I'm going to say file new session and we give this session the name. Let's just call this creative life, first of all, and you can see here if we don't change anything, we have a capture. Select output in trash folder named Capture Selects Output and trash. I would recommend you just lied. That is the default the system. Recession works in the best way like this. So if I say OK, a new session pot pops up like this. Now over on the left hand side, the library tool tap looks slightly different, so it has the session folders. Capture selects output in trash, a couple of session albums, which will come to in a section called Session Favorites. So it looks a little bit different to how the library tool tub looks in the catalogue. Now the great thing about a session again, it's behavior is a little bit different to a catalog. We don't necessarily have to go through an import process. So we're, for example, on the session that I just made this one here. Creative life. There's my default folders. If I just grab some images, let's just pull some off boy hard drive here. So let's grab some of mine, see what's in there. So if I just select all of these images, maybe not that many. Let's do a few. So we're not waiting too long. Let's just grab these, like so So if I grabbed these images and just dump them into the capture folder like so and if we click on the capture folder here, then capture one starts bringing the minute straight away so we don't necessarily have to go through an import process. So capture one is always watching the's session folders all the time, so it's dynamic that it's watching them. So if I was to taken image, let's grab, say, one of these and I'm just gonna delete it on. Then it just disappears straight away from the session. I think my window is covering that there, so let's just say get rid of a few more. So if I take those away? See immediately. They disappear from that session folder, so capture one is always watching capture select output and trash. So whether you're working and finder or explore or in capture one capture, one will keep up. So again a little bit different to a catalogue mechanicals. Dragon drop between these folders as well. So if I drag an image from captured two selects and click on Select over here, we can see those images in there, and they've also physically moved into selects folder as well. Another little difference, you'll see, is that alongside images in any of the default session folders, you'll see this folder called Capture One. And if we look in the selects, you can see it's also built the Capture one folder as soon as I drag those images into selects. Now, that sidecar folder or whatever you want to call it that contains the settings for each of those images, so you can see this dot cause foil, like so on this photo call cash that contains the thumbnail that was generated when the image was first dropped into that session. So this folder, if you're wondering what it is you can just ignore it. Leave it alone. Don't touch it. Don't move it. It just means capture. One is looking at it to see the adjustments on the image. So if we were going toe, if we were to go into this shot and just make some edits and adjustments or whatever, then capture on automatically updates what's going on in the Settings folder like, So that's really all there is to it to a session, so you don't have to use it when you're working. Tebbit um, it works just as well for like, a single job. So let's say you gone out on done a location shoot, as opposed to maybe putting them into your master catalogue, which has tens of thousands of images in it, and then calling and deleting some of those shots. You might prefer to just work in a session and keep that job as a stand alone entity

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Ratings and 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.

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