I’m off to speak at Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society tonight. Fortunately, I managed to publish my latest video tutorial on YouTube before I must leave.
If you watched my previous tutorial about using the On1 Masking tools, this tutorial goes a step further. It demonstrates how impressive On1 can be when using these masking tools. It also demonstrates additional features that I didn’t cover previously.
Let’s start with a big apology; the Friday image this week is late and I’m sorry.
I know, it’s Saturday but it’s been a very, very busy week. Despite this, I still wanted to share the image I had earmarked.
I shot this a couple of weeks back on an icy trip to the Lake District with my friend Steve. It was one of the last images of the day. The sun had set but the afterglow it created was amazing and the colours were intense but soft.
The post-processing was using On1 Photo RAW 2018. I will try to find time to work up a video about this as there are a few neat tricks users might be interested in.
Following my video demonstrating how to use On1 Photo RAW 2018 to edit a landscape image, I received a few queries about how I used the masks. How do they work and what are all the sliders for? To help answer these questions, I put together another video.
This time, rather than concentrating on the effects, this one concentrates on using the masking tools in On1. I hope this helps video helps you.
This week’s image is something completely different.
I spent the first part of the week in Brighton, on the South Coast of the UK. There’s nothing quite like a winter visit to the seaside. This is the first time I have been to Brighton and I loved it.
I did try a few shots whilst I was there but the weather wasn’t conducive. And to be honest, my heart wasn’t in it. I enjoyed taking a few snaps, but what I enjoyed more was playing around with them in post-processing.
If you have visited my YouTube channel in the past couple of days, you might have seen my video using On1 Photo RAW 2018. Following the video, I have been experimenting more with the software and I really like some of the effects. This one uses the Bleach Bypass filter together with some tone and colour adjustments. I think the effect quite suits the clear hard light you see in winter at the seaside.
I just published a new video in my series comparing the best photo editors. This time it’s the turn of On1 Photo RAW 2018. I have used On1 products for many years, but the software never really impressed me. Instead I gravitated to the Nik Collection due to the great results and ease of use.
Despite this I continued to purchase each new version and I’m pleased I have. The software has now matured into an excellent editing tool. It’s very usable and resulting image is free from artefacts. It also provides a great deal of control over the adjustments with the masking tools, which I show in the video.
I won’t say any more as I need to save it for the comparisons video, later in the series.