Layer Adjustments

Layers / Local Adjustment / Mask / Layer Adjustment / Clone and Heal / Gradient

Capture One Pro allows you to make targeted adjustments to your photos using the majority of the image editing tools from the Layers tool. There are three ways to create a mask for your localized image adjustments: Painting with a brush or by creating either a Linear Gradient Mask or a Radial Gradient Mask that can be readjusted at any given time. In addition, repair is available using the brush-based Heal and Clone tools.

Working with Layers and Masks

When more complex editing is required, Capture One’s Layers tool enables you to combine brush adjustments, gradients and repairs to masked areas using multiple layers.

Applying local adjustments with Draw Mask

Capture One’s Layers tool enables you to directly brush in adjustments on-screen in real-time. Find out about the brush and its settings.

Applying Adjustments using a Linear Gradient Mask

The Draw Linear Gradient Mask feature enables you to create a mask with a gradual transition in opacity between two end points. With an adjustment applied, such as a negative exposure correction, the effect is similar to applying an optical graduated filter.

Applying Adjustments using a Radial Gradient Mask

The Draw Radial Gradient Mask feature enables you to create a round or oval mask with a gradual transition from the center to the outer perimeter. You can apply any of the layer-aware image adjustment tools to tweak exposure, color or contrast to the masked area.

Luma Range Masking

Luma Range is a powerful masking feature that will let you use luminosity values to control which part of the image a Layer-based adjustment should affect.

Editing and enhancing masks

Masks can be edited and enhanced by a number of features like refining the edge of the mask or applying a feather to it.

Color Range Mask

Capture One enables you to create a mask from a color range using the Color Editor tool.

Working with Styles and Presets in Layers

Capture One's Layer's tool allows you to apply Styles and Presets selectively to your images. You can also save adjustments as a Preset and apply those to batches of images.

Repairing Images

The Layers tool in Capture One Pro has individual brush-based Heal and Clone tools for localized repairing of images.