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« on: November 08, 2011, 10:43:17 PM »
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I've been using C1 for about a year and really like it, in fact my raw processor of choice now, although I miss the graduated filters in LR--that is a powerful tool.  Is there anything similar in C1? The hardness scale of the masking tool doesn't go low enough for what I want to do, so hoping there some options I've overlooked.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 06:52:32 PM »
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I don't believe C1 has GND as such, but it has a "high dynamic range" tool with which one can adjust shadow and highlight.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:38:08 AM »
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There is no grad filter in C1 yet, they show on their blog how to use the local adjustments brush to get the same effect.

Check  "Working with graduation filters in Capture One Pro 6" on their blog.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 04:52:32 PM »
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Jack, I had previously tried this with nominal success but looked at the blog article you suggested and the key is having the tool diameter much bigger than I was using--I'm getting better results and appreciate both your comments.

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 06:02:18 PM »
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Glad that worked for you, at least gives you something to play with.

Lot of good info in the blog.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 07:27:49 AM »
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By varying the brush size and the hardness, itís surprising what you can achieve, but gradients would be nice, even if you had to import them from, say, Photoshop as 8-bit greyscale images.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 07:37:02 AM »
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By varying the brush size and the hardness, itís surprising what you can achieve, but gradients would be nice, even if you had to import them from, say, Photoshop as 8-bit greyscale images.

Don't forget the possibility to (ab)use the LCC tool in the Pro version for tonemapping purposes, as outlined here. It works better IMHO, than a straight edged gradient (which requires a straight horizon).

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 08:32:10 PM »
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Don't forget the possibility to (ab)use the LCC tool in the Pro version for tonemapping purposes, as outlined here. It works better IMHO, than a straight edged gradient (which requires a straight horizon).

Indeed. But for a variety of reasons (batching, speed, ease-of-initial-learning) it would still be great to have a quick and easy to use Grad ND Filter tool.

Along with a better UI / workflow for the tonemapping-via-LCC method described in the article. Quality wise it's really very good - arguably the best tonemapping workflow available (the file remains in raw - all tools in C1 are still available, settings can be tweaked at any time).  But the interface was designed for LCC (a very useful but very unrelated function) and it shows.

Capture One 6 Pro was the first time that either tool was available within C1, so it's natural that they will would evolve in future versions; indeed I suspect strongly we'll see both enhancements come to Capture One - hopefully sooner than later!

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 10:23:44 PM »
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The LCC HDR works pretty well so long as you're subtle with it. The down side is that if you shoot with a tech camera and use the LCC function for lens cast correction, you're out of luck for doubling up the feature for HDR shooting. (hardly a surprise I admit!).

Having a regular pull down grad tool for the C1 selective layers will be a great UI addition. Yes you can swipe across with a brush to approximate but it's not really ideal. The equivalent tools in LR and Photoshop are much easier to use, especially where time is important.

This is one feature addition I'll be stoked to see.
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