This episode focuses on how to get distracting elements of a photo out of there through cropping. Sometimes masking, cloning and healing work but in Capture One they’re not as effective as it is in Lightroom. That’s where Lightroom still really has a leg up on Capture One. However, I’m sticking with Capture One due to reader requests here. The same ideas and concepts will apply to Capture One and Lightroom, but Capture One is still a much better RAW editor.
On top of cropping, you’ll see what I’m talking about with the RAW processing algorithms, especially when it comes to working with colors. In many of these situations, it was a bit difficult to work with the color channels accordingly, so the other approaches to manipulate the colors in the images are used. This comes with working with colors in the shadows and highlights. Lots of photographers will simply set one to warm colors and the other to cool–but that doesn’t always work. It’s a process of moving things about and figuring how you want to color the midtones, the shadows, the highlights, etc. And sometimes that just requires a bit of playing around.