- Go to the Exposure tool tab.
- In the Clarity tool, go to Method and choose one of the following options:
- Natural. This method applies mild local contrast and avoids false colors and clipped highlights. Low negative values may be used for softening portraits.
- Punch. Adds higher values of local contrast than Natural or Classic methods do and increases saturation slightly. If applied heavily, some highlight clipping may occur. Positive values using this method work well with landscapes.
- Neutral. This method adds the same level of local contrast as Punch, but saturation remains unaltered. When applying heavy contrast corrections, the Neutral method usually works best, resulting in a more realistic and pleasing effect.
- Classic. The Classic option introduced in Capture One Pro 6 applies the mildest local contrast without increasing saturation. This method preserves highlight detail better than the Punch and Neutral options. Positive values using the Classic setting work well with architecture and on the images with a degree of haze. Low negative values of Clarity may be used for softening portraits.
- Adjust the Clarity amount slider if necessary. Positive values increase mid-tone contrast whereas negative values lower it, producing a progressively softer look.
- Zoom the image to 100% in the Viewer or the Focus window to help in choosing the preferred Clarity method type and to verify whether the Structure adjustment is required.
- The Structure slider enhances texture when positive values are applied. Edging the slider to the left into negative values has a more moderate softening effect than the Clarity amount slider.
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