Capture One enables you to create a mask by a color range using the Color Editor tool. This option works well for a broad range of selection tasks, from subjects with difficult to brush edges to those with clearly defined colors. While a color range helps to target the selection for the creation of the mask, its success also depends on what kind of adjustment is to be applied. For example, a negative clarity adjustment used to smooth skin-tone does not require a precise mask, whereas an exposure adjustment typically requires a more targeted selection. Therefore, this selection option works well when a localized contrast adjustment is required using the combined RGB or Luma Curve tool.
When modification of the color range is required, either the Advanced or Skin Tone options can be used by adjusting the wire-frame to on the color wheel to either expand the range or restrict it. With multiple color range selections made using the Advanced option, only the highlighted selection is used to create a separate layer and mask. However, for even greater control, each one can be used to make an additional layer each with its own mask. Like any selection mask in Capture One, each one can still be tidied up using the Erase Mask (keyboard shortcut E) function.