When I copy Layers between images in Capture One 20, new Layers are automatically created and added on top of the existing Layers. Then the images look not the way they are supposed to as several layers are stacked on top of each other. How should I copy Layers?
Capture One 20 opens up a more flexible, layer-centric workflow. You can now select which Layers you would like to copy to other images instead of copying everything or nothing as before. Additionally, the Layers that get applied to other images will now be added on top of any Layers that might already be present, instead of replacing them.
NOTE: The copied Layers will not replace or update any existing Layers on the target variants by the same name. Applying the Layers selected in the Adjustment Clipboard will create new Layers on top of the existing Layers on the target variants.
1. Decide upon whether the existing Layers (if any) should be deleted on any of the target variant(s) (where the Layers will be applied to from the source variant) or you would rather prefer to keep the existing Layers together with the newly applied Layers from the source variant.
In case you do not need the existing Layers of the target image, follow the step below. Otherwise, proceed to Step 2 in case you would like the new Layers from the source variant to be added on top of the existing ones.
Select the target variant(s) in the Browser with Cmd-click/Ctrl-click (macOS/Windows).
Make sure that the Edit Selected icon is active (orange-colored) in the toolbar.
Go to the Layers tool in the Color tool tab. Click on the Reset Layers adjustments icon in the top-right corner of the Layers tool.
There will be a warning asking to confirm that you want to delete all Layers on all the selected variants. Press Reset Adjustment.
If you need to delete only certain existing Layers on the target variant(s), this should be done separately for each variant.
2. Select the source image from where you would like to copy the Layers. It will have a thick white border in the Browser.
3. Select target images with Cmd-click/Ctrl-Click (macOS/Windows) or Shift-click in the Browser. Each of those will have a thin white border in the Browser.
4. Go to the Layers tool and click on the Local copy and apply the icon. Select the Layers to be copied to the target images in the Adjustments Clipboard window. Click Apply.
To instantly copy all Layers from the source variant to the target variant(s), hold the Shift key and click on the Local copy and apply icon.
NOTE: It is now possible to copy and apply Layers between images of different dimensions as well, making it much easier to streamline a workflow where, for example, multiple cameras are used and Styles are applied to Layers.