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  • Ian Wilson
    You have to realise that layers in Capture One are NOT the same thing at all as layers in a pixel editor like Photoshop. If you are familiar with Photoshop, Capture One layers are a bit like its adjustment layers, but they are not pixel payers.

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  • NNN636688421864100901
    Thanks Ian. No, I am not familiar with Photoshop. I have been working with Pixelmator and to some extend it is possible to do what I want, but as for now I would like to stick to C1 as my main editor and see if C1 works for the majority of things.

    Does this imply that what I want to achieve, is not really possible in C1? Or at least, not in an 'easy' way?

    If not, what would you recommend in terms of a pixel editor?

    Regards, Ken
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  • Ian Wilson
    What you want to do is not possible in Capture One.

    I think that Pixelmator will do what you are looking for.

    If you want to explore other possibilities without the expense of Photoshop, you could try Affinity Photo. Much more economical than Photoshop and it does pretty much the same. (But that means that it is pretty much as complex as Photoshop too!) You can try before you buy for 30 days.

    If you are not familiar with Photoshop, you may not have understood my comment about adjustment layers. In Capture One, a "layer" is what used to be called a Local Adjustment. You can mask part of your image and apply an adjustment (or more than one) to just that part. For instance, I adjusted an image yesterday that I took of my daughter and granddaughter using flash, and their faces were not of equal brightness, due to different distances from the flash. So I created a layer for daughter's face, painted a mask over that and lightened it slightly. (And some other skin tone adjustments.) Then another mask (another layer) for granddaughter's face and made that slightly less bright.

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  • NNN636688421864100901
    This helps a lot Ian, much appreciated!

    I am going to try Affinity Photo. And then choose which one (Pixelmator or AP) I will add to my toolbox.

    Thanks also for the clarification on the adjustment layers. Indeed a strong feature. I have used the skin tone option and it works great!

    Have a nice day, Ken
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