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  • Jörg Friedländer

    2 Years ago, but still open.

    Also me, I'm interested how to solarize in Capture One

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  • Walter Rowe
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    Is there a web site that explains what this means? Never heard of it.

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  • Ian Wilson
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    By doing weird things with the curve tool?

    Ian

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  • Ian Wilson
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    Or even weirder things?

    Ian

     

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  • OddS.

    I did solarize back when I still had a darkroom, but my experience is with the paper, not the negative. If I remember correctly, I first exposed the image on the paper,  put the paper in the developer tray, waited a little and then temporarily turned on a white light lamp above the tray. Wait time and light on-time were important parameters. I never took the time to hone my skills at it, perhaps because I did not fancy the results.

    It was a bit cumbersome to do with color prints because i used drums rather than trays for color prints and processing color prints is more complicated than processing black and white prints. The Cibachrome process (color slide to color paper) was simpler, but I still used drums.

    I would suggest you start with with a linear curve and fix ("anchor") it at middle gray. Lift the blacks (left end) all the way up to white output. Adjust the anchor vertically to see the effect of a shallow and a deep U-shape before you do move on to curve shapes shown by Ian Wilson.

     

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  • Walter Rowe
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    I did some more research. The Curves tool will get you where you want to be with Solarization. I created a style that creates two layers. One layer desaturates the image. Another layer applies the Curve that creates the Solarization (Sabattier Effect).

    Later I will provide some screenshots.

    You can follow the steps in this web page using the Curves tool in Capture One.

    https://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/solarized-like-zayn-the-digital-sabattier-effect-for-surreal-portraits--cms-26309

    BEFORE

    AFTER

     

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  • Walter Rowe
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    See the images I added above.

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  • Jörg Friedländer

    Thank you for Help, I'm trying this way !

    Best regards Jörg

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