You can create a mask and layer by selecting either Disegna Maschera (B), Disegna Maschera Gradiente Lineare (L), Disegna Maschera Gradiente Radiale (T), Disegna Maschera di Correzione (Q), or Disegna Machera Clonazione (S). There might be times where it is better to create and name individual layers first to get organized. This is especially true when you need to use the clone or heal tools to repair images as they can only be accessed through a dedicated clone or heal layers.
1. Go to the Livelli tool (in the Colore, Esposizione, or Dettagli tool tab) and long-press on the Nuovo Livello button, the (+) icon, and select one of the following options:
- Nuovo Livello di Regolazione Vuoto - New layer without mask using the brush or gradient for image adjustments.
- Nuovo Livello di Regolazione di Riempimento - New layer complete with a mask covering the whole image. Used for brushing adjustments away or brushing the mask away, when it is the simplest option.
- Nuovo Livello Clone - New layer for repair using the Clone Brush (S).
- Nuovo Livello Correzione - New layer for repair using the Heal Brush (Q).
Alternatively, go to the main menu and select Livelli -> [tipo di Livello] (the layer types and their descriptions are provided above).
2. The Layer type is added to the Livelli tool (double-click on the Livello or press Return to enter a new name) and to the drop-down menu in the Viewer’s toolbar.
3. Draw a mask on the image. Select mask visibility as required.
4. When selecting the Livello Correzione option, Capture One automatically selects the source point after drawing. If the appearance of the target area does not match the surrounding pixels, click on the source point and drag it to set your own sampling point. The source point can be moved anywhere within the Viewer. To force a new source point or to manually select the source point before masking the area you want to heal, simply hold down Option/Alt and click on your preferred source point. With the Livello Clone, you have to set the source point manually by holding down Option/Alt and clicking on your source area
5. Remember to select the Stondo Livelli in the Livelli tool or Viewer’s toolbar to make any global adjustments to the image.