Phase One Capture One Color Editor

How to use the Capture One Color Editor to fine-tune your image’s colours

03 Saturation

Phase One Capture One Color Editor

The green colour at the end of the last step wasn’t very strong, so I’ve pushed the Saturation slider right up to maximum. You wouldn’t get away with this if you were making a global adjustment to a whole image – the result would just look terrible – but since it’s only affecting a narrow range of colours, it’s not a problem.

04 Lightness

Phase One Capture One Color Editor

Finally, I felt the green was a little too bright after the saturation adjustment, so I’ve knocked back the Lightness slider very slightly just to dull it down a fraction. I’m happy with that now, so I can turn my attention to the excessively blue sky…

05 Pick another colour

Phase One Capture One Color Editor

For this I select the Pick Basic Color Correction eyedropper again, and this time I’m clicking on a blue area in the clouds. This selects an entirely different colour range within the image – you can see it highlighted here on the colour wheel in the Color Editor panel – and Capture One will treat this as a new colour adjustment in addition to the one I’ve already applied.

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