SilverLUX for Capture One is a set of “Styles” that are designed to give your RAW images a black and white effect. Rather than try to emulate film, these looks are my own artistic creations based on my own look development. There are a variety of monochrome styles included, with looks ranging from the traditional black and white film look, to a more high contrast rich black ink look. There are 25 Styles in total included with SilverLux.
The set also comes with a collection of 20 grain presets that makes use of Capture One’s excellent grain function to give you a range of grain options. This set was designed for Capture One 10, but will work on Capture One Pro version 9 or higher.
The Difference between Styles and Presets
If you’re not already familiar with the terminology in Capture One, it is important to understand what Styles and Presets are.
Styles are a collection of settings that can control multiple adjustments at once. In other words, applying a Style will set lots of different parameters on your image. If you’re coming from Lightroom, Styles in Capture One are the same as Lightroom’s Develop Presets.
Presets on the other hand are settings for a single adjustment. These settings are found in the pop-up menu that is on the top corner of individual adjustments. For SilverLUX the supplied presets are for the Film Grain adjustment, which is found in the Details panel
Examples of SilverLUX in Action
SilverLUX requires a Mac or PC running Capture One Pro 9 or later. You must have a computer capable of running this version of Capture One.
You should also have a good working knowledge of the software and basic computer operations such as copying files and folders.
Some General Note about Styles & Presets
Not all images are suitable for all styles. Some images just won’t produce pleasing results and won’t be appropriate for the looks you may be trying to use, depending on the subject matter.
It is also important to note that any style won’t be a magic bullet. One should consider the use of these styles as a starting point. More often than not, images may require additional adjustments after applying presets. Sometimes you will need to adjust exposure or brightness and contrast depending on your photo. When trying SilverLUX, consider making a clone of the variant that you’re working on, so that you don’t lose any adjustments you’ve already made.
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