For the rest of November I’m having a special Autumn sale on all of my Capture One Style Packs. The normal price fo €15 has been dropped to €10 for the rest of November (until the 2nd December 2019) so you can get the styles for a third off the regular price.
All four of my style packs have been reduced for this Autumn sale, and if you’re worried about compatibility, they will all work with Capture One 20 when it is released. The Style packs available are as follows:
With the launch of T-Pan for Capture One this week, I now have two style packs available for the software. The other being SilverLUX. I had a couple of questions from customers and readers over the past few days as to the difference between T-Pan and SilverLUX, and so, here is a quick breakdown of the differences between the two Style Packs.
SilverLUX was designed to be more of an effect. It has a wide range of looks, some of which are quite high contrast. The official blur says: “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”. When I was creating theses, the goal was to try and capture the broad range of monochrome styles that were popular on various online photo sharing sites, from popular photographers.
T-Pan on the other hand is specifically designed to look like film. T-Pan was originally designed for Lightroom, and T-Pan for Capture One was a port of the Lightroom Presets. I had used actual scanned film, specifically Fuji Neopan and Illford XP2 as my inspiration when creating these, although they’re not an exact emulation, but more of an inspiration. They are less contrasty and more of a rich tonality, trying to capture as much as possible of the feel of analogue film.
To give you an idea of the differences, here is the same image in a selection of styles. First, here it is with 2 styles from SilverLUX
I’m happy to announce that my latest Style Pack for Capture One is now available to buy from my digital download store. T-Pan for Capture One is a set of Black and White styles inspired by black and white film. The look is aiming to re-create the experience of shooting with a professional grade black and white film stock, and creates a rich film like monochrome image.
T-PAN also comes with a set of tools, which consists of a number of different types of grain, and some additional set of styles for creating a “soft” look, to emulate the analog softness and texture of film. There are 10 virtual film stocks, with 3 variations each.
A few weeks ago when I launched Alpine for Lightroom, a few people wrote to me asking for a Capture One version. After some work and experimentation, I’m happy to announce that I now have a version of Alpine for Capture One. It’s not exactly the same as the Lightroom version due to the differences in how the software works, but it’s broadly similar.
So what is Alpine? In a nutshell, Alpine for Capture One is a set of “Styles” that is designed to give your RAW images a stylised look. The idea for Alpine was to work with images of forests and mountains, to give the “woodsman” style of effect that is popular certain outdoor magazines. The styles generally work by enhancing the greens and browns in an image and are best suited to photos which contain a lot of these tones. Alpine is also designed to work best with lower contrast images, typically shot on misty or overcast days, although there are also some styles that will be better on sunnier, high contrast images too.
Porting these from Lightroom to Capture One was initially a little more difficult than I was expecting. The reason for this is that some adjustments, while they might have the same names, and broadly do the same thing, actually behave quite differently in different software. The other problem I have is that the starting point for different cameras in Capture One is much more variable than it is in Lightroom.
After a considerable amount of trial and error and tweaking various settings I managed to come up with a set that I was happy with, and captures the essence of the original idea behind Alpine. The Capture One version actually includes a few additional looks that weren’t in the originalLightroom version too, and overall, I think it’s a good package. While it is designed for a fairly narrow set of subjects, the styles should give you a pretty good starting point.
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