Applying Styles to a Layer in Capture One 11
One of the key new features of Capture One 11 is the new layers system. As I mentioned in my first look at the software, it’s a really useful feature, especially when it comes to applying creative looks to your image. You can do your creative editing on a new layer, and then use the opacity slider to fade the results, controlling the overall look. I really wanted to be able to apply a style to a new layer, but at first it wasn’t obvious how to do so. I figured it out though, and so here’s what to do.
It’s actually quite simple. The short video above shows you a walkthrough of what to do, but here’s a quick overview:
- Create a new filled layer in the layers panel
- right click on the layer
- from the contextual many, choose Apply to Layer > User Style > Select Style
That’s all there is too it. You can also use this contextual menu to save the contents of a layer to a style. There are a few limitations to this. Not every feature is available on a new layer, so it will only apply the adjustments from a preset that are. Some styles won’t apply at all. It doesn’t seem to work at all with styles that use black and white, which rules out my SilverLux set unfortunately. Anyway, it’s a useful thing to know, so … now you know!
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