Styles in Action: Creating Impact in Black and White with SilverLux and Capture One
One of the many things I like about Capture One, is the way you can create some really nice monochrome images with it. I’m not sure what it is about the software, but whatever is going on behind the scenes gives black and white images a really rich black look to them. It was this that caused me to create my first set of Capture One styles: Silver Lux.
Silver Lux has been out for a while now, and its been pretty well received, but even though I have used it a lot myself, I still go back to it every now and then, and it takes me by surprise, because when you can create some really impactful black and white images, with really black blacks. I have lots of black and white Lightroom presets too, but for some reason SilverLux still gives me a unique look that I can’t seem to mimic with Lightroom. Obviously a lot depends on the source image, but even so.
Below are some recent conversions that I’ve done. It should work with the express version of Capture One too. You won’t get the grain tool, but the built in grain that is baked into these styles seems to still apply. To give you an idea, if you want to try it for yourself and you use Capture One, I’ve also included two of the styles that you can try as a demo. To load these, just go to the styles panel in Capture One and choose “Import Styles”
SilverLux is available now for CaptureOne from my digital download store for €10 (price may vary depending on local Vat rate)