21 Apr Capture One Quick Tip – Controlling a Vignette with Layers and Luma Range

Source: Thomas Fitzgerald Photography

In this super short Capture One quick tip, I show you how to place a vignette behind an object in a scene using layers and the luma range tool.

What I wanted to achieve with this image, was to bring up the background, but only in a tight circle around the swan, to give the effect of a pool of light. The obvious solution is to use the vignette tool after raising the background brightness with the shadow slider, but this darkens the head of the swan. What I wanted to do was to put the vignette behind the swan. To do this I used layers, a radial gradient and a luminance mask.

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