7.3 Skin Tone Editor
Do you take portraits? Then you know the problem – skin is not always perfect. There is often redness or gloss or other problems. All of this has long been a task for Photoshop. Now you can fix these problems directly in the RAW Converter. Capture One offers the Skin Tone tool in the color editor. With this tool you can not only change the skin tones (tone, saturation, brightness) but above all also homogenize the skin. There are 3 separate controllers for this. The skin tone as well as the saturation and the brightness can be homogenized with it. For example, skin redness and shiny skin can be removed very easily. Pro tip: apply this tool to a new layer so you can mask it and adjust the opacity.
7.4 color balance
The color balance is mainly known from video editing. It doesn’t matter, on the contrary, I’m happy to be able to use this tool for photo editing too.
There are various possible uses for color balance. For example, you could use the global color balance to color the entire image. For example to get a warmer color look or a cooler color look. This is particularly exciting even if you want to color a whole lot of images in total and cannot or do not want to regulate it via the white balance.
The second application would be called classic color grading. For this there is the possibility to change the shadows, midtones and highlights separately in the “Three-way” tab. The tint, saturation and brightness of these three areas can be controlled. There are no fixed rules here. What is right is what you like. In addition, every picture and every photographer is different.