onOne Software for Food Photography (Plus a Free Preset!)

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onOne Software for Food Photography (Plus a Free Preset!)

By |2018-07-31T16:46:55+00:00May 11th, 2014|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |3 Comments

A before (top image) and after (bottom image) of a food photograph processed using onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 8.

Just the other day, someone on Twitter asked me if I use onOne Software for my food photography. My answer was that yes, I do! The great thing about onOne Software’s products is that they are fully customizable, and can be used for any type of photograph (including food). With Perfect Effects, you can layer your filters and adjustments on top of each other, blend them, use masking, reduce their opacity, etc. It’s very similar to the functionality of Photoshop, but at a fraction of the price.

Some of my favorite adjustments and filters to use for food in Perfect Effects 8 are similar to what I would use in Photoshop:

  • A “color pop” layer (blur filter, change blending mode to “Soft Light”, and then reduce the opacity to around 30%)
  • Green color enhancer (makes the greens really stand out!). I usually reduce the opacity of this layer after applying.
  • Color correction
  • Basic tonal adjustments
  • Vignette
  • And more!

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About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Sandy June 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Nicole,

    I love your work! I downloaded the free onOne Perfect Effects 8 a couple days ago and trying to download your free preset. It keeps taking me to the coding page. Can you please assist me? Thank you so much for any assistance.

    • Nicole S. Young June 3, 2014 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Hi Sandy, I just sent you an email. :)

      • Sandy June 3, 2014 at 10:21 am - Reply

        Hi Nicole,

        I replied to your email.

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