ARCPanel Pro is a one-time purchase that turns ARCPanel 3.0 into a professional processing suite. Everyone who have purchased ARCPanel before automatically gets ARCPanel Pro.
After making a purchase you will get 3 licensing keys for ARCPanel 3.0 via email. One key activates one copy of ARCPanel. Right-click anywhere on the panel to get to settings and activation.
If you no longer want to use ARCPanel on the computer, you need to deactivate the license in settings.
That's it, it's that simple. Just don't forget to deactivate your license when you no longer need it.
You can always find your licensing keys in Members Area or in the email. Send me a message if you still didn't get your ARCPanel 3.0 licensing keys.
Most of Quick Actions are only available in ARCPanel Pro.
When blending multiple exposures there is often the need to quickly click through masks and see which one works best.
Quick Apply turns on the mode when clicking on a mask instantly applies it to a selected layer replacing whatever mask was set there before.
It allows to click through masks and pick the one required much faster.
Grouping layers is a very powerful tool when processing images. Combined with masks, they are essential for high quality processing.
Group shortcuts simplify one of the most used function for layer grouping:
One click on Infinite Color button generates a random color grading preset that can be manually adjusted. Keep clicking until you find a pleasing color combination and then tailor it to your needs. Feature works best for city and portrait images allowing to quickly get to film-like colors.
Image on the video provided by Tellisman Svitozar
ARCPanel is fast when building masks, so there is no need to click on buttons if you don't want to.
Enabling Preview On Hover will be previewing you masks while you hover over buttons. Clicking will select the mask and enable it for refinement. Preview keeps working even when you select a different Source, like Saturation.
Color masking is a powerful tool that lets you select any range of colors. Unlike in built-in Color Range tool that limits you to one color, any color ranges are supported. Colors are calculated based on already selected source options: Luminosity or Saturation.
Luminosity is used by default, meaning that colors will be selected based on their luminance values. Selecting Saturation as the source will change color slider to select based on color saturation values.
After color mask is applied it itself becomes the Source and can be modified by any masks – that means that you can select a range of colors from the image based on their Saturation values and after that select brightest of them by clicking Lights-3 on Masks
MASKS & ZONES
Luminosity is a spectrum that is not limited to Lights 1-5 and other ranges. Any range lumi masks brings flexibility into luminosity mask creation allowing to pick the mask you need by just moving a slider.
Functionality is very similar to what Range Masks that Lightroom offers, but in Photoshop, with the availability of layers, this gives a completely different level of flexibility.
Please note that functionality is experimental, masks might not match tranditional luminosity masks exactly. I am very interested in whether you like this feature and if anything should be improved.
Advanced retouching tools for your needs.
Solar Curve is a special curve that makes it much easier to spot dust, scratches or issues with clone stamp on the image.
Frequency Separation is a tool that lets you extract texture and modify it independently from other parts of the image. Main appliances: smoothening human skin, fixing lens flares, professional product retouching.
Every method will generate extra layers for quick re-touching of low and high frequencies and a hidden Texture Boost layer to simplify work with skin.
Orton Effect is a very popular enhancement brining that magical glow to the pictures
Orton Heavy before/after
Orton Soft before/after
DODGE & BURN
Dodging and Burning is the main post-processing technique. Dodging is brightening, and Burning is darkening parts of the image.
Panel provides 3 Dodge & Burn techniques