Skylum’s Luminar AI is a great solution for both professional and amateur photographers who want to quickly create stunning photos. Luminar’s advanced AI-based tools and templates eliminate hours of traditional editing tasks, whether you’re applying automatic tone and color adjustments, replacing dreary skies with more dynamic ones, or retouching portraits to smooth skin, remove blemishes, and accentuate flattering facial features. For those who want to dig into editing, powerful tools give you full control over your RAW and JPEG images, including advanced features such as masking, dodging and burning, and cloning and stamping areas. Luminar AI also works as a plug-in for other applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Apple Photos, allowing round-trip editing and seamless integration with workflows you may already have in place.
Luminar AI is deceptively deep, and in The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar AI, photographer Jeff Carlson helps you discover Luminar AI’s best features to take full advantage of the program for all your photography needs. From importing your images to editing, managing, and exporting your files, Jeff showcases the power, precision, and control of Luminar while teaching you to work quickly and efficiently. In this book, he walks you through real-world landscape and portrait edits, and covers every tool and feature with the goal of helping you understand how to make Luminar improve your images.
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vpearce5 (verified owner) September 30, 2021
This is an excellent read – the author certainly understands from where the photographer stands – and then the crafting through the software to create that ‘final creation’ of the image to be viewed by others – very intuitive and well written. It’s like being in the darkroom, only the software creates that final image that makes the viewer say, ‘Wow! I can do that!’
Thomas Miller (verified owner) October 4, 2021
This is a very well written, high quality book…it’s help me a lot getting started with Luminar AI. I highly recommend it. Also, RockyNook has been very responsive to my needs and does an excellent job shipping.
jsfischer (verified owner) December 24, 2021
Once again Jeff Carlson has written a book about the best way to learn, use and really improve my photography. Although Luminar AI has a lot of one-click editing, he points out and provides examples of how to go beyond templates. As usual, by the time the book has come out, there have been some updates, and I hope we can see more about reflections and the use of (here is a word he is not fond of) BOKEH! This book along with his two podcasts – really has helped. I am also delighted to support Rocky Nok as an independent publisher- they provide not only books but free teaching webinars.
Cheers to all
jefforns May 12, 2022
I have used Luminar 3 and 4 in the past and found it very ‘useful’ and similar to other processing programs. However, the advancement with AI is really something special. The Luminar AI is more intuitive and much faster and the ‘suggestions’ each work item produces are fantastic and a great place to start with your own ideas.
The improvement in AI is amazing. It is like having a ‘brainy’ partner working with you. The ability to alter the suggested processes is easy to work with and the results are very useable. The author, Jeff Carlson, has a great understanding of the difficulties the average photographer has with processing when working with a ‘not so perfect’ image and his patience and explanation of the program is to be commended. I would recommend opening this book and ‘follow along’ with each chapter until you really get familiar with the program.
I would recommend this book to any photographer or graphic artist as I believe AI is going to become the photographer’s best friend (even though he isn’t human).
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