Skylum’s Luminar 4 is a great solution for both professional and amateur photographers who want to quickly create stunning photos. Luminar’s advanced AI-based tools 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 layers, masks, blend modes, and lens correction. Luminar 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 4 is deceptively deep, and in The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4, photographer Jeff Carlson helps you discover Luminar 4’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.
In this book you’ll learn all about:
Presets and LUTs (Lookup Tables):
Bonus Content: Includes an exclusive offer and free download from Skylum for creative add-ons.
8 x 10in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Steve April 8, 2020
I purchased the ebook for this title the other day and I have found it to be very good. I have now read the first two chapters and I’ve learned quite a few things that I’ve not gathered simply from using Luminar 4 and its previous versions. When I turned the page to chapter 3 however, I expected to find a link to download the example image so I could follow along as the author walked me through the process of editing it. I was surprised and disappointed to find nothing and wasted quite a bit of time trying to see if I had missed that link in the pages I had already read or if perhaps it was contained in some appendix at the end. Unfortunately, I could find nothing. The lack of example images is my reason for giving only 4 stars for what otherwise seems to be quite a good book. I admit I made this purchase from Amazon rather than directly from the publisher since photography books are usually too large to easily get into Kindle.
pgilles1 (verified owner) April 19, 2020
Very good book. Excellent introduction to Luminar 4’s use.
Ed (verified owner) April 21, 2020
Pretty good book, and has helped me understand some of the more obscure possibilities of Luminar 4; then again, I’ve been using Luminar and Aurora since they first came out. Great software, and this is a good book for beginners to intermediate users.
davis.family (verified owner) April 29, 2020
Steve D. The book is well written, clear and concise. It covers the subject in-depth and will be a good addition to my learning library.
Jeff Carlson May 12, 2020
It’s now possible to download the walkthrough images in chapters 3 and 4, thanks to feedback from readers. The link is now in the introductory chapter of the ebook. Or, contact Rocky Nook customer service if you purchased a print book for the link.
Mario (verified owner) May 13, 2020
Excellent book for old & new, beginners & intermediate users of Luminar. Clear contest end easy to understand.
robertwarbrick (verified owner) May 21, 2020
This is an excellent book.made learning Luminar 4 so much easier.if you want to learn Luminar 4 this is the book for you.
jsfischer (verified owner) May 28, 2020
I must admit to a bias- Jeff Carlson has written books about Mac apps and iWatch so I was already a fan. This book about the many different editing tools and workflows for Luminar4 has been extremely helpful in getting a rookie like me started. The writing is crisp and clear – and the examples he has provided ( I have just begun to work with them) seem to provide a good template for my own efforts. As an added benefit – he has just given two webinars demonstrating some of the concepts he has written about – enhancing my understanding. In summary, this book is a really good way to learn how to use this program
stanbh (verified owner) June 20, 2020
I’ve been looking for better information about Luminar 4 that I could keep on a shelf and/or store in a computer and this fit the bill. The book does a very good job of presenting the interface and the details about editing photos as well as more detail in subsequent chapters, when you’re ready to do more sophisticated work. It allowed me to make a good comparison between Luminar and other photo editing software with which I am familiar. One of my gripes about Luminar is that it doesn’t have a printing option; you have to revert to other software to get that accomplished. Because I “share” my photos in print and not online, that’s an important missing feature for me. Other than that, the book itself is very good and well worth the price, especially if you can get a Rocky Nook discount.
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