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The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4

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...
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  • Print and eBook Bundle: $44.99
  • Print Book: $34.95
  • eBook: $27.99

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Jeff Carlson


256 pages


8 x 10in


Soft Cover- without flaps





  • Introduction
  • How to Read This Book
  • The Luminar Studio
  • The Paths to Luminar
  • Landscape Walkthrough
  • Portrait Walkthrough
  • Editing Tools
  • Canvas Tools
  • Luminar Looks
  • Layers
  • Advanced Editing
  • Luminar Library
  • Sharing Photos
  • Index

10 reviews for The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar 4

  • 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.

  • (verified owner)

    Very good book. Excellent introduction to Luminar 4’s use.

  • (verified owner)

    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.

  • (verified owner)

    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.

  • 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.

  • (verified owner)

    Excellent book for old & new, beginners & intermediate users of Luminar. Clear contest end easy to understand.

  • (verified owner)

    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.

  • (verified owner)

    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

  • (verified owner)

    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.

  • (verified owner)

    Good book for Luminar users, clear, for everyone who use this beautiful alternative of other more important photo editing software.
    I do appreciate very much not only the text but also the real Rocky Nook edition book itself, that shows the professionalism in making photo books by Rocky Nook.

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