Luminar 4 is only days from being released, and Skylum is gradually revealing the AI-powered features it’s going to offer. After automatic sky replacement and smart background enhancement, Skylum is now showing off the automatic Skin Enhancer & Portrait Enhancer. They’re made to assist your retouching process and make it faster than ever before.
Both Skin Enhancer & Portrait Enhancer features are AI-powered, just like the other Luminar 4 tools Skylum previously demonstrated. They’re aimed to help photographers retouch portraits in less than 60 seconds, without the need for selections or masks.
AI Skin Enhancer – thanks to AI technology, faces and skin are automatically detected throughout a photo. AI Skin Enhancer allows photographers to automatically remove various skin imperfections like acne, freckles, and moles, in addition to smoothing the skin.
In the video above, you can see the tool in action. Although it’s making the skin smoother, its texture is preserved. Pores and other small details like hair and eyelashes are preserved, so the result looks natural.
Portrait Enhancer – this is a set of eight tools which allows adjustments like Dark Circle Removal, Face-aware Lighting or Eye Improvement. They are also demonstrated in the video above and they’re aimed to make facial features “more expressive.” While this tool certainly makes it faster to edit portraits, I must say that I personally don’t like everything it does. For example, it lets you make the model’s eyes bigger or their face thinner, which I would say falls within overediting. But that’s just my two cents.
With both Skin Enhancer & Portrait Enhancer, AI technology targets the selected areas. It’s similar to the automatic Structure tool, but instead of targeting the background, it applies the changes to the subject’s face. Both tools are designed to work with studio lights and off-camera flash as well as natural-light photography. And they are controlled with sliders, so you can increase or decrease the amount of adjustment you apply to your portraits.
Luminar 4 is set to be released this fall, and pre-orders are already available on Skylum’s website.