Luminar AI was first introduced in September 2020, and shortly after, it got reflections in sky replacement. But now the program has launched its first update. It has made the already simple editing even simpler, and some of the major bugs have been fixed. So, let’s see what’s new in the Luminar AI 1.0.1.
A few days back, I compared Photoshop and Luminar AI Beta’s sky replacement feature. When I turned to Luminar AI, I struggled with a mountain that was too warm for my taste. It turns out, I managed to overlook an important sky replacement tool; the masking brush. In this article, I will show you how to use masking to improve the sky replacement algorithm. Further, I also have a closer look at what Skylum calls Augmented Sky.
Skylum’s goal with Luminar AI is to create a processing software for the casual user who doesn’t want to spend hours editing an image. The developers have designed the software to help photographers make quick and precise adjustments using the power of AI.
It’s time to employ masks and play around in Augmented sky.
A few days ago I tested Photoshop’s new Sky Replacement feature on a tricky waterfall image. Since Photoshop handled that challenge so well I, started wondering if the same “sky replacement” feature will work the same with a night photo. Well, actually, it was shot in the early morning in Jotunheimen, Norway. The sky, however, was shot in the evening that same day.
I was hanging with Dag Ole Nordhaug, testing the Samyang 18mm. We had some amazing scenery around us, but sadly very little going on in the skies. There were no clouds above, just low hanging clouds and fog rolling from the mountains. I had actually planned to trash the morning image, but when Photoshop released their latest update I changed my mind. It is very difficult to add a new sky to an image when fog and clouds bleed into the sky. How will the “new” Photoshop handle this challenge, I thought to myself. Let’s find out.
Skylum keeps teasing the new features that are coming to Luminar AI. The latest novelty is a new and improved Sky Replacement that is now more accurate than before. Sky Replacement 2.0 now automatically adds water reflections to your landscape photos. Along with some other enhanced details, Luminar AI will now make your composite images more realistic and believable.
When announcing Luminar AI, Skylum revealed that Templates would be the core of the new AI-based editing software. Today, the company has revealed more details about Templates, announcing that it relies both on artificial and human intelligence. It’s kinda like presets on steroids, so let’s dive in and see how the new feature works and what it brings to the table.
Skylum has introduced Luminar AI, a new tool that aims to make professional photo editing much faster and available to more than photographers and retouchers. It’s designed for anyone who relies on photos to tell their story. It can be photographers, of course, but also bloggers, entrepreneurs, educators, business owners… you name it. As the name suggests, it relies heavily on artificial intelligence, and Skylum says that it’s focused on the result rather than the process of editing. So, let’s dive in and see what Luminar AI has to offer.
They say a photo speaks more than a thousand words. And when it comes to first impressions in online dating, there isn’t much room for words. So, your photos will speak for you. Folks at Skylum conducted an interesting survey to find out more about the importance of photos in online dating. The results give us more information and an interesting insight into how photos affect your decision to swipe left or right.
With Luminar 4, Skylum’s image editing software has become more focused on AI-based features. The latest free update, Luminar 4.2 is now out. It could be a real treat for everyone dealing with composites and digital art – or those of you who would like to try it out. Of course, there are a few other improvements and features for the rest of you, so let’s dive in and see what’s new.
Skylum has come a long way since the Macphun days. Since breaking out of their Mac-only shell and expanding out into Windows, their software has come on leaps and bounds for both platforms in terms of both capabilities as well as performance. We caught up with Skylum CEO, Alex Tsepko, at PhotoPlus 2019 in New York last month to have a chat about the new features coming to Luminar 4.