You can do a lot with filters in Luminar. If you've been using it for a while, you'll know you can combine any number of different filters and filter settings to achieve a practically infinite range of effects. But did you know you can use the same filter twice? So why would you want to do that? Well, sometimes a filter is just about perfect, but doesn't go quite far enough. … [Read more...] about How to double-up on filters in Luminar and get twice the effect
The idea of 'quick fixes' probably won't appeal to those who think of photography as an art or a craft, but sometimes they're all you need. Sometimes a quick fix is an important part of the culling process, where you don't just need to know what the images look like straight from the camera, you need to know what they could look like. That's why tools like Lightroom's Auto Tone button are worth taking seriously – they don't provide the final image but they do give you an idea of its potential.
There is also some crossover between quick fixes and effects presets. You know your photo needs a very particular 'look' to make it work, and a quick fix preset can give it to you.
Skylum has released a free Luminar 3.1.0 update. One of the key new features is an update to its Accent AI filter, designed to offer instant image enhancement via a series of automatic AI (artificial intelligence) powered adjustments based on object recognition and selective content aware adjustments. The new Accent AI 2.0 filter is said to be far better at preserving and … [Read more...] about Skylum Luminar 3.1.0 update adds upgraded Accent AI 2.0 filter
The MacPhun Luminar 1.2 Neptune update brings a bunch of new and interesting tools, and one of them is the AI Accent filter. AI stands for 'artificial intelligence', which is used to analyse different parts of the picture for objects, structure, colour, light and dark tones and more. When you drag the slider it intelligently enhances all these different areas according to what … [Read more...] about How to use the Luminar Accent – AI Filter
We've all been there. You've got a shot that's fundamentally sound but lacks rich, strong colours or any kind of atmosphere. They can be tricky to fix and you can spend hours experimenting with settings that don't seem to get you any closer – and you don't want to resort to flashy and obvious effects filters. • Capture One Pro 11.1 review So there's a three-step technique … [Read more...] about Looking for an instant boost? Try this three-step fix in Capture One
You can't keep every picture you shoot – but how do you know you're keeping the right ones? We all shoot more than we keep, and the obvious thing to do is make a first pass of your images and delete the ones that look wrongly exposed, flat or lacking in colour. Obvious, yes, but smart? Technical problems are relatively easy to fix, but bad composition, awkward expressions … [Read more...] about Are you missing your best shots? Capture One’s Auto Adjust tool could tell you with a single click
OnOne Software has worked hard to promote its new Perfect Photo Suite 8 product, and it's finally been launched officially. You can take a look for yourself at the OnOne website, and download a 30-day trial while you're there – click the 'Try now' link at the top of the page. I'm going to take a look at all the new features in forthcoming posts, but I thought I'd kick … [Read more...] about Perfect Photo Suite 8 and its new Enhance filter
Elements 12 is designed to be all things to all people, offering simple image fixes for beginners, Guided edits for those who want to try something more ambitious and learn about the Elements editing tools at the same time, and Expert mode, where you have full manual control and can achieve many of the effects you can get in Photoshop. The Quick mode has been part of … [Read more...] about Find out what you can do with the Elements 12 Quick mode