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Luminar 4 Review: A New Era of Photo Editing

Luminar 4 Review Sky Replacement
Artificial Intelligence. One-click sky replacements. Smart adjustments. That's just some keywords to describe what you can expect from the new and completely rebuilt Luminar 4. The market is saturated with photo-editors these days and it seems like everyone is trying to make a Lightroom alternative. That's not what Skylum is aiming to do with...

Photoshop vs Lightroom – What to Choose

Have you ever felt that your photograph doesn't resemble the beauty you experienced while capturing it? Do you feel like you've failed to eternalize the magical moment and instead are left with a boring image? Post-production is an important step in most photographer's workflow. What many beginners fail to realize is that in most...

Liven Up Your Photographs With Luminar 3

Process Images in Luminar 3.1
There have been many questions about the best alternatives to Adobe products and Luminar is one that's often mentioned. It's been on the market for several years now but with the recent upgrade to Luminar 3, they've really stepped onto the map and started to gain a lot of attention. I've been experimenting...

AirMagic: Edit Drone Images with One Click

I'm a natural sceptic when it comes to automating post-processing workflows but there's no secret that it can be extremely helpful in otherwise busy days. We know that the automated tools save you time and simplify the process, so the big question is: are they worth the money and are the results good?

Image Averaging and Time Blending for High Quality Night Photos

Image Averaging and Time Blending
My goal for my landscape photos has always been to have them printed large. That’s why I try to avoid noise and through use of techniques like focus stacking and exposure blending I ensure best sharpness and detail. When photographing around sunset and sunrise and into the blue hour, achieving the quality I’m...

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Though digital cameras are constantly improving Dynamic Range, they still struggle when dealing with scenes portraying extreme contrasts such as scenarios where the sky is bright and the foreground is dark. Capturing these scenes in a single frame is often impossible which is why many photographers rely on photo editors such as Adobe...

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images
I have been a photographer since the 1970s and I have been a printer of my work from the beginning. In that era, a physical print was almost the only way to share your work with anybody else and ever since, I have never stopped learning how to most effectively make a print that would best convey my intent,...

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Luminosity Masks have become a popular type of selections in Photoshop used by both professionals and beginners alike. However, unlike many other types of selections, they won't be found in any menu. Instead, you'll have to create them yourself. Don't worry, it's not as hard as you might think. It's actually quite straightforward and all you need to do is...

Dodging & Burning Through Luminosity Masks

Dodge and Burn Through Luminosity Masks
Dodging & Burning has been around since the beginning of photography and the fact that it’s still being used in the digital darkroom is a testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Emphasizing the main subject leading the viewer’s eyes to it is a common use of Dodge...

3 Effective Methods to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks

How to apply Luminosity Masks
Luminosity Masks are considered an advanced technique but with a little bit of basic Photoshop knowledge, you'll be surprised to see just how easy they are to create and apply to your images. There are a few different ways to apply Luminosity Masks and while they are pretty straightforward, it’s important to learn which method to use in various situations. #1...

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