Learning Luminar

Luminar 2018

with Nicole S. Young

Attention Windows Users:

The new version of Luminar 2018 is the first iteration to be available on both Mac and Windows. Because it is newly-developed for Windows not all of the features made it into the software at the time of release. However, the software is being updated incrementally and will soon have feature parity (be identical) with the Mac version.

To make it easy for Windows users to visualize the differences—particularly when watching Mac-platform education content, like with the course lesson below—I put together this visual comparison guide:


Lesson 02:

“Filters & Presets”

Filters are the “heart” of using Luminar. With filters you can process a raw photograph, change color, add sun rays, and so much more. And along with that are presets, which are saved groupings of specific filters. In this lesson I will discuss how to use both filters and presets, including the following:

  • How to add filters to an image
  • Searching for and organizing filters within the Filter Catalog
  • Different view modes in the Filters panel
  • Using Workspaces to speed up and organize your edits
  • Applying and stacking presets
  • Installing a downloaded preset pack (.mplumpack file)
  • Saving your own presets
  • Accessing the folder of saved presets

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1080p, .mp4 file — 72.2 MB

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Music: “The Nest”,  by Josh Woodward

Learning Luminar: Previous Lessons

Lesson 01
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