Lesson 03: Layers and Blending2018-10-22T16:51:34+00:00

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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:

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Lesson 03:

“Layers & Blending”

Layers are a powerful thing. They allow you to blend edits together, add textures and overlays, and they open the door to so much more to a photograph. In this lesson I will discuss using different kinds of layers, as well as blending modes. I’ll demonstrate:

  • Adding a new image layer to a document
  • How the filters applied on each layer affect the image
  • Converting a layer to black and white to blend it with the layer below
  • Applying the Free Transform tool to resize an individual layer
  • Using an adjustment layer to affect all layers below
  • Blending modes with individual filters
  • Using the “Create new stamped layer” option

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Music: “Infinite Horizons”,  by Josh Woodward

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