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 06:

“Using Luminar as a Plugin”

If you use Lightroom and Photoshop, then you may consider using Luminar as a plugin. Doing so will allow you to begin your edits in one application, such as Lightroom, and then “push” the photo into Luminar to add further enhancements and stylizations. In this lesson I will discuss using Luminar as a plugin from both Lightroom and Photoshop, including the following:

  • Installing the Lightroom and Photoshop plugin files from Luminar
  • Editing a photo into Luminar from Lightroom
  • Editing a photo as a smart object from Photoshop

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Download Lesson 06

1080p, .mp4 file — 120.3 MB

Music: “Dizzy Spells”,  by Josh Woodward

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