Luminar AI

Earlier in the year, Skylum announced their Luminar AI software package. This is an evolution (rather than an upgrade) to the Luminar 4 series which rebuilds the engine from the ground up to improve performance and take advantage of the many new AI powered features. Since that time Luminar AI has been open for Pre-Orders with the price set to increase for new orders once it goes live. Whilst previously Skylum had reported that the software was going to be […]

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Macro Workflow

I shoot alot of macro images at home (currently with a Nikon D610 & a Sigma 150mm Macro and occasionally a Raynox DCR-250).  Most of my images are typically of insects, spiders and other creatures which are hanging around my house. My personal favorite animal to photograph are jumping spiders which in my honest opinion have personality, and they are actually interested in their reflection in the lens which always helps and they tend to (at times) stand still which […]

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Luminar 4.3

Skylum has released an update to the Luminar photo editing package, this latest Luminar 4.3 update brings a new range of features including; Performance improvements. New Photo Search Feature. 500px Integration. Workflow Improvements. I am hoping to do a few videos on some of these features, so stay tuned and I will post them up on the YouTube Channel and link them into here. The update is free for existing users, if you want to purchase the software you can […]

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Topaz DeNoise AI (V2.2.1)

Topaz Labs have recently released a major update to the Topaz DeNoise AI package (V2.2.1) and to celebrate are having a sale. For current owners of the package, no purchase is required and the update can be downloaded at no cost. For those who wish to purchase DeNoise AI, from Thursday May 28th 2020 through to Friday June 12th 2020 the package is on sale for $59.99 USD instead of the regular $79.99 USD. If you use the links in […]

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Luminar 4; Blend Modes.

One of the powerful features of Luminar 4 is the ability to have multiple layers and to change how these layers are blended to achieve an artistic vision. The blending mode within Luminar 4 looks at the content of the two layers and will make changes to the image based on the content of both. Whilst ‘Normal’ is the default blend mode for layers within Luminar 4 there are also a range of other blend modes which are worth experimenting […]

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