The Luminar Workspace • 10
Top Toolbar • 12
Library • 16
Edit • 18
Info • 23
Looks • 24
Setting Up the Workspace • 28
Working with Files • 32
Layers • 42
Masking • 52
Tools • 64
Looks • 76
Export and Batch Process • 81
Luminar & Plug-ins • 85
Essentials • 92
Creative • 105
Portrait • 126
Professional • 130
Bringing life to a gloomy sky
Processing a smartphone photograph
Adding a new sky with style
Creating a composite with blend modes
Stylizing a portrait with Luminar
Transforming a photo from day to night
This book is an ideal companion for people using Luminar 4.2, it is easy to follow and informative. I would have given five stars had Nicolesy also produced this book soley for Windows Users as well.
There are several guides available including Skylum's own guide to this phot-editing software. This one is different. It takes you through step by step revealing many extremely useful tips and shortcuts not available in other guides and includes a number of how-to videos and presets (called Looks by Skylum). All in all it is a unique, comprehensive and extremely helpful resource.
very good easy to follow easy to understand.
I really like the way that this book is set up. There is a general overview of each of the tools at first, and the order in which Nicole generally uses them. There is brief information on which aspect of the tool to use, as well as an explanation of why she does it that way. Then we get into the sample images to practice. Very clear and very well done!
As with all of Nicolesy's books, this is very well thought out and it covers everything you need to know in a clear and easy to follow style. All of the practise images are provided, and I enjoyed following along and seeing the different results that can be achieved with Luminar 4. It's a powerful programme, disguised as something simple, so having a step by step workbook is necessary to know how to use it to it's full potential. The videos are helpful too, combined with the book, and I am thoroughly impressed with how much I have learnt.
No book can cover EVERYTHING, but Nicole hits the highlights and spurs creativity with what she has covered in this book. It was worth the money for me!
It is a very good e-book and everything is clearly explained. Most I appreciate is the step by step instructions you have to do with the photos. Sorry but my English is not very good. I hope you understand what I say
I bought BOTH the Luminar 3 and Luminar 4 training. Oh well, gotta learn anyway. She is present and does not run all over the place like some trainers do. I love her style. I am happy to have purchased this and, accidentally, training for Luminar 3!~
Very happy with this informative video ... information was presented in a clear and concise manner... while I have much more to learn about Luminar 4 this video has got me off to a good start.
This book explains the many features of Luminar 4 clearly and in a logical order. I have found the horizontal version to lay itself out in a helpful manor. This will allow you to get the most out of Luminar 4.
Nicole has simplified my understanding of Luminar and its major features with her step-by-step lessons. After viewing these videos I was able to replicate her lessons immediately on my own pictures. Nicole’s instruction is a wonderul bargain. Thank you Nicole.