eBook & Video Tutorials

Luminar: Step by Step


eBook and Video Tutorials


    • Learn how to process photos using Luminar with this step-by-step masterclass eBook and video tutorials set. In the first three chapters, the book highlights nearly all of the features and tools within the software, and also gives some recommendations for filters and other techniques to use on your photos. Then, the remaining chapters shows several start-to-finish processing examples of images, and includes the full-size raw files for you to download and follow along on your own computer.


      What you get with your purchase:

      eBook: PDF eBook download.

      Video Tutorials: Five bonus video tutorials (watch online or download to your computer). Includes closed-captioning (CC) in English.

      Practice files: This tutorial set includes the full-size raw and other practice files from the images used in the eBook and video tutorials. It also includes the fully-processed .lmnr files as well so you can preview the fully-edited photos.


      eBook:

      Number of Pages: 247 pages

      Format: PDF (Vertical & Horizontal versions)

      eBook File Size: 68.7 MB

      Practice filesRaw (.arw, .raf, .cr2), JPEG, and .lmnr files (424.8 MB)

      Published: April 2018

      ISBN-13: 978-0-9982613-8-6


      Video Tutorials:

      Description: Five video tutorials showing how to process additional images using Luminar. Includes demonstration on processing photos into Luminar as a plugin from both Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as an HDR processed in Aurora HDR.

      Format: Videos (.mp4 files), HD 1080p video,includes closed-captioning (online only). Watch online or download to your computer.

      Length: 59 min, 53 sec (796.3 MB)

      Practice files: Raw (.raf, .dng, .nef), JPEG, and .lmnr files (464.6 MB)


      Software version:

      This eBook features Luminar by Skylum using both the Mac and Windows versions of Luminar 2018. The video training demonstrates the Mac version of Luminar 2018, and users can view the up-to-date differences between the two versions by clicking here.


      Please note: This item is delivered digitally as a download and is not a physical product.



      Print Book:

      Purchase the print edition of this book on Amazon: $49.99 — Buy on Amazon

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  • Table of Contents


    Getting Started — 2
    Digital Downloads — 8
    The User Interface — 9
    • The Luminar Workspace • 11
    • Top Toolbar • 13
    • Histogram, Layers, & Info • 17
    • Filters • 20
    • Presets • 22
    Mastering Your Workspace — 25
    • Working with Files • 27
    • Filters & Workspaces • 29
    • Presets • 36
    • Layers • 40
    • Masking • 48
    • Clone & Erase • 60
    • Crop, Rotate, & Transform • 65
    • Saving & Exporting • 68
    • Luminar & Plugins • 73
    Post-Processing Basics — 83
    • Raw Processing • 85
    • Tone Enhancements • 94
    • Color Adjustments • 99
    • Adding Intensity • 102
    • Sharpening • 107
    • Special Effects • 110
    Love Birds — 115
    The Shipwreck — 131
    Flying High — 153
    Day To Night — 175
    Double Exposure — 195
    Conclusion — 222
    Keyboard Shortcuts — 223
    Index — 227
  • May 30, 2018 — Updates made to the Index (adding hyperlinks to the page numbers) and added captions to the downloadable video files.

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    A Nicolesy Store Customer
    CB
    07/26/2018
    Charles B.
    United States

    Get Up to Speed in Luminar Quickly

    I was looking for a resource that would get me up to speed with the basics of Luminar quickly and provide me a foundation understand the powerful features of this first-class image processing software and Nicole Young’s "Luminar: Step By Step" is it. I’ve been using Lightroom since it was a beta and Photoshop before that but I found Luminar different enough that I was sometimes frustrated when I tried using it. Nicole’s well organized book and clear examples got me up to speed quickly. The videos that came with the book are first class and very useful. **Highly Recommended**

    BH
    07/06/2018
    Bill H.
    United States

    great book

    Very detailed, works best for me to open up Luminar on my desk top and read book on laptop. Very easy and thorough.

    VB
    07/03/2018
    Vincent B.
    Australia

    E Book on Luminar

    Great book it carries a Wealth of Information Makes things very simple. Cheers Vincent Bowser

    Vincent B. verified customer review of Luminar: Step by StepVincent B. verified customer review of Luminar: Step by Step
    RW
    06/08/2018
    Richard W.
    United Kingdom

    Luminar-a really good guide.

    Luminar can make many improvements to photo images, but you need a helping hand. Nicole's Step by Step guide provides this at a five star level. Beautifully illustrated and with clear instructions for each stage the mysteries of Luminar are revealed. Screen shots of menus and content links to pages make this an easy and time saving guide. Follow along images also provided. Thanks, Nicole.

    LM
    05/18/2018
    Leonard M.
    United States

    Excellent introduction into Luminar

    Very easy to read and understand the theory and working samples. It's a great illustration of what could be done to maximum improve the quality of pictures using a simple approach and best tools of Luminar. Excellent book. Highly recommended.

    Customer Reviews

    5.0 Based on 84 Reviews
    5 ★
    96% 
    81
    4 ★
    2% 
    2
    3 ★
    1% 
    1
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
    1 ★
    0% 
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    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

      A Nicolesy Store Customer
      CB
      07/26/2018
      Charles B.
      United States

      Get Up to Speed in Luminar Quickly

      I was looking for a resource that would get me up to speed with the basics of Luminar quickly and provide me a foundation understand the powerful features of this first-class image processing software and Nicole Young’s "Luminar: Step By Step" is it. I’ve been using Lightroom since it was a beta and Photoshop before that but I found Luminar different enough that I was sometimes frustrated when I tried using it. Nicole’s well organized book and clear examples got me up to speed quickly. The videos that came with the book are first class and very useful. **Highly Recommended**

      BH
      07/06/2018
      Bill H.
      United States

      great book

      Very detailed, works best for me to open up Luminar on my desk top and read book on laptop. Very easy and thorough.

      VB
      07/03/2018
      Vincent B.
      Australia

      E Book on Luminar

      Great book it carries a Wealth of Information Makes things very simple. Cheers Vincent Bowser

      Vincent B. verified customer review of Luminar: Step by StepVincent B. verified customer review of Luminar: Step by Step
      RW
      06/08/2018
      Richard W.
      United Kingdom

      Luminar-a really good guide.

      Luminar can make many improvements to photo images, but you need a helping hand. Nicole's Step by Step guide provides this at a five star level. Beautifully illustrated and with clear instructions for each stage the mysteries of Luminar are revealed. Screen shots of menus and content links to pages make this an easy and time saving guide. Follow along images also provided. Thanks, Nicole.

      LM
      05/18/2018
      Leonard M.
      United States

      Excellent introduction into Luminar

      Very easy to read and understand the theory and working samples. It's a great illustration of what could be done to maximum improve the quality of pictures using a simple approach and best tools of Luminar. Excellent book. Highly recommended.