Create the perfect portrait with Luminar 4
Mac Life|October 2020
Create the perfect portrait with Luminar 4
Use Luminar’s AI–assisted editing tools to enhance your people pics
By Hollin Jones

REQUIRES

Luminar 4, an image file

YOU WILL LEARN

How to use Luminar’s tools to enhance and improve portraits

IT WILL TAKE

15 minutes

THERE ARE MANY things to consider when shooting portraits of people, and you will want to start by shooting in good light, with a natural–looking subject on a sympathetic background. Even great Raw images will need some post–production, and less–great ones considerably more.

That’s where Luminar comes in. It has a whole section of tools dedicated to manual as well as AI–assisted portrait enhancement. The artificial intelligence can really help a lot if you’re not an experienced retoucher, since it’s able to automatically detect which areas of an image contain skin, eyes, lips, teeth, and more. You can even change head shape or remove shimmer from shiny skin. What used to require hours of masking can now be done in a few minutes, and the results are excellent.

Of course, there are also tools for things like spot or blemish removal, all available without your needing to be an expert. Here’s how to smarten up your portraits for some professional–looking results.

GENIUS TIP

In the Looks menu, you will find preset Portrait treatments that can be applied to a whole image with a 0–100% slider for quick results.

HOW TO Enhance a portrait

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October 2020