You are not going to believe what the new Luminar 2018 can do, it’s a revolution for Windows and MAC

– Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs. In this episode, I’m gonna
show you the new Luminar 2018, and it’s amazing. (upbeat music) Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs,
my name is Serge Remelli. I’m a French photographer
from the amazing, the beautiful, the crazy
city of Paris, France, and I live in Los Angeles, California. Talking about Los Angeles, California, if you want to take some photos with me, I’m gonna be doing my first
workshop in Los Angeles. That’s gonna be starting on
the 9th of February 2018. If you want to come with
me, we’re gonna be shooting at the Griffith Park, one
of the most amazing parks with a great view of Los
Angeles and downtown. We’re gonna shoot in downtown Los Angeles. We are gonna go to Venice
Beach and Venice canals, and we’re gonna finish by
Malibu El Matador Beach, the most amazing beach and ocean view in Malibu and in Los Angeles county. It’s gonna be epic four days where we’re gonna do one on one. It’s limited to 20 people. I’m gonna show you how we touch the photos that we took together on
a big screen every day into a nice hotel, and then
we’re gonna shoot together, we’re gonna look at the settings together, we’re gonna compose together, and I’m gonna walk you
through all your workflow until you can get better
and better and better. I’m so excited to be with you, so come and check me out in Los Angeles. But now, I want to talk
to you about Luminar 2018. This is a revolution, and here it is. All right, Mesdames et Messieurs, so what I’m about to show you, I think, is gonna be a revolution in
the world of post-processing. Because Luminar Macphun,
which is now called Skylum, really is taking things to the next level. I’m here in Lightroom and I have this file which is a photo I shot
in Central Park last week. I was hoping to get
some nice foliage cover, and I came really at a specific date, but it was too early,
and there was no foliage. I ran into a very bad year
for foliage in New York area. Anyways, let’s see if we can do some magic using Lightroom and Luminar. So, first, I’m gonna
do my regular workflow. I’m gonna open up the shadows
and bring down the highlights, and I’m going to do my black and white, give it a good contrast. And I’m gonna go to shade, to add a bit of warmth to this,
maybe add a bit of orange. Not too much, you know, but
I want to warm things up. And at this point, I think
I’m just even going to lower the clarity a
little bit, and I’m happy. I’m gonna right click and
I’m gonna go to Export, and I’m gonna choose
the option of Luminar, Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments. What that’s gonna do is take
into account all I’ve done into Lightroom and get it over to Luminar. So, I’m here now in Luminar, and what I’m about to
show you is really cool. The way Luminar works is
a little bit of Aurora. If you don’t know, you have
different presets which are here Basic, Travel, Outdoor. So, you can either work with preset, or you can work with layers and filters. It may seems a little
bit complex at first, but you’ll see it’s pretty easy. An example speaks a thousand words. Let me just… All I want to do on this
one is add a filter first to add some foliage color. So, I’m gonna go to Add Filter, and I’m going to take the
Brilliant and Warmth filter. I’m gonna click on it, and so you got… Oh, I clicked it twice; I can erase one. So, I’m gonna boost the warmth, and I’m gonna boost the whiteness until I start seeing some
really yellow in the leaves. But now it changes the whole photo. I don’t want it everywhere. So, every filter that you
use, you can use a mask, so I’m gonna click on the brush, and I’m gonna click on brush again, and as I start brushing, you
see by default it’s on paint, and my default my mask is black here. But as I start to paint, basically only where I’m painting is the warm color gonna appear. So, that’s pretty cool, because you can do masking on a layer. All right, I can go more crazy so that the colors are
really popping here. You know, it’s just, you
know, a little revenge. I really wanted to have
some of this fall colors. I did not have them, you know, and I said, “Okay, you know what? “I’m gonna try to do it in Luminar.” You know how you have
the mix-up of fall color? So, that’s that; I’m happy with that, and if you think it’s too much, you can lower the effect
here, make it more realistic. But that’s kind of cool. And now, I’m gonna show you a
filter that I think is crazy. I’m gonna go to Add Filter, and I’m going to go to… the new, the amazing, Sun Rays filter. Now, this is going to be a revolution. When you put it on, you
have some rays there, and check this out. You can move the X, and you
see, they did a technology. Look at this; I’ll go behind this tree where the rays are automatically masked behind what’s happening. I have never seen that in any software. I can do that in Photoshop;
it takes me a lot of time. And so you can go X, you
can go Y, up and down, and it adapts exactly, very naturally, to how the rays should be. This is a revolution, guys. I can tell you on Instagram
in the next weeks, you’re gonna see a lot of
this Sun Rays coming up here. So, I’m gonna put the sun
ray here in that hole there, or maybe a little bit behind here. Yeah, that’s gonna look cool. So, let me show this. So, you can amount; you
can add a lot or less, you know, as you want. You can change the look of the sun rays, how they are in comparison to the rest. The numbers, a lot of sun
rays, very low sun rays. The length, that’s a good one. The length, small or big. Warm… or not warm. In that case, I want them a little warm. And then you got the radiance of the sun. So you see here, it’s gonna get whiter. I want to select to fake
that the sun was there, so I’m gonna add some glow,
and I’m gonna give some radius and some glow amounts that
it’s really sticking out there, and maybe some warmth in the sky here. And now penetration is
really cool; check it out. Penetration is full or less,
less, and less, and less. I think I’m gonna use it about here, and I’m gonna make the
lens a little smaller. And check this out; in a
few seconds I added the sun, and I’ve never seen any software do it with such a realistic feeling. Before. After. It’s crazy. If you think it’s too much, penetration is one of
the most important one. I’m just gonna add a little bit here, and I’m gonna add another filter. I’m gonna add a Dodge & Burn filter. So, add filter, and I love
their Dodge & Burn filter. Here it is, Dodge & Burn. And I’m gonna click on Start Painting, and all I want is, I want
to darken a little bit. I’m gonna boost the size of my brush. I’m gonna lower the strength
of the dodging here, of the darkening. I just wanna make the bottom of the photo a little bit darker so that
we have a bit of, you know, the attention of the
viewer goes above here. Maybe also darken a bit
here and darken a bit there. You know, so like a
little vignette effect. And viola. And check it out; that was before. Oh, let me click on Done here. That was the before. And after. Before, after. Okay, I can add another filter. I’m gonna add maybe… Oh, there’s so many, like
Color Balance, for example. Color Balance filter, and I
can change the color as I want. You see in the shadows,
I can add some blue or maybe, you know, or some warm. I can add some warm, a little
bit here in the shadows. I can add some magenta or some green or some yellow. I can do that to the midtones
or in the highlights. I can add some warmth. You know, whatever you feel like doing. It’s pretty crazy. Before. And after. And okay, I think on this one, I’m gonna go and add another tone filter, which I think… Or maybe just an exposure filter where I just want to boost
the exposure a little bit. Now, I think, you know what,
I’m gonna add a tone filter. Tone filters are really cool
because you’ve got like a lot of settings, you know, like,
so I can open up the shadows even more, although I did it already. You know, I could open up
the shadows a little bit, and something like this. So, that’s the… Let me show you the before and after. That’s before, straight off Lightroom, and that’s how it looks now. And you know, it’s
completely nondestructive, so I can, you know, I can
go here, I can change it. I mean, it’s really cool. Let me show you another example. I’m gonna basically apply
this, and I’m gonna go back to Lightroom and show you
another example on this photo. With Luminar, you can even
do simple sky replacement. So, this is a photo;
let me reset the photo. This is a photo I shot
in New York two days ago. I’m gonna put up the shadows. On this one, because
I’m gonna change the sky using the Multiply mode, I’m
just gonna open up the whites and the blacks; I’m
gonna boost the exposure. And I think I’m gonna put it on shade to make it even warmer, add
some magenta because I can, and maybe add a bit of clarity. Okay, I’m happy with that, and
I’m gonna right click Export. Same thing, I’m gonna click here, Use TFF with Lightroom
Adjuster in the new… Oh no, sorry, Luminar. Here, Edit a Copy with
Lightroom Adjustment. So, it’s gonna launch
Luminar now with this, while the other one is reimporting back. I’m in Luminar, and I’m going to go and… add a sky. So, I’m gonna go here, and
this time instead of doing, I’m gonna add a layer;
we haven’t done that yet. I’m gonna add a new image layer, and I’m gonna take this sunset, click Open, and this is a sunset that’s
gonna go right over this image. So, this is sky that I use that I made. You see, I made a mirror
of a sky I use a lot in my sky replacement. I will give you for
free with this episode. And I’m just gonna put it in
the Multiply mode, and boom. It’s gonna mix both. Of course, you can do that in Photoshop, but for people who don’t have Photoshop or don’t want it in Photoshop,
it’s a really cool way. This is very non-expensive
plugin, and it does a great job. I can take the brush here. I can take a brush, and
it’s gonna create a mask, and on this one I can make… Oh, actually I want the reverse. You see now, I have the mask,
which is black and white. I actually want most
of the sky to be there, so I can go to Mask, and
I can invert the mask. Okay, and now I can click
erase, so when I erase, I erase the mask. Remember that white, we see here, most of the mask is
grayish and then black. So, white or bright color
reveals and dark color conceals. So, up, I’m just gonna
erase the sky from here, and I think I’m gonna crop this image. You can go to Tools,
Crop, ’cause I had some… Some leaf, I didn’t
like that so much here. I’m gonna keep it here, and viola. Let me show you the before photo. That’s the before, after. Just a little cool sky
replacement, and while I’m there, I can add some filters, you know. I can add a whole new layer,
have a new layer adjustment, and then I can use some of these
preset that are really cool like Marco Polo, Impressive, Happy Memory, you know, Dull No More. Let’s see. Let’s go to Basic and let’s
see what could be cool. Image Enhancer, for example,
that’s a little too much. Or Details. Detailed is kinda cool, but it’s too much. It don’t like what it does on the sky, but I’m on the layer, so
I can click on this brush, and I can just brush here. Oh okay, I have to invert the mask again, and now I’m just brushing the details, just for example on the front building, which I think is kind of cool,
you know, and not on the sky. So, I can add if I want, I could
add a filter, but remember, on this layer, I did something
just with this window, so I need to add a new adjustment layer, and then I could add
filter just on that layer, so I could add the Dramatic
filter, which is… Where is it? Dramatic filter. And if you don’t know, you
can just type the name here. Drama, and boom, I have
it right away, Dramatic. And I’m out of Dramatic filter. Yet it de-saturates the photo,
but I can add saturation. Check it out before and after, and if you don’t like it,
you can destroy it away. On this one, I’m gonna add
another filter that I really like which is the… The Image Radiance filter. I think the Image Radiance
filter is really cool. I could add; I like what it does, and I can add some brightness. I can open up the shadows
on it if I want to, take out saturation. I love Image Brightness, what it does. It gives like a little glow to the image. Okay, anyways, you can
do whatever you want. This is the before. This is the after. This is going to be a revolution. There is a great offer because
it’s the pre-order is now. If you buy it today from the
link that’s below this video, you’ll get a special
bonus and a special price. Check out all the links are below. You gotta check out Luminar 2018. It’s a must in your post-processing. It’s gonna take your photos
to places you wouldn’t expect. I just… I have been playing around
for three days now with it, and I can’t believe how powerful it is for the price that it is.

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