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DaveRyder Plus
5 3.6k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2019 8:40PM
Got the download link today and 1st look at Sky Replacement tool.

I took a Windmill image earlier in the year with a rather dull grayish sky (1st image below) which I edited probably badly to get some blue into it. I've used L4 to replace this sky as a play thing tonight.

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Then with various examples of pre-loaded options (there are lots more plus ability to load more presets)

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SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
18 Nov 2019 8:46PM
I like the last one Dave. Very realistic.
DaveRyder Plus
5 3.6k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2019 8:54PM

Quote:I like the last one Dave. Very realistic.


Really easy to use Chris.

Another example added to a B&W

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SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
18 Nov 2019 8:56PM
Brilliant. I'll look into this myself. Smile
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
19 Nov 2019 8:39PM

Quote:Another example added to a B&W


Nice quick fixes - just one point to mention - only half the image is now yours.Smile SmileSmile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
19 Nov 2019 9:18PM

Quote:
Quote:Another example added to a B&W


Nice quick fixes - just one point to mention - only half the image is now yours.Smile SmileSmile


Hey, it looks nice so who cares or would know? Almost everyone uses PS or another program anyway, so you could say that about any image.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
20 Nov 2019 12:13AM
It was only a light hearted comment Chris 🙂🙂🙂not meant to be taken seriously.
I'm PS fiddler myself.😺😺😺
Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 8:14AM

Quote:only half the image is now yours

You can use your own skies WinkTongue
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2019 9:15AM

Quote:
Quote:only half the image is now yours

You can use your own skies WinkTongue

I could.
seahawk 12 1.3k United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 1:09PM
I don't know why folks get so precious about this kind of thing; Ansel Adams admitted he altered and removed elements of images in the darkroom!
DaveRyder Plus
5 3.6k 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2019 1:47PM
Just a quick over view for anyone interested....

After all the promotional stuff pre-release I wanted to try and show home grown applications of the AI Sky tool.

I've been using L4 since Luminar 2018 and am finding the UI on L4 much improved.
The editing areas are grouped into 4 areas

Essential
- Light, AI Enhance, AI Structure, Colour, B&W, Detail Enhancer, Denoise, Landscape Enhance, Vignette
Creative
- AI Sky, Sun rays, Dramatic, Matte, Mystical, Colour Styles, Texture Overlay, Glow, Film Grain, Fog
Portrait
- AI Skin Enhance, Portrait Enhance, HiKey, Orton Effect
Pro
- Advance Contrast, Adjustable Gradient, Dodge & Burn, Colour Enhance, Photo Filter, Split Toning

Each of these has sub-menus for application of the editing effect.

All familiar to users of previous versions and not too much of a learning curve if moving from other application (I moved from Lightroom to Luminar 2018 without much problem)

Standard crop and levelling editing is on a dedicated button along top bar with open functions for group or individual image editing.

As with previous versions a series of presets is available along the bottom of the editor. Turned on/off with the 'Looks' tab on top menus bar.

Screen shot of main screen and editor layout:

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SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2019 4:04PM
Is this something you'd use alongside PS/Elements as an enhancement package?
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
20 Nov 2019 4:15PM

Quote:Is this something you'd use alongside PS/Elements as an enhancement package?


It comes as a stand-alone and as a plug-in for PS/LR and relies more on presets as a starting point instead of your own adjustments. I can see it saving a lot of work...
It's available on trial if you fancy trying it...
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2019 4:31PM
Tks Malc. I'll have to see if it's compatible with what I've got.
20 Nov 2019 7:54PM
Dave, looks very useful...so checked it out...did you get the “basic” version, or the “middle” version...or the top whack, “everything version”..? I’d certainly like to do the sky replacement bit...!
Kevin.


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