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.


  1. barparildar November 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    At El Matador Beach Rangers are very strict. Make sure you get permit before heading there.

  2. Mariette Pelletier November 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Le prix du loigiciel : merci.

  3. DaDoctorJ November 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Wow. Now I'm really looking forward to the next version of Luminar with the amazing "add trees" and "add grass" filters so that I can edit a picture of my toilet wall and make it look like Central Park.

  4. J.Albergo November 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Serge is there a brush auto mask tool like we have in lightroom?

  5. Niaz Mahmood November 9, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I am a bit confused – should I buy Luminar or aurora HDR? can you tell us what are the purposes for these two and what are the differences?

  6. Jeff Grannum November 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    For all the cry baby critics commenting its simply a case of the developers dissecting Adobe and presentin techniques that you/we don’t spend time figuring out and made it easier for the average Joe. The same can be achieved in Adobe RAW if you just apply your time and energy. Also it about the Benjamins.

  7. Froudini November 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Cool software but some part of me doesn't like this developement. Presets and stuff like the sunray effect is convenient and cool, but where do you draw the line and say that it's no longer a photography showing what was actually there?

  8. Mike Koenig November 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Yay its fps france

  9. Tee aatjm November 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Great tutorial Serge, but Sun ray filter is nothing new. I've been using plugin filter from Digital Film Tools call " Rays " for several years now. The Sun Ray effects on Luminar is the exact copy of "Rays" from Digital Film Tool.

  10. Alex K November 9, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    don't forget to disclaim that the photo is Fake when you publish it.

  11. lldd11 November 10, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Whats wrong with you people that you lush out at Serge for sharing photo editing software with you? Taking good photo is only 50% of being a good digital photographer, you must know how to post process it. And there is nothing wrong with it!! If you call photography an Art, then learn how to apply damn some creativity, unless you are just a reporter and not an artist – then you should keep everything as realistic as possible. Common people, it is 21 century, you gotta open your minds a little…

  12. Voyager Uno November 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Not fake enough. You didn't use the "add trees filter". Shoot an empty field next time and add them in pp. Don't you hate to have real parts in your photos?

  13. 舞陽Uyan Tien November 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I could trow m a7r2 in the trash, cancel my software subscription, use my Iphone to take pictures, the apps Lens Light and Alien Sky to add flares and sun bursts and edit on Snapseed to achieve something similar on the first picture ~ sorry but all these Luminar videos just made me unsubscribe. Still i respect you as a great photographer and thanks for teaching so much on the previous videos ~

  14. Florian Juri November 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    one word, horrible.

  15. Joostered November 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm


  16. Ivan Kutsarov November 14, 2017 at 10:05 am

    More overcooked fake photography, exactly what wee need.
    Also pre-order software? Are you mad?

  17. Hector Caroselli November 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I agree with Mark Micallef and Noel Conway. I watched many of your earlier videos and learned a great deal about Lightroom. Now it seems you have become a pitchman for Skylar. Sad to see this.

  18. Nadja Wendt November 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

    What about getting it right in camera in the first place?

  19. XboxAsap November 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    To achieve realistic sun rays in a forest glade I usually aim to go out when the sun does it for free 👍

  20. Tom Piorkowski November 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Great video Serge, amazing product,

  21. Jeffrey Bank November 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Serge , you need to speak with your friends at Skylum. The Windows Luminar 2018 version that was released yesterday is really horrible in every way. As a plugin, it is slower than Dog S__T. As a RAW editor in standalone mode, the photos appear out of focus and washed out in color. The Facebook posts at Skylum support reflect many more problems. This program, is not ready for prime time, at least the Windows version isn't. Why wasn't the slowness as a plugin caught in the beta version?

  22. wpsam52 November 17, 2017 at 3:54 am

    It’s a shame Luminar 2018 performs so poorly for Windows. Not just missing features but incredibly buggy and slow. This thing is not even in a beta state. The company should be ashamed for presenting it in this state and you should be honest about its state of development for Windows.

  23. Linton S November 17, 2017 at 10:05 am

    How do you highlight (with a favorite star) some of those filters in the catalog please Serge? Can anyone help please?

  24. Jeffrey Erwin November 18, 2017 at 1:45 am

    So is this a "replacement" for Lightroom & Photoshop, or just another plug-in??

  25. RDJim November 18, 2017 at 2:11 am

    On1 Photo Raw 2018 is way ahead of Luminar. It has been doing RAW for two generations now. It has everything Luminar has and more. Camera lens corrections, much better masking tools, and more. Use as plug-in or stand alone.

  26. ANAK WATAN November 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Amazing software

  27. MrBluesfly November 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Real photographers don't put elements on post,they don't add sun or trees or people or cars or dinosaurs.They spend their time on the location wait to happen and come back again and again untill that moment. The way you show on your videos is the short way the easy way,if someone like it not problem by me,but i believe is a cheat. (i have the same opinion for presets)

  28. R.V. Niddrie November 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I only wish I had half the skills you have. But watching your videos are very, very helpful. Bottom line, I keep at it and thank you for sharing your skill and knowledge. Hope the negative comments don't stop you from your videos. There are always critics. Sad. I'm a fan boy of yours! Keep truckin Serge!

  29. John Koster November 20, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I don't consider myself a Luddite but this doesn't seem like photography to me. Perhaps we are all beyond that now, but the work involved in going out to a place, being patient and waiting for that moment to happen, and working to get the image seems all part of the journey. Now you can do it sitting in your underwear on the couch at home.

  30. lakkot.b November 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    It surely is a revolution with PC version – pay 60€ for having your computer crashed multiple times!!!!! and RAW files open 6 minutes. awsome

  31. spbalance November 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Revolution? That ray effect has been point and click for over 10 years through plug-in and stand alone software from such companies as Trapcode and DFT, and that's only naming a couple. Works exactly the same way. Instagram has been full of sunrays that doesn't make sense for years. No fog, haze or dust – no rays.

  32. P G November 21, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I think photoshopping is getting way out of control, I think in the future people will have to provide Raw images to show their authentic.

  33. Jed Teng November 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I get it why photographers are triggered,theres many aspects that its related to ,its about fantasy vs reality,hard work vs shortcut ,artificial vs natural,traditional vs new method,honesty vs cheating,art vs technology and so forth…

  34. Divi Photos November 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Yes it is a very good software but if you use it with Lightroom as a plug-in you get problems I got problems with it I cannot use it with Lightroom so it sucks

  35. kunal varshney November 24, 2017 at 7:19 am

  36. Masab HD November 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    whats the point of trying to be a good photographer when these softwares can do everything? Originally great photos still adds a different feeling though.

  37. Masab HD November 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I dont expect to take satisfying photos when the sky aint good. white sky somehow ruins things for me. Then there is photoshop

  38. Chuck Norris November 28, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    What crap. If you didn't capture it, it didn't happen. Stop with the bullshit fake photography, I can spot it a mile away.

  39. Florin Filimon November 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    is getting closer to afinity features.

  40. Md Akter November 29, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Luminar 2018 Activate Enter You Email Enter Activation Key new video

  41. Ж November 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Compared to the before photos, these after photos are looking fake as hell. I'm gonna stick to the free google NIK collection. At least it's free.

  42. Nighthawk November 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Love this video. For some reason Lightroom Classic CC is super super painfully slow here. I have an i5 7th 8g of ram

  43. Kent Lee November 30, 2017 at 10:08 am

    thank you getting it now

  44. Walter Uschelkopf December 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Both examples look very bad. Thank you for the video.

  45. Bernard Parent December 3, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Serge j'adore votre style, pourriez vous proposer vos vidéos en version Française ?

  46. erv schleufer December 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    i bought this for 10 bucks cheaper on amazon than the luminar web site. the thing i didnt think of was in this video they show the sun ray pre set and this picture is really shaded and you cannot really tell where the sun actually is. if possible i shoot with the sun at my back and it really dont work if you try to put the sun behind a tree when the ground shadows are going towards the sun. i played with it a little and was really having a problem getting the sun rays to look normal. they had more of a man made structural look to them. still have not looked into if batch processing is available. instead of making a comparison to lightroom i would like to see a comparison to digital photo pro that comes free with canon cameras.

  47. Alexander Vik December 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

    ever tried Captureone? No gimmick like sun rays there but does a better job in many arias.

  48. 郁家正 December 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

    everybody complain it's not real, but fake is just the value.

  49. Arnie Stein December 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    A quick note. The filters used in this demo are special effects types. Luminar 2018, is outstanding. I'm not a big Lightroom fan, I am a big Photoshop fan. What I didn't have, until now, was a program that can make very quick, efficient edits, with great results. It's a 'season to taste' thing. If you have Lightroom, and are good at it, then Luminar 2018 may, or may not, buy you much. In my situation, it solved a problem. What you get for the cost of the program is outstanding.

  50. termikk December 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Looks artificial to me…

  51. Bhavani Videos January 2, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    excelent sir thank you very much this class explaing .

  52. ADDONRACER January 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    This program is too slow for now..

  53. thejjzz January 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Well, I don't care wether this is real photography or not. I just love beautiful pictures.

  54. X. B.O January 27, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    So Photoshop will disappear?

  55. Bernhard Ess January 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    It is this kind of "digital effects" that I always disliked. They look fake, bad taste, at least like graphic art for ads rather than real photography. BTW; I do not see anything revolutionary in this software. Has been done by other software before, like NIK etc.
    After all, I consider this video pure advertisement.

  56. Brian Smith February 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I am not interested until Luminar adds a unicorn filter. Are there any photos that are real anymore.  Geez….

  57. mgaus7 February 25, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Another manipulation of dozens of gages

  58. L J March 1, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Fake art will get you everywhere. Not much difference between professionals, amateurs and clever software editors in this day an age.

  59. Hadas Hamerovv March 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I viewed your webinar but:
    1. You mentioned one of your students who sells presets himself. I probably missed the first name (or last) as I could find his website. Could you please mention him again here? (His last name was Hass Koning or something like that)
    2. Could not find the link for the free presets you mentioned. Wrote to your guys during the webinar and asked where is the link but got no answer. (They only pasted again and again the link to the 299 purchase) Is there a way you'd direct me again to where is it that you offer these?

  60. Theo Fenraven March 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Sunrays are fun. 🙂

  61. Foton Icon March 28, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you Serge, very helpful!!!

  62. Nick Lindridge March 30, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Serge, you are Mr Filter for sure! Some nice images before editing though.

  63. Mayur Lad April 19, 2018 at 8:14 am

    finally find out the best editor .. thanks a lot..

  64. David Pearce April 28, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Thank you serge, informative as usual

  65. constantinos schinas April 29, 2018 at 3:29 am

    when you are macilliterate then this is a revolution. rays have been a filter like 20years now. jezaz.

  66. Magical Moments May 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Where is the real moment the light the shadows colors etc. the photo was captured in? its all fake now sooo sad.

  67. Ed Murphy May 17, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Bullshit artist

  68. KoolauWaterfall Hawaii May 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I downloaded a trial of Luminar 2018 for PC, it was a bust. I had a big black blank main editing screen. You could see the picture, the sample on Skylum included with Luminar, on the preset preview bar at the bottom of the window but no picture would show up on the main screen. I tried repairing it, uninstalling and reinstalling it, using one of my own pictures, still no picture on the main editing screen. Can't edit with this thing and I think the interface needs improvement. I'll stick with Adobe for now because at least it works on PC. I guess it's okay if you're on MAC. So many photographers are touting this overpriced piece of software vis their affiliate links, kaching kaching.

  69. Mikey May 31, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry but it's slow and buggy A.F

  70. Patrick Ochs June 2, 2018 at 11:34 am

    A photo relays visual information. That is what photo editing is for. These negative comments are not needed. depending on what kind of information you are trying to give will depend on how much editing you need. Sometimes more some times less

  71. Wai Kian Khoo June 5, 2018 at 2:53 am

    so many salty comments below…. 'wow so fake' 'u are not a photographer'
    lets be honest, for any ordinary people not photographic trained, a picture to them is either NICE or NOT-NICE looking. They dun care it is post process or not.
    if a photo can appeal TO MOST people, just ignore those minority salty comments. Fk off

  72. Larry Morgan June 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Serge love your videos and really enjoy what luminar can do. However it should come with a warning that older machines, in my case a 2103 Mac with 8gb memory take apron 10 min per photo to save

  73. Amy Nelson July 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I have a question! When I try to export to luminar from lightroom, it does give me the option. (windows) Is this a common problem and how do I fix it?

  74. Jude Dak El-Bab July 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    how can I trust a photographer who didn't notice that the camera of this video wasn't balanced right

  75. JoePCP July 27, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Those who complain about fake photography should look a bit deeper into the real world.
    I am in my 70s and have been a photgrapher since I could afford a camera. I forget how many times when travelling abroad that the photographs I took were ruined by bad weather, or simply the lack of sunshine; which as most photographers will know results in a lack of contrast and in my view are not worth printing.
    As time passed and computers became common household equipment, I embraced these new tools, ie photoshop, paintshop pro and others. It has allowed me to recover some of these memories and filters like this can turn a mediocre image into a stunning work of art, which again personally I have no issue with. If you don't like using filtrs, don't use them. I think Serge does a good job of describing what you can do with these new tools and that's what they are… tools.
    The final image may not look much like the original, but if it pleases the eye and your friends and family are impressed with what you've created. why not use these tools to do so.
    I am also a freelance journalist who reviews most of these products, I enjoy doing so and see them for what they are. Although I concede there are purists who would still prefer the medium of monochrome images, that is their preference, it's not mine: but they are entitled to their opinion, as am I.

  76. Wayne Macintosh July 28, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Please consider another software program for photo editing. I purchased Luminar from Skylum on July 27, 2018. The program never correctly opened even though I have Windows 10 and exceed all of the program requirements in my hardware. Then I checked the comments and chat rooms for the community and found out this is a fairly common issue with Luminar 2018 version. I contacted the “help team” and received one message and no further contact. Not much help from the “help department.” I should have known better than to go with the budget option and just spent the money on Lightroom. Waiting for my refund now. Learn from my error.

  77. Eric Evans July 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Serge, I love your work and my first introduction to Lightroom came from you. I hate to read peoples comments that have negative comments about your work flow. All the techniques and tutorials that you give to YouTube for free are a great contribution to photography. Thank you for your style of photography and art.

  78. Kevin Sabiston August 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    So When Constable or Monet picked up their brushes they didn't intend to paint the scene exactly as their eyes would have seen it , instead they gave what they seen a touch of flair and flamboyance to create paintings that the world let use our cameras and software to to do exactly creative, or keep it real, both are in my workflow and portfolio….cheers KS

  79. FlyersNation98 August 29, 2018 at 10:07 am

    519k people are following that non sense?! This is not photography anymore, sorry. Epic Bullshit.

  80. Just Samxp September 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    but the photo you shot at London is garbage ? XD

  81. Brian Madsen September 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Wow! Haters gonna hate. Anyone who has used any photo editing software has been cheating, as adding anything that was not captured by the camera is cheating. People just mad that now people can cheat faster!

  82. Nilotpal Dey September 23, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Don't mind, really poor editing…

  83. Michael Clarke September 30, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Why would you use two post processing Apps-surely one is enough, or better still-none:)

  84. Thompter S. Hunson October 3, 2018 at 4:23 am

    This is cheating.

  85. lorence donaldo October 6, 2018 at 2:47 am

    so basically you are doing a Photoshop. what happens to the unadulterated photography? and i was going to buy the software, not anymore. ill stick with my olympus viewer. it does not offer much, filterwise, it will instead offer you to be better photographer.

  86. Marcin November 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    kitsch. worthless kitsch.

  87. Jonathon Bennett November 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    In this century, Art is deadmcompletely dead. I would not mind if the results had any artistic value, but they do not. It is just cheap, nasty, horrible stuff. BiBi photography as we know it.

  88. Rick B November 12, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Why did you do the initial adjustments in photoshop? I believe Luminar allows for the same adjustments.

  89. The Happy Hour Hound November 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Can it create a Panorama?

  90. The Happy Hour Hound November 28, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The problem with this software is it requires another piece of Software (Lightroom) to make it functional. I just bought it and im super dissapointed there is no browser!!

  91. The Happy Hour Hound November 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    My Luminar also only has Export but not an APPLY button at the top right and my images won't go back into LR edited.

  92. FPV Outlaw December 4, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Here we have another thing that's an insult to true photographers.

    First it was the advent of "Pro-sumer DSLRs". When they came out, it began to affect true photographers. Any talent-less moron shooting in Auto would low ball a true wedding photographer and take their work…forcing true photographers to lower their price. How many times did I hear: "Why should I pay that? I have a cousin with a PROFESSIONAL camera that will do it for free". Then comes the cousin with the Canon Rebel and does a lousy job and then the bride complains.

    Photography is an ART!!! Driving a car doesn't qualify you for NASCAR…having a DSLR doesn't make you a photographer. If you shoot Auto and don't know how to manage manual exposure you're not a photographer…you're a clown behind a camera.

    Like this French clown pushing Instagram-like filters. That's pure laziness. I have nothing against using filters or editing a photo. But, adding elements that weren't originally there, SUN-RAYS, text, sky replacement, etc. Is NOT photography…it's composite / graphic art. Which should be in a class on its own.

    Recently all the videos I see talk about streamlining your workflow. What the hell is that? Photography isn't a production line. It requires patience, dedication, passion, knowledge, and talent.

  93. Thodoris Siorikis December 31, 2018 at 8:07 pm


  94. Austin A. February 11, 2019 at 2:47 am

    "I'm gonna add some magenta…because I can".

  95. annettevanerkel February 20, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Haloo, you speaks to fast.. why? I

  96. Phil Jones65 February 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Dude this software SUCKS it's no revolution it's terrible!

  97. hellomyphone March 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Does anybody has a download link to the good old Pluto? I purchased Luminar 2018 and hope I can activate it this way.

  98. stepitup April 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Luminar is great but, why in the sam hell did they make the export button so damn hard to find and why when you find it does it not save to the location you select. Im not the only one with this problem. Back to photoshop.

  99. l j September 5, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Question how can you add a person to a picture in luminar?

  100. AN-ELITE YT September 26, 2019 at 6:25 am

    lmao was he speaking french?

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