How to Add Sun Rays to a Photo with Luminar

In this video tutorial I’m going to show you how to add sun rays to your photo using Luminar from Skylum Software, and also explain which images work best for this kind of edit. Luminar has rapidly become my go-to Lightroom and Photoshop editing plugin, and with Luminar 2018 they added some cool new features that will help us with this task. Example Image The first image is the RAW file from my Fuji X100. The second image has gone through the process that is demonstrated in the YouTube video above. Click to view them larger. Whilst sunshine can be …

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The BEST Way to Move Files Between Lightroom and Luminar

Luminar from Skylum Software is one of my absolute favourite photo editing applications. You can use it as a standalone editor, or you can integrate it into Lightroom in a couple of ways. Most people are aware of the regular way in which you can use Luminar as a Lightroom plugin, but in this video tutorial I’m going to show you a second way that gives you MUCH more control over how your images are opened in Luminar, and how the edits are then organized in Lightroom. If you’re a Lumniar user, it’s a quick one, don’t miss it. If …

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Macphun Changes Its Name to Skylum Software

In the last couple of years, Macphun have emerged as a huge player in the photography software industry, and they seem to be gaining momentum every month. The company started life by creating iOS apps, but then quickly moved into image editing with a number of task-specific plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In the last couple of years however, the company has switched gears and produced two incredibly powerful programs called Aurora HDR and Luminar which operate as standalone programs, or plugins for other pieces of software. In my opinion, Aurora HDR is the best HDR program out there …

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New Macphun Discount Code for Readers

I’m always trying to find new deals for our lovely readers, and this week I’m bringing you a 10% discount code for all software from Macphun. This of course means that it included the phenomenal Luminar software, and also Aurora HDR which is the only HDR software I use. Macphun often have deals running on their site, but you can actually apply this discount code on top of their deals so that you save even more money! Just use the discount code ShutterMuse10 in discount code box at the checkout.    

Luminar Keyboard Shortcut Guide

I’ve just started testing out the impressive new Luminar editing software from Mac developers, Macphun. There’s a good reason why Apple have picked these guys for the Best of the Mac App Store for 5 years in a row! Luminar has a lot of powerful features, and allows layer-based editing which is something sorely lacking in Adobe Lightroom. On top of that, Luminar doesn’t require a subscription like the Adobe apps. Whenever I learn new software I always like to collate all of the keyboard shortcuts so that I can begin to work on a nice fast workflow. Editing photos …

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