Luminar Essentials, 2nd Edition

Luminar Essentials, 2nd Edition


Revised for Luminar Flex!

Organize, style, and share your photos with Luminar. This well-illustrated, no-nonsense book explains everything you need to get up and running with Luminar. It is the most comprehensive book on Luminar.

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All Of Luminar. All In One Place.

Luminar Essentials covers every feature, every option, and every filter in Luminar. Whether you are using Luminar with Libraries to manage your photos or Luminar Flex to style and edit your images, Luminar Essentials has everything you need to know about Luminar is all in one place. This is the book to have to get the most out of Luminar.

  • Managing photos with catalogs and albums? Check.

  • Quick edits with Luminar Looks and the AI-powered filters? Yup.

  • Hand crafted photo editing using Luminar’s 50+ filters? Definitely.

  • What about photo retouching? You bet.

  • Advanced editing techniques like masking and layered workflow? Absolutely.

  • How about round-trips with Luminar Flex? Oh yeah.

Luminar Essentials has it all. Every nook of Luminar is explored in this 250+ page ebook.

In each chapter you’ll explore and learn key features of Luminar. Chapter exercises are included to help reinforce the main ideas. Practice images are also included so you can follow along, step by step, with the exercises.


Get Organized. Stay Organized.

Luminar Essentials explains how Luminar with Libraries work.

Keep all of your photos organized and easy to find. Learn how to use catalogs, manage folders, and create albums to bring order to your library of images.

Add another dimension of organization with ratings, color labels, and favorites. Then tap into Luminar’s filters to show just the photos you want to work with.


One-Click Luminar Looks. Hand-Crafted Signature Styles.

Some photos call for rapid editing. Others demand extra attention and care.

Whether you want fast edits lever Luminar’s Looks and AI-powered filters, or you want to hand-craft your signature style, Luminar Essentials has everything you need.

All of the sliders and options in Luminar’s 50+ filters are explained.


Unlock The Full Power Of Luminar


Masking Tools

Learn how Luminar’s filter and layer masks allow you to shape and style a filter to affect specific elements in a photo.


Custom Workspaces

Learn how customized workspaces streamline your editing workflow. Spend less time finding filters and more time crafting your look.


Layered Workflows

Learn how to create exposure blends and photo composites in Luminar using its layered workflow.


And Much, Much More

Luminar Essentials covers all of the above and more. Every aspect of Luminar is explored. The ebook also has 12 hands-on exercises with practice images. You’ll do everything from creating a catalog and organizing photos, to basic editing and advanced masking & layered workflows.

By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to get the looks you want from Luminar.

Book specs:

  • 2nd Edition, Published on April 8th, 2019

  • PDF format (horizontal)

  • 259 pages

  • 12 practice exercises

  • Practice images included in your purchase. See the book introduction for practice image download instructions

Note: The book is ~250MB and may take a while to download. Practice images are a separate download of ~287MB. Download instructions are in the PDF book.

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