Artificial Intelligence is the next step in image editing, so find out how you'll edit your portraits of tomorrow with this tutorial on editing portrait images using Luminar AI.
AI is set to ramp up image editing software like never before. The autonomous tweaks AI could make saves hours of work by cutting out backgrounds or skies, retouching portraits, and enhancing composition. But you don't have to look into the future for this kind of intelligent image editing, it's here today, and you can use it to improve your photos.
Luminar AI by Skylum is editing software that runs entirely on artificial intelligence. In fact, it's a world first. It works by analyzing your photos and making suggested tweaks through a series of editing functions that can be automatically applied to your photo. It's properly clever stuff because it can detect people in portraits, skies in landscapes, and even render different lighting for image retouching.
The benefit of using Luminar AI over another artificial intelligence image editing software is that there's a great deal of flexibility when it comes to editing photos. If you want to click just one button and get a great edit, you can do that, but if you want to delve a little deeper and tweak things until it looks right, there's room for that, too. Let's take a look at how well it performs on my wedding portrait.
Use Templates for Intelligent ImprovementsPerhaps Luminar AI's biggest draw is its Templates mode. After importing a photo, you can choose between a variety of preset (but AI-powered) edits that make adjustments to your image based on mood, emotion, or style. Now, it's not just like the presets of old where it pushes the sliders around a bit and basically applies a filter on top of what's already there. It actually makes changes based on what it sees in the photo. Here, I have two wonderful brides, which the software has picked up on and makes adjustments based on where they are in the frame by keeping skin tones natural and making changes to the backdrop without interfering with their dresses.
I chose the Flawless template, which brightened up the background, boosted the color slightly (without going over the top), and brought a wonderful glow to my two subjects by enhancing the brightness in their skin and dresses. There's also this slight burst of brightness around their faces, which helps to draw the eye into the center of the frame.