The video below shows what you can do with the AI Augmented Sky feature.
Luminar 4.2 opens up the doors to creativity with sky-based composite photography opportunities
With new AI Augmented Sky capabilities, photographers can create unique, one-of-a-kind digital art pieces.
NEW YORK, NY – March 19, 2020 — Today, Skylum announced the latest update for its flagship product, Luminar, version 4.2. This free update for all Luminar 4 users contains important enhancements across the application, plus a brand-new feature — AI Augmented Sky — to help photographers create incredible digital art.
While Luminar remains dedicated to being an award-winning photo editor, it also expands into being a creative powerhouse, allowing artists to express themselves through new, fun and unconventional ways of editing images.
The new AI Augmented Sky tool lets photographers transform their
photographs to the new heights, by helping create unique digital art
creations. The tool lets photographers place different objects directly
on the sky, enabling creatives to make either a realistic landscape or
transform it into something straight out of a fairy tale.
NEW AI Augmented Sky In the Creative tab inside Luminar 4.2, there’s a new AI Augmented Sky tool present. Artists can choose objects from the Luminar database or use their own. Even with photos that have complex backgrounds like trees or buildings, there’s no need to involve masking or layers. Instead, the object seamlessly fits into the photograph, resulting in realistic self-expression.
AI Augmented Sky detects a photo’s sky automatically and adds the
chosen element to the sky area. Thanks to content-aware technologies,
foreground objects are taken into account automatically, making the
object blend naturally with the sky. And if you want more control over
the placement, you can easily drag the new element around the sky area.
“We’re really excited to see how photographers use the AI Augmented Sky to create digital works of art,” said Dima Sytnyk, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Skylum. “AI Augmented Sky can be used to make everything from subtle tweaks, like moving the moon in the sky, or to totally transform the world around us. The possibilities are endless!”
The latest update adds haze functionality to the Artificial Intelligence Sky Replacement feature, along with the usual bug fixes. From Skylum’s press release (below):
The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images.
Just open the Advanced Settings for the AI Sky Replacement tool to get the most realistic sky replacement. The new Atmospheric Haze slider is perfect for adjusting the light balance for the replaced sky and the image foreground. Use this new slider along with Sky Temperature and Sky Exposure for perfectly balanced images. We recommend atmospheric haze when your sky replacement is oversaturated, or it’s brightness doesn’t match the foreground.
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