When it comes to capturing faces, no one has
the perfect skin. That’s a reality we have to face and often need to work with
when editing images. While retouching photos can be boring, it remains a
crucial task to help your photos look their best. Luckily, with Luminar’s
selection of easy-to-use tools, you can get the desired looks in a single
No steep learning curve
When dealing with photo retouching, in
particular face enhancements, most software solutions have a very steep learning
curve. Ultimately, you want to ensure that the final results look natural and
not airbrushed which is often easier said than done. Luminar offers a feature
that automatically detects faces and then removes imperfections and blemishes
to deliver natural-looking subjects. It does almost all the work for you and is
much quicker than other traditional software solutions.
Ideal for group shots
Luminar’s tools work equally well irrespective
of how many people are in the image. Whether it’s a portrait, organized team
photo or impromptu group shot, you can still use it to enhance your subjects.
Easily blend strokes
With the help of Luminar’s feathered brushes,
it’s much simpler to blend your strokes.
Enjoy precise control
Luminar offers customizable brushes and a
selective masking system to give you much better control.
Which tools does it offer?
The Clone & Stamp
In short, you can use the Clone & Stamp
tool to replace damaged pixels with better pixels selected by you. Use the Zoom
buttons and Hand tool to explore the details of your image, set a sample point
with good pixels and then simply paint them on to the areas with the damaged
pixels to cover them up. You ideally want to sample from various different
places in your image to fill your selected damaged area. For best results, try
to build up your strokes by blending multiple strokes together and decrease the
opacity of your brush.
While the Erase Tool also removes undesirable
elements like the Clone & Stamp tool, it works slightly different. There is
no need first to identify the source point for the pixels. Instead, you can
simply click and paint over the area where the unwanted object or detail is
located and Luminar will analyze the surrounding pixels to create a new
texture. Moreover, it will match the texture and shading of the original
AI Skin Enhancer
If you’re working with portraits specifically,
be sure to use the AI Skin Enhancer feature to remove unsightly blemishes.