Unfortunately you don’t always have the luxury
to wait for the conditions to be perfect. It might be that you’re only in town
for a day? Or, perhaps you had to put in a lot of planning for the shoot and
all the arrangements have been made weeks in advance to shoot on a particular
day. In these situations, a sky replacement tool can be your saving grace. With
Luminar’s wide range of tools, enhancing or simply replacing your entire sky
takes only seconds.
Why use Luminar to fix these issues?
Leverages the power of AI
Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool.
What makes it so great is that it can analyze your photo automatically to
identify where the sky starts and ends and then replaces it seamlessly. This is
important for creating final results that are realistic. As a matter of fact,
Luminar’s AI Sky Replacement tool takes it one step further. Instead of simply
changing the sky, it relights your entire image so that the colors and lighting
of the original photo match the colors and lighting of the sky.
Use your own sky photos
While there are sample skies that you can use,
Luminar also allows you to use your very own sky photos. Rest assured, if your
own sky photos don’t meet the specific requirements of Luminar’s sky
replacement technology, you can also preprocess your images so that they meet
the requirements. The sky's the limit!
Works perfectly with tiny details
Luminar’s intelligent selection algorithms
work flawlessly with tiny details like clouds, birds and even man-made objects
like kites. Moreover, it lets you also fine-tune foreground brightness and
What tools does Luminar offer?
Luminar boasts a library with a great
selection of sample skies. If you’re still new to sky replacement, these
samples will help you to become familiar with the tool quickly. Then, once
you’re more comfortable, you can also upload your own custom skies to the
Atmospheric Haze and Temperature
With the help of easy-to-use sliders, Luminar
lets you make sure that your new sky not only matches the original sky, but
also your needs. You can use the Sky Temperature to make the new sky’s texture
warmer or cooler and also apply a subtle haze if the original sky had moisture
or environmental pollutants.
If your image has shadows that you’re trying
to match, Luminar lets you flip the new sky texture to change the direction of
the image. It’s as easy as flipping a switch!
With this advanced control, you even have control over
how much of the original clouds you want to replace. It comes in very handy
when you want your new sky to overlap with the original clouds.