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Retain Incredible Detail and Reduce Unwanted Noise with Topaz DeNoise AI

By Angela Andrieux | January 28, 2021

There used to be quite a few noise reduction tools/plugins on the market. Over the past few years most software makers have eliminated the one-trick ponies in favor of a generic noise reduction tool in their jack-of-all-trades editing suites. While it is certainly convenient to have all of your tools in one place, I think…

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Luminar AI 1.0.1 Cover Photo

A Fresh Look for Luminar AI 1.0.1

By Angela Andrieux | January 25, 2021

Luminar AI 1.0.1 is now available! While this is a relatively minor update, you’ll probably notice that a few things look a bit different. New and notable in Luminar AI 1.0.1: New User Interface in the Edit Panel New Import Popup New Tooltips More than 77 bugs squashed! Added Convenience in the Edit Tab The…

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Turquoise and Yellow Photo Mandala

Creating a Photo Mandala

By Angela Andrieux | January 19, 2021

I was on the hunt for wall art to match my lovely yellow and turquoise shower curtain and decided to make my own photo mandala artwork. A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for…

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After Luminar AI Portrait Tools - Iris AI

Tech Preview: Luminar AI Portrait Tools

By Angela Andrieux | November 2, 2020

AI Portrait Tools in Luminar AI LuminarAI is going to be an amazing tool for portrait photographers and retouchers! It will have all of the portrait tools we’ve grown to know and love from Luminar 4 (SkinAI and FaceAI), PLUS two brand new portrait tools: IrisAI and BodyAI. Click Here to Pre-Order LuminarAI IrisAI Captivating…

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Luminar AI Tech Preview of Atmosphere AI

Tech Preview: Atmosphere AI

By Angela Andrieux | October 29, 2020

One of the new features coming later this year in Luminar AI from Skylum Software is a new tool called Atmosphere AI. It can add realistic fog or mist with the flick of a slider. Click here to Preorder LuminarAI How Atmosphere AI Works Atmosphere AI uses 3D scene reconstruction technology to create a depth…

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Sunflowers Looking Toward the Light

A Walk Through Sunflowers

By Angela Andrieux | October 26, 2020

Recently I decided I’d had enough of staying at home and made a spontaneous trip up to the central coast to visit my parents. It was my first overnight trip since March. It felt SO GOOD to get out and do things that felt almost normal! While I was there, my mom and I made…

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Luminar AI Templates

Tech Preview: Luminar AI Templates

By Angela Andrieux | October 23, 2020

Luminar AI, coming late 2020, features a brand new Template based workflow designed to help you get great results, fast. Luminar AI Templates might sound like a fancy phrase for presets, but they are so much more! Templates use AI Assistance to analyze the contents of your image and suggest styles that might work best…

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Meet Luminar AI

The Luminar AI Revolution

By Angela Andrieux | October 21, 2020

Luminar AI – Arriving Late 2020 Luminar AI from Skylum Software will revolutionize the way you edit photographs. I do not have a full feature list yet, but below are a few notable features and tools that have been announced thus far, and they are pretty exciting! Luminar AI is still in development and is…

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Sunset long exposure in La Jolla, California

La Jolla Sunset Long Exposures

By Angela Andrieux | October 6, 2020

My initial processing was nice, but my editing toolset has changed as technology has advanced, and my skills have grown. I knew I could do better. Before I knew it, I was headed down the re-processing rabbit hole.

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Cash Register at Architechtural Salvage in Little Italy San Diego, cropped

Tackling High-ISO with Topaz DeNoise AI

By Angela Andrieux | September 30, 2020

At some point you’ll be in low-light and have to crank the ISO, resulting in unattractive grain throughout your photo. Luckily there we have Topaz DeNoise AI to help reduce this photographic annoyance.

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Cattedrale di Maria Santissima delle Vittorie di Piazza Armerina

Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina

By Angela Andrieux | August 13, 2020

I love it when I find a hidden gem in my archives. I have been spending a lot of time perusing old photos in lieu of actual travel and stumbled across this panoramic view of the Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina watching over the town below.

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Whiskey Ice Macro 6

Whiskey + Ice {Abstract, Macro}

By Angela Andrieux | June 15, 2020

Beauty can be found in interesting places…such as in the block of ice in my glass of whiskey. Next time you place a large cube of ice into a beverage, notice the details. The bubbles, the crevices…yes, I’m easily amused and might have too much time on my hands! The Whiskey + Ice series below…

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