Luminar: Learn My Processing Secrets! Using Luminar as a Plug-In with Photoshop and/or Lightroom
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Tuesday. March 17th
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $65 Members | $75 Non-members
Luminar by Skylum Software has become a very popular plug-in that is typically used with Photoshop and/or Lightroom (it can also be used as a stand-alone program as well). It is my preferred editing plug-in for many of my images. In this class, you will learn how to use Luminar software to add many different effects to your images such as rays of sun or golden light, Orton effect, and color toning as well as how to extract detail to make images come to life. Luminar 4 makes it easy to add skies and textures to images without using Photoshop. There are also many presets that this software offers for ease of editing your images. You will be amazed at all the different looks that you can create and how to take your images from bland and boring to terrific quickly. Luminar also gives you the ability to do masking which makes the program very powerful and a great alternative to Photoshop. This class is geared towards students who already know how to use Lightroom or Photoshop but want to learn additional processing techniques with this popular software to take their images to the next level. This class is hands-on and students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along. Practice images for students will be provided on thumb drives. This class will be taught using Luminar version 4.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills are required for this class – students MUST know how to operate their computer and locate files and how to perform basic commands such as copy and paste, save, save as etc. Students must have Luminar already installed and working on their computers prior to class as there will not be time to download software or do any trouble shooting.
Betty Wiley is a freelance photographer who resides in Massachusetts on Cape Cod in the beautiful, little town of Yarmouth Port. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Massachusetts over 30 years ago and bought a home on the Cape with her husband in 2006. She quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of the area and since then, she has spent countless hours exploring the Cape with her camera. She believes that good light is often key to a successful photograph. Often, the storms that move through the area create dramatic light and beautiful clouds and when that happens, she usually grabs her camera and hops in her car as the skies begin to clear.
Betty is a frequent contributor to a number of magazines on Cape Cod and the South Shore. She was featured in a photo essay which appeared in the July (2011) issue of Cape Cod magazine which showcased her images taken on Cape Cod and the islands. She has numerous magazine assignments and covers to her credit and is an experienced speaker, instructor and workshop leader and has received numerous accolades for her teaching and on-location workshops.