When you live in England, chances are you are going to want to edit the sky in your images. I was working on some images shot in the Peak District including this file:
There is a lot about this landscape image that appeals to me. It’s going to need some help to pop a bit though. About a week prior I had watched a video that included a bit about sky enhancements in Luminar. The technique is explained starting at 15:41. I liked the tip as a starting point, and so I modified it a bit to suit me. First, I edited the photo in general, I’ve boosted its luminance, boosted the details, and adjusted the white balance. Then I watched the video bit again. Here is my final edit:
I liked the sky tips from this video enough to create a workspace for it in Luminar, here is a screenshot of what that looks like:
The video does not mention making the sky edit its own separate layer, but that is what I have done here. By creating this set of filters as a workspace, I can add a new layer and then set this workspace for this layer. This allows for the flexibility of just modifying these edits, instead of trying to manipulate the whole image.
Do you like the final result? Have questions about what I chose to do? Feel free to comment below.
Final edit added to my Picfair portfolio here.