You’ll noticed I haven’t posted to the blog in quite some time. I’m not even sure blogs are relevant any longer with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram having become so popular, but it does it give a place to post a few before/after images, so that’s what I’m using it for today.
Late last week I saw an announcement from Skylum, makers of the popular Luminar Software, announcing the release of their new Luminar Flex plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop. I purchased the Luminar software some time ago on some sale they were running, but never got around to installing it, mostly because it was another stand alone app that I didn’t want to fool with. When I saw they announced a new plugin for Lightroom I was ready to give it a try. Luckily, if you already own the Luminar software, the plugin was free to download. Otherwise, it is $70.
I got a chance to play with the plugin a bit over the weekend. I really fell in love with a filter in the plugin simply called “sun rays”. As you might guess, it will add sun rays to an existing image. It does a really good job, too. You have a lot of control over the rays, also. You can adjust the temperature, length, number of rays, opacity, etc. I applied this filter to a few images I made previously created. Take a look at the before and after images below.
I have no affiliation with Skylum at all.