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Are you looking to create a soft romantic look for your portraits? It’s never been easier in LuminarAI and the upcoming Luminar Neo software. You can also add a creative element to them as well.

Here’s how

Import your image into LuminarAI. Then I used the Templates section to find the Cold Frame template from the Experimental collection. I used that as my starting point.

Moving over to the Edit panel, I started with FaceAI. I lightened and then adjusted the eyes in the Eyes panel. I also added Iris Flare (quite a lot actually), enlarged the eyes (slightly), whitening, improved the eyebrows and removed dark circles.

Then I moved onto the Mouth panel, adding a little saturation and redness to the lips, as well as some teeth whitening.

Working my way down with SkinAI and made adjustments there. I didn’t use BodyAI on this image at all, but you could if it was a full-body image.

The addition of High Key on this image adds the softness of the overall image. Or alternatively, you could use Glow to soften the image a touch as well.

One problem I found when using High Key was that it softened the eyes. To get around this, I used a mask to paint out the High Key over the eyes, keeping them nice and sharp.

There are so many different variables, but what I have mapped out is a workflow that I use often and gives me a consistent look I am after for those soft romantic looks. Don’t forget if you really like the template to save a copy of it for future images.

Create more, with Luminar Neo

Fulfill your creative ideas with Luminar Neo! Preorder now and get the Photofocus preorder bundle, full of extras like a deep dive training video, templates, LUTs, textures and more when Luminar Neo launches.

Julie Powell

Julie Powell

Julie Powell is a passionate photographer and educator, running online classes and workshops for still life, macro, food and portraits, based in Melbourne, Australia. Julie is also an award-winning digital artist and photographer who has a deep passion for fine art and conceptual photography, having exhibited in galleries in Europe, USA and Australia. See more of her work on her Website or on social media.

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