Use the erase tool to remove distracting elements in an image. For a faster workflow, use keyboard shortcut X to toggle between adding and subtracting a selection and the left and right bracket keys to change the size of the brush.
Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we capture distracting elements in an image. Fortunately, Luminar has a very powerful Erase tool that examines the surrounding pixels and generates a new texture based on its awareness of what’s nearby in the photo. Here’s how to use Luminar’s Erase tool to remove these distracting elements to bring focus to the main area of an image.
Step1: Click the Edit Panel and select Erase from the Canvas tools.
Step 2: Add a selection around distraction. Use keyboard shortcut X to toggle between Add and Subtract for selections.
Zoom in to finetune the selection using Keyboard shortcut + or - and change the brush size using the left and right bracket keys.
Step 3: Click the Erase button to remove the selected areas.
Step 4: Repeat selections in a new area. Click the Clear button to clear the selection if you need to start over.
Step 5: Click the Done button to apply the erase tool.
Step 6: Apply your favorite Look to complete your image.
You can see how easy it is to remove distracting elements from an image. Don’t let this make you a lazy photographer. Try your best to get the image correct as you take the photo and rely on the Erase tool to help enhance the image.