Where to Get More LUTs

December 21

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We'll show you where you can find more LUTs to use with Luminar 2018.

Now that you’ve learned more about LUTs (Lookup Tables), you might be wondering… where can I get more LUTs? Afterall, the ability to use the built in LUTs in Luminar is great, but these are just teasers to the thousands and thousands of LUTs that are available, both free and for purchase.

LUTs in Luminar 2018

The simplest way to access LUTs is with the LUT Mapping filter in Luminar 2018. Click on the Add Filter button and locate the LUT Mapping filter.  You’ll find over a dozen LUTs available.

Where to Get More LUTs Image1Photo by Laurie Rubin

After making your selection, you can make additional changes to the filter by moving the sliders either to the right (for more of an effect) or to the left (to reduce the effect). LUTs are a starting point for creativity. Be sure to adjust these sliders for the perfect image.

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In this example, let’s increase the overall color and soften the image. The Amount slider was moved to the left to blend in the original image (which was more saturated) and the Contrast was reduced to make the darker areas less intense for a softer look. A bump of the saturation slider to the right increased the overall colors a bit more. Where to Get More LUTs Image2

LUTs on the Luminar Page

You can also find free and for purchase LUTs on the Skylum Luminar webpage. (New LUTs and Presets are being added, so be sure to check back often!)

To find this page, choose Download New LUT Files… or you can  click here

Where to Get More LUTs Image3The Download option will open the Luminar page with LUTs and Presets
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Webpage with LUTs and Presets

Once you have downloaded your LUTs, you are now ready to add them to Luminar. This time, choose Load Custom LUT File… and locate your LUTs. You can apply them one at a time to your image.

Where to Get More LUTs Image5Load and locate the LUTs that you have downloaded

LUTs On Third Party Websites

There are many LUTs available on the web. Here are a few that we recommend.

RNI – http://www.reallyniceimages.com

VSCO – http://vsco.co

LUTIFY – http://lutify.me/

Here is a collection of Black & White LUTs from Photofocus made just for Luminar — http://bit.ly/bwtoolkit

You can also find free LUTs by searching for ‘Free Luts .cube’ on the internet. (.cube is the format that we recommend for using with Luminar.)

Examples

Here are a few examples from some available LUTs in Luminar and from the Skylum webpage.

Where to Get More LUTs Image6LUT Mapping Filter in Luminar - Tritone
Where to Get More LUTs Image7Cinematic - Earthtones
Where to Get More LUTs Image8Lutify.me - BW Max

In Conclusion

LUTs are a great way to discover new color variations and artistic looks for your images. You can find them in Luminar, on the Skylum webpage, and on the Internet. You can also convert Lightroom presets into LUTs with this add-on. To get started, be sure to try options bundled in the LUT Mapping filter... you might find the perfect look to enhance your images!

Written by

Laurie Rubin

award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife and nature photography

Her career includes working for some of the most recognized photo software companies in the world as an Education Manager and Mentor. Her work has been displayed in the Smithsonian and published in books and magazines. Besides her love for wildlife and zoo photography, she is also a licensed drone pilot who enjoys photographing the world from above.

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