How to Reduce Noise in Luminar
Open up a photo in Luminar and then click on the “Denoise” tool on the far right, pictured as a square of fading dots, just above the “Crop” tool scissors. This will bring you to the denoise screen, where you can control the strength and amount of noise reduction.
Here there are eight “Strength” options you can sample from, ranging from “Lightest,” recommended for blue skies, and “Extreme,” recommended for dark candle-lit interiors. Of course, the choice is up to your discretion! You can also control the amount of each strength using the bar slider on the top right.
The image will automatically zoom in so you can view the effect in detail. But you can easily zoom back out to see the whole scene by using the plus or minus zoom icons in the top left. The screen also offers an orange slider to drag over the photo so you can easily see the before and after effect. When you have the result you’re looking for, simply press “Apply” and the effect will be applied to the entire image, adding a new layer called "Denoise Layer."