The intelligent sharpening tools in Luminar 3 let you improve the crispness of your image with minimum effort. This not only allows you to draw attention to specific parts of your image using masking but is essential for neutralizing any blur produced by your lens or sensor.
Detail may disappear when you take pictures in low-light conditions or at a far distance. Fortunately, you can bring those details back with the advanced tools in Luminar 3.
Due to sensor limitations, images commonly lose contrast between edges. As a result, they look too soft and bright. Reviving the contrast makes photos crisper and clearer.
Intentional blur can be used to create an artistic bokeh effect when shooting portraits. However, accidental focus or motion blur is far less desirable.
How to sharpen an image using Luminar 3
Focus the edges
The Sharpening filter focuses the soft edges, making the photo stand out. Apply it globally or selectively and get rid of any halos with the Dehalo slider. Be careful not to overdo the sharpness, though, or you’ll risk getting an unnatural look.
The Clarity filter subtly improves details. Moving the Clarity slider can lend sharpness to an image by increasing local contrast along the edges of the midtones.
With the unique Structure and Microstructure filters, you can drastically sharpen an image. These filters let you enhance clarity and micro-contrast on surfaces between edges and sharpen small areas with fine detail and texture.