Chapter 15: An Overview Of Filters

To help you get the most from Luminar’s filters, you’ll find a detailed guide that explains the major features of each.  Some filters have similar controls so you may notice that certain Filters have parts that perform similarly. Filters are grouped into different categories. based on function. All filters share some standard controls. 

At the top of each filter you’ll find:

  • Disclosure triangle. (Located to the left of the Filter’s name.) Click this triangle to hide or show a filter’s controls.
  • Filter name. 
  • Filter mask contextual menu. The filter mask lets you paint with a brush to control where a filter’s results are shown or hidden. 
  • Remove filter button. This removes the filter from the panel.  You can re-add a filter by clicking the Add Filters button at the top of the side panel. If you want to temporarily disable a filter, just click its visibility icon (the eyeball).
  • Visibility icon. Click this icon to toggle the visibility for a filter’s results.  This is a useful way to judge the effect a filter is having on your image. 

Click the filter’s name to access a contextual menu of filter controls. 


  • Reset filter button. This resets all of the controls of a filter to their default value. You can also double-click an individual slider to reset a single controller.
  • Delete. Removes the filter
  • Blend. Lets you to apply blending modes to a single filter
  • Mask. Allows you to modify, clear, copy, and paste existing masks.   
  • Duplicate.  Creates another instance of the filter on the same layer.

Luminar support.

Ask on Twitter.
Email the Team.

More ways to connect

Please wait

Use Aurora HDR for free for 14 days.

Success

Please check your inbox.
We've sent you a copy via email.

Sorry

Looks like you're subscribed already

Sorry

This is sad. Looks like you’ve earlier unsubscribed from Skylum emails. Please resubscribe here.

Thank you for downloading Aurora HDR

Did your download not start?
Dont worry, just click here to try again.

Step 1

Step 1 Find & Open
Aurora HDR Installer

Step 2

Step 2 Follow the instructions
to install Aurora HDR

Step 3

Step 3 Enjoy new photo
editing experience

Luminar 3

Use Luminar 3 for free for 30 days.

Editor Software Features review

Success

Please check your inbox.
We've sent you a copy via email.

Software version review attention

Sorry

Looks like you're subscribed already

Photo editor Software error

Error

This is sad. Looks like you’ve earlier unsubscribed from Skylum emails. Please resubscribe here.

Thank you for downloading Luminar 3

Did your download not start?
Dont worry, just click here to try again.

Step 1

Step 1 Find & Open
Luminar 3 Installer

Step 2

Step 2 Follow the instructions
to install Luminar

Step 3

Step 3 Enjoy new photo
editing experience