Learn photo editing in LuminarAI
by Takuma Kimura

Edit in LuminarAI like a pro.


Discover the secrets of hassle-free photo editing in Luminar for both landscape and portrait genres.

Master RAW development, color correction, LUTs. Learn how to use Luminar with your Photoshop or Lightroom and edit in LuminarAI like a pro.

This course consists of 11 comprehensive chapters that dive deep into photography. Easily apply this knowledge on your next photoshoot!

Learn to

  • How to edit photos in LuminarAI
  • The difference between RAW vs JPEG, and what benefits can each format give
  • Color correction and working with color to convey your artistic message
  • Editing landscape photos
  • Use a LUT (look-up table) to change the mood of an image
  • LuminarAI as a plugin to Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Finding yourself in photography
  • Photo printing and working with SNS
  • Portrait workflow

What you get

  • 2+ hours of content
  • 11 video classes

What you’ll learn

  1. Introduction

    Takuma Kimura will explain the shooting points that he thinks are the most significant and cover the importance of RAW development using LuminarAI.

  2. 2

    LuminarAI workflow

    Takuma Kimura will explain the RAW development workflow using LuminarAI. He will go through the series of steps from importing an image to exporting the final image. No complicated work process is required, all heavy lifting is done by neural networks of LuminarAI.

  3. 3

    Differences between RAW and JPEG

    Why do you need RAW data? What is the difference between JPEG and RAW? By knowing the difference between these two formats, you can understand the importance of RAW development. Takuma Kimura will explain the difference by going through the post processing of JPEG and RAW files in LuminarAI.

  4. 4

    Color correction

    Color is an important factor in creating an artwork. Aiming to have life-like colors on a photo is not always the correct answer. Color itself has a great influence on the perception of the image. The color of the same scene might be different, even scenery shot in the same place but in different seasons, that difference will change the mood of an image. Let's learn how to freely express colors and moods using LuminarAI.

  5. 5

    Editing for landscape photography

    What is landscape photography, how to bring your photos to life? LuminarAI's RAW development will help you find the correct answer to this question. Takuma Kimura strongly believes that sitting behind your computer is not enough to touch up a landscape photo. On your photo should be present all what you felt with your five senses during the time of shooting.

  6. 6

    How to use a LUT (look-up table) to change the mood of an image

    The term LUT (look-up table) may be unfamiliar to people who are not shooting videos. LUTs are mainly used for color correction in the video industry, but it can be very useful for photos as well. With the ability to use LUTs in LuminarAI, you can change the style and mood of your photo with just one click. No complex editing, and working with curves is required, emulating the style of your favorite photographer in a few clicks.

  7. 7

    Using LuminarAI with Lightroom and Photoshop

    If you're a photographer, you probably have tried or already used Photoshop and Lightroom to edit your photos. Here, Takuma Kimura will introduce how to use LuminarAI as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom. Both Photoshop and Lightroom are versatile applications, some AI powered features are unique to LuminarAI. Learn how to speed up your editing process and benefit from LuminarAI potential.

  8. 8

    Find your inner self in photography

    Photos are more than just records of the past. The emotions and thoughts of the photographer are also an important part of creating an image. Takuma Kimura will show the use of LuminarAI and teach how to express your emotions in a photo in a way that will preserve the most cherished memories. He will teach you how to reflect on things you want to show and when to release a shutter.

  9. 9

    Preparing photos for printing and sharing on social media

    What do you do with the photo after taking the photo and then developing it? Some people will upload it on social media for more people to see it, while others will print it and enjoy it in the comfort of their home. Takuma Kimura will tell how to enjoy both while explaining the difference between photos suitable for social media and how to develop photos suitable for printing.

  10. 10

    Editing for portrait photography

    LuminarAI isn't just for landscape photography. Takuma Kimura will show the advantages that LuminarAI gives you in portrait editing. Portrait tools in LuminarAI allow natural looking professional photo editing that does not require special knowledge.

  11. 11


    RAW development is a very important part of the art of photography, but the most important thing is the feeling in the moment of taking a picture. In this course Takuma Kimura tried to balance these two things and explain it to the depth. It is also important just to have fun, as enjoyment will be reflected in your image, and help you to discover your inner self during this creative process. A photo is a reflection of a subject and also a record of oneself.

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Takuma Kimura

Renowned Japanese commercial photographer

Independent photographer and videographer. Born December 5, 1984 in Okayama. Takuma Kimura worked for a local advertising photo studio for 12 years before starting his own business in 2018. In his hometown of Okayama prefecture, he bids the borders of what’s considered photography and creates cross-genres photos inspired by the style of paintings and movies. Takuma Kimura also does ultra-high angle photography using a long monopod with a maximum length of 12m and aerial photography using a drone. He supervises shooting of TV dramas, and documentary programs, also his series of "How famous locations were shot" is published in Digital Camera Magazine.

2019 International Photography Awards 2019 Professional Category Nature, Landscape Category Winner.

During 2016 – 2017 held 3 solo exhibitions at Olympus Gallery Tokyo, Pictorico Gallery and Okayama.

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