Skylum published a sneak peek of the next version of their Sky Replacement Tool that will be part of the new Skylum Luminar AI software (get $10 off with code CAMERANEWS).
Luminar AI (preorder here) uses the power of Artificial Intelligence to reduce all the complicated manual tasks you’re tired of. You save tons of time and energy and still get the same high quality results.
Also coming in 2021, you’ll be able to browse through the collection of skies in a thumbnail viewer. The thumbnail viewer will show you a preview of each sky, making it easy to find the right sky for your photos.
Today, our innovation with AI Sky Replacement continues, through the SkyAI tool in LuminarAI. We want to bring you the most innovative tools that can make your editing process quicker and easier than ever before, while also providing you with inspiration to create something truly amazing.
We’ve heard from a lot of you over the past year, saying there’s one thing missing from the sky replacement experience — water reflections. Coming in an update to LuminarAI in 2021, you’ll be able to automatically have your sky reflect in the water in your scene, without any manual work from you.
With SkyAI, you’ll be able to have your replaced sky reflect on the water automatically. That means no more duplicating your scene, flipping it and applying a bunch of masking to make it look realistic. Instead, LuminarAI does the hard work for you, whether you’re working on that photo in front of a mystical castle you saw on vacation, or when you were at the beach hoping for a beautiful sunset. SkyAI will ensure that any water in your scene has your replaced sky reflected.
And just like your main sky, your reflected sky will adapt to your relight settings, and be blurred into the scene without any manual work from you. If you need to dial it in a bit more, you can adjust the levels of the reflection. You can even bring in things like water ripples to show some motion in your scene.
The best part? All the details in your scene stay in your scene. Ducks, leaves, beach toys … they’re all there right where they should be. SkyAI works around your scene’s objects, automatically recognizing small details to make for a hyper-realistic view — just the way you’d envisioned.
Also coming in 2021, you’ll be able to browse through your library of skies in a thumbnail viewer. Gone are the days of keeping track of which “Bright Sky” or “Dramatic Sunset” you’d like best. The thumbnail browser will show you a preview of each sky, making it easy to find the right sky for your photograph.
You can’t predict Mother Nature, but with SkyAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get that sky you were looking for. Which is important, especially during those special days that you’ll never forget.
We can’t wait to see the magical scenes you’ll create with SkyAI, and the other AI-powered tools, coming later this year only to LuminarAI.
Skylum's all-in-one photo editor Luminar 2018 is out now and available for just $69 for new users, with big discounts for upgrading users. We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended".