Luminar offers a special type of layer that makes it easy to precisely edit your photos.  Any tool or tools in Luminar can be used with an Adjustment Layer.  This is a really flexible way to work with your photos as it means you can easily control advanced options for filters such as their application order, opacity, or blending modes.  Adjustment layers give you the most flexibility when editing a photo.

Here’s how to work with Adjustment Layers.

  1. Open an image within Luminar.
  2. If hidden, open the Layers panel.

  3. At the top of the Filters section click the + button.
  4. Choose the item Add New Adjustment Layer.
  5. Choose which tools you want to use with the controls in the Edit sidebar.
  6. To make things easier, be sure to give the new adjustment layer a descriptive name. Click the action menu to the right of a layer’s name.
  7. Use advanced controls to refine the look of the filter such as the layer’s blending mode and opacity settings.
  8. Continue to add additional tools as needed to their own adjustment layers.
  9. As needed, you can turn layers on or off to alter the image’s appearance.  You can also drag adjustment layers up or down in the layer stack to generate new effects.

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