Luminar AI - How To Maximize Tonal Range

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Getting the right tonal balance is one of the most important edits you do in the Digital Darkroom. Maximizing the contrast gives your image punch, as you have the best balance between all of the tones in the histogram. Unfortunately, unlike some other software programs, Luminar AI does not give you a semi-automated way to do this, you have to do everything visually. However, there are a couple of methods you can deploy.

METHOD 1 - Enhance AI

Using the Enhance AI sliders, the Accents AI targets all tones in your image, and the Sky Enhancer specifically targets the sky portions.

METHOD 2 - Light 

Using the Blacks, Whites, Highlights, Shadows, & Contrast Sliders, you can manually adjust the individual tonal ranges until you get the overall effect you desire.

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