Luminar NEO: How to use the Body AI Tool

luminar neo Oct 24, 2022
Luminar NEO Body AI

Luminar NEO and its Portrait Tools are designed to help improve portrait photos. All the tools are stored in the Portrait section of the main toolbar. This includes the Body AI Tool designed to adjust the shapes of the torso and abdomen of the subjects. This can be used to create interesting effects, but it is mainly designed to counterpart unwanted lens distortion in the image. 

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In this article:

  • What is Body AI
  • Introducing Body AI sliders
  • Getting started with Body AI
  • Video tutorial
  • Luminar NEO



What is Body AI

The Body AI tool shapes a subject’s torso and abdomen.



Introducing Body AI sliders


This slider slims or adds volume to a subject’s torso.


This slider pinches in a subject’s abdomen to remove volume.



Getting started with Body AI

Start your portrait editing and visually review your image to see if there are any lens or camera distortions. For example, wide lenses can make your subjects look unnatural, making their body look larger than in reality. On the opposite, the long zoom can make your subjects appear thinner than in reality. To adjust this, use the Body and Abdomen sliders in combination with the Slim Face slider in the Face AI tool.

TIP 👍: The tool will be applied to all the subjects in the photo (all people). To edit subjects individually, use the Masking tool and a combination of multiple adjustments (more in the video below).

Body AI: 

  1. Open the portrait image in Luminar NEO using the Add Photos button (Cmd/Ctrl + O) in the Catalog module (L).
  2. Move to the Edit module (E).
  3. Open the Body AI tool in the Portrait section of the main toolbar.
  4. Use the Body and Abdomen sliders to adjust the shape of the main subjects.
  5. When using the Shape slider, shifting it toward the right will make the subject thinner, and shifting it toward the left will make the subject larger.
  6. When adjusting the Abdomen slider, simply increase the amount based on the desired look.



Body AI video tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial covering all sliders in this tool.




Luminar NEO

Luminar Neo is the latest editing software from Skylum. It was announced back in September 2021, and it's been highly anticipated since.

Luminar Neo is an AI-powered photo editing software. Skylum has said that Neo isn’t replacing their previous release—Luminar AI. But Neo sets out to fix some of the issues users faced with Luminar AI.

We were impressed with the AI tools in Luminar AI. But like many others, we encountered performance issues. Luminar Neo uses the same AI tools, but the new high-speed core engine improves speed and performance.

Luminar Neo isn’t just more of the same. We’re happy to see Skylum has taken Neo in a different direction, adding layer and mask AI tools to the program. This broadens Neo’s appeal, taking it in an Adobe Photoshop direction.

Learn more about Luminar NEO here.

Use one of our discount codes: CPNEO10 will give you a 10% discount - CP10 will give you a $10 discount.


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