Luminar NEO: How to use GenErase Tool

luminar neo Feb 19, 2024
Luminar NEO GenErase

GenErase, an advanced feature of Luminar NEO, is designed to remove unwanted elements from images efficiently. Built on AI technology, GenErase provides unparalleled control and precision. It enables users to remove distractions with just a few clicks, preserving the integrity and beauty of their photos. With GenErase, users can unlock new levels of precision and creativity to turn their visions into stunning realities with ease.

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What is GenErase

GenErase is a powerful tool that can easily remove or replace any unwanted objects or elements from your images. This is done by using advanced content-aware AI techniques that seamlessly blend in the surrounding textures and elements, resulting in a more refined and polished composition. With GenErase, you can achieve your desired vision without any distractions or compromises, while keeping the original integrity of your photos intact.



How to get GenErase

GenErase is an advanced feature of Luminar NEO. Currently, you can get it by subscribing to the Luminar NEO Subscription plan here. Alternatively, if you already have the Creative Journey Pass (no longer available for purchase), you can also access this feature.

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How to install GenErase

To install GenErase in Luminar NEO, you need to log in to Luminar NEO with a subscription or a Creative Journey Pass account. GenErase will then be automatically added to your Catalog.



Introducing GenErase Controllers

Undo/Redo Arrows

Click on the Undo or Redo arrow to delete or reapply the effect.

Preview Icon

To observe the outcomes before and after, click the preview icon, represented by an eye symbol.

Zoom Feature

Adjust your view using the zoom slider or the left and right bracket keys to magnify or shrink the view of the image.


When you need to replace an object, activate the "select" option, fine-tune the brush size, and paint over the region you wish to substitute. It's advisable to be generous with your selection, providing the tool with more intricate details to enhance accuracy.


Once an object is selected, enable the "deselect" option, refine the brush size, and paint over the area you want to exclude from the selection.

Reset Selection

Following the application of GenErase, the object remains selected. If the desired outcome isn't achieved, you can reapply the erase tool by selecting it again. If you wish to erase a different object, reset the current selection and create a new one.

Erase button

To utilize GenErase and eliminate the selected object while also intelligently replacing unwanted visual distractions in your images, simply click the erase button. This innovative tool goes beyond essential removal, harnessing content-aware AI techniques for a refined result. You can continue to select the erase button to cycle through different outcomes, fine-tuning your edits until you achieve the desired result.

Cancel Button

If you opt not to implement the alterations, click the cancel button.

Save Button

When content with the GenErase outcomes, click the save button to confirm the changes. This will generate a new image saved in TIF format, renamed with the GENERASE extension, and added to the Genitive Creations folder.



Getting started with GenErase

  1. Open Luminar NEO and select the photo you wish to edit from the Catalog. Then, click on GenErase on the right side of your screen.
  2. To erase an element, first adjust the brush size and select the area you wish to erase. It's recommended to choose a slightly larger area than just the element you want to remove. This will help the software recognize the surrounding area of the element, making it easier to replace. The selection doesn't need to be precise. If you want to undo the selection, use the "Deselect" controller.
  3. Click on the Erase button to start the element replacement. You can repeatedly select the erase button to explore different outcomes, fine-tuning your edits until you achieve the desired result.
  4. Use the GenErase tool on one element at a time to get a better resolution. 
  5. The time taken for the replacement process will depend on the size of the selected area, the speed of your Internet connection, and the current workload of the cloud server. Typically, it takes around 20 to 90 seconds to complete the replacement process.
  6. You can click on the Eye icon to see the Before and After effect. Use the Undo and Redo arrows to delete or reapply the effect. 
  7. Once satisfied with the results, click Save at the top of your screen. The application will then generate a new image that will be saved in the Generative Creations folder.
  8. From here, you can move your image to the Edit module to continue your edits.



GenErase video tutorial

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


Luminar NEO

Luminar Neo is the latest editing software from Skylum. It was announced back in September 2021 and has been highly anticipated.

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.

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