Luminar NEO: How to use the Landscape Tool

luminar neo Feb 10, 2023
Luminar NEO Landscape Tool

The Landscape Tool in Luminar NEO is designed for Landscape Photographers. However, it can be used for many other photography styles, including travel, nature and interior photography. This simple tool allows you to easily adjust tones and shades of natural elements in your images.

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In this article:

  • What is the Landscape Tool
  • Introducing the Landscape Tool sliders
  • Getting started with the Landscape Tool
  • Video tutorial
  • Luminar NEO



What is the Landscape Tool

The sliders in the Landscape tool are designed specifically to enhance landscape photographs. However, they can also help with real estate, travel, and nature photographs.



Introducing the Landscape Tool sliders


Standard Settings


This slider applies the perfect blend of contrast, clarity, and color adjustments to eliminate the effects of fog and haze often found in cityscapes, landscapes, and aerial photos. It’s especially helpful when editing photos shot through glass or photos with a lot of mist or fog in the scene.

Golden Hour

Use this slider to bring warmth, softness, and a golden glow to all of your photos. Simply dial in the amount of warm toning to introduce more overall color vibrancy. Quickly emulate the magic that happens just after sunrise and just before sunset. 

Foliage Enhancer

This slider automatically enhances the colors of foliage and greenery, making them more vivid and natural. It’s a good choice for nature and lush landscape images.


Advanced Settings

Foliage Hue

This slider modifies the hue of the foliage affected by Foliage Enhancer. It’s useful for achieving the right amount of green.


Getting started with the Landscape Tool

The Landscape Tool is very easy to use. With only three sliders, you simply adjust each one while keeping an eye on the image to achieve the look you are looking for. Where the Dehaze and Golden Hour sliders offer subtle changes, the Foliage Enhancer can be pretty intense, and it needs to be used with caution for a natural result. The Foliage Enhancer slider comes with additional advanced setting sliders (Foliage Hue), which can be used to bring more natural colours into the green areas of the image.

Landscape Tool: 

  • Open the image in Luminar NEO using the Add Photos button (Cmd/Ctrl + O) in the Catalog module (L).
  • Move to the Edit module (E).
  • Depending on the image, apply a basic development with the tools available in the Essentials section (Develop, Enhance AI, Color).
  • Open the Landscape tool in the Essential Tools section of the main toolbar.
  • Depending on the image, start with the Golden Hour slider, then move to Foliage Enhancer and finish with the Dehaze slider.
  • You can also use the tool in combination with Masking and apply the effect to specific areas of the image. 



Landscape Tool 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.

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