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Start With Adobe Lightroom Classic Photo Editing and Empower Your First Masterpieces With the Luminar Neo Plugin

What you will learn

What plugins are and how they can assist in photo editing with Lightroom Classic

Variety of popular plugins for Lightroom Classic

How to start with plugins for Lightroom Classic (installing and beginning the work)

The interface of Lightroom Classic and the Luminar Neo plugin

Influence of different adjustments on photos (from basic to advanced)

How to practically set up White Balance, Tone, and Presence adjustments in Lightroom Classic and enhance them with the Luminar Neo plugin

The way of using the Tone Curve, HSL/Color, Color Grading, and Detail adjustments in Lightroom Classic with the Luminar Neo plugin

Possibilities of using masking in photo editing and practical experience on how to use the AI Masking Luminar Neo feature

How to work with Lens Corrections, Transform, Effects, and Calibration adjustments in Lightroom Classic

Benefits of using layers in photo editing and understanding how to use them in the Luminar Neo Plugin

Why photos need to be cropped and how to do so practically with the Luminar Neo plugin

How to combine different adjustments from Lightroom Classic and the Luminar Neo plugin

AI Luminar Neo plugin features to art photos or edit portrait photography

Presets as a quick way to improve photos

Different extensions for the Luminar Neo plugin


Welcome to the “Enhance Lightroom Editing with the Luminar Neo Plugin” course on Skylum’s Udemy channel.

This course is for everyone who would like to start making comprehensive photos in Lightroom Classic but doesn’t want to spend a lot of time on editing.

Photographers, designers, SMM specialists, artists, influencers, and anyone who has wanted to start with editing for many years—it’s your time. We know that some effects might require many actions to achieve them, which could be hard for beginners without overwhelming experience. But how do you stay competitive in this realm? Just use plugins. It’s a kind of tool focused on bringing certain functions into your usual workflow.

In this course, we will teach you to edit with Lightroom Classic and show you how the Luminar Neo plugin can complete your Lightroom edits or replace them with faster ones. You watch only one course but equip yourself with two powerful instruments: Lightroom Classic and the Luminar Neo plugin.


  • Understanding Editing Instruments

We’ll begin by acquainting you with the Lightroom Classic interface, providing a firm foundation for your editing endeavors. You’ll also gain insights into the world of plugins and discover why they are so beneficial for you as an editor. We show you the Luminar Neo plugin and how to seamlessly integrate it into your workflow.

  • Mastering the Basics

You will learn the art of basic adjustments, including white balance, tone, and presence panels in Lightroom Classic and the Luminar Neo plugin. We will also explore the convenience of presets to effortlessly enhance your photos. You will unlock the magic of AI masking to precisely target your edits in the Luminar Neo plugin.

  • Professional Editing Concepts

We will dive deeper into more advanced editing techniques, including layers and crop AI tools. You will see in practice such adjustments as the tone curve, HSL/color, color grading, and detail. We will also show how to use such features as lens corrections, calibration, transforms, and effects.

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  • Refining Your Editing Skills

You will discover how to take your portrait editing to the next level using the Luminar Neo AI Portrait Tools. We will immerse you in Luminar Neo’s creative AI tools that turn your photos into stunning works of art.


Vanelli — is a working sports and portrait photographer, educator, and author living in Florida. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created videos for LinkedIn Learn, written hundreds of articles, taught at major photography conferences, and developed many photography and digital workflow programs, including Click for Kids. Currently, he is the Director of Education at Skylum Software, teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus, and creating tutorials for the Vanelli and Friends series.


  • We make world-renowned photo editing software since 2009 that helps elevate the creativity of photo artists. Since then, Skylum won many industry awards, and, what’s more important — the trust of thousands of customers.
  • Skylum thrives for innovation, and has won industry awards, including Best Mac App of 2017, EISA Best Product 2019-2020, Outdoor Photographer Editors’ Picks, The LUCIE Technical Awards for Best Software Plugin 2019, TIPA World Awards for Best Imaging Software 2019.2020 Editor’s Choice by Macworld for Luminar 4.
  • Luminar Neo is the latest AI photo editing software from Skylum. Editing photos in Luminar Neo has made photography post-processing easier than ever. In this course, we’ll show you how to use Luminar Neo and how to edit photos in Luminar Neo to achieve stunning results.
  • Our instructors have years of experience not only in editing but also in teaching, and the syllabus of this course has been meticulously developed to be both easy to follow and comprehensive.


  • Theory: 2+ hours of lectures with plenty of hands-on examples. Lessons range from 3 to 15 minutes and are easy to follow
  • Practice Materials: detailed step-by-step checklists, an archive of photos, and some practical lessons to make the course more interactive and valuable
  • Lifetime access to the course and any future updates
  • 24/7 Support: If you have questions, we will always be willing to answer
  • Complete the course and receive an Udemy certificate


This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Join us on this exciting journey to elevate your Lightroom editing skills with the Luminar Neo plugin. Enroll today and take your photos to the next level!




Course Description
Overview of the Resources for the Course

What Do You Need to Do Before Start

Lightroom Interface
What Are Plugins and How They Can Expand Lightroom’s Functionality
Overview of Popular Plugins
How to Install Plugins for Lightroom
Start With the Luminar Neo Plugin: Getting to Know the Interface

Basics of Photo Editing in Lightroom Classic and Luminar Neo Plugin

Basic Adjustments
White Balance Practice
Tone Practice
Presence Practice
AI Masking to Use Essential Tools as Your Editing Superpower
Using Presets to Quickly Improve Your Photo

Professional Concepts of Editing in Lightroom Classic and Luminar Neo Plugin

Layers and Crop AI Tool
Intermediate Adjustments (The Tone Curve, HSL/Color, Color Grading, and Detail)
Tone Curve Practice
HSL/Color Practice
Color Grading Practice
Detail Practice
Advanced Adjustments (Lens Corrections, Transform, Effects, and Calibration)
Lens Correction and Transform Practice
Effects Practice
Working With Professional Tools (Extensions)

How to Improve Your Photo Editing with AI

Smart Portrait Editing With the Portrait AI Tools
Creative AI Tools to Art Your Photo

Finish Line

Useful Tips and Lifehacks
Recap on the Course and Conclusions