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The Luminar Neo Handbook


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Product Details:

Software version:

Luminar Neo (version 1.12.2)


Nicole S. Young

Original Publish date:

May 29, 2023

Updated on:

August 14, 2023

Delivery method

Digital download, Online course

Filetypes included:


The Luminar Neo Handbook

eBook and Video Tutorials


Introducing The Luminar Neo Handbook, your definitive guide to incorporating the power of Luminar Neo into your photography workflow. This comprehensive guidebook is designed for photographers of all skill levels, packed with actionable advice and practical tips, and includes eight bonus hands-on video tutorials.

In The Luminar Neo Handbook, you will learn how to:

  • Navigate and effectively use the Luminar Neo catalog to view and organize your image files efficiently.
  • Work with presets, including creating your own and importing preset files you’ve downloaded to your computer.
  • Leverage the new layers and mask features in Luminar Neo’s Edit module to enhance your photo editing skills.
  • Integrate Luminar Neo as a plugin for platforms such as Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Apple Photos and edit individual (non-cataloged) image files.
  • Efficiently batch-process your images to apply consistent edits across multiple photos.
  • Explore and employ the innovative Luminar Neo extensions to take your photography to the next level.

By the end of this book, you will have a strong command of Luminar Neo’s vast features and tools. You’ll gain valuable insights into utilizing this software to refine your workflow and elevate your artistic creations. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned professional, The Luminar Neo Handbook will unlock your potential and redefine how you perceive and use photo editing software.

What you get with your purchase:

  • eBook: PDF eBook download.
  • Online Video Course:
    • Eight bonus video tutorials (via online course). Includes closed-captioning (CC) in English.
    • Full-size practice files from the images used in the video tutorials.

Additional eBook features:

  • A comprehensive list of some of the important keyboard shortcuts on both Mac and Windows platforms.
  • The eBook is fully indexed (with hyperlinks) for easy reference.


  • Number of Pages: 128 pages
  • Format: PDF (Vertical & Horizontal versions)
  • eBook File Size: 48 MB
  • Published: May 29, 2023
  • Updated on: August 14, 2023

Video Course:

  • Description: Eight video tutorials showing how to process additional images using Luminar, including video instructions on installing the practice files and presets into Luminar Neo.
  • Format: HD 1080p video, includes closed-captioning (online only).
  • Length: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Course Access: Access the online course through your account page.

Software version:

This eBook features Luminar by Skylum using the Mac version of Luminar Neo (version 1.12.2). However, the training is cross-compatible with Windows.

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22 Jun 2024
Michael B.

Not as helpful as I'd like

I'm not sure exactly when this handbook was published, but it looks like Luminar has made some changes since then that make things a bit more confusing. I'm coming over from Lightroom due to privacy issues and not finding it an easy switch.

07 Nov 2023
Daniel O.

The Luminar handbook

A clear overview of working with Luminar Neo, suitable even for inexperienced users. ​

07 Aug 2023
Kathy M.

Missing File

Everything was going great until I discovered in the Alien Abduction the Grey.jpg file is missing :( I can make my own but it interrupts the flow.

08 Aug 2023


Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I updated the product's download files so you can re-download the images with the gray.jpg document included. Please reach out directly ( if you have further questions.

02 Aug 2023
alan m.

soft back edition

very helpfull information, waiting for soft back version to become available on amazon

18 Aug 2023


The print version is now available! Here's the link for you:

18 Jun 2023
Joseph O.

Can a "short course" cover more than 30+ tools and adjustments?

No - that would be tedious and repetitive. Thorough treatment of ESSENTIALS shows how other feature's workflow also may function (including new ones). A variety of "manuals" can be found on the web - none as instantly effective as this one by Nicolesy. Getting new pictures into good position for editing could have been detailed.

13 Jun 2023
Stanley H.

I Wonder

I wonder what it's like - I pre-ordered it and unless the response came via email and I passed it by, I have not received it. Therefore, my assessment of the product is nil. I am very much looking forward to it, however.

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