There are still a lot of limitations when it comes to creating AI portraits. That’s where creative photo editors like Luminar Neo can help. Luminar Neo is packed with creative tools that can dramatically improve your AI portraits and set them apart from other creators using the same software as you.

In this tutorial, we’ll share with you how to use Luminar Neo as part of your editing workflow to finish your AI portraits.

There is room for improvements in your AI portraits

Disappointed AI Portrait Creator

The rise of AI art and portraiture in particular is incredible. What can be achieved in moments based on text prompts would have seemed miraculous even a few years ago, and still is to many of us. But there’s room for improvement for your AI portraits, especially when you have creative photo editors like Luminar Neo, which is 100 percent AI-powered.

Luminar Neo offers a suite of tools tailor-made for AI photos and portraits alike. We propose a workflow that will dramatically improve your AI portraits while helping you set your AI portraits apart from other creators. What follows is a workflow that can be used with each AI portrait you create.

If you haven’t used any of the AI ​​programs out there to create AI portraits, here’s how to use Midjourney to create AI art.

Step 1 – Use Exclusive AI to Make Your Images Bigger

One of the first steps you may want to consider is to enlarge your images, as many AI programs do not offer high resolution options. Once you’ve imported your image into Luminar Neo, simply drag and drop it into Upscale AI.

Drap and Drop in Deluxe AI

We show you everything you need to know about Upscale AI.

Step 2 (Optional): Combine HDR to Brighten Images

Once you have a larger version of your image to work with, you can try HDR Merge, especially if the AI ​​portrait is darker. Just like Upscale AI, just drag the image to HDR Fusion. then click Join.

HDR Fusion

After a few moments, the HDR Merge version of the image will appear in the HDR Merge folder in the Luminar Neo catalog.

Step 3: Improve the AI

After the first two steps, it’s time to start editing the AI ​​portrait using Luminar Neo’s creative editing toolset. just click Edit at the top of the screen and a toolbar will appear on the right. Meet improve AI and find a slider value that works best.

Step 3 Improve the AI

Enhance AI tends to brighten AI portraits and intelligently adds contrast.

Step 4: The development module

Under essentialsmeet Develop and it uses some of the basic but effective sliders you’ll find in every professional photo editor. You may not need to use all of the sliders, but definitely check out the Light Y black and white sliders to make exposure and contrast adjustments.

Step 4 Development module

We show you everything you need to know about Luminar Neo if you need help navigating the program.

Step 5: Portrait Bokeh

portrait bokeh It serves two useful functions. First, it can be used to blur the background using the Quantity slider Second, you can lighten or darken the background and change the Heat values.

Step 5 Bokeh AI

For this image, we darkened the background and changed the Warmth to -100. This helps the subject stand out a little better from the background. You can also use the brush control panel to add or subtract focus.

We also covered how to use Luminar’s Portrait Bokeh to create a fantastic background blur.

Step 6: Take on the AI

AI face offers some powerful enhancements to your AI portraits. You can add light to the face and edit many features of the eyes and mouth using multiple sliders.

Step 6 AI Face

Two very useful sliders are face light Y eye enhancer. Almost every AI portrait could use a boost from these sliders. We also show you how to use Photoshop to enhance the eyes if you need an extra boost.

Step 7: AI Skin

Another great AI portrait tool is AI Skin. You may not need this tool in large quantities, but the gloss removal The function can be useful if there are bright spots.

Step 7 AI Skin

We also show you how to use Luminar AI for better portraits. All these tips can be applied to Luminar Neo users as Neo is an updated version of Luminar AI.

We don’t need the Clone Stamp tool for this image, but you may need it for many of your AI portraits. Just for a demonstration, we’ll use the Clone Stamp tool to remove the doorknobs and locks in this image.

Step 8 Clone Stamp Tool

You will find this tool to be very useful for AI portraits that have AI generated distortions and flaws.

Step 9: Vignette

In most cases, your AI portraits will benefit from adding a vignette, even if it’s subtle. They greatly enhance the theme of him by drawing the eyes of the beholder to him.

Step 9 Bullet

Use Pen Y inner light to put the focus on the subject’s face.

Step 10: Mood

He Mood The tool is great for drastically changing the look of your AI portrait. It’s the only creative tool that can instantly differentiate your AI portraits from users using the same AI program as you.

Step 10 Mood

For this image, we use Seattle like the LUT.

Step 11: Layers

layers is possibly the most powerful tool for creatively enhancing your AI portraits. You can use the myriad of lighting effects that come free with Luminar Neo, or you can upload your own textures, effects, and images to set your AI portraits apart from the rest.

Step 11 Layers

For this image, we used multiple layers to differentiate this AI portrait, including a new background, a texture, and two lighting effects.

Luminar Neo sets its AI portraits apart from the rest

Luminar Neo is packed with creative tools to help enhance and transform your AI portraits. Give it a try to see how you can unleash your imagination to enhance your images.