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Luminar Neo

Portrait Background Removal

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Luminar Neo’s Portrait Background Removal

While you may well have come across a few ads promoting free online image background removal software, If you are reading this content, however, would I be right to assume that you are looking for a more complete and professional image editing solution?

If this is you then read on to learn more about the award winning Luminar image editing suite of tools.


Standalone or Extension?

Used as a standalone app or extension with the likes of Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, and the macOS Photo app. Luminar has been a long time favourite and recommendation amongst (graphics) photo-artist and creative photographers.

Without the clutter and steep learning curve, Luminar Neo provides a complete suite of photo editing tools that adventure some way beyond the world of image compositing and pure magic.

Here’s why…

Using Portrait Background Removal AI

With the jiggery-pokery of artificial intelligence running in the background, the Luminar Neo AI engine can tell the difference between the human figure and other objects, and will do the boring task of creating a mask for you. How good is that?

And of course you still always have creative control for fine-tuning, to your desire, any adjustments you’ve made.

Now, bearing in mind that a beta version of the software was used for our review, the following describes just how simple it is remove the background from your portrait photos using Luminar Neo.

How to use Portrait Background Removal AI?


To get started with using the Portrait Background Removal AI tool, first ensure that you are in Edit mode.

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Select Layer PropertiesMasking and then access Portrait Background.

Layer Properties Masking Portrait Background

Select Remove. And that’s it…


If there are any further refinements to be made select the Refinement Brush, where you will have control of brush sizes for adding or removing any necessary areas of your mask.

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Luminar Neo

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