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Portrait Background Removal

Whilst 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.

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. Select Layer Properties, Masking 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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Camera Highlight

Alongside Leica cameras, LUMIX is another favorite alternative camera amongst professionals creative photographers. Continue to discover some of the benefits and features.

Shoot up to 7fps in stills and produce 4K video. The Panasonic LUMIX offers a High quality 24MP Full-Frame sensor and Dual Native ISO that allows you to produce cleaner images across a wider range of shooting conditions.

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Play with various angles without pressure, 360 panoramic double-sided vertical shooting.


Aside from winning the 2021 Red Dot Award for LuminarAI, Apple’s Best of Year, “Best Imaging Software” by TIPA and EISA, Skylum has received many other top industry awards.


Learn what (HDR) High Dynamic Range Photography is and how to achieve HDR with a single image.

Have you ever wondered how some photos have that magical ambience of colour and detail?

And no matter how near you feel you get to achieving similar results, you don’t quite get there.

Well the simple answer in this case, is to apply High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography techniques. Which you can, fortunately, now achieve satisfying results even faster with Luminar Neo


With the release of Luminar Neo 1.2.0, besides the return of the Dodge and Burn tool, Skylum introduces a modular approach for extending the capabilities of Luminar Neo, through the addition of Extensions.


Following part one of our Action Travel Photographer series, where we listed all the tools used by our guest creator, Alen St.Hilaire. We now follow-up with an even closer look at the tools provided by the producers of the cutting-edge DJI camera drones and “action” photography gear.


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Camera Highlight:

Shoot up to 7fps in stills and produce 4K video. The Panasonic LUMIX offers a High quality 24MP Full-Frame sensor and Dual Native ISO that allows you to produce cleaner images across a wider range of shooting conditions.