Lumiere is an extremely powerful plugin for Adobe Photoshop that generates advanced glow effects. Lumiere can produce sophisticated specular blooms, flared highlights and diffused glows with complete control over every possible variable, all at the artist’s fingertips. Lumiere works on image luminance – just like real glows do. The brighter areas of the image are processed into beautiful glows.
Glows (also called Diffuse Glows, Blooms, Specular Blooms, Ghosts, Filter Flares, Flares, Glares) describe the phenomena when bright objects in an image flare. This occurs in real-world photography for a number of different reasons: the actual emulsion of the film bleeds, internal reflections within the camera lens cause lens artifacts such as glow and lens flares or the photographer placed a special filter or gel over the lens. Reproducing this effect as a post process can easily be achieved with Lumiere for any number of technical or creative purposes.
Real-world diffused glows
Lumiere works by selecting a range of pixels above a brightness threshold, processing them using various diffusion algorithms and compositing them back on top of the source image. Lumiere’s tools provide fast and effortless previews of the selection and diffusion independently, for fine tuning. This displays what parts of the image are selected, and how these selections are processed into glows.
Left: Glow Selection, Middle: Glow Processed, Right: Glow Composite
Lumiere allows fine-tuned control over each and every attribute throughout the process, such as meticulous control over the glow radius. Select from two different diffusion algorithms, control the number of diffusion iterations and precisely adjust the glow using gamma, saturation and even chromatic aberration features.
Lumiere glow radius
Specify a glow axis or adjust both independently for truly unique glow effects. Create gorgeous and vivid anamorphic glows in seconds.
Lumiere glow axis
Lumiere is the ultimate creative tool for generating dramatic and impactful images. Specifically targeted glows can provide focus and direct the viewer’s attention to any particular part of your image.
Lumiere glows helps create focus
Lumiere offers professional-grade masking controls for isolated glows. The artist can specify a hotspot and falloff radius as well as image coordinates for advanced masking operations. Ten different luma conversion algorithms are available based on various industry standardized color spaces. Lumiere provides two highly optimized diffusion algorithms with independent axis control and multi-pass operations.
Lumiere masking features
Lumiere intelligently analyzes the source image color and produces colored glows based on information, while providing the user with various additional color modification controls.
Lumiere performs glow on the source image colors – just like real glows
Lumiere’s glow-specific features such as gamma adjustment, saturation control, chromatic aberration, pixel noise capabilities and color tinting provide unsurpassed features for generating ultra-realistic glow effects. Re-introduce noise to match film and camera style optical effects.
Lumiere allows glow tinting for advanced color-corrected image integration
Lumiere even provides chromatic aberration tools capable of influencing the glow for truly unique and spectacular results.
Lumiere chromatic aberration
Lumiere has been developed for the professional digital imaging industry and therefore supports both 8 / 16 bits per channel color modes using 100% multithreaded rendering capabilities. A highly adjustable and resizable preview window instantly provides progress, zoom, image fit, side-by-side comparisons, realtime operations and statistical information after each pass.
Lumiere is 100% multi-threaded capable of using an unlimited number of cores for ultimate speed.
Lumiere supports both 8 bits / channel and 16 bits / channel color modes for professional workflows.