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.
Lumiere allows you to effortlessly preview your selection and diffusion independently for fine tuning. This lets you see exactly what parts of the image are selected, and how these selections are processed into glows.
Lumiere is the ultimate creative tool for generating dramatic and impactful images. Using specifically targeted glows allows you to focus and direct the viewer’s attention to any particular part of your image.
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 analyzes the source image color and produces colored glows based on information, while providing the user with various additional color modification controls.
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.
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.