One of our favorite things about Luminar is its workspaces, allowing you to adapt the software to your personal editing style. If you’ve come to Luminar from Lightroom, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with the additional filter options you now have. Rather than getting scared off, give yourself an opportunity to adjust to Luminar by using a workspace that is very similar to Lightroom first. WeI’ve gone ahead and created a Lightroom-style Luminar workspace called Room of Light available to download for free on The Creativv Shop.
Room of Light includes nearly all of the filters you’re used to using in Lightroom. They’ve even been placed in the same order, so you’ll feel at home as you move down the list. While there are a couple of Lightroom editing tools missing from Luminar’s filters, the bulk of them are there. Some additional ones are available on the side such as cropping and noise removal. As more Luminar filters are added, we’ll be updating this workspace so it feels more like your previous editing home. You can click here to check out a comparison of all of the features between Luminar, Lightroom, and Aperture if you want to see what’s available and what’s not.
We encourage you to start off using the Room of Light workspace if you are/were a Lightroom user, but abandon it once you’ve gotten the hang of using Luminar to really take advantage of its power. The whole point of these workspaces is to help you personalize your editing experience, so the end goal should be a workspace containing only the filters you need for specific styles. Don’t let unnecessary filters distract you from getting your edits done faster.
The other reason we encourage you to abandon the Room of Light workspace is the simple fact that there are so many more incredible filters in Luminar that you can’t use in Lightroom. Take some time to explore these features by adding a couple of them in on each edit you do with the Room of Light Lightroom-style Luminar workspace. Once you’ve found additional filters that you love adding on your edits, you can create and save new workspaces that will optimize your workflow for individual styles.