A Day of Lucis Art

So now I’ve been using Lucis Pro 6.0 for over a month. I was hesitant to write a review and tutorial before I had processed a multitude of images. I feel like I have gotten the hang of it and figured enough stuff out to make a little tutorial. You can get there by clicking on the Lucis Tutorial here, or you can find it over there in the right column by all the other Tutorials.

In short, even though Lucis Pro is expensive, it will let you do a lot of things that are unique. You can also almost entirely circumnavigate the old HDR flow to create an HDR photo very quickly.

When I started this site, I never thought I would end up writing so many reviews and tutorials and stuff! I don’t think I am particularly good at it, but people seem to get a kick out of it, so I’ll keep it up!

Below is the newest photo I have processed with Lucis Pro and the one below that are some shots from the tutorial.

The Edge of Iceland at Sunset (by Stuck in Customs)


Alone and Dejected in a Strange Place

  • Testing a comment bug….

  • It’s beautiful, Trey. I looked at Lucis Pro a couple of weeks ago, but I just can’t swing the price. I almost wish they had a scaled-down version (similar to Photoshop Elements) for the poor contingent of the photography set.

  • PJZ

    It does look great…but the price (and the dongle) is ridiculous.

    And I’m sure I’m echoing someone when I say this…but a one trick pony plug-in that’s almost as much as the entire Lightroom suite? Good luck to those folks.

    Until that drops, going to have to launch CS3 running in Rosetta behind CS4 to use the old plug-in.

  • Mike

    Hi Trey,

    Once again, nice images, but i”m going to be sticking to HDR with photmatix, i don”t feel that Lucis Art gives anywhere near the same results, in terms of colours etc, and as other’s have pointed out the price is out of my league as well.

    All the best


  • I adore lucis for what it can do with portraits.
    the price is crazy high but I get a feeling from what you’re saying it is more than a ‘one trick pony’ the more you start to learn and flow with it.
    I personally would love it [just on the fence because of other photographic equipment that would assist me like higher quality expensive lens.]

    march 30th it should be available for international shipping I heard. If I had extra cash, i’d get it when available internationally.

  • Gail in Montana

    Glad you were able to get your new program and you like it. Me, I just take old fashioned digital pictures, lol. You can see some of our travel pictures on facebook. The top picture looks like the Oregon coast, but it could be anywhere where the coastline is rugged. Very nice picture!!! I need to download pictures from our CD from our Oregon trip!! Anyway, best of luck in all that you do, this is about you, not me, lol. I so enjoy seeing your daily posts!!!!!!

  • Dale Martin

    Thanks for the tutorial Trey!!

    Wish I had bought Lucis Art back in the Lucis 2 and 3 days. Way out of my price range now. Spent all my money on Photoshop and other plugins $$$. Maybe in a few months I will be able to swing the Lucis 6 price.

  • hehe thanks all…. It is expensive – no doubt about that! 🙂

  • Ok, I believe I’ve already mentioned I know nothing about photography, I just come here for the pretty pictures! That said, your first picture today, of the ocean, is so real I can hear the waves. I’d say that’s a good thing!

  • Michael

    So how many more units would they sell if this was reasonably priced?

    Scroll down past the tutorial for Scott Kelby’s comments at http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2009/archives/2968.

  • I’ve been doing HDR’s for a while…always using Photomatix. But, I recently stumbled upon LucisArt 3 ED and must say that there is nothing that comes close to the effect that can be achieved using this plugin. Achieving the Dave Hill Effect is now simple. There are no visible and distracting halos around subjects. I love this plugin!!!

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