v3 Atmosphere

Add weather or lens flare effects using the Atmosphere menu.

This menu offers two sections, which can be used independently or together: Weather and Lens Flare.

To begin adding an atmospheric effect, drag the relevant opacity slider. This will now display a drop-down menu from which you can select your effect. To add your own effect, click “Add…” and choose the desired image from your computer.

Resize the atmosphere effect by scrolling with the mouse wheel or using a two-finger scroll on a track-pad.

Position the atmosphere effect by clicking and holding the left mouse button and dragging the mouse pointer.

Click Flip Weather or Flip Overlay to flip the atmosphere effect image horizontally.

v3 Overlay

The Overlay function allows you to add an image over the top of your working image. This could be used, for example, to add a logo or sticker or to create a double-exposure effect.

Import your overlay image by clicking the “Add…” button and selecting the desired image file from your computer.

Resize the overlay by scrolling with the mouse wheel or using a two-finger scroll on a track-pad.

Position the overlay by clicking and holding the left mouse button and dragging the mouse pointer.

Click Flip Overlay to flip the overlay image horizontally.

v3 Presets

Under each section you have a sliders tab and a Presets tab.

Under the Presets Tab you have a selection of pre – made styles that you may wish to use on your image. In some cases you can narrow down the selection using the Refine Presets dropdown menu.

In order to make your own presets, adjust the sliders in the section to the position that you require.

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section, and Save Preset.

Clicking Save Preset opens a box to type a name and clicking OK will save it as a Preset in that section.

Clicking Cancel will exit the Save Preset box.

Clicking Reset Section will revert all slider values to 0.

Presets

Under each section you have a sliders tab and a Presets tab.

Under the Presets Tab you have a selection of pre – made styles that you may wish to use on your image.

In order to make your own presets, adjust the sliders in the section to the position that you require.

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section, and Save Preset.

Clicking Save Preset opens a box to type a name and clicking OK will save it as a Preset in that section.

Clicking Cancel will exit the Save Preset box.

v3 Fixes

Clone & Restore  – Removes unwanted elements from your image. Use the Clone brush to paint over the object to be removed. The software will select another part of your image to be cloned into the selection. Adjust this replacement area by dragging it to the desired part of your image.

Use the Restore brush to remove an area from the selection.

De-Noise – Reduces the graininess in your image often caused by lower quality images, or too high ISO being used.

Straighten –  On opening the Fixes menu you will see lines on your image marking the horizontal and vertical lines. Adjust these to match your image.  When the Straighten button is switched on, the lines will move to line up both lines in your image, so horizons become level, and buildings become straight.

Fixes

 

De-Noise – Reduces the graininess in your image often caused by lower quality images, or too high ISO being used.

Straighten –  On opening the Fixes menu you will see lines on your image marking the horizontal and vertical lines. Adjust these to match your image.  When the Straighten button is switched on, the lines will move to line up both lines in your image, so horizons become level, and buildings become straight.

v3 Lighting

Lighting Controls

The Lighting section contains a tab with Presets and a tab with sliders as well as two tools accessed directly on the image.

Directional Light Adjust the direction of the light by dragging the Sun symbol around the image.

Drag Light – Click and drag light or shadow from one area of an image to another. This is to help make the areas of lighting the same where they should be the same, for instance, on one surface at the same angle. You will see a hand-drawn arrow appear as the light is dragged across the image.

Strength – Controls the strength of the lighting effects. When the slider is set to 0 all other controls are hidden and disabled.

Lighting color

Shadows – Opens up the blocks of colors for the shadows and the sliders to adjust to exactly the color that you want.

Highlights – Opens up the blocks of colors for the Highlights and the sliders to adjust to exactly the color that you want.

Cloud Shadows

Cloud shadows are shadows cast by the sun onto the ground. These can be used to make a flat landscape more interesting.

Shadow Type – A selection of different clouds patterns to cast onto the ground.

Shadow scale – Allows you to increase or decrease the amount of shadows cast onto the ground. When it is 0, then this has no effect.

Angle – Rotate the shadows cast onto the ground.

Buildings

This section only appears when you have dragged a building label onto the picture.

Relight as facade – Button to adjust the lighting so that all buildings are lit as if theywere vertical flat planes. Turn on or off.

Soften Lighting

This gives you a slider for each labelled section and decreases the lighting in these areas.

Lighting Texture

This gives you a slider for each section that allows you to change the roughness of each area. Rougher areas will bring out more texture, especially when the light is glancing.

Reset Section and Save Sliders

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section, and Save Preset.

Save a preset for future use by clicking Save Preset. This opens a box to type a preset name. Click OK to save it as a Preset in that section. Click Cancel to exit the Save Preset box.

Click Reset Section to revert all slider values to 0, undoing all of your changes to that section.

Tip: Toggling the power symbol to the right of a section heading lets you turn your changes on and off without permanently undoing them. This is useful if you want to review your edits.

Lighting

When the Lighting section is opened and the Strength is not 0, there are two extra tools that open on the image.

One is the directional light and this is shown by a Sun shape which can be dragged around the image to adjust the direction of the light.

The other works like the extend areas tool and appears like a hand drawn arrow, and will drag the light from the place where you first click, across the area where you then drag the tool.

This is to help make the areas of lighting the same where they should be the same, for instance, on one surface at the same angle.

The lighting section contains a tab with Presets and a tab with sliders.

Adjusting the Strength slider opens up the other options.

The options are:

Lighting color

Shadows – Opens up the blocks of colors for the shadows and the sliders to adjust to exactly the color that you want.

Highlights – Opens up the blocks of colors for the Highlights and the sliders to adjust to exactly the color that you want.

Cloud Shadows

Cloud shadows are shadows cast by the sun onto the ground. These can be used to make a flat landscape more interesting.

Shadow Type – Adrop down to select different patterns of clouds to cast onto the ground.

Shadow scale – Allows you to increase or decrease the amount of shadows cast onto the ground. When it is 0, then this has no effect.

Angle – Rotate the shadows cast onto the ground.

Buildings

This section only appears when you have dragged a building label onto the picture.

Relight as facade – Button to adjust the lighting so that all buildings are lit as if theywere vertical flat planes. Turn on or off.

Soften Lighting

This gives you a slider for each section that decreases the lighting in each of the areas.

Lighting Texture

This gives you a slider for each section that allows you to change the roughness of each area. Rougher areas will bring out more texture, especially when the light is glancing.

Reset Section and Save Sliders

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section, and Save Preset.

Save a preset for future use by clicking Save Preset. This opens a box to type a preset name. Click OK to save it as a Preset in that section. Click Cancel to exit the Save Preset box.

Click Reset Section to revert all slider values to 0, undoing all of your changes to that section.

Tip: Toggling the power symbol to the right of a section heading lets you turn your changes on and off without permanently undoing them. This is useful if you want to review your edits.

v3 Sky

When you have dropped a Sky label into your picture, a Sky section will appear in your Side Panel. There are lots of options for editing skies and sky reflections. The most dramatic require that the sky is carefully selected to ensure the changes look realistic.

Replacing Sky Overview

Editing Sky Overview

Sky Reflections

When you use the label Sky Reflections to mark out areas of water that reflect the sky, any changes to your sky will automatically be shown in the water too.  Roughly mark the sky reflections, then use the Reflection Edge tool to refine the edge between reflections and the rest of the water.

Detailed Description

Separate clouds from atmosphere

LandscapePro allows you to edit the sky in two different modes: either as a whole or by separating the clouds from the atmosphere. If this option is turned on, LandscapePro will try and separate the clouds from the blue behind them and allow you to edit them separately.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is OFF

Sky
The sky controls are visible if you have turned off Separate clouds from atmosphere.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look
fake.

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky.  Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Replace withReplaces the clouds in the sky while keeping the atmosphere fixed. It does this by separating the clouds from the sky and applying the separated clouds to your atmosphere. If this doesn’t work, try turning off Separate Clouds from Atmosphere. You can press “Add…” to add your own.

Flip replacement clouds – Flips the sky image horizontally.

Cloud Density – Adjusts the density of the clouds. Increasing it makes the clouds more opaque. This can be a good way to get better contrast between the clouds and atmosphere.

Sky Colors

Top (style) slider – This offers a choice of different sky color and contrast styles by clicking on the drop down box. The slider increases or decreases the effect.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the sky is changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the sky and the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the Contrast of the sky and the clouds.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is ON

Atmosphere
The atmosphere controls are visible if you have turned on Separate clouds from atmosphere. They allow you to edit the atmosphere behind the clouds. As the clouds are generally see through you will often be able to see the change in atmosphere through the clouds.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look fake.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the atmosphere.

Temperature – Sliding to the right warms the atmosphere, making it more red, sliding to the left cools the atmosphere making it bluer.

Tint – Adjusts the tint of the atmosphere. Sliding to the right makes it greener, to the left, more magenta..

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky. Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Clouds

Replace with – Allows you to replace the clouds in the sky while keeping the atmosphere fixed. It does this by separating the clouds from the sky and applying the separated clouds to your atmosphere. If this doesn’t work, try turning off Separate clouds from atmosphere. You can press “Add…” to add your own.

Cloud Density – Slider allows you to adjust the density of the clouds. Increasing it makes the clouds more opaque. This can be a good way to get better contrast between the clouds and atmosphere.

Clouds Colors

Top (style) slider – Separately changes the colors of the clouds. – Slider adjusts the amount of change in the color.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the clouds are changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the exposure of the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the contrast of the clouds.

Adjusting the Sky

Resize the replacement sky by zooming in or out with the mouse wheel or using a two-finger scroll on your trackpad. Re-position the sky replacement by clicking and holding the left mouse button and dragging the sky.

Tip: To remove a sky that you have added to LandscapePro, delete it from Cloud Replacements folder.

On Windows you can find this at –
C:\ProgramData\Anthropics\LandscapePro\CloudReplacements

On Mac you can find this at –
Library/ApplicationSupport/Anthropics/LandscapePro/CloudReplacements

Reset Section and Save Preset

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section and Save Preset.

Save a preset for future use by clicking Save Preset. This opens a box to type a preset name. Click OK to save it as a Preset in that section. Click Cancel to exit the Save Preset box.

Click Reset Section to revert all slider values to 0, undoing all of your changes to that section.

Tip: Toggling the power symbol to the right of a section heading lets you turn your changes on and off without permanently undoing them. This is useful if you want to review your edits.

Sky

When you have dropped a sky label into your picture, a Sky section will appear to let you edit the pixels marked sky.

Replacing Sky Overview

Editing Sky Overview

Sky Reflections

When you use the label Sky Reflections to mark out areas of water that reflect the sky, any changes to your sky will automatically be shown in the water too.  Roughly mark the sky reflections, then use the Reflection Edge tool to refine the edge between reflections and the rest of the water.

Detailed Description

Separate clouds from atmosphere

LandscapePro allows you to edit the sky in two different modes: either as a whole or by separating the clouds from the atmosphere. If this option is turned on, LandscapePro will try and separate the clouds from the blue behind them and allow you to edit them separately.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is OFF

Sky
The sky controls are visible if you have turned off Separate clouds from atmosphere.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look
fake.

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky.  Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Replace with – Replaces the sky with a new picture. In this mode the entire sky is replaced with a new picture. You can press “Add..” to add your own sky.

Sky Colors

Top (style) slider – This offers a choice of different sky color and contrast styles by clicking on the drop down box. The slider increases or decreases the effect.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the sky is changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the sky and the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the Contrast of the sky and the clouds.

When Separate clouds from atmosphere is ON

Atmosphere
The atmosphere controls are visible if you have turned on Separate clouds from atmosphere. They allow you to edit the atmosphere behind the clouds. As the clouds are generally see through you will often be able to see the change in atmosphere through the clouds.

Copy to Image – Ensures any change you make to the colors of the sky is reflected in the rest of the picture. This is important because the sky is the light source for the scene and if they don’t match, then the sky can look fake.

Exposure – Adjusts the Exposure of the atmosphere.

Temperature – Sliding to the right warms the atmosphere, making it more red, sliding to the left cools the atmosphere making it bluer.

Tint – Adjusts the tint of the atmosphere. Sliding to the right makes it greener, to the left, more magenta..

Sky Edge – Expand or contract the edge of the sky selection. This is especially important if you have made dramatic changes to the sky. Zoom in to the image to see the effect.

Dehaze – Adds or removes the amount of haze appearing in the atmosphere from the sky.

Clouds

Replace with – Allows you to replace the clouds in the sky while keeping the atmosphere fixed. It does this by separating the clouds from the sky and applying the separated clouds to your atmosphere. If this doesn’t work, try turning off Separate clouds from atmosphere. You can press “Add…” to add your own.

Cloud Density – Slider allows you to adjust the density of the clouds. Increasing it makes the clouds more opaque. This can be a good way to get better contrast between the clouds and atmosphere.

Clouds Colors

Top (style) slider – Separately changes the colors of the clouds. – Slider adjusts the amount of change in the color.

Style Contrast – When turned up to 1, the brightness and contrast of each pixel in the clouds are changed to reflect the style. When at 0 only the color of the pixels changes.

Exposure – Adjusts the exposure of the clouds.

Contrast – Adjusts the contrast of the clouds.

Tip: To remove a sky that you have added to LandscapePro, delete it from Cloud Replacements folder.

On Windows you can find this at –
C:\ProgramData\Anthropics\LandscapePro\CloudReplacements

On Mac you can find this at –
Library/ApplicationSupport/Anthropics/LandscapePro/CloudReplacements

Reset Section and Save Preset

At the bottom of each section are the buttons for Reset Section and Save Preset.

Save a preset for future use by clicking Save Preset. This opens a box to type a preset name. Click OK to save it as a Preset in that section. Click Cancel to exit the Save Preset box.

Click Reset Section to revert all slider values to 0, undoing all of your changes to that section.

Tip: Toggling the power symbol to the right of a section heading lets you turn your changes on and off without permanently undoing them. This is useful if you want to review your edits.