Ai Toolkits are going to significantly transform your photography editing workflow, all thanks to the recent Ai updates in Lightroom (and, ahem, WEEKS of hard work on our part perfecting these for you).
Adobe Lightroom has integrated Ai Technology to wildly enhance its editing capabilities and streamline the creative process. Thanks to advancements in AI technology, which advanced SO FAR in just a few months, Adobe Lightroom now offers powerful features that can revolutionize editing workflows.
We’re Lightroom people – always have been, always will be (although, that new Photoshop Ai generate tool…?! Insane. It’s now a staple in our Workflow, but that’s for another blog post).
In this blog post, we will delve into the world of AI-powered Tools for Adobe Lightroom, specifically exploring our THREE Toolkits (two of which are shiny new!), and how they are transforming the way photographers edit their images.
WHEN WE WERE FIRST STARTING OUT
When we were first starting out, it would take literal days to do what now can be done in seconds with our Seasons Ai Toolkits. Here’s baby Athena 👇👇👇 in 2013 who would have LOST IT at the power that is 2023 for Lightroom.
Please note the perfect faded look of these 2013 edits (These tones are tenderly missed by me and so I brought them back in Seasons Ai Film Presets.)
Traditional photo editing techniques have been the go-to for photographers for years. These methods include manual adjustments, selective editing, and retouching. While offering a high level of control, they can be time-consuming and subjective (that’s the understatement of the year). Photographers often spend hours carefully adjusting each aspect of an image, and the results largely depend on individual expertise and artistic vision (and patience).
BUT NOW – Ai has entered the chat.
Adobe Lightroom Ai is a LIFE SAVER for Photographers time, energy and creativity. It leverages artificial intelligence through its advanced engine called Adobe Sensei. This integration of AI technology equips photographers with a range of automated and intelligent editing tools. Lightroom’s AI algorithms analyze images, identify patterns, and make smart adjustments, revolutionizing the editing process.
Aka – Magic. ✨
Now, it may feel like everyone is using Ai, but actually, less than 10% of businesses have actually stared harnessing the power of Ai. For Photographers, it is still relatively new, so if you can understand and adopt Ai, you’ll be immediately ahead of the game (which can help you stand out, book clients, and also gives you a platform to help other photographers).
“Using Ai Presets + Tools from Athena and Camron helped set me apart from other photographers.”
Three Reasons to Use Ai Tools
- Efficiency and Speed: One significant advantage of Adobe Lightroom AI, combined with Athena & Camron’s Seasons AI Toolkits, is its efficiency and speed. AI-powered editing enables photographers to adjust multiple aspects of an image simultaneously. The algorithms work behind the scenes, analyzing and optimizing the image quickly and accurately. This time-saving potential is particularly beneficial for professionals and busy photographers who need to process large volumes of images within tight deadlines.
- Precision and Accuracy: AI-powered tools in Lightroom offer UNMATCHED precision and accuracy. The algorithms can make intelligent adjustments based on image analysis, resulting in precise masking, retouching, and selective adjustments. Lightroom’s AI-driven features, such as automated subject recognition and advanced masking techniques, enable photographers to make targeted edits with exceptional accuracy, reducing the need for manual fine-tuning.
- Creativity and Artistic Control: While AI plays a significant role in automating certain aspects of photo editing, it also offers new opportunities for creativity and artistic control. Adobe Lightroom AI, combined with our Seasons AI Toolkits, provides a wide range of innovative effects and styles that can be applied to images, offering photographers new avenues for expression. AI-powered presets and suggestions provide a starting point for creative exploration, allowing photographers to infuse their unique artistic vision into their edits.
The Best Ai-Toolkits for Photographers
The future of editing is Ai, and we’ve got the best of the best Ai Toolkits for you – Athena + Camron’s Seasons AI Toolkits (that’s us!).
Our three Seasons Ai Toolkits complement Adobe Lightroom AI by providing EVERY Ai Tool we think photographers will need in their everyday Editing Toolkit to elevate and enhance their photography workflow.
So, what sets our Ai Toolkits apart?
Unlike other Editing “Toolkits” on the market, our Ai Tools are layered with powerful Ai-adaptive masking, which means you can make highly specific edits to your subjects, background and skies – WITH ONE-CLICK.
Here’s a quick list of what sets our Ai Toolkits apart:
✓ Faster Workflow and Better One-Click Edits
✓ Add as the final step in your Editing Workflow – One-Click Done 😍
✓ Easy to adjust, so you still have total control over your edits if you choose
✓ Work flawlessly with your own Presets – you don’t need to own ours!
✓ FREE Membership to Seasons Ai Editing School included (tutorials!) 💻
✓ Tested on multiple camera/lens/file types 📸
✓ Hand crafted by Professional Photographers
✓ Beta Tested by Real Photographers
One of our customers Mariya Sakhno (an incredible Hawaii-based photographer – book with her if you’re ever visiting!) left us a review recently, and captured what I think a lot of us can feel at times:
“Before I purchased Athena and Camron’s Ai Toolkit, I was quite overwhelmed with the Lightroom Ai Update. I’m SO happy I found this toolkit! It is such a timesaver, and gives me so much creative control with my images – I barely have to use Photoshop anymore, shortening my Editing Workflow! Seasons Ai Toolkit is truly something every photographer needs in their editing arsenal. 5 Stars!”
Seasons Ai Toolkit I
✓ 5-Star Rated
✓ Perfect Starter Kit for ALL Photographers
Our flagship Ai Toolkit, Seasons AI Toolkit I, was an immediate 5-Star product (seriously, we had NEW 5-Star reviews coming in from the day they launched) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Seasons Ai Toolkit I is our Best-Seller, and includes the best of the best Ai Tools for Portraits, Landscapes and Skies.
Seasons Ai Toolkit is our recommended choice for Photographers who only want ONE Ai Toolkit, as it includes Ai Tools for Portraits, Landscapes and Skies. It is like a ‘base’ pack in this way, and is a great starting point for Ai Tools.
While it pairs perfectly with Seasons Ai Desktop Presets, you do not have to own our presets to use our tools!
Your 25% OFF Coupon (at the bottom of this blog) takes Seasons Ai Toolkit I from $149 down to just $111 (or 2x payments of $55!). SHOP NOW.
Seasons Ai Toolkit II – Ai Magic Portraits
✓ 5-Star Rated
✓ Professional Expansion Pack
✓ Perfect for Portrait Photographers
If you really want to level up, we recommend owning both Seasons AI Toolkit II – Magic Portraits and Seasons AI Toolkit III Magic Background + Skies. They are more specific (and act as expansion packs if you already own Seasons Ai Toolkit I) – that focus on transforming portraits and landscapes, respectively. These toolkits provide a range of adjustments tailored to specific image elements, allowing you to create captivating portraits and breathtaking backgrounds with ease.
This is where we get REALLY EXCITED because we are Portrait Photographers first and foremost. People are our favorite muses. We were primarily Wedding Photographers in our decade-long career, which means we needed to be skilled at not just Portraiture, but landscape photography, detail shots, family photos, dance floor photography, night photography, + more! Not to mention being a CEO, CFO, COO, Marketing Specialist, etc. Wedding Photography really is the craziest kind of job that requires approximately one-billion skills, and we take our hat off to you if you if you’re in the arena with us.
But I digress. Let’s get back to Portraits. The latest update in Adobe Lightroom is especially powerful for Portraits. AI-masking in Lightroom can significantly enhance portrait editing by offering precise control over various elements of the subject’s face, body, clothing, hair + more.
Here’s what AI-masking can do for specific features using some beautiful images from Chloe Amaya and Debbie Elisa Photography:
1. Eyes + Eyebrows:
With AI-masking, you can make the eyes stand out by adjusting their brightness, contrast, and color. It allows you to sharpen the iris, enhance the catchlights, and even change the eye color if desired. And you’d be amazed at the difference Ai-masking on eyebrows makes – our Eyebrows Darker effect is subtle but powerful. Our Seasons Ai Toolkit II: Magic Portraits comes with 5 Magic Portrait Recipes that include Ai adjustments for Eyes, plus 9 individual Ai-masks for eyes (so much creative control!).
2. Skin: AI-masking helps in achieving smooth and flawless skin tones. It can automatically detect and mask the subject’s skin, allowing you to apply adjustments like reducing blemishes, evening out skin tones, and reducing wrinkles while preserving the natural texture. Our Seasons Ai Toolkit II: Magic Portraits comes with 5 Magic Portrait Recipes that include Ai adjustments for Skin, plus 13 individual Ai-masks for skin, including our popular – Skin | Tone 1 – Natural Restore.
3. Teeth: AI-masking can isolate the subject’s teeth, making it easier to whiten and brighten them. You can enhance the appearance of the teeth by adjusting their brightness and color, giving them a more appealing and natural look. Make sure to utilise the Preset Amount Slider here – one-click add Teeth whitening, then lower to the natural amount for your image (we usually like around 70% – that’s what’s built into our Seasons Ai Desktop Presets).
4. Lips: With AI-masking, you can selectively enhance the lips’ color and vibrancy. It enables you to make adjustments like increasing or decreasing saturation, adding a touch of gloss, or refining the lip line. Our Seasons Ai Toolkit II: Magic Portraits comes with 5 Magic Portrait Recipes that include Ai adjustments for Lips, plus 6 individual Ai-masks for lips. All our Seasons Ai Toolkits all come with a membership to Seasons Ai Editing School, where we show you how easy it is to only apply Ai-masking to lips of ONE of your subjects (this can help if only one of your subjects has a colored lipstick or gloss on, and the other doesn’t).
5. Hair: AI-masking can be used to define and enhance the subject’s hair. You can adjust the hair’s color, increase or decrease its vibrancy, and even apply targeted sharpening or smoothing for a more polished look.
We also added an Ai Tool on the subject’s Wardrobe. Literally 3 seconds later – here’s the difference between a STANDARD Preset edit and our Seasons Ai Preset + Seasons Ai Tools edit on Debbie Elisa‘s beautiful image.
Overall, AI-masking in Lightroom provides precise control over various facial and hair features, allowing you to enhance and refine Portraits in a natural and professional manner, resulting in stunning portraits with attention to detail.
Seasons Ai Toolkit III – Ai Magic Background + Skies
✓ 5-Star Rated
✓ Professional Expansion Pack
✓ Perfect for ALL Photographers
Unless you exclusively photograph in studio environments, you’re bound to encounter landscapes + skies! We recommend owning Seasons AI Toolkit III Magic Background + Skies. This toolkit provides a range of adjustments tailored to specific image elements, allowing you to create captivating and breathtaking backgrounds with ease.
Let’s us this beautiful landscape image shot at Mount Rainier in Seattle, WA on a misty summer evening.
Let’s add a standard preset (without any Ai). We’re going to add Seasons Creamy Dusk. This is a standard preset, and is still a gorgeous edit.
But LEAN IN friends, because this is the moment where ‘elevating your images with Ai’ is truly exampled, specifically for the background and sky. Here is the same image, but edited with ONE-CLICK Seasons Creamy Dusk + Ai, plus THREE one-click Ai Tools added from Seasons Ai Magic Toolkit III Background + Skies.
No extra manual adjustments, no tweaking, nothing. Just one-click for each of the THREE Ai Tool’s added.
Literally 3 seconds later – here’s the difference between a STANDARD Preset edit and our Seasons Ai Preset + Seasons Ai Tools edit.
A key aspect here is the Luminance – it is applied as part of our Ai Magic Background, and in this instance softened the highest light points of the image – essentially adding a creaminess to the BACKGROUND light, but not affecting the mids or shadows. Here are our settings for this one in particular:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Athena and Camron’s Ai Presets and Ai Toolkit truly speed up my editing time, all while giving it that punch images need! I’ve tried many presets in my time but none produce the quality and magic that Athena and Camron’s can produce. This new AI toolkit is no exception. I love that the AI Toolkit takes out the tediousness of brushing and the tools they give you meet every single need. Don’t sleep on this. It’s worth every penny!!!”
The Future of Photo Editing is Ai Toolkits.
As AI technology continues to evolve, so does its potential in Adobe Lightroom. With ongoing advancements, we can expect more sophisticated AI features that further enhance editing workflows, increase productivity, and inspire creativity. Staying updated and embracing AI will empower photographers to push boundaries and achieve even more impressive results.
By harnessing the power of AI-powered presets and effects from us in Adobe Lightroom, photographers can revolutionize their editing workflows. From streamlining organization and automating adjustments to exploring creative effects and achieving consistent results, AI offers a range of tools to save time, increase precision, and unlock new creative possibilities.
The future of editing is here, and it’s driven by AI.
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