DISCOUNT CODE for $10 off Luminar and Aurora HDR and 10% off Creative Kit and Creative Kit individual apps: bettywiley

I’m a big fan of MacPhun software and I am really excited to offer discounts on Luminar, Aurora HDR, Creative Kit and individual Creative Kit apps.  Currently, MacPhun software was only available for Mac users however it will be coming soon to a PC near you. You can check back here for more information or click on this link for the MacPhun website for announcements on when their software will be available for Windows users:

I’ve been using MacPhun software for several years now and it’s become my “go-to” plug-in for much of my processing.  I love the creative effects you can achieve and being able to achieve looks that used to take a lot of time and effort in Photoshop with just a few clicks. I particularly love the fact that Luminar and Aurora HDR both come with a number of presets and you can also download many additional presets as well.

Aurora HDR 2017:

Aurora makes your HDR processing so easy and it is available as a plug-in for both Lightroom and Photoshop and you can also use it as a stand-alone image editor.

Epic sunset at Anniquam Lighthouse processed using Aurora HDR

The image on the left was taken at beautiful Annisquam Lighthouse on the north shore of Massachusetts.  It was one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen. Three bracketed shots were taken at -3 EV, 0 and +3 EV and then processed using Aurora HDR Pro.  I generally prefer a realistic look for my landscape images so I selected a preset that gave me the effect I was looking for although I did make some minor adjustments with the sliders to “fine tune” things a bit.  If you are wanting a more “HDR look” to your images or if you want to achieve a grunge effect, you can easily select a preset for these looks as well. It’s so easy and again, you can fine tune the look by moving the sliders.  Use the code “bettywiley” for a $10.00 discount on Aurora HDR software or click on this link:

You can also download a fully functional TRIAL version of the Aurora HDR software here:

Luminar Neptune:

Abandoned car in the Palouse processed using Luminar

This abandoned car was taken in the Palouse region of Washington State. I used Luminar to achieve the look I wanted by first starting with the basic editing preset. I darkened the sky, increased the detail in the grasses in the foreground using the “details enhancer filter”, added warmth using the “golden hour” filter and finished up by adding a slight touch of an Orton effect using the “Orton Effect” filter in Luminar. I also love the fact that you can mask areas where you don’t want to apply the effect.  Hats off to the folks at MacPhun for all the great filters and effects that are available in Luminar. You can create so many different looks with this software with ease. You can even add fog and different color effects.  There are a number of different categories for presets, including basic, outdoor, travel, street, and dramatic and additional presets are available for download.

MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown processed with Luminar with texture added

This image was taken on MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown. I used Luminar to bring out the color and contrast and then I added a texture, again using Luminar, to achieve a more artistic look. I love the fact that you can so easily add a texture to an image right from within Luminar without having to use layers in Photoshop. You can use Luminar textures or even add your own.

Use the code “bettywiley” for a $10.00 discount on Luminar software or click on this link: Luminar Trial Page:

You can download a fully function trial version of Luminar here:

Creative Kit and Creative Kit Apps:

MacPhun has a number of great apps which are available individually or you can purchase all of them at once as part of the Creative Kit.  These filters include Intensify, Tonality, Noiseless, Snapheal, FX Photostudio and filters for photos. I have the Creative Kit and find that it is a perfect complement to Luminar and Aurora HDR.

For 10% off Creative Kit and single Creative Kit apps like Noiseless and Intensify use the code: bettywiley or click on the link below