My Complete Pack of Free Luminar Neo Presets

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Note: These are Luminar Neo presets only – they will not work in Luminar AI or any other Skylum software.

If you are looking for free presets for Luminar Neo, then you are in the right spot!

This post contains some of my favorite Luminar Neo presets, which are available for immediate, free download.

You can see before and afters of the presets in action below, and also read how to install the presets in Luminar Neo.

If you need photos to test these presets on, then you can download free RAW photos in the linked article. I also have a collection of free Capture One Styles and free Lightroom presets which I would recommend checking out.

There are also ten free sky overlays available for download. These are sky photos from my library and are available for you to use for non-commercial use only.

Luminar Neo Presets

These free Luminar Neo presets can be downloaded below. They are each designed for specific types of images, as indicated by the names, but will likely work on a wide variety of images.

luminar neo presets free download

One of the advantages of using user presets in Luminar Neo is that after applying the preset, all of the editing steps used to create them are then shown on the Edit tab.

luminar neo screenshot
Once loaded, you can see all of the preset’s added layers in the Edit tab.

1. Arches Sunset

Arches luminar neo preset
Arches luminar neo preset after

2. Starry Night

starry night luminar neo preset
starry night luminar neo preset after

3. Petra

petra neo preset
petra neo preset after

4. Taj Mahal Sunrise

Taj Mahal Sunrise luminar neo preset
Taj Mahal Sunrise luminar neo preset after

5. Santorini Blue Hour

Santorini Blue Hour luminar neo preset
Santorini Blue Hour luminar neo preset after

6. Budapest Morning

Budapest Morning luminar neo preset
Budapest Morning luminar neo preset after

7. Hong Kong Night

hong kong night luminar neo preset
hong kong night luminar neo preset after

8. Taj Mahal Overcast

Taj Mahal Sunset luminar neo preset
Taj Mahal Sunset luminar neo preset after

9. Bagan Balloons

Bagan balloons neo preset
Bagan balloons neo preset after

10. Maldives Beach

maldives storm neo preset
maldives storm neo preset after

See installation instructions further down this page.

If you want to create your own Luminar Neo presets, then take a look at this video, which also gives you some tips on how to use them to their best advantage.

Luminar Neo Sky Overlays – Free Luminar Sky Packs

You can download these free Luminar sky pack from my library for any non-commerical or hobby uses. Add these skies to Luminar Neo following the instructions below, then you can use them to replace skies in your photos using the Sky AI feature.

luminar neo sky overlays

Each of these skies is titled with the focal length used to take it, so you can more easily match up the replacement sky with an image of your own, as the most effective sky replacements use the same focal length as the original image.

So that you can see what each sky looks like, they are all applied to the same image below, taken at 24mm, with no further modifications.

luminar sky overlay

There are more sky photos available on the free Photoshop sky overlays page.

1. 24mm

24mm sky

2. 24mm

24mm sky

3. 24mm

24mm sky

4. 32mm

32mm sky

5. 45mm

45mm sky

6. 45mm

45mm sky

7. 65mm

65mm sky

8. 80mm

80mm sky

9. 105mm

105mm sky

10. 105mm

105mm sky

See installation instructions further down this page.

How to Install Luminar Neo Presets

Installing presets in Neo means having to copy them to the correct presets folder. This can be hard to find, so if you can’t install them using the file paths below, then follow the comprehensive method to find your presets folder following this.

For Windows:

After downloading the ZIP file containing the presets above, first unpack the ZIP file, then move the folders within to your ‘Users’ directory, which should be at:

C:\Users\[your PC username]\AppData\Roaming\Luminar Neo\Data\Presets\Users

Once you have copied the folder across, the presets will be available in the ‘My Presets’ section of the ‘Presets’ tab, which can be accessed from the menu bar, or by pressing ‘T’.

luminar neo my presets

For Mac:

Unpack the ZIP file that contains the presets, then copy the folders into your ‘Users’ folder for Luminar Neo, which will be found at:

/Users/[User Name]/Library/Group Containers/

luminar presets mac folder

If you cannot see your ‘Library’ folder, then use the three dots in the top-right, and click ‘Show View Options’.

neo view options mac

Then click, ‘Show Library Folder’ in the options that popup.

neo library

If you are still unable to see your presets folder, then first open Luminar Neo, then use any existing presets to find the folder where they are saved.

To do this, you need an existing user preset. Go to the ‘Presets’ tab and see if the ‘My Presets’ option exists.

neo presets

If ‘My Presets’ is not there, then you first need to create your own preset.

Open any photo in the ‘Edit’ tab and make any edit. Then, use the Actions at the bottom to choose ‘Save as Preset’.

save luminar neo presets

You will be taken to the ‘My Presets’ tab.

Use the three dots next to your preset, whether it is one you have just created or an existing one, then click ‘Show in Finder’ on Mac, or ‘Show Folder’ on Windows.

Luminar Neo presets

Each Luminar Neo preset is saved to its own folder. You will therefore need to go up one level in the folder structure to find your ‘Users’ folder. You can then copy all your downloaded presets into this folder.

How to Install Luminar Sky Overlays

To have these sky overlays always available, follow the installation instructions in the video below.

Or follow the steps:

  • First, unpack the ZIP file
  • Open Luminar Neo
  • Go to the Edit tab
  • Open Sky AI
  • Choose the ‘Show Custom Skies’ at the bottom of the Sky Selection dropdown
  • Copy the downloaded skies into the folder that opens

The downloaded skies should now be available under the ‘Custom’ menu in the Sky Selection dropdown. You may have to restart Luminar in order to see them.

Read More:

Luminar Neo vs AI: Pros and Cons

Luminar Neo vs Lightroom

How to install Camera RAW presets

Free Capture One Styles

Free RAW images

Free Lightroom presets

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17 Responses

  1. Richard Bance
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    Free Luminar Neo Presets

    Re the above, I have downloaded the presets and unzipped but i have a Mac and can’t find
    C:\Users\richardbance\AppData\Roaming\Luminar Neo\Data\Presets\Users
    and when I try to Add Presets within Neo the the files are n to highlighted and so will not
    Please can you point me in the right direction for a Mac.
    Kind Regards

    • Tim Daniels
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      Have you tried opening Neo, then going to the File -> Add Luminar Neo Preset Collection and adding them that way, or is this what you are saying doesn’t work?
      It should also be possible to copy them into the folder “/Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Luminar Neo/Data/Presets/Users” (I think that is the correct file path). If you can’t see the library folder, then you can follow this guide.

  2. Richard Bance
    | Reply

    No still not working.
    \AppData\ does not appear anywhere on my imac

    • Tim Daniels
      | Reply

      I’ve now updated the installation instructions for Mac.
      I’ve tested this out on my MacBook so just follow the updates and screenshots in the article.

    • Rogelio De la Peña
      | Reply

      Buenas, el archivo appdata es un archivo oculto, debes ir a las preferencias de ventana, y decirle que te muestre las carpetas ocultas, y listo, a mi me funcionó así, espero te sirva

  3. well
    | Reply

    loved the presets
    i testing for some pro works using luminar neo instead LR
    looking good so far
    there is a community already of presets for the software? to speedup the editing like LR?
    the official shop of skylum doesnt look big

    • Tim Daniels
      | Reply

      Glad you like them!
      There’s not much of a community for Luminar Neo presets as yet (I couldn’t find any, which is why I made these).
      I will add some more presets to this list soon though, so at least there will be a few more here.

  4. desas
    | Reply
    hi this link no found thank you

    • Tim Daniels
      | Reply

      Thanks for letting me know.
      The link is working again now.

  5. Brian H
    | Reply

    Unable to copy and paste sky overlays on a Mac. After you click copy on one of the downloaded files, it will not paste to any folder.

    • Tim Daniels
      | Reply

      Hi Brian, you should be able to drag and drop the sky overlays into the folder that opens. Can you copy and paste other files between folders?

  6. Paul Reid
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    Hello. I copied the Presets downloads to this path. Restarted Neo and they now show in My Presets list.
    Mac/ Users/ My Name/ Library/ Group Containers/

  7. Krzys
    | Reply

    Brak widocznej wtyczki Photoshop co mam zrobic.

    • Tim Daniels
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      These aren’t designed to work with Photoshop, only Luminar Neo.

  8. Sam
    | Reply

    Thank you for the presets you provided, but several presets have lost the sky picture file, so that the preset effect is not fully displayed. (1. Arches Sunset|4. Taj Mahal Sunrise)

    • Tim Daniels
      | Reply

      I can see that. The sky for these was one of the default skies in Luminar Neo, so I don’t think there is a way for me to fix this – you’ll just have to select it yourself.
      I’ll see what I can do to sort this out in future.

  9. Mattia
    | Reply

    Excellent presets!

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