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COVID-19 and Our Classes

In-person Courses Are Back—with restrictions

We are holding in-person classes now that King County is in Phase 2 of the State's reopening plan. Please note:

See our Phase 2 COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation, and Recovery Plan (PDF or 1 minute video).

We'll cease extraordinary measures only when healthcare professionals tell us it is safe to do so.

On-demand Video Courses with Free Refresher!

Enjoy two weeks unlimited access to well-indexed video versions of some of our courses. With these on-demand courses, you'll enjoy benefits you would in-person: all course files & reference materials, follow-up questions via email, and even the opportunity to audit the course free within a year!

Available On-demand Video Courses:

Desktop Publishing OverviewAfter Effects EssentialsInDesign EssentialsPremiere Pro EssentialsPhotoshop Essentials

why choose us?

Live or Recorded

Like you, we're being flexible in these trying times

Small class sizes

4 students max in-person

Mac- or Windows-friendly Instruction

Muscle memory matters, too

Free class audit within a year

Be sure to check the details

Adobe Training Partner status

Not just good.
We're Adobe Authorized!

Our instructors are avid expert users and Adobe Certified Instructors


Now available: Steve’s Photoshop Masking Webinar Recording

If you missed it live, no worries, check out the video on YouTube.

What was it about? Well, Photoshop users learn early that erasure is an act that leads to regret. But the program has as many ways to hide stuff as a Cold War-era spy. Rocky Nook, the publisher of Steve’s Photoshop: Course & Compendium book (shown below), hosted this masking webinar with Steve. Spend an hour learning masking methods you might need but don't know. Look for the guy in the Panama fedora...

Seattle Daylight Calculator

How much daylight does Seattle get this time of year? Or any day of the year? Steve made an interactive infographic so you can know for any date of your choosing! Visit Seattle Daylight Calculator, scroll to the bottom and input any date of the year.

Jason will be teaching basic Data Viz with Adobe Illustrator on October 29.

Presenting The Course & Compendium Series

Written by our instructors Steve Laskevitch and Jason Hoppe and published by Rocky Nook, the books in this new series contain a full course and a comprehensive reference. The step-by-step lessons, based on Luminous Works' curriculum, cover the software's features in practical contexts and demonstrate best practices and workflows. After completing either a book's course or one here at Luminous Works, the Compendium will serve for years as a trusted reference.

your local bookseller may have or can get them for you!

InDesign Course and Compendium cover

Available Now:
Kindle   Apple Books

Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to build publications in InDesign. Just as in Steve's InDesign classes, Steve's book teaches you the procedures needed to professionally create engineering proposals, marketing collateral, newsletters, books, and more.

Illustrator Course and Compendium cover

Available Now:
Kindle   Apple Books

Our dear Jason Hoppe's Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features, like our Illustrator classes, takes you from the basics through strategizing the creation of sophisticated infographics.

Photoshop Course and Compendium cover

Available Now:
Kindle   Apple Books

Steve’s Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features guides you through editing images and creating designs in Photoshop. Like our Photoshop classes, you'll start with basic color correction and retouching and advance through advanced composite images.

Premiere Pro Course and Compendium cover

Available for Preorder

Ben Goldsmith’s Adobe Premiere Pro: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features allows you to tell your story. Like Ben's Premiere Pro classes at Luminous Works, the book is a full curriculum from the basics of video editing through advanced but practical techniques.

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Once again, we're thinking of offering evening classes. Please, let us know what you'd like to see.

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