Our Classes

Luminous Works Training & Consulting

Learn to Make & Publishlive, in-person, hands-on(or on-demand video)

at Seattle's only Adobe Authorized Training Center

COVID and Our Classes

Why Choose Us?

Filtered HVAC

Our heated or cooled air is MERV-13 filtered. We also invite fresh air to move through our space whenever possible.

In-person or Recorded

We love that humans are wired for face-to-face instruction, but we also offer recorded versions of some courses

Small Class Sizes

Usually a maximum of only 8, in-person classes are currently limited to 5 students for safe distancing

Mac or Windows-friendly Instruction

Muscle memory matters

Free Class Audit Within a Year

Be sure to check the details

Not Just Good—
We're Adobe Authorized!

Our instructors are expert users and Adobe Certified Instructors


Online Options: On-demand Video Courses with a Free Refresher!

Enjoy two weeks of 24-hour access to well-indexed video versions of some of our courses.

Presenting The Course & Compendium Book Series

Written by our instructors Steve Laskevitch, Jason Hoppe, and Ben Goldsmith 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.

In 2022, two more books will join the series. Author Jeff Carlson will add a Lightroom book, and Instructor Ben Goldsmith adds a book on After Effects.

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

Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Available Now:
KindleApple BooksPrint

Your guide to building publications in InDesign. Just like his InDesign classes, Steve's book teaches you the procedures needed to professionally create engineering proposals, marketing collateral, newsletters, books, and more.

Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Available Now:
KindleApple BooksPrint

Our friend Jason Hoppe's book takes you from the basics through strategizing the creation of sophisticated infographics. It's also a great complement to and follow-on resource for our Illustrator classes.

Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Available Now:
KindleApple BooksPrint

Steve’s guide to 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.

Both the print and electronic versions include a FREE addendum for the 2021 Photoshop release!

Adobe Premiere Pro: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Available Now:
KindleApple Books

Ben Goldsmith’s new book allows you to tell your story. Like Ben's Premiere Pro classes at Luminous Works, his book is a full curriculum from the basics of video editing through advanced and practical techniques and has a comprehensive reference as well.

Student Questions & Answers

Luminous Works students are invited to email their instructor with questions after the course is over. Many of you may benefit from the answers we've supplied, so we built our Q & A page as a resource. We've just begun, so check back as the list of questions grows.

Seattle Daylight Calculator

How much daylight will Seattle have today? Or any day of the year? Steve made an interactive infographic so you can know for any date of your choosing! Check out the Seattle Daylight Calculator. Learn how to build simple infographics in Steve's class: Illustrator Level 2: Icons,Infographics & More. Upcoming dates and full description at that link.

Steve’s Photoshop Masking Webinar Recording

Photoshop has as many ways to hide stuff as a Cold War-era spy. Rocky Nook, publisher of Steve’s Photoshop: Course & Compendium (shown above), hosted this masking webinar with Steve. Spend an hour learning masking methods you might need but don't know. The action starts about 28 seconds in.

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