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COVID-19 and Our Classes

On-demand Video Courses!

Until the state's stay-at-home order is lifted, we will produce video versions of our courses. With these on-demand courses, you'll enjoy the benefits you would in-person: all course files & reference materials, follow-up questions via email, and the opportunity to audit the course free within a year!

Face-to-face, in-person education is no-doubt best. But while social distancing is the rule, we determined that two weeks unlimited access to well-indexed videos would be the best interim solution.

Available On-demand Videos:

Desktop Publishing Overview

InDesign Essentials

Why Not Stream Classes Live?

Today, we're all Robert Kelly (aka "BBC Dad")*.  Attending Zoom meetings from home can be useful, but when kids march in or nature calls, not all that follows is as charming as Professor Kelly's daughter. On-demand video can be paused and reviewed—a live class marches on. With a recording, you won't have to nervously ask fellow attendees, "What happened?"

*watch Children interrupt BBC news interview. Years later, this still brings us a welcome laugh.

In-person Courses

We will hold in-person classes again after stay-at-home orders are lifted. When that time comes, we will continue to thoroughly sanitize our entire facility between and during each class. We'll cease extraordinary measures only when healthcare professionals tell us it is safe to do so.

why choose us?

"In-person" = in the room

Face-to-face instruction is the best

Small class sizes

As in single digits!

Mac- or Windows-friendly setup

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


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 June 18.

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.

Ask your local bookseller if they have or can get them for you.

InDesign Course and Compendium cover

Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to building publications in this page layout application. And just as in Steve's InDesign classes, Steve's book teaches you the procedures needed to use InDesign professionally to create engineering proposals, marketing collateral, newsletters, books, and more.

Available Now!

Pick your favorite version:
Print   Kindle   iBooks

Illustrator Course and Compendium cover

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.

eBooks available NOW:
Kindle   iBooks

Print: Coming in May 2020, Preorder now

Photoshop Course and Compendium cover

Steve’s Adobe Photoshop CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features guides you through creating and editing images and designs in Photoshop. Like our Photoshop classes, this book starts with the basics of color correction and retouching and takes you all the way through making advanced composite images.

eBooks available NOW:
Kindle   iBooks

Print: Coming in June 2020, Preorder now

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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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