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COVID and Our Classes

In short, we continue to follow state and federal guidance. Please, stay safe and healthy. And remember, we still offer...

On-demand Video Courses with a Free Refresher!

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

Why Choose Us?

In-person or Recorded

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

Small class sizes

To safely distance during COVID,
5 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


Presenting The Course & Compendium 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 joint the series. Author Jeff Carlson will add a Lightroom book, and Instructor Ben one 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:
Kindle   Apple Books

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:
Kindle   Apple Books

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:
Kindle   Apple Books

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:
Kindle   Apple Books
Print coming later in June

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 that arise after the course is over. Since many of you may benefit from the answers we've supplied over the years, we built our Q & A page as a resource. We've just begun the process, so check back periodically as the list of questions grows.

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.

Steve will be teaching Illustrator Level 2: Icons, Infographics & More on June 23. This class will run with just one student- that could be you!

Now available: Steve’s Photoshop Masking Webinar Recording

If you missed it live, no worries, check out the video on YouTube. (the action starts about 28 seconds in.)

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...

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