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COVID-19 and Our Classes

In-person Courses Are Back—with restrictions

The Puget Sound region is in Phase 2 of Washington State's "Healthy Washington" plan. We will continue to monitor the region's status via Washington State's Roadmap to Recovery Reports, posted every other Friday to the Department of Health Roadmap to Recovery website.

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.

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

When possible during COVID,
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. (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...

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 February 4.

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.

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 dear Jason Hoppe's book, like our Illustrator classes, takes you from the basics through strategizing the creation of sophisticated infographics.

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.

The print and electronic versions both include a FREE addendum for the 2021 Photoshop release

Adobe Premiere Pro: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Available for Preorder

Ben Goldsmith’s upcoming 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.

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