Resources from Luminous Works, an Adobe Authorized Training Center in Seattle
1406 nw 53rd St
Seattle wa 98107
206 390 3122
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Steve's Photoshop 3D Presentation: 17 Feb 2015

Insightful video tutorials

Short, sweet, and casual. Tips and tutorials from us, the folks of Luminous Works.

  1. Illustrator: What are they hiding?
    a curmudgeonly one-take wonder about the many useful features in Adobe Illustrator that are oddly hidden from view.
  2. In Praise of InDesign Tabs
    a glowingly positive take on how lowly tabs can make one's life oh so much easier and your docs prettier
  3. The Adobe Pen Tool (48 min) video. Remember to download the Illustrator file (right-click, Save as). On YouTube, derived from our half-day class.
  4. Key elements of Color Management
    On Vimeo, from our former fun class on the topic.
  5. CSS Sprites
    A little background on a cool topic (pun intended)

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Web Design Resources

InDesign User Group

Our own Steve Laskevitch was the Seattle chapter's representative (that is, the one in front telling the bad jokes) for four and a half years! Visit the user group site to learn more.

Technical Assistance

My Mac Hero
Awesome Mac tech advice and assistance
Adobe software updates.
Adobe software forums
Your questions may have been asked before. Some of the more common ones, and other users' solutions, may be found here.
Color Management Services: Chromix
Need color profiles for your printing devices? One of our cherished partners, Chromix, has revved their Color Valet service to make profiling your output devices more painless than ever.

Friends (presented in no order whatsoever)

Christy Pelland
Photography (especially wedding photography) with a unique vision by a warm and wonderful human.
Lou Cuevas
Photographer and pal Lou is also the landlord to Luminous Works' classroom. A fine host, and excellent photographer, he is.
Jennifer Nerad
If you've had an InDesign class here, you may already know our dear Jennifer. Check out her art—we love it!
Sharon Swanson
Sharon does lovely illustration and design. Go ahead, take a look at this fine human's work.
True North Coffee Roasters
Good coffee, great folks, fine neighbors. Smell that delightful smell during class!
Majestic Bay Theater
gorgeous, locally owned
Marianne McCoy
A sharp eye and a big heart, and a creative sensibility that we worship.
Andiamo Tours
Every creative person needs to recharge. Where better to do that than in Italy? The tours from Paola's Andiamo Tours are perfect!
Evolution Press
In a time that is seeing a resurgence of letterpress printing, this place really stands out. Absolutely first rate stuff. If you like print, you'll love their letterpress work! They made our cards.
Studio 5 Innovation
A full service firm for web design, graphic design, photography, video, SEO, apps, social media marketing and more. —and they're friends!
Juan Alonso
As I write this, I'm looking at two lovely pieces by this amazing artist and wonderful human. Maybe you should check out his work...
Adam Crowley
Adam is a fun and fine guy—and great photographer. Of course he's available for hire and has a rich collection of images for purchase, too.

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