Insightful video tutorials
Short, sweet, and casual. Tips and tutorials from us, the folks of Luminous Works.
- Illustrator: What are they hiding?
a curmudgeonly one-take wonder about the many useful features in Adobe Illustrator that are oddly hidden from view.
- 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
- Key elements of Color Management
On Vimeo, from our former class on the topic.
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.
For Steve's Wacom tablet settings, click here
For instructions on "restoring" my Wacom settings to your Intuos 4 medium on your Mac, see this video. Other models or operating systems can't use these settings. Not my fault!
To install the my custom keyboard shortcuts: Use Bridge to navigate to the .kys (Photoshop CS5 keyboard shortcuts file). Double-clicking on it should load it into Photoshop. Better, put them in just the right spot...
Windows 7 or Vista:
Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Keyboard Shortcuts
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Presets\Keyboard Shortcuts
/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Presets/Keyboard Shortcuts
First-rate dog walking in Seattle from High 5 Pet Services run by our good friend Kevin.
Steve's interview with Kevin Ebi on KJR FM
Places to enjoy in our neighboorhood
- 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.
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Upgrades
- To learn the details of this release, see the Adobe CS5 page. That page will show you the various Suite configurations and upgrade paths.
- Jennifer Nerad
- If you've had an InDesign class here, you may already know our dear Jennifer. Check out her art—we love it!
- 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.
- Christy Pelland
- Photography (especially wedding photography) with a unique vision by a warm and wonderful human.
- 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...
- Sharon Swanson
- Sharon does lovely illustration and design. Go ahead, take a look at this fine human's work.
- Marianne McCoy
- A sharp eye and a big heart, and a creative sensibility that we worship.
- Lou Cuevas
- Photographer and pal Lou is also the landlord to Luminous Works' classroom. A fine host, and excellent photographer, he is. Can't wait to see his web site, eh hem.
Creative Services (presented in no order whatsoever)
Other training resources
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