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Luminous Works

Classes for creative individuals & groups

Print, Web, & Mobile Publishing Photo & Video Workflows Adobe Software
Live, in-person, hands-on

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Use your audit either as a free refresher or in the event of a last minute realization you can’t make it on the date for which you enrolled. You have 12 months from the original class date: just get in touch and let us know when you want to audit. If there's a seat available, it could be yours. Please read the full details
All of our computers can run your operating system of choice. No need to undo years of muscle memory.
Since we strictly limit class size, you will not be just another head to count, but rather a learner with whom we're communicating and for whom we're customizing our content. Do you see the picture of our classroom? That's it. One of those cozy seats is for you.
Constantly updated and never canned. No mass-produced workbooks geared for the lowest common denominator. Instead, each class exercise is evaluated and tweaked to be effective and often fun.
We teach Adobe Creative software, but also classes in photographic workflows, and several on "the basics" to get you started in web or desktop publishing. Our luxuriously small class sizes allow us adapt a course on the fly to accommodate that day's attendees. We teach people, not workstations.
From the lighting to the full kitchen; from your choice of operating system to the expansive deck for catching your breath, you'll feel right at home while you learn. Students even ask us where they can buy our chairs! And we're easily accessible from anywhere in the Seattle region.
Luminous Works classes focusing on Adobe software are taught by Adobe Certified Instructors; those who've both mastered the applications they teach, passing rigorous exams to prove it, and who demonstrate their teaching skills by becoming Certified Technical Trainers. They're also graded by you after every class.
We've all encountered experts who can't impart their knowledge. That isn't the case here.
Adobe Authorized Training Center

Classes of Note:

Using and Creating Forms in Acrobat
Craft fillable PDF forms
Building Infographics with Illustrator
Create compelling maps, charts, graphs, icons and logos
Designing Layouts in InDesign
Learn the specific steps to creating well-designed layouts

Featured Classes:

Premiere Pro CC Essentials
edit video like a pro
Photoshop CC Level 2 for Design & Illustration
Photoshop fun!
Desktop Publishing Overview
A very good place to start

Those Who've Chosen Us

Born teacher!
Photoshop student

We're honored & grateful to the many who've taken time out of their busy working lives to learn with us. Here are just a few:

Steve’s newest book! Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to building publications great or small in this ubiquitous page layout application. Contains a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from his classes, learn the procedures needed to use InDesign professionally.

Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any document: engineering proposals, marketing collateral, spec sheets, magazines, newsletters, books, and more. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of InDesign’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for publishing workflows.

Pick your favorite version:  Print   Kindle   Apple iBooks

Annnnnnnd Steve’s upcoming book! Adobe Photoshop CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features guides you through creating, editing, and enhancing images and designs in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you’re retouching a photograph, making a simulated chalk drawing, or creating a composite photo with a 3D drawing, Photoshop is the tool for you―and this book will teach you what you need to know. Contains a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from his Photoshop classes, learn the procedures needed to use Photoshop like a pro!

With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when you complete the lessons in the Course, the Compendium will continue to serve as a reference tool for years. Available for preorder; publishing in May 2020.

Forms are back! teaches you how to create usable, fillable forms that streamline and standardize collecting data. Join instructor Jason for this one day class. No costume required!

Once again, we're thinking of offering evening classes. Please, let us know what you'd like to see.


Useful Skills Classes
Photography and Video Classes
Design Classes and Other Skills
Adobe InDesign Classes
Adobe Photoshop Classes
Adobe Lightroom Classes
Adobe Illustrator Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro Classes
Adobe After Effects Classes
Adobe Acrobat Classes
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