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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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Take it again! Within 12 months of any class that is still offered in that time, just get in touch and let us know when you want to audit. If there's a seat available, it's 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:

Building Infographics with Illustrator
Create compelling maps, charts, graphs, icons and logos

Featured Classes:

Desktop Publishing Overview
A very good place to start
Photography: Basic Camera Skills
Lights, Camera,...
HTML and CSS Overview
not just for the web anymore

Those Who've Chosen Us

Excellent training in a good environment and class size is great.
Luminous Works 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:

New Class! teaches you how to master this dynamic program’s tools to produce compelling presentations and to bring any story to life! Join us for this one day class.

Take charge of your camera! Learn what all those buttons and dials do, how to freeze motion and control focus throughout the frame. Our next class will be held Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1.

For this, the weekly, hands-on sessions with instructor provide feedback and evaluated assignments to aid retention. The small class size - max of 9 students - insures you get the attention and direction you need.

Steve spoke at the April 2018 @ Adobe in Fremont! See the link for photos and comments. Be in touch to learn about his next engagement.

See some amusing outtakes from his October 2017 talk here and April 2017 talk here.

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


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