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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

New Classes:

Basic Camera Skills
Take charge of your camera and your images!
Premiere Pro Level 2
Cross-fade from beginner to pro.

Featured Classes:

Photoshop CC Essentials
Pixel Mastery
InDesign CC Essentials
Layout laid out
Photoshop CC Level 2 for Design & Illustration
Photoshop fun!

Those Who've Chosen Us

[I'd recommend this training] because I am technically inept and even I understood the class. So therefore I know even a monkey could learn from Steve.
Photoshop student

We're honored & grateful to the many who have learned with us. Here are just a few:


We just celebrated 10 years in Ballard!

Attention teachers: We are applying for eligibility to offer Clock Hours for your continuing education credits. Please be in touch if you would like immediate notification when the process is finalized, or watch this space for the latest!

Steve's latest book is getting great press! Review in Rangefinder: Light Reading: On Taming Photoshop by Jim Cornfield


Required Skill Classes
Web and Mobile Classes
Photography and Video Classes
Design Classes and Other Skills
WordPress Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro Classes
Adobe InDesign Classes
Adobe Photoshop Classes
Adobe Lightroom Classes
Adobe Illustrator Classes
Adobe Dreamweaver Classes
Adobe Acrobat Classes
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