The Course & Compendium Book Series

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Written by our instructors Steve Laskevitch, Jason Hoppe, and Ben Goldsmith and published by Rocky Nook, the books in this new series contain a full course and a comprehensive reference. The step-by-step lessons, based on Luminous Works' curriculum, cover the software's features in practical contexts and demonstrate best practices and workflows. After completing either a book's course or one here at Luminous Works, the Compendium will serve for years as a trusted reference.

In 2022, two more books will join the series. Author Jeff Carlson will add a Lightroom book, and Instructor Ben Goldsmith adds a book on After Effects.

your local bookseller may have or can get them for you!

Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

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Your guide to building publications in InDesign. Just like his InDesign classes, Steve's book teaches you the procedures needed to professionally create engineering proposals, marketing collateral, newsletters, books, and more.

Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

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Our friend Jason Hoppe's book takes you from the basics through strategizing the creation of sophisticated infographics. It's also a great complement to and follow-on resource for our Illustrator classes.

Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

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Steve’s guide to editing images and creating designs in Photoshop. Like our Photoshop classes, you'll start with basic color correction and retouching and advance through advanced composite images.

Both the print and electronic versions include a FREE addendum for the 2021 release!

Adobe Premiere Pro: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

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Ben Goldsmith’s new book allows you to tell your story. Like Ben's Premiere Pro classes at Luminous Works, his book is a full curriculum from the basics of video editing through advanced and practical techniques and has a comprehensive reference as well.

Both the print and electronic versions include a FREE addendum for the 2021 release!

Adobe After Effects: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Coming July, 2022! Available for preorder now.

Ben Goldsmith walks you through animating text or objects, changing a scene’s setting, or creating a 3D scene and more in this mammoth app.

Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Coming May, 2022! Available for preorder now.

Writer and photographer Jeff Carlson guides you from keywording your most recent shoot to organizing your photo library and developing and printing your best five-star images.

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