Additional Resources



The Art of Compositing from

Join Julieanne Kost as she walks you through her creative thought process and explains how she transforms concepts and raw images into entirely new works of art using Adobe Photoshop. Discover how to select the images you need to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Master the tools used in compositing, including adjustment layers, masking, blending, and Smart Objects, so that the technology doesn’t get in the way of expressing your creative vision. Learn how to adjust scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to help viewers temporarily suspend their disbelief long enough to enter your world.

Photoshop CC Essential Training from

Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training on

The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.

Revitalize Your Workflow with Lightroom 5 on CreativeLive

Ready to drastically reduce your post-production workflow? In this 2-day workshop, Julieanne Kost, the Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist for Photoshop and Lightroom at Adobe Systems, will show you how to save time every step of the way, from importing raw images to exporting expertly enhanced photographs — and everything in between.

Julieanne will teach you how to streamline the import process, create a simple organizational structure, and edit a shoot efficiently and seamlessly. You will learn the key tools to enhance your photographs, correct color and tonal values, customize your color to black and white conversion, and even add special effects such as selective coloring, split toning, and vintage looks.

Julieanne will also demonstrate how and when to move images from Lightroom into Photoshop for further enhancements, and outline how to easily create slideshows, photo books, and templates for printing. By the end of this class you’ll understand key tools and strategies for streamlining your workflow while creating stunning images.



The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers — by Martin Evening

If you want to know everything there is to know about Lightroom, then this is the book for you.

The DAM Book Guide to Organizing Your Photographs with Lightroom 5

This book not only tells you how to organize your images, but does so adding context as to why it’s critical.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 — The Missing FAQ —  by Victoria Bampton

Victoria’s book is an excellent resource based on real life experience. Her title of Lightroom Queen is well deserved.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers — by Scott Kelby

Scott’s books are easy to read and his task based, step by step instructions will get you up and running, improving your photographs and workflow in no time.

D65’s Lightroom Workbook Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 5 — by Seth Resnick

I know that your workflow will improve if you read this book.



Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers — by Martin Evening

If you want to know everything there is to know about Photoshop, then this is the book for you!

Photoshop Masking and Compositing, Second Edition by Katrin Eisman, Sean Duggan and James Porto

This is an excellent book that covers when, why and how to composite images.

The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers — by Scott Kelby

Scott’s books are easy to read and his task based, step by step instructions will get you up and running, improving your photographs and workflow in no time.

Photoshop Compositing Secrets — by Matt Kloskowski

Matt will show you step by step how to create several of the trendy effects that are so popular today.

Visual Poetry: A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs — Chris Orwig

Chris shares inspiration, simple techniques, and assignments to boost the creative process and improve your digital images using natural light without additional gear.




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CreativeLive offers classes from industry experts such as Jack Davis, Ben Wilmore, and Jared Platt.


The National Association of Photoshop Professionals have training on Photoshop and the entire Creative Cloud collection of applications. Learn from the “Photoshop Guys” including Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski, as well as photography icons such as Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, John Paul Caponigro and many more.

Here you can view excellent training from top Photoshop trainers including Chris Orwig, Deke McClelland,  Bert Monroy and many more.

Photoshop Cafe

Photoshop Cafe  has an awesome list of diverse trainers each with their own specialties including Jack Davis, Colin Smith, Jane Connor-Zeiser, Jim Divitale, Tim Cooper and more.