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BOOKS BY JULIEANNE KOST

Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
In her career as Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Julieanne Kost has taught thousands of digital photographers how to get the most out of Adobe’s digital imaging software, in seminars, presentations, and blog posts ranging from nuts-and-bolts tips and tricks to inspirational tutorials on creating sophisticated artistic effects. As Lightroom has grown into the premier image organization and editing tool for photographers, she is often asked by her students and other fans to outline her own Lightroom workflow in a book. This is that book!

 

Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking (iBook)
Part manifesto, part artist’s portfolio and part technical manual, Window Seat, The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking is guaranteed to awaken, delight, and inspire the creative spirit that lives in all of us. Photographer, creativity guru and Adobe digital imaging evangelist, Julieanne Kost travels by plane 200 days a year. For the past decade, she’s been shooting photographs from those airplane windows, recording the extraordinary world that lies beyond the everyday drudgery of business travel on a commercial jet. She urges us to consider – and embrace – that which is outside of our daily experience. To see all that we do in our lives as creative acts. To continually strive to stay awake and aware, challenging ourselves to go beyond the status quo.

 

ONLINE VIDEO TRAINING BY JULIEANNE KOST

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: Adobe Bridge CC Essential Training on Lynda.com

Learn to use Bridge CC to efficiently manage and organize media assets of all kinds. Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost shows how to download photos from a camera into Bridge, rename the files, add metadata, and view, rate, and label photos. She also shows how to share the best images with filters and collections, and showcase them in slideshows.

 

Julianne’s Online Video Course: Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training from Lynda.com
Camera Raw is more than a plugin. It’s a powerful photo editing tool in its own right, capable of taking your photos from raw material to polished gems. In this course, Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost takes you through all of Camera Raw’s capabilities, from fixing common but vexing problems to finding more creative uses for the program’s rich and nondestructive editing tools. Learn how to correct color, fix perspective problems, and enhance detail and contrast to make images come alive. Then find out how to make localized color corrections, custom black-and-white images, and even panoramas and HDR composites. If you’re interested in becoming more efficient in Camera Raw, Julieanne also includes a chapter on using presets, synchronization, and batch processing to automate some of your corrections.

 

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: Photoshop CC (2017) Essential Training: The Basics

Learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. In Photoshop CC Essential Training: The Basics, Julieanne Kost  filters out the noise and complexity so that you understand the basic features and concepts you need to use Photoshop effectively, whether you’re a photographer or designer. Julieanne reviews the basics of digital imaging, from bit depth to image size, and shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She shows the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, making selections, and masking. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.

 

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: Photoshop CC (2017) Essential Training: Design

Photoshop is a deep, complex, and at times intimidating product. If you’re using it for design, there may be many features you never want or need. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity for designers, so that you’ll end up empowered and able to quickly get the results you want. This course gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common design tasks, including layout, image editing, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing and mastering features such as layers, adjustment layers, filters, blending modes, layer effects, typography, custom brushes, and much more.

 

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: Photoshop CC (2017) Essential Training: Photography

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or someone who has just recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. In Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Photography, Julieanne Kost reviews the Photoshop features and techniques that are most useful to photographers, from tonal adjustments to retouching. This course gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, compositing, and even painting. Along the way, you will learn the secrets of nondestructive editing and mastering features such as layers, adjustment layers, blending modes, filters, layer masks, and other features that make Photoshop the most popular and powerful image editing software on the market.

 

Introduction to Compositing

By choosing elements that work together to form a cohesive message, Julieanne Kost is able to create a composite image that’s more powerful than its individual parts. In this course, she shares the fundamental creative and technical concepts behind photo compositing, from creating diptychs that juxtapose images in separate “frames,” to assembling multiple exposures and strengthening visual impact with textural information. With these simple yet powerful techniques, Julieanne shows how to pull together different imagery and create new, unified visual narratives.

 

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: The Art of Compositing from Lynda.com

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.

 

Julieanne’s Online Video Course: Photoshop CS6 Essential Training on Lynda.com

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.

 

ADDITIONAL LIGHTROOM BOOKS

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.

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOSHOP BOOKS

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.

 

ADDITIONAL ON-LINE TRAINING

Lynda.com

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

CreativeLive

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

NAPP

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.

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.