Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

October 16, 2013

PhotoPlus Expo in NYC!

I will be presenting a seminar at the 2013 PhotoPlus Expo in NYC titled “A Winning Workflow for Photographers: Julieanne’s Secrets for Success” on October 24th. Of course there will be many Lightroom and Photoshop experts presenting on a number of diverse topics including:

Thurs 10/24 4:00-6:00 — Workflow Live with Adobe Lightroom–Seth Resnick

Fri 10/25 8:45- 11:45 am– Creative Lighting Techniques and Lightroom 5 Workflow — Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

Fri 10/25 8:45- 11:45 am — Photoshop Masking and Compositing–Katrin Eismann

Fri 10/25 4:00 – 6:00 — Panel on How Motion is Changing the Future of Photography — Chase Jarvis, Vincent LaForet, Brian Storm

Fri 10/25 4:00 – 6:00 — Photoshop Power Shortcuts – Michael Ninness

Sat 10/26 8:45- 11:45 am — Photoshop Elements- the FUNdamentals- Sean Teegarden

Sat 10/26 1:30-3:30 — K-I-S-S Video for Photographers Made Easy – Lindsay Adler

Sat 10/26 1:30-3:30– The Fundamentals of Photo-Illustration in Photoshop — Lee Varis

Sat 10/26 4:00 – 6:00- Photoshop Video for Photographers- Colin Smith

Sat 10/26 4:00 – 6:00- Photoshop Lightroom- Best Practices for beginners – Sean Teegarden

Click here for more info about PhotoPlus Expo and to register.

See you in New York!

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October 10, 2013

Free, 2-Day Live Course on Lighroom 5 at CreativeLIVE

If you are in the San Francisco/Bay Area, and want to join me LIVE in-studio this weekend as I give my LR 5 training class, there is limited seating available… You’ll need to click this link and click on “Want to join Julieanne LIVE in-studio?”.

Here’s the course description:

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.

 Click here for more information and to enroll for this free 2 day class! I hope to see you in the studio – or on-line!

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October 8, 2013

My Aerial Project was Featured on Behance!

Yea! I just received and email that one of my aerial  projects was just featured on photographyserved.com and will appear on its front page today.

Check it out if you have time – it was my first time photographing from a helicopter without doors and, even though I’m terrified of flying, it was truly an incredible experience that I would highly recommend to everyone!

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October 3, 2013

Revitalize Your Workflow with Lightroom 5 – Live On-line Training

Next Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13th I’ll be teaching a free, on-line, 2 day live course on creativeLIVE! We all know that Lightroom is the ultimate tool for managing and editing images, but getting the most out of this unique program depends on your ability to navigate it quickly and efficiently. In this workshop, I’ll show you how to save time every step of the way, from importing raw images to exporting expertly enhanced photographs — and everything in between.

We’ll take a look at 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.

I 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.

Click here for more information and to enroll for this free 2 day class!

 

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September 23, 2013

SF/Bay Area Lightroom User Group on 9/23

If you’re curious about how to create your own Camera and Lens profiles, be sure to join Ben Warde this Thursday at the Adobe SF office. Click here for information. Hope to see you there!

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September 12, 2013

Photoshop CC 14.1 update available

Today we released Photoshop CC update version 14.1.1 (for Creative Cloud members, Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • User preferences reset after applying 14.1 update
  • Inadvertent disablement of Graphics Processor Settings with some hardware configurations

For more information click here.

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September 10, 2013

Thomas Knoll and the History of Photoshop

Check out this interesting interview with Thomas Knoll on the history of Photoshop and the shift to Creative Cloud.

 

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September 4, 2013

Introducing the Photoshop Photography Program!

Read more about this announcement on the Creative Layer blog.

“Since introducing Photoshop CC, we’ve listened to feedback from a spectrum of our customers, from advanced professionals to casual enthusiasts. One common request was a solution specifically tailored for photographers. We listened, and at Photoshop World we’re announcing a special offer for our loyal Photoshop customers. Beginning today, customers who own Photoshop CS3 or higher are eligible for a special Creative Cloud membership offer that includes all of the following for just $9.99/month:

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20 GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to Creative Cloud Learn’s training resources
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates

To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. This offer will be available at the same time we introduce the new version of Lightroom 5.2 in a couple weeks.  Visit the FAQ to learn more and follow Photoshop on FacebookTwitter and Google+ to find out when the offer goes live.”

 

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August 9, 2013

California Sunshine

A few days at home in California.

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August 2, 2013

Feeling Blue

After reviewing the photographs that I’ve taken over the past few weeks, it looks like I’ve been feeling a bit blue. Perhaps confined as well.

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July 19, 2013

Santa Fe, New Mexico

I was lucky enough to take an extra day while teaching a class at the Santa Fe Workshops and sneak some quick pics near Ghost Ranch. New Mexico has such stunning landscapes.

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June 21, 2013

Photoshop CC Essential Training with Julieanne Kost

I’m thrilled to announce that my Photoshop CC Essentials Training has been released on Lynda.com! Here’s the course description as well as a list of topics that I cover in this 13+ hours of Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop training series.

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.

Topics include:

• Using Bridge to batch rename files and add keywords and metadata to photos

• Viewing, rating, filtering, and creating collections to isolate your best work

• Comparing raw and JPEG file formats

• Retouching and automating workflow with Camera Raw

• Navigating documents and the Photoshop interface

• Understanding file formats, resolution, canvas size, and print size

• Cropping, straightening, transforming, warping, scaling, and resizing images

• Selecting, stacking, aligning, and grouping layers

• Making precise selections using the Marquee, Lasso, and Brush tools

• Using Refine Edge, Quick Selection, and layer masks to isolate soft edge objects

• Improving tone, contrast, and color selectively

• Converting to black and white and tinting images

• Retouching blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth, and brightening eyes

• Retouching with the Liquify, Content-Aware Fill, Healing Brush, and Patch tools

• Merging multiple exposures

• Making nondestructive changes with Smart Filters

• Adding texture, edge effects, and drop shadows with blend modes

• Working with type

• Creating, modifying, and combining shapes using the Shape tools

• Adding layer effects

• Saving and sharing images via contact sheets, web galleries, and Save For Web

• Editing video and audio clips

• Panning and zooming still photos

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June 19, 2013

Updating/Upgrading to Photoshop CC FAQ – Excellent Resource!

If you have questions about updating/upgrading to Photoshop CC, this blog post by Jeff Tranberry is an excellent resource.

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Creative Cloud for Photographers with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

Join Julieanne Kost, Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist, Friday, June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST as she demonstrates new features in Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, as well as sharing and collaboration features of Adobe Creative Cloud including Behance ProSite during the Create Now: Ask a Pro Webinar Series.

 

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June 11, 2013

Katrin Eismann, Scott Kelby and Julieanne Kost in NYC

I hope you’ll join Katrin, Scott and me for the B & H Adobe Lightroom Digital Photography Summit this Monday June 17th, 2013! This event will be located at the Javits center  from 9:30 – 5:30. For details and registration, click here.

And don’t feel left out – if you don’t live in or near NY, you can still join us via the Digital Summit Live Stream.

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