Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

June 29, 2015

Adobe North American Shutdown: June 29th – July 4th

Hi everyone! All Adobe North America offices will close for our annual summer break from Monday, June 29th through Friday July 4th, reopening on Monday, July 6th. I will be “off the grid” for the week, recharging my batteries. If you’re in the USA, have a happy (and safe) 4th of July!

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May 27, 2015

Quick Tip – Selective Coloring Effects in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll discover how to use the Adjustment Brush to make local color adjustments in an image.

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March 16, 2015

Photoshop and Lightroom Presentations before Texas School 4-25-2015

Howdy All Y’all! Thanks to Don Dickson and the wonderful folks that bring you  Texas School, I’m going to be able to give two special presentations on Saturday, April 25 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas. These are going to be fast-paced, fun, and information-packed programs!  The price to attend both programs is only $47 if you have registered for Texas School. Admission is $97 if you have not registered.  Click here to register.


Saturday, April 25 10am – 1pm, Refining Your Creative Vision Using Lightroom’s Develop Module

Discover how to add your personal style to your images by harnessing the power within the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom. Master the tools needed to enhance, refine and add creative effects to your images using both global and local non-destructive image adjustments including color and tonal enhancements, custom conversions to black and white, and special vintage and traditional darkroom effects. Learn how to create presets to quickly apply these effects to multiple images and prepare your images for final delivery.

Saturday, April 25 2pm – 5pm, Photoshop CC 2015 – Taking Your Images to the Next Level

With millions of images being uploaded daily, how will you create distinct images that attract attention in a crowded landscape? Let Julieanne Kost demonstrate how Photoshop can be a significant and compelling part of the equation. Instead of using Photoshop to fix problems that can be solved in capture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to take your images to the next level in post process using the powerful features of Photoshop CC. Learn how to advance your work using layers, masking, retouching, and other persuasive manipulation techniques in subtle and sophisticated ways – shortening the distance between your idea and the sharing of your final photograph. Attend this session for a mixture of practical tips and inspiration that will help you further your craft.

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February 26, 2015

Tips and Tricks in Photoshop CC – Friday, on CreativeLive

Julieanne_Kost_Tips_And_Tricks_with_Adobe_Photoshop_WEB_1600x900This action-packed session will give you the deluxe tour through the new tools, features, and product enhancements in Photoshop CC 2014. Julieanne Kost will get you up-to-speed on the latest features and ready to take advantage the most current technology. More details here.


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February 25, 2015

Automating Your Workflow in Photoshop – Thursday, on CreativeLive

Julieanne_Kost_Automating_Your_Workflow_WEB_1600x900Are you ready to work better, faster, and more efficiently in Photoshop? Then join me for a free course on Automating Your Workflow in Photoshop to learn everything you need to know to use Photoshop to its fullest potential. More details here.

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February 24, 2015

Chris Orwig and Julieanne Kost –  Searching for the Creative Spark – on CreativeLive this Thursday!

Julieanne_Kost_Chris_Orwig_Searching_for_the_Creative_Spark_WEB_1600x900lrJoin Chris Orwig and I for a free, live broadcast on how to ignite and sustain the creative spark. I hope you will join us this Thursday, Feb. 26th from 9-10:30am PST. More details here.

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February 23, 2015

Photoshop and Lightroom Essentials – Sunday 3/1 at WPPI in Las Vegas!

If you’re attending WPPI, I hope to see you in my class: Photoshop and Lightroom Essentials – Everything You Need to Know in 90 Minutes!

If you still need to upgrade to a full platform pass to attend all of the special events (plus choose from over 200 to attend), click here and get the code before 2/25 when prices hit $399.

Add my Photoshop and Lightroom Essentials class to your planner here.


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February 20, 2015

6 Days of Free Photoshop Training – Starting Monday!

Be sure to join us for a week of free Photoshop and Lightroom training on CreativeLive!

I hope you’ll join me for one of my presentations:

Feb 26 | 9:00am Searching for the Creative Spark with Julieanne Kost and Chris Orwig

Feb 26 | 10:45am Automating Your Workflow

Feb 27 | 9:00am Julieanne’s Favorite Tips and Tricks with Photoshop

Click here to view the entire schedule of presenters and topics. See you there!

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February 18, 2015

Celebrating 25 Years of Photoshop!

Happy Anniversary! Can you believe that Photoshop is turning 25?

Thank you Thomas Knoll for dreaming up and creating Display – the pixel editing program which has since evolved into the Photoshop that I know and love today. Photoshop has allowed me to express my thoughts, face my fears, and pursue my dreams with a creative vision that I never dreamed possible twenty-five years ago.

“2015 will be a year of celebrating, not where Photoshop has been, but where Photoshop is going and the people that make it possible. Below is our “bucket list” for the year, events we invite you to join us in as we look ahead to the next 25 years of Photoshop, and the future that we will co-create together.”

Read more about Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary bucket list on the blog.

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February 16, 2015

It’s Photoshop Week at CreativeLive – February 23 – 28th!

I hope you will join me for CreativeLive’s Photoshop Week 2015! February 23rd, Creative Live will kick off 6 days of free educational training with 13 instructors and 48 classes covering an unprecedented number of tips and techniques for Photoshop and Lightroom! I hope you’ll join me for one of my presentations:

Feb 26 | 9:00am Searching for the Creative Spark with Julieanne Kost and Chris Orwig

Feb 26 | 10:45am Automating Your Workflow

Feb 27 | 9:00am Julieanne’s Favorite Tips and Tricks with Photoshop

Click here to view the entire schedule of presenters and topics. See you there!

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February 12, 2015

Russell Brown and Julieanne Kost – LIVE Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Webinar – NOW!

Russell and I are currently in Singapore and we will both be presenting a LIVE webinar starting at noon today (8:00pm PST). Russell will be talking about some of his favorite Adobe mobile applications and I will be talking about my favorite new features in Photoshop CC 2014 and Lightroom 5.

Tune in here and check it out!

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January 21, 2015

Life, Work, and Photography…from the Window Seat featured my aerial photography today in a post titled: Life, Work, and Photography from the Window Seat. Window or Aisle? I choose the window, for good reason.  : )

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December 22, 2014

Visual Memories – The Year in Review

I can’t believe that it’s already the end of the 2014! I’ve created a slideshow with my favorite images that I’ve posted over the past year on Instagram. I enjoy reflecting on the year to try to discover relationships between events in my life. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year – I have found both the process and the results to be very insightful. Happy Holidays!

And, if you’re interested, below are are the videos from the past 3 years:

2013 Fractured Moments

2012 Moments Alone

2011 The Red Thread

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December 18, 2014

5 years and 1,600 Photoshop and Lightroom Tips, Tricks and Techniques

For the past five years (where did the time go?), I’ve been posting a Photoshop or Lightroom Tip, Trick or Technique almost every weekday. Next year, I’m going to post less often, but hope to cover features and techniques more in-depth. Thank you all for your support over the years!

(Of course all of the past tips will remain on my blog – just use the search box to quickly find past posts on the topic you’re interested in.)

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November 26, 2014

Announcing “Introduction to Photo Compositing” with Julieanne Kost on

I’m excited to announce my new Introduction to Compositing course on! If you’re interested in learning how to create new visual narratives with the power of photo compositing, then this course is for you. Here is a more detailed description:

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.


Topics include:

• Unifying images through subject, theme, and composition

• Creating diptychs in Lightroom and Photoshop

• Using layers and masking to blend photographs

• Applying textures with blend modes and opacity

• Blending nighttime and daytime images

• Creating unity with color and tone

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