April 7, 2014
I hope that you’re able to join Adobe and NAPP this week at Photoshop World in Atlanta. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from and be inspired by some of the top Photoshop, Lightroom and photography instructors in the world! It’s going to be a busy show – here are a few of the events that I will be participating in. If you’re at Photoshop World, please come by and say hello.
Tuesday, April 8th
9:00 am to 10:15 am Opening Ceremony and Keynote
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Organizing your Images in Lightroom
Wednesday, April 9th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Creative Composite
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Art of Digital Photography Panel
Thursday, April 10th
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lightroom – The Develop Module
See you there!
April 3, 2014
I’m excited to be returning to the fabulous Santa Fe Workshops this year to teach a 5 day workshop on Photoshop CC: The Creative Composite!
Course Description: Somewhere between the decisive moment of still photography and the time compression offered by moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing—a place where multiple images captured at different times are layered together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. During our five days together, Julieanne helps you discover how to transform concepts and ideas into images. You master the tools used in compositing, including layers and masking, blend modes, adjustment layers, the properties panel, opacity, and clipping paths. Then you take these concepts to the next level using Smart Objects and Smart Filters, making complex selections using channels and the pen tool, and creating knockout layer effects using advanced blending options, clipping masks, Layer Groups, and the Refine Edge command.
Mornings are dedicated to instruction, with time set aside in the afternoon for you to work on your own images. This is the chance for you to reinforce your understanding of techniques applicable to your photography and engage in individual critique sessions. Using the most flexible, non-destructive editing process imaginable, Julieanne combines creative inspiration with image-manipulation techniques to help you rediscover your enthusiasm and unleash your potential.
I hope you will be able to join us! Click here for more information about the class, and to view the entire Santa Fe Workshops calendar, click here.
February 28, 2014
Join me today, Friday February 28th, from 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm on creativeLIVE for 90 minutes of “Automating Photoshop Using Actions, Droplets, and Variables” during Photoshop Week. The best news is that the courses are free during the live broadcast! And, if you’re in a different time zone, the sessions will be rebroadcast. See the complete schedule and RSVP here.
February 27, 2014
Join me today, Thursday February 27th, from 10:45 am – 12:15 am on creativeLIVE for 90 minutes of “Working with Video in Photoshop” during Photoshop Week. The best news is that the courses are free during the live broadcast! And, if you’re in a different time zone, the sessions will be rebroadcast. See the complete schedule and RSVP here.
February 26, 2014
Join me today, Wednesday February 26th, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am on creativeLIVE for 90 minutes of “Advanced Photoshop Layer Tips” during Photoshop Week. Then, stay tuned because from 10:45 am – 12:15 pm, I’ll be covering all sorts of tips and techniques to help speed up your workflow “Automating Camera Raw” in Photoshop. The best news, is that all of the courses are free during the live broadcast! And, if you’re in a different time zone, the sessions will be rebroadcast. See the complete schedule and RSVP here.
February 21, 2014
The next few weeks are going to be jammed pack with opportunities to learn Photoshop and Lightroom including:
February 24 – 28 | creativeLIVE Photoshop Week | San Francisco, CA and Live Broadcast. 12 instructors, 5 days, over 30 classes!
March 3-6 | WPPI | Las Vegas, NV. Use promo code WPPISpeaker and receive $75 off a Full Conference Pass.
March 6-9 | Society for Photographic Education | Baltimore, MD. Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue. Join the conversation as the 51st gathering of SPE celebrates the power of community and social exchange to propel new thinking in photographic practice.
March 9-12 | ADIM Conference | Boulder, CO. Invest in your future, upgrade your skills and have an INSANE amount of fun with Russell Brown Registration includes a free one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (or a one-year extension if you already subscribe, a $600 value).
April 8-10 | Photoshop World, Atlanta, GA | Need I say more? It’s the Photoshop Guys that you know and love!
April 26 | Texas School, Dallas, TX | This one-day Lightroom and Photoshop Intensive is an excellent way to warm up for a week long class!
June 2-8 | Sedona PhotoFest | Your gateway to the arts, located in beautiful, Sedona, AZ
February 18, 2014
I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live on www.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.”
- What makes a good composite?
- Refining your story
- Composing using the basic principles of design
- Customizing your Photoshop workspace
- Preparing elements from your source images
- Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
- Mastering the Pen tool
- Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure
I look forward to hearing your feedback!
February 14, 2014
Wow. I had no idea just how beautiful it would be. Trust me, these images don’t do it justice – but maybe they will inspire you to check it out someday. Really, if you ever have a chance to drive through Death Valley, I would highly recommend it.
And I did captured some great backgrounds and textures to be incorporated into future composites…
February 3, 2014
Back by popular demand, anyone can now take advantage of the Photoshop Photography Program (meaning that you don’t have to have a previous version of Adobe software to take advantage of it).
This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration; and Behance ProSite for your own fully customizable professional portfolio. Basically, you get all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app membership for Photoshop CC, but with Lightroom 5 included as well, for a terrific monthly price.
January 22, 2014
If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure not to miss Sean Teegarden at this month’s SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group.
December 20, 2013
Last year I created a short slideshow (Moments Alone), from images taken over the year using my mobile phone. I found it to be a enjoyable way to look back at the year and reflect upon the places that I’ve gone, the people I’ve met and the things that I paid attention to. So, I decided to do it again this year and here is the result “Fractured Moments”. 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.
See you after the Holidays! And don’t forget, every time a bell rings, a layer gets its mask… : )
November 29, 2013
Photographers, I want to remind you that for a limited time, you can still get Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 and your own customizable Behance ProSite to host your online portfolio – all for $9.99 per month! From today until 9am PST on December 2, 2013, you can sign up for this offer – and you do not have to have owned a previous version of Photoshop to qualify. You will need to commit to a one-year plan. Click here for additional information.
If you have any questions with regards to this offer, please contact Customer Support: http://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html
November 28, 2013
Perhaps some of you have seen this video that Aaron Grimes made of Russell Brown and our crew in Japan, but if not, be sure to check it out – “Adobe Create Now – Japan 2013“. I think it sums up our Create Now event nicely! Thank you to everyone involved – including Rayce Bird for such awesome makeup and Etsuro Endso for your incredible translation skills!
That’s all for this week. For those of us in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving.
November 20, 2013
Photographers, here’s your chance to get Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 and your own customizable Behance ProSite to host your online portfolio – all for $9.99 per month! Yes, that’s correct, from today until 9am PST on December 2, 2013, you can sign up for this offer – and you do not have to have owned a previous version of Photoshop to qualify. You will need to commit to a one-year plan. Click here for additional information.
November 8, 2013
I can’t believe that I will be leaving Japan tomorrow. I have had such an incredible trip and I thank all of the lovely people that I’ve met and that have helped me negotiate this wonderful culture. Here are a few images form my travels. I expect that many of them will end up in future demos that I do! Doumo arigatou gozaimasu.