Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

February 28, 2014

“Automate Photoshop Using Actions, Droplets, and Variables” Today on creativeLIVE

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.

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February 27, 2014

“Working with Video in Photoshop” Class Today on creativeLIVE

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.

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February 26, 2014

“Advanced Layer Tips” and “Automating Camera Raw” Classes Today on creativeLIVE

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.

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February 21, 2014

Photoshop and Lightroom Training Opportunities

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


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February 18, 2014

“The Art of Photoshop Compositing” Now Live on!

I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live  on! 


“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.”

Topics include:

  • 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!

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February 14, 2014

Photos From Death Valley

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…

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February 3, 2014

Adobe Photoshop Photography Program Offer

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.

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January 22, 2014

SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group – Jan. 30, 2014 at Adobe, San Francisco

If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure not to miss Sean Teegarden at this month’s SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group.

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December 20, 2013

Fractured Moments – 2013 Year in Review

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… : )

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November 29, 2013

Photoshop Photography Program – Offer Ends December 2, 2013 11:59pm PST

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:

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November 28, 2013

Fun, 3 Minute Video of Adobe’s Create Now Event in Japan

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.

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November 20, 2013

Photoshop Photography Program

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.

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November 8, 2013

Photographs from Japan

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.

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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

Update: This class can now be purchased through CreativeLive. Click here for more information. 


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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