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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

All of my Online training for Lynda.com can be found here, on my Author page. Or, the most recent course for each topic is listed below.
 

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.

 

Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training from Lynda.com

In this course, you’ll discover how to use Adobe Camera Raw to quickly take your photographs from ordinary to extraordinary using nondestructive tools and techniques to help define the essence of your image and reinforce your personal style. You’ll understand why capturing the image is only half of the photographic equation as 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 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 saving and applying presets, synchronizing multiple images, and batch processing to automate your enhancements. (Released 4/3/2018 )
 

Photoshop CC (2018) Essential Training: The Basics

Whether you’re a photographer, designer, or illustrator, learning how to use Photoshop CC 2018 efficiently and effectively is a beneficial investment you can make to get the most out of your creations. Adobe Photoshop is a complex, and, at times, an intimidating product. In this course, Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity for you so that you’ll end up empowered and able to quickly get the image results you want. Julieanne reviews the basics of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface to suit your needs. She shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, making selections, and masking. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
 

Photoshop CC (2018) Essential Training: Design

Photoshop is a powerful program used across many industries, from art and design to scientific imaging. In Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: Design, Julieanne Kost created a course specifically for designers, with the goal of removing technical barriers so you can master this complex technology and start creating as soon as possible. Photoshop CC boasts tools and features for making tonal and color adjustments, applying effects and treatments to type and graphics, and distorting, filtering, and layering elements—all while maintaining the highest-quality output. In this course, Julieanne demonstrates how to efficiently perform common design tasks, including editing images, drawing shapes, and working with type and fonts. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as layers, filters, blending modes, typography, custom brushes, vector masks, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
 

Photoshop CC (2018) Essential Training: Photography

Photoshop is a complex, and at times, intimidating product. In this course, Julieanne Kost reviews the basics of digital imaging to empower photographers to quickly get the image results they want. Julieanne gets you up to speed with Photoshop and shows the most efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including retouching and removing distracting elements, creatively using adjustment layers, and combining multiple images. Along the way, she shares how to work with type, Smart Objects, and artistic filters; create custom brushes; use the libraries to store content; quickly export and share images; and more.

 

Photoshop Automation: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

If you’re like most creative pros, you probably spend a lot of time in Photoshop. And if you’re like a lot of Photoshop users, you probably spend an undue amount of time performing the same tasks. In this course, learn how to automate repetitive tasks in Photoshop, so that you can accomplish more in less time. Join Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost as she discusses a variety of productivity-boosting techniques for Photoshop automation. She shares tips for working with actions, using the Batch command, scripting, and more.

 

Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop Workflows: Start to Finish Studies

Learn Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop workflow and image editing techniques by watching a pro. In this project-oriented course, Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost takes five images from start to finish, beginning in Lightroom Classic CC and ending in Photoshop. As Julieanne walks through each workflow, she helps you understand which image editing techniques you’d apply to your photos in Lightroom, and when you’d want to switch to Photoshop to make further changes. She demonstrates how to adjust tone and enhance images in Lightroom using more traditional tools and techniques, and then proceed to Photoshop for more elaborate manipulations. Plus, she explains how to use retouching tools to remove distracting elements, and unify the color and tone of multiple images.

 

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.

 

The Art of Compositing

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.

 

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training 

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.

The Creative Fight by Chris Orwig

In this book, Chris Orwig offers a unique perspective on the creative process, showing you how to find meaning in your work, be inspired, and discover the life for which you were designed.

 

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.