February 18, 2015
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 Photoshop.com blog.
February 16, 2015
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!
February 12, 2015
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!
January 21, 2015
Photoshop.com 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. : )
December 22, 2014
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
December 18, 2014
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.)
November 26, 2014
I’m excited to announce my new Introduction to Compositing course on Lynda.com! 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.
• 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
October 28, 2014
If you are in Ponzan, Poland on Wednesday November 5th, please join me for an open lecture at Concordia Design from 05:00 – 06:30pm. In addition, I will be giving a full day workshop on Lightroom and Photoshop on Thursday, November 6th. Click here for more information, and seminar descriptions. I hope to see you there!
June 30, 2014
I’m pleased to announce that my book Window Seat – The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking is now available as an eBook via the iTunes store! First published as a soft-back book, this redesigned and revised eBook was published as a Fixed Layout EPUB directly from the newest release of InDesign CC (2014). It has been enhanced with new photographs as well as updated image processing techniques in Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop.
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.
Click here for more information, download a sample, and purchase the book.
June 13, 2014
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who worked so hard to make my experience at Photo Romania so memorable. I know that making a festival run smoothly is no small task and you all accomplished it with agility and grace. With every little detail taken care of, I was able to thoroughly enjoy the event, meet a whole new group of friends and bring back wonderful memories and photographs of not only Cluj-Napoca but also Bucharest, Brasov, and Sighisoara.
For now, here are a few of the images that I have posted via Instagram, I’m sure that I’ll be using the rest of my images in future tips, tricks, and tutorials!
I really hope to see you at the festival again next year!
May 16, 2014
One of the greatest benefits of making images every day is that when I look back over the past, I’m often reminded of places that I’ve been, people that I’ve met and emotions that I’ve experienced – all which I might have forgotten if it weren’t for the aid of those still images that I made. Here are a few from Photoshop World – Atlanta, WPPI – Las Vegas, and PPA’s Texas School – Dallas.
And this morning I ran across this quote: Besides the nobel art of getting things done, there is the nobel art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -Lin Yutang
April 21, 2014
The wonderful folks at Texas School have invited me to give a full day seminar on Lightroom and Photoshop on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas TX. Here are more detailed descriptions of topics:
9am – 12pm – Lightroom 5 – Insider Secrets!
Join Adobe’s Principal Evangelist, Julieanne Kost as she demonstrates the astounding capabilities of Lightroom’s Develop module. Julieanne will reveal tools that will help you enhance, refine and add stylistic effects to your images using both global and local non-destructive image adjustments. You will learn how to increase your productivity by creating custom default processing settings, using camera and lens profiles, and saving presets in order to to quickly apply these effects to multiple images. If you’re looking for increased efficiency in your post processing workflow, then this is a seminar you can’t afford to miss! Plus, Julieanne will share her top 10 tipis and tricks for automating Lightroom across all of the modules – from import to delivery of final files for clients.
1pm – 4pm – Photoshop CC – The Creative Composite
Somewhere between the decisive moment and moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing – where multiple images captured at different times layer together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In this seminar you will learn what’s needed to create a successful composite and how to reinforce the visual narrative using the right components. Julieanne will demonstrate flexible and productive ways to organize, construct and manage multiple images in a single document using layers, masking, blend modes, opacity, layer groups, clipping masks, knockout effects, layer styles and advanced blending options.
Click here to register. The price is $47.00 per person.
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.