Posts in Category "Events and Workshops"

November 16, 2016

Cultivating the Creative Spark Seminar – Adobe MAX

I wanted to share with you the “Cultivating the Creative Spark” seminar that Chris Orwig and I presented this year at Adobe MAX. It’s about exploring how to more effectively ignite and sustain  the creative spark so that you can thrive. I hope you enjoy it.2016_11_cultivate01


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October 18, 2016

Will You be Attending PhotoPlus in NYC?

I’ll be speaking at Photo Plus Expo in New York on Friday October 21, 2016 from 2pm – 4pm:

Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom + Creative Cloud = Unlimited Creativity

In this action-packed seminar, you’ll discover how you can elevate your creativity and enhance your productivity. Adobe’s Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist, Julieanne Kost, walks through her complete workflow starting with managing, editing, and toning photographs in Lightroom. Then, she’ll move beyond the single image and demonstrate how to enhance and blend images using complex selections, masking and compositing in Photoshop. Finally, she will explore several different publishing options, mobile apps and services including Adobe Portfolio, Behance, Spark, Stock and Creative Sync. You’ll leave with new techniques to take your work further than you thought possible, saving time in the process.

I just found out that you can receive a 20% discount on registration through this page:

The promo code will be applied automatically. Offer valid for the first 100 people.


I hope to see you in New York!

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October 4, 2016

Images from Antarctica

2016_09_29_antarctgridI’m back, and I have to admit that I enjoyed my time off immensely – primarily due to the fact that I was able to spend the majority of time working in Photoshop! I know that might seem a bit odd to many of you, but even through I work in Adobe products on a daily basis, I seldom carve out large chunks of time to work on my own photography. Having time to tone, retouch, and publish photographs for my gallery as well as create a body of work from my visit to Antarctica, was certainly a gift. In the next few weeks I hope to share my thought process, techniques, and shortcuts used to tone and enhance the images from Antarctica that I’ve been posting to my Behance and Adobe Portfolio site.

But for today (while I catch up on email and all-things Adobe), here are links to the four galleries that I’ve posted thus far:

Blue Ice

Quiet Moments

Antarctic Reflections



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August 3, 2016

Adobe’s Fantastic Sabbatical Program!

I’m going to take the next two months to rejuvenate, revive, and replenish my creativity thanks to Adobe’s sabbatical program. I will not be posting to my blog, nor answering comments (or email), but will be working on my own special  projects instead. I will be returning on October 4th and look forward to seeing what has evolved in my absence.


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April 18, 2016

Passenger Seat eBook Discounted for Earth Day

The electronic version of my book Passenger Seat – Creating a photographic project from conception through execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, is featured as part of Pearson’s Earth Day sale, starting today!


Use the discount code EARTH to get 45% off.

Offer good from April 18 through April 22, 2016.
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April 12, 2016

“Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution”  In-Depth Workshop at Photoshop World

04_11PS World600If you’re going to be attending Photoshop World, Las Vegas, I hope you will join me for an in-depth workshop – Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception Through Execution. We’ll learn what it takes to define and execute a photographic project. I’ll focus on the techniques and workflows that enabled me to publish my most recent book and body of work: Passenger Seat. You’ll discover how to organize your personal project starting from the initial idea, continuing through planning and executing the shoots, mastering the post-capture workflow, to delivering the project for publication and distribution as a book, slideshow, exhibit, or social media. Defining who you want to be as an artist and what you want to create will give you permission to emerge – allowing discovery and imagination to flourish.

This in-depth workshop will be held from 12-3 on Monday, July 18th 2016. I hope to see you there!

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January 8, 2016

Evening Lecture at the Booth Western Art Museum!

I am really excited to have the opportunity to give a special workshop and evening lecture at the Booth Western Art Museum on January 9th in Atlanta, GA. I am honored to have three of my images included in their current exhibition: Ansel Adams: Before & After where you can experience the iconic work of famed photographer Ansel Adams in a new light – set amongst the work of his predecessors, peers and contemporary photographers. If you’re in the Atlanta area, I hope you will join us on Saturday evening.

For more information please click here.

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December 30, 2015

Quiet Moments – My Year in Review

I’ve created a slideshow as a simple way to look back at my year through the images that I’ve posted using Lightroom mobile to my Instagram account. I find this yearly exercise yields interesting insights about where I am in my life and allows me to reflect upon the places that I’ve gone and the experiences that I’ve had. I would strongly encourage you to create a collection of your own images for the year to see the path that you followed in 2015.

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December 15, 2015

Julieanne Kost Rides Shotgun to Create her Most Recent Personal Project

Thank you Lex and team! I love the interview that you posted on the blog about my new book. To learn more about what inspired me to make the Passenger Seat images and, why I think personal projects are so important, check out the Q & A here.


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“Passenger Seat”, Julieanne’s New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book is Now Available!

I’m excited to announce my new book Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” is now available!


In her long career as Product 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!

Using her own stunning images as the starting point, Julieanne shares her working methods with the reader, starting from the initial idea for a photo project, continuing through planning and executing the shoots, and spending the bulk of the time describing the post-capture workflow: organizing the images in Lightroom, performing basic and advanced edits, off-loading images to Photoshop for special purposes, then packaging the project for publication and distribution as a book, slideshow, or web site.

Readers will reap the benefit of Julieanne’s long and deep experience with both Lightroom and Photoshop as well as her refined artist’s sensibility. The book deftly combines practical information about working with the camera and computer, but under Julieanne’s guidance the practical is always presented in the service of maintaining and supporting the photographer’s vision for the overall project.

There are other books on using Lightroom to catalog and edit images, but they tend to be general-purpose manuals that cover any and all types of images and uses. This book focuses on those techniques and workflows that Julieanne finds most useful for her own photographic projects; in this case a series of images shot from the window of a moving car going through a variety of landscapes at different times of the year.  

—Victor Gavenda, Executive Editor, Adobe Press

Check out the ad in the back of the book for details on becoming an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan member for up to 20% off your first year!

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September 25, 2015

Customizing Color Using HSL in Adobe Camera Raw

Discover how to make subtle yet impactful adjustments to color in my free video (Customizing color using HSL in Adobe Camera Raw) from Truck01


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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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