Learn from the masters: take your photography to the next level

November's solar eclipse is bringing many avid photographers to our shores, including Adobe photography evangelists Julieanne Kost and Russell Brown! Julieanne and Russell are thrilled to share their creative passion and photo production skills with Australia's photography community. During our full day master class, Julieanne and Russell will illuminate key techniques for photographers in Photoshop® CS6 and Lightroom® 4 – covering everything from processing to effects, creating moving images and much more.

Our master classes are fully catered and held in premium locations in Sydney and Melbourne.

Events Highlights

  • Processing with Advanced Camera Raw Techniques in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6
  • Key CS6 features: Adaptive Wide Angle, Blur Gallery and Puppet Warp
  • Distinct effects using Layers, Masking and Compositing in Photoshop CS6
  • Making the perfect image: panorama stitching, HDR and Smart Objects
  • Animation, Time Lapse and Video in Photoshop CS6
  • Scripts Panels and Actions for Photographers
  • Q&A session with Russell and Julieanne

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Russell Brown

Russell Brown

Russell Brown is the Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated as well as an Emmy Award-winning instructor. His ability to bring together the world of design and software development is a perfect match for Adobe products. In Russell's twenty-seven years of creative experience at Adobe, he has contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripts, and most recently Flash panel development.

With complete mastery and breath taking style, Russell has shown users how to work – and play – with Adobe software. He has helped the world's leading photographers, publishers, art directors, and artists to master the software tools that have made Adobe's applications the standard by which all others are measured. He shares his delight in testing the creative limits of his tools as a prolific creator of an entertaining collection of Photoshop tips and tricks. Many of these tips have been published in Design Graphics Magazine, and the Photoshop User Magazine. You can also find many of these tutorials on web at


His in-depth design knowledge and zany presentation style has won him a regular following among beginning, intermediate, and advanced users alike. Keep in mind, a live performance of the Russell Brown Show is not to be missed.

Julieanne Kost

Julieanne Kost

Joining Adobe in 1992, Julieanne has learned her craft through hands-on experience and now serves as the Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist. Spanning digital imaging and illustration, her role includes customer education, product development, and market research. She is a frequent contributor to several publications, a speaker at numerous design conferences and tradeshows, and a teacher at distinguished photography workshops and fine art schools around the world.

Herself a passionate photographer, she combines her background in psychology in creating artwork, seen in several showings and published in several magazines. She is also the author behind the Comprehensive Photoshop CS3 training DVDs published by Software Cinema and author of Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking published by O'Reilly.

In her work, Julieanne Kost is able to combine a passion for photography, a mastery of digital imaging techniques, and with a degree in psychology, finds within herself the raw components of visual emotion. Her explorations run quite the gamut, some as mundane as textures she finds grotesque — and therefore challenging to look at much less utilize in her work — to exploring the inner workings of her own skeletal system.

Individually, the ingredients don't lend themselves to an end result. They are merely components of a larger message, though what that is may not be clear at the time the photograph is taken. The individual images are snippets of an emotion, reaction, or sensation. A texture, combined with something as simple as a photograph of a scar, can yield the visual sensation of the wound that caused it. Since physical pain cannot be "remembered" the same way it was felt, this is a visual placeholder. Julieanne's work is an exploration of the sum of these parts — textures, light, shadow, and raw emotion.

From a technical standpoint, Julieanne has also been forced to put her knowledge to the test. Her experience in the digital realm has shifted from academic to practical. She must now practice what she teaches. It becomes her own means to an end. What she sees in her head must then translated to pixels, masks, and blending effects.

For Julieanne, a computer isn't merely a shortcut for what is possible with a camera. Instead, it's about exploring what's possible in no other medium and taking advantage of the flexibility and options for creative exploration. The computer has been properly relegated to just another tool. However, with the digital realm being so forgiving and offering so many options for exploration, it is here that discipline becomes part of the challenge. The paint is never dry, the exposure is never fixed, and the print is never final. All of it can be done differently at any point. Here, the art form is knowing when to stop. It's about realizing when you've said what you set out to say.



8:30am Registration
9:00am - 9:45am Julieanne: Picture Perfect Processing
Advanced Camera Raw Techniques in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6
9:45am -10:30am Russell: Favourite CS6 Features
Adaptive Wide Angle, Blur Gallery and Puppet Warp
10:30am - 11:00am Morning break and sponsors trade show in lobby
11:00am - 11:45am Julieanne: Diverse Techniques for Distinct Effects
Layers, Masking and Compositing in Photoshop CS6
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 1:45pm Russell: Making the perfect image
Panorama stitching, HDR and Smart Objects
1:45pm - 2:15pm Afternoon break and sponsors trade show in lobby
2:15pm - 3:00pm Julieanne: Photos in Motion
Animation, Time Lapse and Video in Photoshop CS6
3:00pm - 3:45pm Russell: Scripts Panels and Actions for Photographers
Watermarks, Sharing, image processing
4:00pm - 4:30pm Question and answer time with Julieanne and Russell
4:30pm - 5:00pm Closing sponsors trade show in lobby


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Date: 20 November 2012
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Registration 8.30am)
Venue: Crystal Palace Ballroom
Luna Park
1 Olympic Drive,
Milsons Point, NSW 2061
Price: $119

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Date: 22 November 2012
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Registration 8.30am)
Venue: Arthur Street Auditorium
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Price: $119

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