Stephen Laskevitch

Steve Laskevitch, founder of Luminous Works and a teacher for two decades, has designed digital workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies. An Adobe Certified Instructor, he trains creative individuals and firms and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Photoshop Certified Expert exams. Steve has always enjoyed creating photographs--in the field, studio or lab; on film or digitally--as well as working with computer graphics. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve's friendly and approachable style in Luminous Works' classroom and the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught.

"Beautifully designed and expertly written, this full-color guide is an invaluable reference for anyone using both Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, Vol. 17 No. 4/5, July/October 2012

"Laskevitch hits the essential information you’ll need to establish an efficient workflow from capture to output."
--Doug Bardwell,

"Software upgrades come and go but the newest version of Adobe's flagship image editor, Photoshop CS6, makes you sit up and take notice. This release sports a darker interface (its first new paint job in more than 20 years), a noticeably faster graphics engine, and some amazing new features that promise to improve the productivity of professional designers and photographers alike."
--Lesa Snider,

"The book is beautifully illustrated with many photos, charts, diagrams, and screen shots to explain each concept. Although this handbook is not an encyclopedia of Photoshop or Lightroom, it does steer a concise course for the reader to grasp basic concepts and skills."
--Barbara Hansen, Golden Gate Computer Society, Vol. 30, No. 8

"This book will make readers feel comfortable and knowledgeable about what each Adobe photography application does, and how to use them individually or in tandem for optimum results."
--John Nemerovski, Pixiq

"...if you want a solid introduction to Digital Workflow and to make the most of the CS4 tools at your disposal and which one is the right tool for the job then Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook is a good place to start."
--aaarnett, Digital Media Artists Group

"...I find Laskevitch’s book invaluable for the way in which it serves as a guide to the integration of the basic pieces of software necessary for a complete photographic workflow and digital asset management system."
--Gordon Cook, Cook's Collaborative Edge

"Photoshop CS4 Photographer's Handbook by Stephen Laskevitch is a great hands on instructional book that takes you beyond the program and really goes in depth from basic digital camera terms to final exporting and printing of your projects."
--Jeff Gedgaud, Associated Content

"Stephen Laskevitch's book is for me, a photographer, the most appealing of the books under review. Laskevitch's book follows the fine art tradition of the Rockynook series of books on digital photography. The layout of the nearly 8 by 10 size book is beautifully designed with sufficient space to jot notes in the margins. rating 4 out of 5"
--Bakari Chavanu, MyMac Magazine

"Overall the text is clear and concise and the dialog a narrative voice."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine

"Stephen Laskevitch took book-learning up a notch. I understood what he wrote, because he not only tells the story, but the why behind the processes. He also annotated the screenshots and did it for both Macs and PCs...No expense seems to have been spared to make this a classy, quality book you would be proud to have not only on your shelf but on your coffee table."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion, April 2009 Issue

"No matter if you are new to Adobe Photoshop, or have been using it for several years, here is a great new Photoshop book that will become your #1 reference on the subject. This book does not cover every last tool in Photoshop, like some claim to do, but it does cover EVERYTHING that you will need to know to use it to the fullest."
--Paul W. Faust, Impressions of Light