Shivakumar has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 2001, Shivakumar has taught Photoshop,Illustrator and In Design to thousands of users all over India in English , Hindi as well as South indian languages. He runs his own workshop on the doorsteps of his clients. Over the last 12 years Shivakumar has taught Photoshop in all most every district in Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Shivakumar is well-known for his engaging style , his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Shivakumar was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, at Davangere, Karnataka.