Use InDesign/Digital Publishing Suite to transform publications into interactive tablet apps

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is a complete solution that lets media and business publishers create, distribute, monetize and optimize publications for mobile devices. DPS consists of a set of tools, applications and services that together form a complete work flow that takes you from content assembly, creative design, testing, validating and publishing interactive magazine apps. Platforms supported include iOS, Windows 8.1, and Android.

The creative process takes place in InDesign. The DPS tools are an integrated part of InDesign, and no additional licenses are necessary for authoring, designing, testing, and sharing apps. DPS leverages the unsurpassed design and productivity features of InDesign, and allows the users to repurpose contents from print publications, adding media rich content and interaction – as well as designing interactive apps from the ground up. When you’re ready to publish your apps online, you’ll typically need additional licenses, both with Adobe, as well as with the various online shops, like App Store, Play Store, and Windows Store.

The presentation will focus on the creative process up to and including local and online testing of apps, and sharing of apps in progress. Attendees who have an email address connected to their Adobe ID, will in fact be able to download and test drive the app that’ll be created during the presentation.

About the presenter

Tom Berglie, a native of Norway, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign and the Digital Publishing Suite, as well as in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the publishing business, including several years in charge of production of the Norwegian edition of Computerworld, and as Executive Editor of the Norwegian edition of Publish magazine. Since 2005 he has been running his own teaching and consulting business in Norway, focusing mainly on Adobe creative software. He is also the author of several text books on Adobe InDesign. Tom is in the process of relocating to Austin, Texas, and has just finished setting up business here.

Date: Friday November 14, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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Creating Responsive eLearning Projects with Captivate 8

In our ever changing world we are challenged with creating content for many different devices, and they are smaller, more mobile and require custom content for best performance.

Adobe is the leader in creating easy to use, GUI products for web development, and most recently is the leader in the eLearning development industry with Adobe Captivate 8.

Join us on October 10 to get an overview of some of Adobe Captivate 8 features that address these responsive issues:

  • Developing responsive projects for pc, tablet and Smartphone without programming
  • Multi-device preview
  • Device aware delivery
  • Location-aware learning
  • Publishing to Flash or HTML5

About the presenter

Cindy Glenn has been developing training for over 25 years and has found her niche to be engaging, interactive, scenario-based eLearning. “The same regions of the brain are stimulated when we experience an event as when we hear about it. Scenarios tell a story, and a story puts your whole brain to work!”

Cindy is an Instructional Designer and Trainer working in High Tech companies where she maximizes employee productivity and customer satisfaction through training. Her specialties include: Instructional Design, converting instructor-led learning materials into engaging, interactive and cost effective eLearning. She is highly proficient in Adobe Captivate and FireWorks.

Date: Friday October 10, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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Sept. 12, 2014: Processing HDR photos with Lightroom and Photoshop

Get an overview of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, and see some processing techniques using Lightroom 5.5, Photoshop CC 2014, and a 3rd party software product, Photomatix Pro. Trial of Photomatix Pro available at http://www.hdrsoft.com/. The files we’ll be using in the presentation are available for download before the meeting, so if you want to bring your laptop to the meeting and work along, feel free to do so.  The zip file is 229 MB so is recommended to download it before arriving at the meeting location.

About the Presenter

Bob Mathews has been “into photography” for over 40 years, but has never been accused of being a professional. (Though he does claim to have accumulated a total of $101 in photography income over that time period — enough for one cup of Starbucks a year for 40 years.) He works from his home in the Austin area for Long Beach CA software company Design Science, a corporation created 28 years ago to produce “mathematics typesetting software”. Bob’s interests are photography, aviation, and travel.

Date: Friday September 12, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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What’s new in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and cool features also in older versions

In this presentation we will explore new Illustrator CC features such as: Live Corners, enhanced pencil tool, how to reshape segments, Typekit fonts, perspective grid, custom tool panels, and scalable vector graphics (SVG) enhancements.

About the Presenter

Veronica Primeaux is a graphic artist with over 20 years of experience in the field of computer generated art.  She works for Texas Department of State Health Services, creating posters, brochures, presentations, and web graphics. Before then she was an art teacher in Laredo public schools and also a commercial artist creating advertising designs. In her spare time she works with oils on canvas and watercolor.

Date: Friday August 8, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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July 11, 2014 How to Make Accessible Web Sites with Adobe Edge Animate

Unlike Flash that outputs to a proprietary format (*.swf), Adobe Edge Animate creates content that you can make more accessible using standard web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery/JavaScript. Learn how to get an “edge” in creating an accessible web site using today’s technologies.

About the Presenter

Cornelius Chopin is currently an Accessibility Specialist at the Texas Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). He received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver and teaches at night at several schools including the Art Institute of Austin. He completed his Master degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Missouri University in December 2012 with emphasis on E-learning and Mobile Application development.

Date: Friday July 11, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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July 11 – Special event: Adobe Evangelist Jason demos new Creative Cloud releases

Join us and many other Adobe enthusiasts  – Adobe evangelists are here to show the latest innovations added to Adobe Creative Cloud since CS6. Come and learn about the hundreds of innovations in products like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC that will make everyday tasks easier and faster. See firsthand how desktop apps, mobile apps, files, community, and even new creative hardware all work together — allowing you to bring your ideas and work together seamlessly.

This is an official Adobe event.  We will provide free appetizers and beverages. Adobe will be providing prizes including a FREE One year Creative Cloud Membership. You must be present to win. 

Details and Register

Presenter Bio

Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users on the Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on video and audio. Levine has conducted training sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 250,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.

June 13: Tips, Tricks, and Workflow with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and more

Mark Heaps, Duarte’s Development Director will look at some of the processes and tips used at Duarte, to help assist with planning as well as gain efficiencies in your design/production workflow. He’ll start to de-engineer some assets used in design projects while focusing on an understanding of how to approach the overall need. These tools and features are often overlooked by professional creatives, but when you recognize them you can gain some time and efficiencies that help reduce stress at work. In this session he’ll look at a variety of case studies, breaking down what tools they use to help insure the success of these types of projects. He’ll specifically look at a variety of batch processing techniques, asset management, asset organization, shortcuts and cheater techniques between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, and much more…

About the presenter:

Mark Heaps loves food, music, tattoos, and currently resides in Austin, Texas. He is an Adobe Community Professional, Father, Husband, and the Development Director for Duarte Inc. His design/photography clients have been Apple, Adobe, Google, and many more. If he’s not pushing pixels, bending vectors, or outside he’s probably ruining great food with too much ketchup.

Date: Friday June 13, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop on E. Highland Mall Blvd). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
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Working with video in Photoshop

Learn which video and auto formats can be imported into Photoshop (CS6 or CC) and how to edit them in the timeline:

  • split and crop video clips
  • add transitions
  • include still images and apply motion effects
  • include titles, credits and captions
  • export/render to MOV (QuickTime), H.264 or DPX (Digital Picture Exchange – used to do further work in Adobe Premier Pro)

 About the presenter

Donna Blumberg teaches Photoshop and other Adobe and Microsoft software products, builds elearning modules and web sites and coaches on web site content management.

Date: Friday May 9, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

 

 

April 11: Create eLearning with Captivate

Interested in creating eLearning modules with Adobe Captivate 7? Learn about

  • the various types of projects
  • how to add audio, including narration and sounds
  • how to add quiz questions
  • how to import and convert slide decks from PowerPoint
  • how to make projects accessible
  • publishing options, including PDF, SWF and HTML5

 About the presenter

Donna Blumberg teaches Captivate and other Adobe and Microsoft software products, builds elearning modules, web sites and coaches on web site content management.

Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

March 14: Creating Accessible PDF documents

Learn to create accessible forms using Adobe Acrobat Professional. This class covers creating a “fillable” PDF form from a Microsoft Word Form. You will also learn how to FIX items on the front end to PREVENT problems on the back end, a phase I have coined, “Comprehensive mitigation prevent excessive remediation.”

About the Presenter:

Cornelius Chopin is currently an Accessibility Specialist at the Texas Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). He received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver and teaches at night at several schools including the Art Institute of Austin. He completed his Master degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Missouri University in December 2012 with emphasis on E-learning and Mobile Application development.

Date: Friday March 14, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event