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
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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
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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
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February 14: Learning Lightroom

Before celebrating your love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014, join the Austin Adobe User Group on Friday afternoon, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm, and fall in love with Adobe Lightroom. Is it an alternative to Photoshop? We’ll discuss that. More than an image database and selection tool, Lightroom can be used for quick and easy non-destructive image adjustments:  photo resizing and optimizing, image correction and retouching, radial filters, video slideshows and more. Karen Kreps will share why she resisted using Lightroom for a long time, but has succumbed to its power and she’ll offer a bouquet of feature demonstrations. Chocolates are, of course, welcome.

About the Presenter:

Through her company Net Ingenuity, Karen Kreps enables other people’s success by providing content strategy, website production and WordPress coaching. She’s had a more than quarter century experience developing online, interactive media and she’s been an active member of this group since its inception as a Macromedia special interest group.

Date: Friday February 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
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January 10, 2014: Working with Acrobat Pro XI

Interested in learning what Adobe Acrobat Pro XI can do? Learn how to

  • Create PDFs – multiple ways (from another document, combining multiple files into one PDF or portfolio, and more)
  • Edit or add text or images and headers/footers
  • Add and comments as part of a review
  • Check for and improve document accessibility
  • Create interactive (fillable) forms that can be saved in the free Acrobat Reader using Acrobat Pro and FormCentral
  • Redact text
  • Create a secure PDF

About the Presenter:

Donna Blumberg has used Acrobat Pro to create fillable forms that can be uploaded to the web, accessible documents and more. She builds web sites and teaches classes in Microsoft Office and several Adobe products, including Acrobat.

Date: Friday January 10, 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
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December 13 – An Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate

Presenter Luci Rios will discuss and demonstrate Adobe’s Edge Animate program. Topics include

• What is Adobe Edge Animate? A brief history

• Demonstrating a sample Edge compositions or projects

• Sample websites that display Edge compositions

• Looking at the interface

• Step by step construction of a simple composition of an image slider in Edge Animate

• Uploading and displaying a composition in a WordPress  site using the Edge Suite plugin; slideshow example of  the WordPress plugin.

About the Presenter:

Luci Rios is a retired Adult Basic Math Teacher who taught basic bath to adults for 28 years in Bell Gardens, California. She ran a math lab and used individualized instruction to prepare students to take the GED and the (CAHSEE) California High School Exit Exam as well as prepare students for Community College Math. After retiring she returned to Austin.

For over 5 years she has used Flash and ActionScript3 (the language of Flash) to develop bilingual basic math tutorials using animation and interactivity and now is transitioning to other software tools like Edge to migrate some of her materials to mobile devices.

Date: Friday December 13, 2013
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