Category Archives: Illustrator

December presentation: Photoshop to Illustrator and Back

This presentation will include an overview of the different strengths and purposes of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and a demonstration of workflow using both applications, including two projects (the following are links to the presenter’s related Behance portfolio projects):

an example of Creating Vector Outlines from Photos for Silkscreen

the poster that the presenter created

About the Presenter

Carol Gunn, www.gunngraphics.biz is  an experienced freelance graphic designer for print and web, also specializing in photography, illustration, copywriting, and editing. For 16 years she was a member of an in-house advertising team for a worldwide manufacturer; since 2002 she has been the sole proprietor of a freelance graphic design business. Her prior design experience includes art departments of three TV stations and a newspaper. Her specialties include corporate branding and identity – logo design – turn key print advertising – photo manipulation and retouching – illustration – photography – t-shirt design – copywriting and editing

Date: Friday December 11, 2015
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
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

Nov. 13: Create Great Designs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop’s: Gradients, Patterns, Styles, Brushes, Layers, and Filters

Illustrator and Photoshop allow you to combine features that excel in each and create beautiful images that are only limited by your imagination. Join us for a step-by-step demonstration of how to use Adobe’s tools PLUS plug-in filters such as “Perfect Effects” or “Alien Skin’s Eye Candy”.

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 November 13, 2015
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 10: In Illustrator import variable text and image data with a script

If you use Illustrator to create many variations of the same item – such as name tags that have text and images – you’ll be repeating the same steps over and over and over and… Automate that process!

A new Illustrator script called “VariableImporter.jsx” makes dynamic data user-friendly and accessible to all creative professionals by providing a robust interface for importing data from .csv and .txt files. This presentation will illuminate the usage of Illustrator’s variable data feature and showcase several sample projects to show real-life scenarios where Illustrator’s unique powerful features are used with text data to create sets of robust dynamic documents.

The script can be downloaded at https://github.com/Silly-V?tab=repositories

For an example of how this script works, watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCBrK8tZAXQ&feature=youtu.be

About the presenter:
Vasily Hall (LinkedIn profile) is a Dallas-area Adobe Illustrator user and graphic arts workflow automation professional. Since picking up Adobe ExtendScript at his first production art job 4 years ago, he has been steadily learning and growing clients in North Texas, as well as nationally, with custom graphics workflow scripting services. Vasily’s greatest reward is seeing the positive results of his work in the impact on occupational lives of creative professionals, and he believes that there is no true failure in mistakes, unless it is a failure to learn.

Date: Friday July 10, 2015
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
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

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
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

 

 

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.

November 8, 2013: Create 3D Objects with Adobe Illustrator

While many users have created simply 3D objects in Adobe Illustrator, many have not explore many of its advanced capabilities. In this presentation, you will learn how to:

  1. Use the pathfinder tool to create 2D shapes that will be converted into 3D objects
  2. Manipulate 3D objects in 3D space
  3. Manipulate 3D objects shape, color, etc.
  4. Apply texture (symbol) to 3D objects
  5. Use the 3D Revolve and Extrude effects effectively
  6. Create an exploded view of a CAD drawing
  7. Draw with the pen tool effectively and then create 3D objects from the drawings
  8. Create multiple 3D objects from a single 3D object

About the Presenter:

Cornelius Chopin received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver. He is currently an Accessibility Specialist at the Texas Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 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 November 8, 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

October 11, 2013 Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Cool Designs

During this demonstration, presenter Veronica Primeaux will

1. teach a few basic tools and tricks to use with Adobe Illustrator.
2. show how professional graphic artists create their dazzling images.
3. demonstrate how to play with gradients to create dramatic contrast.
4. use the blend tool to generate detailed images and make changes to shape, color, or position.
5. Use text to create unique designs using tools that play with outline, path, and color.

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 October 11, 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