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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

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

September 13, 2013 – What is Instructional Design anyway?

The Sep. 13 presentation provides answers to the question, “What is instructional design?” Instructional design is the framework for knowledge transfer. This presentation ranges from established standards of the formal science of instructional design (ID) to evolving technologies that create new rationale, from the academic research of cognitive psychology to the daily details of multimedia formatting and integration. Our speaker, Wayne Vermillion, will provide multiple viewpoints while referencing Adobe products and Adobe competitors in instructional design. For instance, participants will understand the skills required in instructional design (ID). You’ll understand the training and education to impart those skills, and you’ll be able to relate your own abilities and even your own personality to the field of instructional design. This is an interactive, dynamic session of knowledge transfer, so come prepared to expand your horizons and learn about instructional design.

Note that this presentation is NOT a Captivate lesson (there will be a Captivate demo), as Captivate does not equal instructional design. You’ll learn that Captivate is just one tool referenced in two of the several phases of instructional design. You’ll learn when Captivate is and is not indicated for best use in instructional design, and how Captivate has been frequently over- and mis-used. Speaking of “nots,” you’ll also be challenged with new, accurate knowledge when the presenter busts some myths about learning.

About the Presenter:

Wayne Vermillion is one of Austin’s most senior and most wide-ranging instructional designers, leveraging an M.S., PMP certification, and a quarter-century of worldwide instructional design success. Wayne is proudest of his success in every phase of the ADDIE instructional design model, experientially rising above many instructional designers who practice only in one or another phase of ID. He has designed and developed thousands of hours of courseware in various media, and is a twice-published technical author (“End to End DSL Architectures,” Cisco Press, and “Multimedia is an Adjective,” Univ. of North Texas Press.) At the program level, Wayne has created several multi-course, blended-learning curricula and whole programs. Wayne says he loves instructional design because he gets to exercise both sides of his mind, the creative and the analytical, in practicing the “art of the possible.”

Date: Friday September 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

Using Styles in InDesign CS6 – July 12, 2013

Presenter Lori Luza (loriluza.com) will demonstrate how to use the various types of InDesign styles – paragraph, character and nested styles – to format document easily and quickly. Create  tables, including of contents, tables of figures, indices, cross references. Also learn about inserting images into the text.

About the presenter

Lori Luza is a long-time Adobe user (InDesign, Photoshop and other programs) and also has extensive experience in training groups and individuals.

Date: Friday July 12, 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

 

 

 

 

 

Working with images for responsive web design – June 14, 2013

Casandra Calo will explain how to create images for responsive web sites, based on Christopher Schmidtt’s book “Designing Web & Mobile Graphics”. She will set up a fluid layout and demonstrate how to make images responsive so that they work on mobile, tablet and desktop versions of the same site. She will cover exporting SVG images from Illustrator, raster images from Photoshop, pixel precision, compression, transparency, image masking, adapting to media queries and aligning images.

About the presenter

Casandra Calo studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has extensive experience in print design. She currently works in a print shop doing the design, layout, and prepress preparation of files as well as the actual printing and finishing work. She also designs web sites using Adobe products.

Meetings and membership in the Austin Adobe User Group are free.

During this meeting we will have drawings for current AAUG members for Adobe swag,training materials and classes and one 12 month complimentary membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Members must be present to win.

Date: Friday June 14, 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

Using Adobe After Effects – January 11, 2013

After Effects instructor Steve Connor (deep4d.com/) will demonstrate some of After Effect’s features and abilities during this meeting

After Effects is Adobe’s tool for video post-production and special effects. This software is for green screening, color adjustments, animated titles, 3D animation, motion tracking, and much more. Since After Effects uses layers and blend modes, it’s a tool that is accessible to anyone who works in Photoshop.

Steve Connor is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop (since CS4) and an Autodesk Certified Instructor in 3ds Max. He has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY, where he studied abstract painting and art education. He teaches Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and 3ds Max. Previously he was a designer in Silicon Valley, working both in an ad agency as an art director, and in his own freelance business. Currently, he works with clients in the areas of design and video, and is developing and offering classes in Adobe software.

Date: Friday January 11, 2012
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
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

Create Awesome Photos with Photoshop by Carolyn Coffey at Friday December 14, 2012 (1:15 – 3:30)

Want to make your average photos look extraordinary, and be proud when someone asks if you used Photoshop? As our presenter says, “Photoshop is another tool you have available to you to wow yourself and others The original scene caught your attention enough to record it, now let it consume you. Use all the tools you have to make it as awesome as possible.” This presentation/tutorial will be about Retouching, Glamorization, Blend modes and Page Layouts.

Adobe Certified Instructor Carolyn Coffey (portfolio), who “treasures Photoshop as much as I treasures my camera. Both give me the ability to bring thought and execution to my art” has been teaching Photoshop in the Photography Dept. at Austin Community College since 2003. Before Photoshop she was a retouch artist for 18 years, using dyes, pencils, and an airbrush to manipulate, enhance, and restore images.

We’ll have some goodies to celebrate the holidays. And also – for current members – the semi annual door prizes from our sponsors and from Adobe.

Date: Friday December 14, 2012
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
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