Category Archives: Photoshop

June 12, 2015 Photoshop actions

This month Kenneth Loebenberg will be presenting on one of the most powerful, and least used, tools in Photoshop – Actions. Kenneth will be going though basic and advanced Photoshop actions, including: writing actions, editing, conditional actions and nested actions. The session will also include a question and answer session; so please bring your ideas for Photoshop actions.

About the Presenter

Kenneth Loebenberg, of New Era HD, has more than a decade of experience as a graphic designer and digital illustrator. He has produced art prints for national upscale hotel chains and home goods retailers and has worked with interior designer Barclay Butera and fashion designer Jeffrey Banks on signature line products sold internationally.

He previously worked for Wendover Art Group in Florida and Iconic Pineapple Art in Maryland as well as advertising agencies FKQ and Dancel Multimedia. He was Co-Manager of the Gulf Coast Adobe User, an Industry Advisor to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and a Featured Speaker/Photoshop Expert for the 2012 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi Conference.

Kenneth graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with dual degrees in graphic design and illustration and has been working in Photoshop for more than 15 years.

Date: Friday June 12, 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

Benefits of Nondestructive Photoshop Techniques

Non destructive modifications is a powerful work-flow that will keep your projects forever editable. These methods give you ultimate flexibility and freedom in your creative process to experiment and play. The magic that lies at the core of a nondestructive work-flow is the power of Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers, Masking and Neutral Layers, just to name a few.

About the Presenter Virginia Brodie has been in the graphic arts since graduating from Ferris State University with a degrees in Printing and Education. She has been an Adobe Certified trainer for the last 15 years and has regularly placed in the top 5 highest rated Adobe trainers in the world. Virginia moved back home to Austin in June to launch her new Adobe training business, Graphicability. She loves taking pictures and expresses herself artistically through compositing images using Photoshop as her medium.

Date: Friday January 9, 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

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
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.

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
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 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

 

 

August 9, 2013 – Photo retouching & glamorization with Photoshop

Adobe Certified Photoshop Instructor Carolyn Coffey will do a live demo tutorial about retouching and glamorization. Carolyn teaches Photographic Retouching at Austin Community College and is currently finishing a book on Photoshop CS6.

Carolyn says “Photoshop is another tool for all of us photographers to use in our quest for an amazing image. The viewer of stunning images are growing less concerned about whether something was Photoshopped. In fact, they expect it. So it has transformed from “whether or not” into “where is it.” Retouchers should leave no trace. They should also always respect the character of the person in the photograph. Enhance only, never destroy.

“This seminar will be based on the above principals. I will demonstrate ways to clean up distractions without compromising the original intent of the photographer. Then I will show the art of glamorization to enhance the beauty of a young woman.”

Date: Friday August 9, 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

 

Fix photos with Photoshop & more

Karen Kreps, www.netingenuity.com, will begin the presentation by showing how to process groups of images in Fireworks and Photoshop – how to optimize them for the web, add watermarks and more. Then we will look at ways to improve photos, add special effects, etc.

Many folks know a lot about Photoshop; everyone will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve submitted photos. If you have a photo you’d like the group to work on, upload it to dbinbox.com/austinadobegroupmgr. By uploading the file you are confirming that you own the file and/or have permission to upload and share the file. Or email them to austinadobegroupmgr@gmail.com.

Questions? email info@austinadobeusergroup.com.

Date: Friday April 12, 2013
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