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Adobe MAX App Highlights

General Meeting/Creative Cloud User Group - Tuesday, October 21

Adobe MAX this year was jam packed with exciting announcements, demos of great new software features, and presentations by some amazingly creative people. One of the biggest topics was the lineup of new apps for mobile devices. At our next meeting we'll take some time to explore some of these, in a hands-on way. Cynthia will be bringing her iPad and iPhone loaded with the latest apps. After a brief demo, you'll have a chance to check them out yourselves. Better yet, if you have an iPad and/or an iPhone, bring them with you! And prior to the meeting, take some time to download the new apps, all available through the Apple App Store and free for Creative Cloud subscribers.


  • Illustrator Line: use this app to draw straight lines, geometric shapes, perspective views, and more.
  • Illustrator Draw: (used to be called Adobe Ideas): create beautiful drawings with customizable pen tools and multiple drawing layers.
  • Photoshop Sketch: sketch with a variety of drawing tools, including a pencil, an ink pen, two blending markers, and an eraser; use your own custom brushes that you created with Adobe Brush.
  • Photoshop Mix: edit your photos on the go, with a variety of non-destructive adjustments, applied through layers and masks; then export your photo composition to your desktop Photoshop CC through the Creative Cloud.
  • Lightroom Mobile: use this app to edit your photos in the field and then automatically sync your work with Lightroom 5 on your desktop.
  • Premiere Clip: edit video clips, add effects, and send them back to your desktop app through the Creative Cloud.
  • Brush: turn photos into brushes, save them to Creative Cloud, and use them for your Photoshop and Illustrator projects when you're back at your desk.
  • Shape: turn objects you find around you in the world into vector shapes, and open them in Illustrator to edit and use as you like.
  • Color (used to be called Adobe Kuler): just like with Kuler, you can capture combinations of colors anywhere you point your camera.

If time allows, we’ll also take a peek at the newly designed Creative Cloud software apps for Microsoft’s Surface Tablet. Yes, it’s true, Surface Tablets were given away to all MAX attendees!


Adobe Software Raffle


Twice a year, in November or December and June, we raffle off a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud! One lucky winner will get to explore all the software and services available through Creative Cloud for a whole year! Click here for full Raffle Rules. This year's raffle will be at our December meeting.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 12:49
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Digital Video - After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, October 28


William Joyce, famous children's book author, tells of his journey to win for short animated film in 2012.

Bonnie Erdrich, Co-Manager of our After Effects Abuser Group, traveled to Abilene this summer for "The Children's Art & Literacy Festival". It featured William Joyce and his work being honored with readings of his storybooks, his movies, unveiling of six bronze sculptures of his storybook characters, character costume contest and parade, followed by his presentation of his journey to Oscar.

That presentation was so spectacular with his sense of humor, humility and storytelling skills, that Bonnie requested a copy to show at our meeting on October 28th. Be prepared to be amused, entertained, and moved by him and his team's humility and excitement as being first time winners.

Named by Newsweek Magazine as "One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium", Joyce has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and Dream Works Animation.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 12:50

Adobe User Groups

Creative Suite User Group

The Creative Suite User Group provides educational presentations organized around applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. The Creative Suite User Group meets jointly with the General Meeting of OCMMA every third Tuesday of the month. Visit the Creative Suite User Group page.

Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

The Digital Video/After Effects Abuser Group brings together presentations on video editing and special effects software. The DV/AE Abuser Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visit the DV / After Effects Abuser Group page.

OC Interactive

OC Interactive deals with all aspects of design and production of interactivity and animation in applications delivered across the full spectrum of desktop, web and mobile device platforms. Topics include programming, user interface design, 2D and 3D animation, and professional business development. Visit the OC Interactive User Group page.

Web Video Crossroads

The Web Video Crossroads User Group addresses all aspects of video on the web and mobile devices. Web designers, web developers, and video/audio producers are welcome to discuss the latest developments in this fast-changing industry. The Web Video Crossroads User Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Visit the Web Video Crossroads User Group page.