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CC 2014: What's New and Exciting for PS, ID, and AI

General Meeting/Creative Cloud User Group - Tuesday, August 19

At our next Creative Cloud/General Meeting, Cynthia Gordon and Virginia Houts will be discussing some of their favorite new features in the recently released Creative Cloud 2014. Using online videos and live demos, they will focus on a few new things in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. There’s too much to cover in just one meeting, so they picked their favorites!

And if you aren’t yet familiar with Adobe’s new “splash” pages for tutorial resources on, prepare to be “wow’d”.

Part 1: Photoshop

For Photoshop CC 2014, you’ll see a brief introduction to each of these new features:

-Scalable Color Panel
-Path and Spin Blur filters
-Color Adaptation settings for Content Aware patches
-Focus mask for selections in photographs
-How to create custom Color Lookup Tables, or Luts (which can be used in AE or any other video editing  program, in addition to PS)

Next, Cynthia will do a couple of quick demos showcasing:

-How to align and space objects as you draw
-How to create and generate web graphics with Adobe Generator

Part 2: InDesign and Illustrator

For InDesign, Virginia will guide us in a look at:
-New Fixed-Layout EPUB

-How to work with color groups

Finally, Virginia will demo how to use Live Rectangles and Live Shapes with Live Corners in Illustrator. That’s a lot of living, right there!

We’ll also spend some time discussing future meeting topics, with a focus on what types of presentations will be most useful to our members’ projects and workflows.


If you're unable to join us in person, please join us online through Adobe Connect:


The Connect Room will be open at 6 P.M.


Adobe Software Raffle


Twice a year, in November 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.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014 13:01

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.