Our last meeting on June 11, 2013 was about Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign Workflow Tips, and celebrating the 6th Anniversary IDUG Denver.
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- In January we started charging each attendee $5 per meeting to cover room rental cost. Cash or checks (made out to IDUG Denver) are accepted.
- IDUG Denver celebrated its 6th anniversary back in April (there was no meeting due to a snowstorm). It was pointed out that Lori Evans, who comes all the way down from Fort Collins, has attended every single meeting! To celebrate, we ate cupcakes that were made by volunteer extraordinaire Lisa Padgett.
- Check out Erica’s FREE presentations on creativelive.com! On July 15, 16 and 17, Erica presents Illustrator (15th), Advanced InDesign (16th) and Apple Keynote for Creatives (17th). Each LIVE morning session and evening rebroadcast is FREE—the day of the event only. (Video access fees apply the day after the live event.) Note about Apple Keynote: It is a $15 program that is handy for making quick animations or self-running demos. Files can be saved in Quicktime format for Windows users.
Watch for more creativeLIVE presentations from Erica during Graphic Arts Week toward the end of August.
- Take advantage of free training at tv.adobe.com.
- 10% OFF MOGO Media’s InDesign Seminar in Denver for all IDUG Denver Members. Contact Erica for details.
- Auction Results: The 1-year Creative Cloud subscription went for $225! A few licenses for 1Password went for $20 each. You can still bid on remaining items for two weeks, beginning June 18th at auction.idugdenver.net.
Excerpt from Presentation #1: ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD OVERVIEW by Erica Gamet
What is the Creative Cloud?
- The entire Master Collection–InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
- InCopy now included!
- Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere, Edge Tools (if you don’t like Flash, you might like Edge)
- Integration with touch apps (Photoshop Touch has some fun features)
- Additional Services
Where are my apps?
How much does this cost?
Why would I want this (or not)?
DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE COMPLETE PRESENTATION HERE
Presentation 2: INDESIGN WORKFLOW by Erica Gamet
Tips for automating your workflow for digital and print documents with scripts, plug-ins and styles:
- Create a graphic standards file for each client. For example, the document can contain the styled text for their business cards, envelopes and typical documents. Rather than starting with the last full document, start fresh and import styles from the graphic standards file. Think about the telephone game—don’t let changes creep into your documents and compound over time.
- If you like to style text first, and then create character and paragraph styles, you’ll love this handy script that creates all of the styles for you.
- Presets can be set at the all future documents (with no documents open) or current document level. If you find your self always selecting a new font, changing text and object frame settings, frame fitting options, or even deleting the default swatch panel colors, make those changes at the preset level. You can even save the settings you typically chose to start a new document or export to PDF as presets to choose from in the future.