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Illustrator for Power Users by Kelly McCathran

Beginners and experienced users alike will benefit from this info-packed Adobe Illustrator meeting. We will cover topics such as creating 3D objects, Live Paint, Live Trace, Recolor Artwork, Setting the best Preferences along with power user tips & tricks that will work in many previous versions of Illustrator.

Topics Covered:

• Features "Snuck In" to Illustrator CC Updates

• Perspective Grid Tool

• Shape Builder Tool

• Variable Width Strokes

• Drawing Modes: Draw Behind, Draw Inside

• Creating New Document Profiles with Custom Colors & Patterns

• Radical Improvements in Patterns

• Using Live Color & Live Paint

• New Control Panel OptionsTips for the the Align Panel

• Creating 3D Objects

• Mapping Artwork to 3D Objects

• Working with Multiple Artboards

6:30 Pizza and Schmoozing

7:00 Power Tips with one of our favorite presenters, Kelly McCathran

8:00 Raffle (One year of Adobe Creative Cloud!)

Come join us to learn a little something and have a lot of fun! Hope to see you there.

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  • Teresa R.

    Kelly is phenomenal! She literally knows everything (or is willing to find out). She covered so much material tonight I have to watch the recording to remember it all. One of the best ever!

    June 25, 2014

    • Michael S.

      Teresa, where might I find a link to the recording?

      October 26, 2014

    • Teresa R.

      The recording of our presentation had some problems but Kelly did another presentation for her group that should cover the important bits: https://experts.adobec...­

      November 11, 2014

  • Roz S.

    I really enjoyed the event! Kelly was insightful and really patient with all of our questions. I'm looking forward to the next event!

    June 26, 2014

  • Michael F.

    It was fun. She packs a lot of information in a short time, but I wasn't overwhelmed. Kelly is a good teacher.

    June 26, 2014

  • Claudia


    one of the things I do - since I do not like to always drive - from the East Bay - take BART to Embarcadero, transfer to the N Juda or the T Line outbound - and get off at 4th and King - and walk the 4 blocks to Adobe. Sometimes if I am early I can use the transfer and catch the #10 on Townsend. If it is raining I can take a cab from Caltrain. going home I take the #19 bus on the corner of Townsend and 7th - by the Furniture Store across the street, and get off at Market and take the BART at Civic Center. Yes it takes longer than driving - but sometimes if there is a lot of traffic it is almost the same, and I get to read on the BART or just relax.

    I know how to take the Amtrak, Caltrain, and BART to Adobe in San Jose too, but usually only for daytime events since that is a bigger schlepp.

    June 25, 2014

  • Todd Jones D.

    Looking forward to this most awesome event tonight! Thanks Teresa and Kelly! :)

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Gary P.

    Transportation to Adobe is not difficult from BART. Take the 19 from Civic Center Station to Townsend and walk one block. The return bus stops across the street from Adobe.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear fellow illustrators, I am sorry but the trip is too much for me at 601 Townsend at that time of evening. I am a little too old for that kind of trip. I am coming from the east bay, and by that time of night with traffic and all, I would only go if I could take the BART. I look forward to meeting with you in the future. I also think I need to study illustrator on my own first, so I am more familiar with the work we will do on computer when I arrive.

    June 25, 2014

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