Adobe Illustrator CS6: The Inside Scoop with Brenda Sutherland of Adobe

Brenda’s love of Adobe Illustrator began more than two decades ago on a Mac Classic, and blossomed into a 15-year career at Adobe as part of the Illustrator team, where she is now the Illustrator Product Manager. Brenda loves to explore, write about, and demonstrate the creative power that’s possible with Illustrator. She has taught Illustrator, contributed to the Illustrator WOW books, and spoken at various conferences and seminars. You can also read some of her deep dives on Illustrator’s inner workings on the Inside Adobe Illustrator team blog:<>

6:30PM Pizza and Schmoozing

7:00PM Adobe Illustrator CS6: The Inside Scoop

8:00PM Q&A

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CS6 was announced today (4/23). Come celebrate the love!

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  • Jan Laskowski

    Excellent presentation and overview of some of the new features of Illustrator CS6. Well planned and prepared. Tipped the scales and I purchased two days later. Appreciate the pizza and drinks, thanks Adobe.

    May 1, 2012

  • Géraldine Adams

    Thanks for posting the links!

    April 30, 2012

  • Paul Lopes

    it was informative. looking forward to more meet ups.

    April 28, 2012

  • Tom Turner

    An entertaining and information packed meeting.

    April 28, 2012

  • Sharon Steuer

    Here's the link (Terry will get us the YouTube link soon) and here are some notes I made about highlights of new CS6 features­

    April 27, 2012

  • Carin Coulon

    I cant wait for it! Brenda was great. She really shared her knowledge and her excitement for the new release.

    April 27, 2012

  • Joseph Alter

    The nosh was great, even better the presentor. However, my friend who is new to Illustrator compared this meeting to the previous week's Photoshop meeting at Adobe as more eaiser for a beginner to see software changes. Samples of CS5 compared to samples of CS6 might make a better sales promotion for newbees.

    April 26, 2012

  • Felix Goebel

    inspiring atmosphere, presenters, guests- focused questions

    April 26, 2012

  • Tom Ellsworth

    Brenda was clear-spoken, and well-prepared. A pleasure!

    April 26, 2012

  • Teresa Roberts

    Brenda, the Queen of Illustrator, shared all the new features, answered questions, and was thoroughly entertaining. It was a delight the entire time and everyone came away with something new and wonderful, I'm sure. Can't wait to get CS6 in my hot little nerdy hands.

    April 26, 2012

  • Richard Escasany

    The rationale to upgrade is 'all under the hood' - So that may take me a while to experience, or crave. There are some new features I liked; path blends and patterns, but don't use much currently. All in all, impressed not wowed, and will take a look at the whole suite and how well it integrates for future consideration.

    April 26, 2012

  • Laurie Wigham

    This was an exciting preview of the new features, and Brenda is a warm and relaxed presenter. It was also fun to celebrate Illustrator's 25th anniversary, with sparkling drinks, meze snacks and metallic gumballs (even if I was expecting chocolate balls). Looking forward to working with the new release!

    April 26, 2012

  • Rick

    Very nice time, I liked the in depth look at the new pattern maker and also the "vectorize a photo" feature.

    April 26, 2012

  • dorothy yuki

    great presentation!

    April 26, 2012

  • Raymond Larrett

    Excellent demo, very informative.

    April 26, 2012

  • Caroline Haley

    Fun to see the new version of Illustrator, learned lots of new stuff and met other designers and Adobe people. Great event.

    April 26, 2012

  • Teresa Roberts

    Bonjour Géraldine, It was recorded. I hope to get the link today and post it.

    April 26, 2012

  • Géraldine Adams

    Hi Teresa,
    Was this session recorded? Could you send me the link?

    April 26, 2012

  • Teresa Roberts

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks everyone for helping Jason out. There is street parking on 7th Street and on Townsend. See you tonight.

    April 25, 2012

  • Jason Post

    Thanks for the quick replies, you guys are great! Good to know there's plenty of parking, that was my main concern. Hope to see you there!

    April 24, 2012

  • Sharon Steuer

    HI Jason. If you're not really comfy in SF, BART isn't near enough for you to manage easily, so if you are comfortable driving, that's probably the best thing to do.

    April 24, 2012

  • Omar Esquivias

    Hey Jason. Welcome to ILUG. If this helps Theres plenty of parking near the location, so if you drive that won't be much of a problem, I'm not too familiar with public transportation but Bart might be a bit far (maybe someone else can help you there).

    April 24, 2012

  • Jason Post

    Hi, I work in Concord. I'm new to the group and haven't attended any events before. Any advice on whether it's better to BART or drive into the city?

    April 24, 2012

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