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OCMMA General Meeting/Adobe Creative Cloud - Orange County

  • Mar 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Digital Media Center

Having Fun While Creating Vector Art for Your Visual Story

In the next step of our journey toward telling our "Visual Story", we'll be looking to Sebastian Bleak for an overview and demo of several outstanding plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator created by the company Astute Graphics. Sebastian will be joining us live over Adobe Connect. These plug-ins will come in very handy for creating vector art for many different uses, and will strengthen your use of Illustrator. Here's a preliminary list of what he'll be showing:

1. Drawing & creating artwork with DynamicSketch and InkScribe

Draw with a mouse, trackpad, any Wacom device or graphics tablet more naturally, intuitively and quickly in vector.

2. Raster adjustments & transformations

Introducing true cropping of embedded images with Rasterino. And if you ever wanted color control like Photoshop's in Illustrator, Phantasm is your answer! All the essential adjustments including Brightness, Contrast, Curves, Levels and Exposure. Adjust all your embedded artwork in a few clicks.

3. Create symmetrical images with MirrorMe

A very powerful plug-in that will help you create symmetrical drawings and wonderful patterns.

4. Quick and easy arrangement of shapes with ColliderScribe

This tool enables you to position shapes accurately, placing any object precisely next to another when it touches. You can easily and quickly arrange shapes in formations and patterns.

And yes, there will be raffle prizes from Astute Graphics!

About Sebastian

Sebastian Bleak: Training, Support, & Social Media for Astute Graphics at

Sebastian has a passion for learning and sharing with others so he’s the perfect one to help you get the most from your Astute Graphics tools. You can follow his work on various Social Media outlets and video tutorials on YouTube focusing on the Creative Cloud.

"Never Stop Learning!"


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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.

OCMMA's Adobe Creative Cloud User Group - Orange County (CC-OC) meets jointly with the General Meeting of OCMMA every third Tuesday of the month. Admission is free for OCMMA members, the price for non-members is $15, and $7 for students with ID. Come at 6 PM for networking and food and soft drinks.

Our meetings feature presentations by Adobe specialists, business entrepreneurs, camera and hardware pro's, and others. Topics include trends in multimedia, demos of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others, as well as discussions of best business practices for web technology and the digital arts. The goal of this group is to provide local designers and developers with a forum for learning from speakers and from each other about how best to leverage the power of Adobe applications in their business workflows. Cynthia Gordon is the Manager of CC-OC and Virginia Houts is the Co-Manager.

Adobe Software Raffle

Earn raffle points at every meeting simply by attending. Earn additional points by presenting or joining OCMMA. 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.

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  • Cynthia G.

    Thanks to Sebastian Bleak for a very informative and inspiring presentation on some of the Astute Graphics plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator! I can't wait to try out some of the techniques he showed! Fun stuff that will make my medical illustration work go a lot faster! Mike Champagne was our lucky winner of the Dynamic Sketch/Inkscribe plug-in bundle. We look forward to hearing back from him on how he uses these.

    March 19, 2014

  • Bonnie E.

    Sebastian Bleak did a great job of presenting the Astute Graphics plugins for Illustrator. It was intriguing to see how they made working in illustrator much easier and quicker than the work arounds we do between Illustrator and Photoshop. It was a introduction to the many new tools and good advice how we can try them out for free. Michael Champaigne was the lucky winner of the complimentary Astute Graphics Plugins Software, furnished by Sebastian. A great topic and useful training, thanks.

    March 19, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Cynthia's "Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age" is great! Sebastian Bleak of Astute Graphics showed some excellent tools to use within Adobe Illustrator. A "thank you" to Jeff for making a remote presentation like this possible.

    March 19, 2014

  • Catherine

    I can't make your online or in person meeting on the 18th. It looks fascinating. Will there be a way for me to access it later?

    March 7, 2014

    • Cynthia G.

      Yes, we will have a recording available. Please send me your email address and I'll send you the link as soon as we have it. Sorry you can't join us! Maybe next time!

      March 18, 2014

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