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!
Sebastian Bleak: Training, Support, & Social Media for Astute Graphics at www.astutegraphics.com
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.
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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.