Hello, and thanks for your interest in joining KCDesignCore — welcome aboard!
Our group was founded in 2007 as one of four official Adobe groups in Kansas City. We're designers, developers, digital photographers, freelancers, producers, in-house corporate marketing types, and interested students of all ages — focusing mostly on visually-oriented products in the entire Adobe Creative Cloud range, with a strong emphasis on XD, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other tools with a visual emphasis. If it's visual, we'll talk about it!
We usually meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month, but sometimes special events will change that schedule so always check the web site to see where our next meeting will be!
In early 2013, we made Centriq Training our monthly home. Their recent move took them to the corner of 92nd and Ward Parkway on the Missouri side. But, as with so many other venues, in-person meetings were put on hiatus in April 2020, and remain on hold until we're in a better place regarding COVID-19.
The good news is, we're still very much alive and hosting online events! Adobe provides us with great presentations, speakers, and prizes. If you're a regular participant in our group, you're very likely to take home some fantastic goodies. Twice a year, we are authorized to give away an entire year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud — basically "everything Adobe puts out for creatives" on a membership basis. Additionally, throughout the year we have giveaways based on your attendance and participation.
Whether you're just starting out with Adobe tools or you're an experienced designer, we look forward to welcoming you to our community. It's a lot of fun and nobody walks away empty-handed!
Be sure to check us out by looking for @kcdesigncore on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
(Due to the proliferation of spammers and scammers, we've had to resort to approving new members on an as-requested basis rather than letting Meetup auto-join new people. To join our group, we ask that you please use a "real" name and a "real" photo of yourself -- our group is composed of real people, not flowers, pets, or abstract designs. You're a visual type, but here's your chance to show us what YOU look like. Thanks for your understanding!)
The Adobe MAX conference this year is FREE! If you haven't registered yet, you should go to https://portal.adobe.com/pages/adobe/am20/signin and discover all that is being offered during this October 20-22 virtual conference.
Join us online at our October 6th meeting for a taste of the sessions that will happen at MAX. Kansas City's own Kyle Hamrick will share his MAX presentation on Motion Graphic Templates.
Motion Graphics templates (MOGRTs) give editors working with Adobe Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush the power of an easy-to-use motion graphics package at their fingertips. Kyle will demonstrate the power of these customizable animated templates. Find out how they can bring a new level of professionalism and polish to your videos without spending years learning how to create everything yourself.
You’ll learn how to:
• Add and customize professional-looking graphics using After Effects for Premiere Pro templates
• Easily update reusable graphics like names, episode titles, or graphs
• Import and use Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock or your own custom creations
• Create your own templates in Premiere Pro that you can reuse and use in Premiere Rush