Many print and digital designers incorporate Adobe Acrobat into their internal or external workflow. But are you using it to its potential? Adobe Certified Expert and Lynda.com trainer Kelly Vaughn will show you how to customize your toolset, unlock hidden features, deep dive into commenting and markup, and more. Bring your Acrobat questions, and Kelly will answer them -- plus some you didn't know you had!
Kelly is a technical documentation specialist who owns and operates Verity Yacht Publications ( http://verityyachtpubs.com/). She's also founder of the Raleigh, N.C., InDesign user group. Kelly blogs at http://documentgeek.blogspot.com/
Lynda.com subscribers: Check out Kelly's course on PDF commenting here: https://www.lynda.com/Acrobat-tutorials/Adobe-Acrobat-DC-PDF-Commenting-AEC/597013-2.html
Have you heard of Virtual Reality (also known as VR)? KCDesignCore's August presentation will show examples of Virtual Reality. Maybe you've heard of iterations such as Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR). We don't know the future, so we can refer to it as Reality. Todd Einck and friends will help you understand the concepts -- they would like to understand your definition of Reality.
Do you feel more productive plugging into multiple monitors? A virtual environment (VR) removes the traditional constraints. Imagine a mobile 360 degree handsfree virtual environment with multiple screens. The early adopters have been using it and refining the technologies for years. Would you like to post examples of your vision?
Todd will introduce Ryan Manning, Owner of Bad Rhino Games, who is one of those visionaries. His Design Studio uses advanced Game Engine technologies. The Studio uses the power from the engine to build Reality environments. As a designer, are you creating change?
Part I: Virtual Reality (VR) show, tell and try.
Part II: "What If" traditional design constraints were lifted.
Part III: How intentional Designs are being applied.
Part IV: Why Designers need technologies to change.
Continuing our tradition of helping a local non-profit organization with our Photo Walk assets, this year we are going to focus our evening (and lenses) on Lakeside Nature Center. They provide care for injured Missouri wildlife, with over 100 hands-on volunteers providing support for wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation activities. Rehabilitation of thousands of native animals and birds is accomplished by specially trained staff and volunteers who are instructed by volunteer veterinarians. Late spring is when the center sees many baby animals brought in for rehabilitation. Besides the animal rehabilitation, Lakeside Nature Center has many educational exhibits, and several nature trails.
After the photowalk we will post our best images to a website. Lakeside Nature Center will select the prize-winning photo. The photos become available to the nonprofit to use as they see fit in their marketing and promotion (with the provision that our members can use their own photos in their portfolios).
Don't forget we will draw for the Creative Cloud annual subscription in the raffle drawing and you must be present to win!
Lakeside Nature Center is located in Swope Park, close to the Zoo at 4701 East Gregory, Kansas City, MO 64132
See you Tuesday night, June 5, at 7:00 pm!
Buck and Jim
KCDesignCore hits the road May 1 for a field trip to Skylab Letterpress! Skylab is, in its own words, "a full-service print shop focused on the craft of letterpress printing in the modern landscape." We will be getting a tour of the space and checking out some of their very cool work. (For more information, and some mesmerizing videos, check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SkylabLetterpress/videos/)
Skylab Letterpress is located at 1968 Linn Street, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116. We will meet there at 7 pm. Tuesday, May 1, our regular meeting time. We will NOT be meeting at Centriq.
At the KCDesignCore April 3 meeting, professional retoucher Lee Ann Barker will show us how to use Photoshop to bring out the fine details that make a good photo great!
Lee Ann Barker ( http://LeeAnnBarker.com ) is an avid photographer, potter, pet lover, knitter, traveler, cook, and lover of all things miniature. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, and has a post-graduate degree from Hallmark Institute of Photography. She has been a Photoshop user since 1997 and has been retouching professionally since 2004. She is a product photographer, photo restorer, and freelance retoucher; focusing on weddings and portraits.
Join us the first Tuesday in April to learn how to make your best photos even better!
Our local Adobe CC evangelist, Russell Viers, will CHANGE YOUR LIFE when it comes to working with color in your projects. We live in a world of color and frequently it needs to match across projects and applications. Do you know how to pull in color themes from images, use Adobe capture for fun at parties, change colors in seconds throughout your entire project, or understand the difference between Adobe Swatch Exchange vs. Themes vs. Libraries?
We've always been taught about CMYK vs. RGB color space for print vs. on-screen designs. But what about all the oddball things about color we never talk about?
We'll talk about strategy: did you know that simply naming swatches differently can have a HUGE impact on your production time? If you've not mastered the plethora of color techniques, tools, and strategies of Creative Cloud...you're working too hard!
Join us for a high-energy evening of Russell Viers peeling back the mysteries of color workflow in Creative Cloud. Please RSVP and bring a friend! Let's pack the house like we did last month.
Why stand still when there are animation tools that live in your favorite design programs? We will demo techniques in multiple Creative Cloud apps that will help you get your designs up and moving.
Kyle Hamrick has been a video editor and motion designer for nearly 15 years. He is an experienced trainer in Premiere Pro and After Effects, with speaking appearances at multiple national conferences, and is co-manager of our sister group, KCVideoCore.
Note that the meeting is on TUESDAY. Results from our December 2017 planning survey and January meeting indicated the majority of participants preferred to go back to meeting on Tuesdays for 2018.
We'll meet online to plan our calendar for the year.
What things would you like to learn in 2018?
What are the newest skills and topics we should cover?
What programs have you seen but have no clue how to use?
Which speakers are your favorites?
Bring your best list and meet us here...online...and earn a raffle ticket for the upcoming June CC giveaway.
See you then! Curl up in your PJs, bring something warm in a mug, and we'll talk. If you have a VOIP setup, you can use your mic and headphones. If you just want to chat in the chat window and listen to the rest of us, that works, too.
Thanks for helping make 2018 another great success for our group!
Feel free to put suggestions in the comments section before the meeting.
*** PLEASE NOTE: Meetup.com is somewhat brain-dead and doesn't understand online meetings. If you click on the "location" link above, it will bring up an empty map and tell you it doesn't know how to find us. :) Just copy and paste the link: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/kcdesigncore2018/
Let's relax and have show and tell! Our annual potluck and demo night in December gives everyone the chance to see others' work and to have the chance to win valuable prizes! We will spend the evening sharing a potluck dinner, seeing what everyone's been up to during the past year, and exploring new tools and techniques with Creative Cloud. This is our "annual demo night" and it also gives us the chance to give away a complete year's subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky winner.
When you RSVP, tell us what you're willing to show and tell.
Here's how to get more chances to win...
• Just by showing up, you'll receive a raffle ticket.
• Having earned one for each meeting you've attended since June, those raffle tickets will be added to the pile.
• If you bring at least one food item for the potluck, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket.
• If you give a demo of something you've worked on, are currently learning, or just want to show off a technique or tool you've discovered, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. Demos are limited to 10 minutes.
• If you want to buy an additional raffle ticket, they are $10 each and the funds will be used to help pay Meetup costs for the group ($180/year) plus incidental expenses.
This is always a fun meeting, and gives us the chance to look up from our computers and see what else is going on around us. Come prepared to eat, have fun, and win prizes!
See you there!