• XD Plugins & Happy Hour

    Online event

    Join us Tuesday, October 5, as our own Paul Bunyar brings us a short demonstration of a couple of XD plugins. Then we'll throw it open for a virtual happy hour with the rest of our time. Settle back with your favorite beverage, and we'll talk about whatever is on your mind . . .
    • What presentations you're looking forward to at MAX (you have registered, right? It's free! - https://www.adobe.com/max.html)
    • War stories from work
    • Craziest client requests
    Or whatever is on your mind!

    So come for the learning and stay for the sharing--It should be a great time.

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  • No meeting in September

    Online event

    We usually cancel the September meeting because it falls very close to Labor Day weekend, and this year is no exception. We know many of you (and your family members) are returning to school or planning a vacation, so we've decided to skip the September meeting and start planning for our October meeting!

  • Exploring the Lightroom Ecosystem with Theresa Jackson (note the special date)

    Please join us on this special night as we welcome Theresa Jackson back to talk about Adobe Lightroom !

    Confused about the many facets of Adobe Lightroom? Theresa explains the basics of the Lightroom ecosystem from mobile Lightroom to Lightroom Classic—and details how each of these powerful tools work together. Learn how to manage, organize, and sync photos, and get tips for using the Lightroom mobile app camera, editing images, and sharing and publishing web galleries. Bring your Lightroom questions, whether you're a new user or a seasoned pro!

    Theresa Jackson is a graphic arts and photography industry leader. She teaches workshops, speaks at industry conferences, and represents Adobe as an Adobe Community Professional and an Adobe Education Leader. Theresa is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor with courses in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dimension. She has two Photoshop Guru awards from Photoshop World in the Artistic Category.

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  • NO MEETING IN JULY!

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    Due to its proximity to Independence Day, we always cancel the July meeting. Enjoy the Fourth with your family and friends and plan on rejoining us in August.

    Enjoy your summer!

    Jim / Joanna

  • June Photowalk & Big Giveaway!

    KC Farm School at Gibbs Road

    Continuing our tradition of helping a local non-profit organization with our Photo Walk assets, we are joining together (in-person at last!) at the KC Farm School at Gibbs Road in KCK. There are 3 acres of working farm and 11 acres of future farm to wander outdoors and take fabulous photos. We will follow whatever health guidance is in place in June.

    KC Farm School at Gibbs Road is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering individuals through on-farm, hands-on experiences and vocational education connecting them to the land and soil, food, themselves and their communities. At the center of its community,
    the farm generates an inspiring environment transforming the individual and society through community-wide, multi-generational, participatory, and collaborative food projects while it provides job training opportunities, healing and fun.

    We will gather at 7:00 at the Farm to shoot the best images we can to illustrate the growth and community that the KC Farm School embodies.

    After the photowalk we will post our best images to a website. KC Farm School will select the prize-winning photo. The photos become available to the Farm 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!

    See you Tuesday night, June 1, at 7:00 pm!
    Jim and Joanna

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  • Illustrator Tips, Tricks and Answered Questions

    Online event

    Come learn some cool tips and tricks with our resident Illustrator guru, Anne Bracker.

    Anne is a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience who loves all things Adobe. Her main strengths are typography and layout, and her design specialty is creating infographics. Anyone who has seen her great presentations to our group—or her Graphic Design How To YouTube channel—won't want to miss this meeting!

    If there are any questions you have relating to Illustrator, or if you need anything specific demonstrated, please include that in the comments when you RSVP.

    See you on May 4!

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  • SPARK your creativity!

    Online event

    Your graphics and digital content need a spark!

    This month we'll be talking about Adobe Spark -- who is it for, what can you do with it, what devices does it work on, and where does it fit into your creative workflow? Spark is an app (or several, depending on the platform) that allows you to quickly create social media graphics, web pages, short videos, and more. Tiffany and Joanna will walk us through what you need to know and how to get started.

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  • Unleash Your Inner Creativity with Fresco!

    Online event

    Theresa Jackson will take us on a tour of Adobe Fresco, inspiring us to create fun illustrations even if we think we can’t draw. The presentation will include how to create and use Capture brushes and shapes for your Fresco illustrations.

    Theresa Jackson is a graphic arts and photography industry leader. She teaches workshops, speaks at industry conferences, and represents Adobe as an Adobe Community Professional and an Adobe Education Leader. Theresa is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor with courses in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Dimension. She has two Photoshop Guru awards from Photoshop World in the Artistic Category.

    Theresa began her career in the commercial print industry immediately after graduation from UCLA in 1984 with a BFA. In 1989 she was first introduced to digital image editing for commercial retouching. She has worked in the graphics and design industry ever since. Currently she runs Orchard View Color, a freelance design and training business, and teaches design classes for MiraCosta college.

    Theresa lives in north San Diego county where she is active in the local photography and digital arts communities.

    Links

    Website - https://orchardviewcolor.com
    LinkedIn Learning author page - https://www.linkedin.com/learning/instructors/theresa-jackson
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/tjsorchard
    Behance - https://www.behance.net/TheresaJackson

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  • Buck Sommerkamp Adobe Community Memorial

    Online event

    Topic: Buck Sommerkamp Adobe Community Memorial
    Time: Feb 6,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8794233443

    Meeting ID:[masked]

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  • SPARK your creativity!

    Online event

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