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 Suite and Creative Cloud, with a strong emphasis on Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other tools with a visual emphasis. NO program is off-limits, though...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. Centriq has recently moved to a fabulous new facility at 1740 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, MO 64114, at the corner of 92nd and Ward Parkway.
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 books, t-shirts, software, and evaluation items for our members...these giveaways are 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!)
PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT DATE! Because of the Labor Day holiday, we will be meeting on the third Monday rather than the first Tuesday.
Illustrator is a powerful tool for creating elements to be animated in After Effects, but the quirks of actually getting your artwork properly into AE can often stop you in your tracks. Kyle will be covering proper artwork creation (it's different than you may be used to!), proper workflow in both apps, and 3rd-party tools that can help streamline the process, giving you more time to make amazing designs and animations instead of battling with your software.