“Oh yeah, Muse–that looks cool; I keep meaning to learn more about it…” Well, Friday would be a good time to grab a sandwich & check it out; noon Pacific.
You’ll see how to quickly lay a smart foundation for your site using site maps and master pages, learn how to combine imagery, graphics, and beautiful typography using web fonts served by the Adobe Typekit service, and engage your audiences by adding interactive elements including custom navigation, slide shows and accordions. When you’re ready to take your site live, learn how to publish using a third-party hosting provider or with the Adobe Business Catalyst service, our flexible, all-in-one hosting solution.
Live demo/Q&A this Friday, noon Pacific, featuring Colin Fleming:
InDesign CS6 includes exciting new features that will make designing for tablet devices more efficient than ever. You will learn about the new adaptive Design Tools—Adobe Liquid Layout, Alternate Layout, Linked Content, and how to export both horizontal and vertical layouts of a tablet design from a single InDesign file.
Hour-long demos and Q&A sessions are happening all week:
Adobe Creative Cloud for Designers
With Terry White
Tuesday at 5pm Pacific
Adobe Creative Cloud and the CS6 Web Tour
With Paul Trani
Wednesday at 10am & 5pm Pacific
What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6
With Julieanne Kost
Thursday at 10am & 5pm Pacific
Creative Cloud and CS6 Tour for Video Professionals
With Jason Levine
Thursday at 6pm Pacific and Friday at 10am Pacific
Demo/Q&A at noon Pacific Friday:
How are you going to author your Digital Publishing Suite content so that it looks good on both the new iPad and on earlier versions? Join Colin Fleming, Adobe Digital Publishing Evangelist, for an Ask a CS Pro session on Friday. Adobe has just updated their guidance on authoring Digital Publishing Suite for the new iPad, and Colin will demonstrate many of these techniques in this session. He will cover:
- Layout design for flexible publishing
- Handling interactive content for two resolutions
- Building folios for “renditions”
[Update: This session has been postponed until Friday the 16th.]
Noon Pacific on Friday:
Join Evangelist Paul Trani and Product Manager Yashodhan Gokhale for this hour-long session and learn how the Adobe Creative Cloud is going to reinvent the creative process. You’ll see how members can access all Adobe Creative Suite CS6 desktop tools, Adobe Touch Apps, and Adobe services allowing them to take creative ideas from concept to publishing–at breakthrough pricing starting at US$49.99 per month.
[Update: You can log into the Connect room when the session starts (or a bit beforehand).]
My neighbor is an industrial designer & can’t stop raving about perspective drawing in Illustrator CS5. If that’s up your 3-point alley, check out this session Friday at noon Pacific:
Whether you are drawing street scenes, architecture, product concepts, packaging, or even infographics, being able to craft art in perspective consistently, and accurately, is a must-have skill. In this session we’ll learn how Illustrator CS5 makes this possible with the new Perspective Drawing tools. Learn how to map 2D vector art to existing perspectives, draw in perspective, and get the skinny on some tricks to help you work.
I’m always a little amazed & sad that not more people know what can be done with Illustrator brushes. Check out this session Friday at noon Pacific:
Join Sharon Steuer and learn how to harness the power and flexibility of Illustrator’s drawing and painting tools. With Illustrator brushes you can work transparently, or build-up color and texture, you can work with pressure-sensitivity, or even contour-and-stretch leaves and grasses along a path. And unlike any other way of working, the brush marks can remain vectors, so they can be infinitely selectable, editable, and changeable.
Noon Pacific on Friday:
In this week’s Ask a CS Pro session, Senior Solutions Engineer Colin Smith will provide an introduction to sound design, including matching audio levels, adding foley, understanding effects and mastering for output to video with Adobe Audition CS 5.5.
The Adobe Connect room will open up 15 minutes before the session starts. At that time please sign in as a guest to join.
Check it out this Friday at noon Pacific:
More and more Final Cut editors are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 to become more efficient. In this week’s Ask a CS Pro, Product Manager Al Mooney will review some of the most important workflow tips and tricks to help editors, new to Premiere Pro, get up to speed quickly.
The Connect room will open up 15 minutes before the session starts. At this time, please sign in as a guest to join.
At noon Pacific time this Friday the 22nd,
Mordy Golding will show you how to get predictable results with the Live Trace function to convert pixel-based images into vector artwork. In addition, Mordy will share a wealth of tips, tricks, and best practices for manually tracing and building artwork when you need even more precise control.
You can RSVP here.
Live demo/Q&A on Friday at noon Pacific:
InDesign CS5.5 offers some great new features for creating and controlling ePub output. Join Adobe’s Colin Fleming for an examination of the dark corners of ePub; discover tips for working with the Article panel, tricks for controlling order and the power of editing the code.
Update: Here’s the recording.
Check out a live demo/Q&A session this Friday at noon Pacific:
Creating Accessible PDFs using InDesign CS5.5 . In this session Noha Edell shows how to use new features in InDesign CS5.5 to create PDF documents that people with disabilities can access more effectively.
With InDesign CS5.5, you can:
- Ensure content flows in the expected order using the new Articles panel
- More easily add, edit and view alt text attributes that are associated with an image or object
- Be confident that accessible tables and lists are automatically generated
With Acrobat X Pro, you can:
- Add finishing touches to the exported PDF to ensure a successful accessibility full check
- Never forget a step – guided Actions streamline the accessibility verification and checking process
It’s great to attend Adobe’s “Ask a CS Pro” sessions live, so you can ask questions of the presenters. The recordings remain valuable, however, and in case they’re of interest, I’ve linked to a whole stack that cover everything from Photoshop & Illustrator to Web & digital publishing to video workflows & optimization.
Read on for the full list. Continue reading →
Check out a live demo/Q&A session this Friday at noon Pacific time:
Join Carolina de Bartolo for Ask a CS Pro and learn how to take command of your text type and set it legibly, hierarchically and beautifully. Carolina will share some of the common and not-so-common ways to indicate paragraphs from her recent book, Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting.
Please RSVP here.
[Update: The recording is now available.]
On Friday at noon Pacific time, Illustrator PM Brenda Sutherland will provide a tour of useful color tips & techniques. She’ll cover how to:
- Easily swap colors in any type of vector art, including gradients and patterns
- Create new color combinations and experiment with different color harmonies
- Save, organize and access your colors through libraries
- Share color groups with Adobe Kuler, and learn about other amazing but little-known ways of working with color in Illustrator.
You can sign up here.
If you’re doing video editing and/or effects and want to set up the optimal workstation, check out this Friday’s live presentation/Q&A session (12-1pm Pacific time):
This session will show you how to configure After Effects, Premiere Pro, your computer, and your projects so that working and rendering take as little time as possible. Topics covered include memory and multiprocessing settings in After Effects, CUDA processing in Adobe Premiere Pro, OpenGL processing in After Effects, background rendering, and dozens of little tips to make things faster.
- Al Mooney – product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro
- Paul Young – software engineering manager for Adobe Premiere Pro
- Chris Prosser – software engineering manager for After Effects
- Todd Kopriva – technical support lead for Adobe professional video products