Holiday Social, Dec. 9!

Our once-a-year social-only gathering will take place this year once again at Pho Saigon, 220 Curran Lane, Lafayette, LA, 6 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Join us for holiday cheer and great Asian food. We will have books and other items to give away, and we'll also be drawing for a free 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud! We hope to see you there.

Google map for Pho Saigon

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free refreshments and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Zachary Guidry's Power Point Slides on Responsive Web Design

Thanks to Zachary Guidry for his presentation on responsive web design on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. At least one attendee has said she has now gotten the confidence to create her first web site! Zack has very kindly provided his Power Point slides for anyone who wishes to have the information he presented at hand. Simply click the "Download" button below.

Thanks, Zack!

Remember, our Annual Dutch Treat Holiday Social is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at 6pm at Pho Saigon on Curran Lane in Lafayette. Hope to see you there!

Choosing how to create a web site, Nov. 18

Zachary Guidry is tech and media savvy, but has never been a web developer or designer. When his artist wife Amy turned to him to create a web site to support her blossoming career, he was confronted with a wide array of possibilities. Zack will discuss his decision process and take us through the site that ultimately came about. PLUS: A quick look at the much-enhanced interface for Adobe Audition, a powerful audio editing program that is part of Creative Cloud.

As usual, we will have free refreshments and other giveaways, and remember that just for attending you are entered into a raffle for a free 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6-8 pm in Room 109 of Stephens Hall on the UL campus. Enter through double doors facing quad and gather with group in atrium where we will proceed to Room 109. Parking near the building becomes open near 5:30 pm and there is also overflow parking across St. Mary Boulevard.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free refreshments and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Notes from Oct. 21 Photoshop preso

As promised, here are a few bits of info from the presentation on Photoshop at the AUG meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21:

Page of great info on last several updates to Photoshop:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html#Photoshop CC 2014.2 (October 2014 release)

The names of the iOS apps we looked at:

Adobe Ideas - Do freehand sketches, send them to Illustrator where they open in your desktop app. Full paths for each of the objects on your artboard.

Adobe Photoshop Mix - Isolate part of one image from your camera roll and drop it into another image. Share as an image, and you can even send a .PSD file to Photoshop on your desktop for further editing, with layers for each component of the image.

Adobe Brush - Isolate some element in a photo that you take or glean from your camera roll, and turn it into a brush usable in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Adobe Shape - Take a photo or draw from your camera roll, capturing the shape into a vector outline that renders before your very eyes in a manner reminiscent of a Polaroid photo. Send to your Creative Cloud library, and it is now available as a vector in both Photoshop and Illustrator. In Photoshop, manipulate it as you need to as you place it into a Photoshop file for further use. In Illustrator, all the paths are very articulated and can be further edited.

OCT. 21 - THE LATEST WONDERS OF PHOTOSHOP

A lot has happened in Photoshop, with several significant batches of updates since moving to the Creative Cloud subscription. We'll review some of the most amazing and useful new features and workflow enhancements, and take a peek into Lightroom as well.

For this meeting, we will have a whole stack of Photoshop books to giveaway. We're working out at the gym every day just to make sure we can carry them all into the meeting!

And as usual, we will have free refreshments and other giveaways, and remember that just for attending you are entered into a raffle for a free 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-8 pm in Room 109 of Stephens Hall on the UL campus. Enter through double doors facing quad and gather with group in atrium where we will proceed to Room 109. Parking near the building becomes open near 5:30 pm and there is also overflow parking across St. Mary Boulevard.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free refreshments and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

New Meeting Space at UL!

We are pleased to announce our new meeting space, beginning with our meeting of Sept. 16, 2014. We will meet at Room 109 in Stephens Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. Meeting time is 6 pm -8 pm. Enter through the double doors that face the quad, and our group will gather in the atrium area before proceeding to the meeting room. Parking is available at the building beginning shortly after 5:30 pm and there is also overflow parking across St. Mary Boulevard.

Google map for Stephens Hall

UL campus map (Stephens Hall is #6)

SEPT. 16 - RAY CAMDEN ON IONIC

Ionic is a free and open source front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps with HTML5. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Ray Camden will give us the tour and share some cool demos.

We will have free refreshments and book and other giveaways, and remember that just for attending you are entered into a raffle for a free 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-8 pm in Room 109 of Stephens Hall on the UL campus. Enter through double doors facing quad and gather with group in atrium where we will proceed to Room 109. Parking near the building becomes open near 5:30 pm and there is also overflow parking across St. Mary Boulevard.

OCT. 21 - THE LATEST WONDERS OF PHOTOSHOP

A lot has happened in Photoshop, with several significant batches of updates since moving to the Creative Cloud subscription. We'll review some of the most amazing and useful new features and workflow enhancements, and take a peek into Lightroom as well.

For this meeting, we will have a whole stack of Photoshop books to giveaway. We're working out at the gym every day just to make sure we can carry them all into the meeting!

And as usual, we will have free refreshments and other giveaways, and remember that just for attending you are entered into a raffle for a free 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-8 pm in Room 109 of Stephens Hall on the UL campus. Enter through double doors facing quad and gather with group in atrium where we will proceed to Room 109. Parking near the building becomes open near 5:30 pm and there is also overflow parking across St. Mary Boulevard.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free refreshments and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

New home in September! (August meeting cancelled)

Our current meeting place has become unavailable, so we are cancelling our August 19 meeting. But we will be back in September with a great new home and other exciting news! The September meeting will be a Photoshop extravaganza, with our biggest Photoshop book giveaway ever! We'll post full details once everything is arranged. So... See you in September!

Summer time! Next meeting August 19!

Head to the beach! Head to the mountains! Head to your favorite Fourth of July BBQ! We take the month off for July and will be back in the fall with a great lineup of meeting topics.

August 19, 2014 - Ryan LeTulle on Angular JS

HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop. Ryan LeTulle will explore AngularJS and give us demos of this powerful framework.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

September 16, 2014 - The Latest Wonders in Photoshop

Photoshop can do about a gazillion cool things. James Edmunds will zero in a few of the latest, coolest features with a special eye to how you might use these features in a practical workflow. PLUS, we'll go around the table and see if anyone in attendance has their own favorite Photoshop tip to share.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

Oct. 21, 2014 - Ray Camden on Ionic

Ionic is a free and open source front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps with HTML5. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Ray Camden will give us the tour and share some cool demos. Ionic is based on Angular, so this will be a good follow-up to our August exploration of Angular JS.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Cot. 21, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free beer, chips and soda, and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

June 17, 2014 - Video Goodies from Adobe!

Sneak preview of several exciting new features coming to the next versions of Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Prelude and Media Encoder. New capabilities, plus new workflows that will boost your productivity.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

JULY - Vacation time!

Head to the beach! Head to the mountains! Head to your favorite Fourth of July BBQ!

August 19, 2014 - Ryan LeTulle on Angular JS

HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop. Ryan LeTulle will explore AngularJS and give us demos of this powerful framework.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

September 16, 2014 - The Latest Wonders in Photoshop

Photoshop can do about a gazillion cool things. James Edmunds will zero in a few of the latest, coolest features with a special eye to how you might use these features in a practical workflow. PLUS, we'll go around the table and see if anyone in attendance has their own favorite Photoshop tip to share.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free beer, chips and soda, and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

May 20: Ray Camden on Ionic

Ionic is a free and open source front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps with HTML5. It offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Ray Camden will give us the tour and share some cool demos.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

June 17, 2014 - New Video goodies from Adobe

Sneak preview of several exciting new features coming to the next versions of Adobe's Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Prelude and Media Encoder. New capabilities, plus new workflows that will boost your productivity.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

JULY - Vacation time!

Head to the beach! Head to the mountains! Head to your favorite Fourth of July BBQ!

August 19, 2014 - Ryan LeTulle on Angular JS

HTML is great for declaring static documents, but it falters when we try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web-applications. AngularJS lets you extend HTML vocabulary for your application. The resulting environment is extraordinarily expressive, readable, and quick to develop. Ryan LeTulle will explore AngularJS and give us demos of this powerful framework.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

September 16, 2014 - The Latest Wonders in Photoshop

Photoshop can do about a gazillion cool things. James Edmunds will zero in a few of the latest, coolest features with a special eye to how you might use these features in a practical workflow. PLUS, we'll go around the table and see if anyone in attendance has their own favorite Photoshop tip to share.

This meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 6-8 pm at The Switch, 100 Central St., Lafayette, LA.

In the works...

Also in the works for future meetings: further updates on great new Adobe tools that are part of Creative Cloud; the power of Python; another practical Photoshop session; A close look at Adobe Illustrator; and more. Something you want to hear about? Let us know! Something you want to see, or to share? Let us know!

At every meeting...

We begin each meeting with free beer, chips and soda, and lively free form discussion of the topics of the day (also known as gossip). And by attending a meeting, you are entered in a raffle for free Adobe software! We also have other giveaways as well! We hope to see you at a meeting soon!

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