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It's Photoshop Idol Time Again!
Entry posted on Mar 28, 2010 by ladobeugm

It's getting close to LAdobe's 4th Anniversary and as spring has sprung yet again,, it's time to roll out our 4th annual Photoshop Idol competition to find the next great designer in Los Angeles and Southern California.

If you're familiar with our previous competitions, Photoshop Idol normally is where we select three or four great portfolios and have them come to our LAdobe May meeting to compete live as they have 15 minutes to create a composition using nothing more than Photoshop, a web browser and three key 'ingredients' selected at random. The best design of the night wins Idol and the latest copy of Creative Suite and other great prizes from our sponsors.

This year, we're stirring up the formula and changing things around for one year and one year only.

Many of you know that once again, Adobe is presenting it's annual MAX user conference in LA this October and once again, LAdobe and its' sister user groups in LA and Orange County will be presenting MiniMAX X for the locals who can't attend either due to the excessive cost or being unable to attend due to work schedules. So once again, on October 27th, we'll present MiniMAX at a location in Santa Monica (exact location to be determined) with six speakers each spending 15 minutes presenting tips and tricks on all sorts of Adobe apps from Photoshop to After Effects. Last year, we had a surprise when one of the keynoters showed up and did a 'mini' keynote presentation on the FedEx calculator created in Flex. Who knows what will happen this year on the Westside?

Got 5 Minutes? Share your Adobe tips with us!
Entry posted on Jan 06, 2010 by ladobeugm

With a new year, LAdobe is planning a new way for you, our members, to share tips on Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere and many more of the great library of apps and plugins and get prizes right on the spot like never before with our new 'Lightning Round'.

We realize a lot of our members have great tips to share but are afraid to spend a lot of time on the stage. Stage Fright? You bet. So LAdobe is now making it a lot simpler. At the beginning of each of our meetings, we'll have anywhere up to 4 members come up on stage and share a tip or two on their favorite Adobe app. It can be any app in the Adobe family. And best of all, you can do this in just a minimum of 5 minutes! If you want to go longer, that's cool but 20 minutes should be the maximum length for the presentation. There's no pressure, you'll lose your stage fright and have some fun in the process!

Still not enough to lure you in? How about all our Lightning Round presenters get first crack on our monthly swag giveaways? That's right, all our books, t-shirts and anything else we have to give away each meeting. The exception will be major prizes like a conference pass or software. But you'll be able to pick from anything else we have to giveaway before we draw at the end of the night. Thus, you're guaranteed to come home with something sweet just for taking a few minutes of your time! And you could still win another prize that night!

If you're interested in being part of our first 'Lightning Round' on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm, please email Adam Bell right now with the topic you'd like to present on so we can include it in our program listing for that night.

LAdobe at LAFlashapaloozastock
Entry posted on Nov 15, 2008 by ladobeugm

As many of you already know, the Los Angeles Flash User Group is planning their 3rd LAFlashapaloozastock on Saturday, December 6th at the AlmerBlank studios in Venice. If you're unfamiliar with LAFlashapaloozastock, it's a free all-day event that features some of the top Flash developers in the world doing presentations on how to best use the features in the Flash skillset. But it's a lot more than that. It's like a one-day party for Flash users. There's a free continental networking breakfast in the morning, a dinner at night and then live music and dancing into the weehours and all sorts of craziness happens (The all-night frisbee blowout of 2005 is still a classic). It's a mini-trade show with exhibitors showcasing Flash tools, agencies signing up people looking for work and much more.

And we'll be there too! LAdobe will have a booth at the show as we look for new members to sign up and give away books to new signups at the show via hourly drawings. We also want our current members to have a presence at the show so we plan member showcases where each hour, we'll have an LAdobe member take over the booth and showcasing their designs to all the attendees and making all sorts of new contacts. This will allow you to have a spot where you can get noticed and not have to 'work the floor' hoping someone will approach you. Now you'll have a spot to get all the attention you deserve!

So if you're interesting in participating, please email me immediately with your contact information and I'll work a spot for you in the program. We will only have a limited number of slots available so it's important you get your name on the list for one of the available hours. You do not have to display Flash work at the table. You can showcase any of your work that you desire. Just bring your laptop and/or a regular portfolio of your best work and good luck!

Whether you plan to showcase your work at our table, or just attend the event in general, we look forward to seeing you at LAFlashapaloozastock '08!

LAdobe at LAFlashapaloozastock
Entry posted on Nov 15, 2008 by ladobeugm

As many of you already know, the Los Angeles Flash User Group is planning their 3rd LAFlashapaloozastock on Saturday, December 6th at the AlmerBlank studios in Venice. If you're unfamiliar with LAFlashapaloozastock, it's a free all-day event that features some of the top Flash developers in the world doing presentations on how to best use the features in the Flash skillset. But it's a lot more than that. It's like a one-day party for Flash users. There's a free continental networking breakfast in the morning, a dinner at night and then live music and dancing into the weehours and all sorts of craziness happens (The all-night frisbee blowout of 2005 is still a classic). It's a mini-trade show with exhibitors showcasing Flash tools, agencies signing up people looking for work and much more.

And we'll be there too! LAdobe will have a booth at the show as we look for new members to sign up and give away books to new signups at the show via hourly drawings. We also want our current members to have a presence at the show so we plan member showcases where each hour, we'll have an LAdobe member take over the booth and showcasing their designs to all the attendees and making all sorts of new contacts. This will allow you to have a spot where you can get noticed and not have to 'work the floor' hoping someone will approach you. Now you'll have a spot to get all the attention you deserve!

So if you're interesting in participating, please email me immediately with your contact information and I'll work a spot for you in the program. We will only have a limited number of slots available so it's important you get your name on the list for one of the available hours. You do not have to display Flash work at the table. You can showcase any of your work that you desire. Just bring your laptop and/or a regular portfolio of your best work and good luck!

Whether you plan to showcase your work at our table, or just attend the event in general, we look forward to seeing you at LAFlashapaloozastock '08!

LAdobe at LAFlashapaloozastock
Entry posted on Nov 15, 2008 by ladobeugm

As many of you already know, the Los Angeles Flash User Group is planning their 3rd LAFlashapaloozastock on Saturday, December 6th at the AlmerBlank studios in Venice. If you're unfamiliar with LAFlashapaloozastock, it's a free all-day event that features some of the top Flash developers in the world doing presentations on how to best use the features in the Flash skillset. But it's a lot more than that. It's like a one-day party for Flash users. There's a free continental networking breakfast in the morning, a dinner at night and then live music and dancing into the weehours and all sorts of craziness happens (The all-night frisbee blowout of 2005 is still a classic). It's a mini-trade show with exhibitors showcasing Flash tools, agencies signing up people looking for work and much more.

And we'll be there too! LAdobe will have a booth at the show as we look for new members to sign up and give away books to new signups at the show via hourly drawings. We also want our current members to have a presence at the show so we plan member showcases where each hour, we'll have an LAdobe member take over the booth and showcasing their designs to all the attendees and making all sorts of new contacts. This will allow you to have a spot where you can get noticed and not have to 'work the floor' hoping someone will approach you. Now you'll have a spot to get all the attention you deserve!

So if you're interesting in participating, please email me immediately with your contact information and I'll work a spot for you in the program. We will only have a limited number of slots available so it's important you get your name on the list for one of the available hours. You do not have to display Flash work at the table. You can showcase any of your work that you desire. Just bring your laptop and/or a regular portfolio of your best work and good luck!

Whether you plan to showcase your work at our table, or just attend the event in general, we look forward to seeing you at LAFlashapaloozastock '08!

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