July 9: Adobe Create Now 2014

Join LAdobe and the entire Southern California Adobe communities as we gather together at the Belasco Theater at 1050 South Hill Street in Downtown Los Angeles for the annual Adobe Create Now tour.

The CreateNow tour gives Adobe Creative Cloud users the change to check out the newest features in Adobe Creative Cloud web, print, broadcast and graphic design programs. No matter what facet of Adobe CC you use, there will be something there for you.

Presenters include Jason Levine, Patti Sokol, Paul Trani and Terry White

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Create Now Agenda

12:30 pm  Registration, device bar and networking

1:30 pm  Discover Adobe Creative Cloud

  • How Creative Cloud works
  • New features in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere Pro CC and AfterEffects CC  that make everyday tasks easier and faster.

2:45 pm  Special guest talk by featured designer

3:15 pm  Break

3:30 pm  New Creative Workflows

  • Easy accessible 3D printing in Photoshop CC
  • How graphic designers can create stunning web sites without writing code using Muse CC
  • Tips for using Photoshop CC and Lightroom to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the web

3:30 pm  Enterprise IT Track:  Benefits of Creative Cloud for Enterprise

  • Streamlined license management with Adobe Enterprise Dashboard and Adobe Creative Cloud Packager
  • Enterprise-level customer care for IT and creative teams
  • Simplified budgeting and purchasing with a single, term-based contract customized to suit your organization’s needs

5:00 pm  WrapUp  and Q&A

We’ll even have a few surprises – don’t miss this event!

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June 26: Shopify Development and Edge Code

Join LAdobe on Thursday night, June 26 at 7pm at our new location at WeWork at 7083 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. WeWork is an great co-working space and a big supporter of the local tech community. Free parking is available a couple of blocks away at side streets between Hollywood and Sunset Blvds. You can also use the lot where CVS and Fresh & Easy are located at $2.25 per hour.

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Shopify and Edge CodeFor this session, we’re going to look into e-commerce with one of the hottest e-commerce systems around, Shopify. Shopify is one of a number of self-hosted e-commerce systems with a large variety of features. But it also has it’s own programming language called ‘Liquid’, which is based on Ruby on Rails.

How difficult is Shopify and Liquid to use? How does it compare to more standard and familiar Content Management Systems like WordPress and Drupal. Our own Adam Bell of dataTV has spent the last year looking deep into Shopify and what can and can’t be done. He’ll share his advice and also how to code Liquid or any code using one of the more recent additions to Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Edge Code. Built on top of Adobe’s Brackets Open Source project, Edge Code allows you to easily edit your HTML, CSS, Javascript and in this case, Liquid, rather easily. Adam will show how both Shopify and Edge Code work together.

Well have food courtesy of IPS All-Natural Egg White Chips and drinks courtesy of Hubert’s Lemonade and prizes from Astute Graphics and O’Reilly. We hope to see you back in Hollywood for our look at E-Commerce and Edge Code on June 26th!

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