Join LAdobe on Thursday night, May 27th at 7pm at the offices of The Phelps Group at the corner of 9th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

Colin Smith of Photoshop CafeFor our May meeting we’ll be continuing the celebration of  the launch of Adobe Creative Suite 5 with a night of dedicated to everyone’s favorite app in Creative Suite, Photoshop. For this event, we’re bringing in one of our most popular presenters, Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe, who’ll be showing off many of the new features of Photoshop CS5 and some tips and tricks on how to best use them. Colin is one of the top authorities on Photoshop and other Adobe applications and we haven’t had Colin present to LAdobe in over two years and this is the first time he’ll be presenting on the Westside. This promises to be one event to remember, so make sure you put it in your calendar!

In addition, we’ll have the finals of Photoshop Idol 2010. We’ll have our three MiniMAX X logo design finalist, Elvia Hernandex, Olia Vradiy, and Ed Ward will show off their designs and our judges as well as our audience, will help decide the winning design! The winner receives a copy of CS5, a bunch of Peachpit Press books and much more. Come on and help decide who’ll be the next great design star in Los Angeles.

We’ll have lots of beverages from Function and we’re working on some additional surprises. the Phelps Group also will provide free soda and coffee and we should have some additional food and drink sponsors to announce soon. Remember, we totally packed the Phelps Group for our last meeting so make sure you get there on time. We hope to see you in Santa Monica on the 27th! Come celebrate CS5 and LAdobe’s 4th anniversary!