Check out upcoming AIGA Events all about new Adobe products: CS6, Creative Cloud and Muse

With so many exciting Adobe developments coming out, from Creative Cloud, to Muse, to the CS6 suite, it’s a great time to connect with the local design networking groups like AIGA, the professional association for design, and Adobe User Groups to stay informed of all the latest tips and tricks in design software.

Adobe CS6

Watch this video about some of the new features in the Adobe CS6 suite:

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising recently announced that all new and currently enrolled students will be receiving a licensed copy of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium this Summer. FIDM Students earning their Graphic Design degree or Digital Media degree will receive the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Flash Builder 4.6.

“CS6 is going to open up a whole new set of options for students,” says Gene LeBrock, the Director for the Digital Media program at FIDM. “It allows the user to experience effects in real time. The dynamic linking between Premier Pro and After Effects is a real advantage and we’re going to start teaching Premier Pro more aggressively in the program.”

The LA Adobe User Group will be hosting an event on June 10 all about new CS6 features:

Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud 6 Launch

Date: Sunday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
$25 + $2.37 fee Early Bird Member before May 18
$30 + $2.37 fee Early Bird Non-member before May 18
For additional ticket pricing, details, click here.

Details: CS6 came out sizzling with a ton of innovation and new ways of doing things! Whether you are a graphic artists, motion designer, app maker, photographer, editor, animator, web geek, or digital publishing guru… there is a little something for everyone. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the newest features, hands-on workshops and a new way to work collaboratively. You don’t want to miss this one!


Adobe MUSE

Watch the video below with highlights about Adobe Muse:

AIGA Los Angeles has announced a series of workshops dedicated to Adobe Muse, a new no-code-required Web design platform that is under development.

“Using a similar approach to design with tools similar to Photoshop and InDesign, Muse enables graphic designers to plan, design and publish HTML Websites without restrictive templates and writing long lines code,” says AIGA/LA. “In just one day you’ll learn how to use these great sets of design and layout features to deliver a professional and creative websites based on the latest web standards.”

Check out details for this event below:

Adobe Muse: No Code Required

AIGA/LA Muse Event

Date: Monday, May 14 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum of Tolerance
Simon Wiesenthal Plaza
9786 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
$15 – AIGA Student Members
$15 – AIGA Members
$25 – Student Non-Members
$30 – Non-Members
Register here.

Details: We are thrilled to announce Adobe Muse, one in a series of our highly anticipated workshops this year. Muse is the most innovative applications from Adobe yet. Using a similar approach to design with tools similar to Photoshop and InDesign, Muse enables graphic designers to plan, design and publish HTML websites without restrictive templates and writing long lines code. In just one day you’ll learn how to use these great sets of design and layout features to deliver a professional and creative websites based on the latest web standards. Due to high demand and limited seating, this is one of three identical workshops you can attend. The next dates would be June 18 and July 16. Note: Adobe workshops fill up quickly. Early registration is highly suggested.

– Feel free to bring your laptop to the event to follow along with the presentation (optional)
– Download the free trial of Muse before attending
– One lucky attendee will win a copy of CS6

Adobe Creative Cloud

Watch the video below about Adobe’s new Creative Cloud service:

Adobe just announced the launch of Adobe Creative Cloud, a creative hub “where you can explore, create, publish, and share your work using Adobe Creative Suite desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps, and services together for a complete ideation-to-publishing experience. The vision of Adobe Creative Cloud is to turn previously difficult, disparate workflows into one intuitive, natural experience, allowing you to create freely and deliver ideas on any desktop, tablet, or handheld device.”
The AIGA San Francisco is hosting a special workshop this Friday all about Adobe CS6 and Creative Cloud. Check out details below:

Adobe Mystery Workshop Revealed: CS6 & Creative Cloud

Adobe sneak peak workshop hosted by AIGA/SF

Date: Friday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Adobe San Francisco
601 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
AIGA Members: 5.00
Non-Members: 10.00
Student Members: 5.00
Student Non-Members: 7.00
Register here.

Details: Be one of the first to hear about the new and exciting things coming our way from Adobe—and get a peek into the possibilities from Adobe CS6 and Adobe Creative Cloud presented by AIGA SF and Adobe. A membership to Creative Cloud provides more benefits than simply owning desktop software. You’ll get all the CS tools, Adobe Touch Apps, and services, plus new features, products, and services as soon as they are Released — meaning immediate access to the latest Adobe innovations at no extra cost. The workshop instructor, Keith Gilbert, is the principal of Gilbert Consulting. He brings a unique combination of technical computer training and a graphic arts background to each training and consulting project.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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