June 3, 2010

LA Web Professionals Group June 2010 meeting –

Illustrator CS5 Deep Dive

Part 1: Introducing Adobe Illustrator CS5 New topics by Chana Messer
Perspective Drawing
Beautiful Strokes
Bristle Brush
Shape Builder tool
Drawing enhancements
Resolution-independent effects
Create interactivity without writing code
Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices
Multiple artboard enhancements
Ease of use with Brushes, Strokes and more

Part 2: Working with Illustrator CS5 by Chana Messer
Best way to work with the Pen Tool
Creating Effect and Style.
Working with Gradient Mesh tool
3D Effects

Speaker Bio – Chana Messer:

Teaching at the university level for over 20 years in the fields of fine art, life drawing, oil and acrylic on canvas, and papermaking, at Parsons College in NYC and at UCLA, Chana turned her attention to advanced computer graphics and digital imaging, for which she has now been teaching some 15 years at UCLA, Otis College of Art & Design, California State University, and Santa Monica College. Chana is the lead instructor for the UCLA Visual Arts Department, conducting specialized seminars on top of ongoing courses. Similarly, she is the lead instructor for Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney Animation. Chana is an Adobe Certified Expert, and provides specialized training in Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat, as well as Corel Painter, Microsoft Power Point, and Apple Keynote.Chana is part of the Adobe Professional Freelance Team, Adobe Partners, Adobe Community Professional and an Adobe User Group Manager. As such she has been invited to present at Adobe events at Mac World and AIGA and other events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Tel Aviv, and others.

Chana is the owner of a small design company Mac in Art- from concept to Design, specializing in creating corporate identity, branding, movie poster and much more. Chana is part owner of a small catering company G.F.C. in Santa Monica, and her food sponsors events like Adobe Groups meeting www.chanamesser.com

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