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Interactive design without writing code —Design sophisticated interactive content and create functional interfaces in new Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 without writing code. Transform your unique vision into compelling online experiences using Flash Catalyst and deliver perfect project files to developers who use Adobe Flash Builder to add functionality and integration with servers and services.

Extraordinary image creation and editing —Use the Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended to explore lifelike, naturally-textured painting. Add dimension to your imagery with 3D extrusions using Adobe Repousse technology and make precise image selections more quickly and easily with new Truer Edge selection technology.

Innovative vector drawing and painting —Quickly and accurately represent depth and distance using new perspective tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5. You can now precisely control stroke width, arrowheads, and dashes (also called beautiful strokes). And use the new Bristle Brush to draw with the expressive quality of watercolors, oils, and pastels, but with the scalability and editability of vectors.

Industry-leading performance enhancements —Work faster thanks to multiple performance gains. New GPU-acceleration in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended enables quick image cropping, color picking, and brushwork. Work faster in high resolution due to native 64-bit support in Photoshop, Adobe After Effects CS5, and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5. The new Adobe Mercury engine speeds effects processing and rendering in Premiere Pro, and Dynamic Link is now dramatically faster.

CS Live online services integration —Accelerate time-consuming activities and collaborate widely using new CS Live online services that include Adobe CS Review for design feedback, Adobe BrowserLab to accurately test websites, Adobe Story for script development, and Acrobat.com to enhance communication around the globe.

Expressive motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects —Isolate moving foreground elements quickly in Adobe After Effects CS5 using the revolutionary new Roto Brush tool. Speed compositing with variable width mask feathering and new trackable masks. And start animating instantly using the new Auto-Animate button that automatically sets your starting keyframe to the current time.

Interactive documents and presentations —Create memorable documents and presentations complete with interactivity, motion, sound, and video in Adobe InDesign CS5. Enhance page layouts with rich media using new motion presets for easy animation creation. Take advantage of support for Flash video and MP3 audio file import to engage and excite your audiences.

Support for evolving web trends —Design and develop complex websites with exciting new enhancements to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Create dynamic websites more easily using Dreamweaver with full support for the leading content management frameworks, including Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.

Immersive interactive design and delivery —Fluidly animate complex jointed objects and create print-quality interactive typography in Adobe Flash Professional CS5. Add personality to your inverse kinematic motion with Spring, a new Bones tool attribute. New text capabilities include advanced styling controls. And new XML support provides tighter integration with other Adobe products.

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Adobe Flash Catalyst and the Designer/Developer Workflow


Rob Huddleston

ABOUT THE MEETUP SESSSION

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 software is the new RIA interaction design tool for creating Rich Internet Applications. You can transform Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing code, and leverage the reach and consistency of the Adobe Flash Platform. In this session Rob Huddleston (Adobe Certified Instructor and published author) will be giving us an overview of Adobe Flash Catalyst. Some of the topics will include:

Overview of Flash Platform and Catalyst’s Place in the Designer/Developer Workflow
Creating Interactive Designs
Transforming Static Artwork into Interactive Components
Using Pages and States
Smoothing Animation
Round-trip Editing with Adobe Illustrator CS5
Publishing to SWF and AIR
Adding Design-time Data
Using Layout Tools
Working with Video and Media
Integrating with Adobe Flash Builder

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rob Huddleston has been developing web pages and applications since 1994, and has been an instructor since 1999, teaching web and graphic design to thousands of students. Rob is an Adjunct Professor in the Interactive Media program at the Art Institute of California, Sacramento. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Expert, and Certified Developer, serves as an Adobe User Group Manager, has been named as an Adobe Community Professional for his volunteer work answering user questions in online forums. He also helps users as an expert moderator on Adobe’s Community Help system. Rob lives in Northern California with his wife and two children. Rob is the author of XML: Your visual blueprint™ for building expert websites using XML, CSS, XHTML, and XSLT; HTML, XHTML and CSS: Your visual blueprint™ for designing effective websites; Master VISUALLY: Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4 Professional, ActionScript 3: Your visual blueprint™ for creating interactive projects in Flash CS4 Professional, the Flash Catalyst CS5 Bible and the forthcoming Web Design: Your visual blueprint™ for creating expert Web sites. You can visit Rob’s blog at http://www.robhuddleston.com

SESSION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

May 17th – 12:30 – 1:30pm Eastern – this session will be delivered online live with Adobe Acrobat Connect so you can join us from the convenience of your work office or home.

http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform/

SESSION SKILL LEVEL

This session will be of interest to all levels of Flash designers and developers. Since Adobe Flash Catalyst is a new software solution, there is plenty to learn for Flash professionals of all levels.

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Adobe Flash CS5 New Features Free Webinar – May 3rd!


Tom Green

ONLINE FLASH PLATFORM MEETUP

Flash Professional CS5 will be shipping soon and it is packed with new features. In this session, industry leader and published author Tom Green will introduce some of the key features in the CS5 release including:

The New Text Layout Framework
Code Snippets
3 Party Classes and Code Introspection
Springs in Bones
Video Tools
Deco Tool
Interface Changes
FXG Format, and
Uncompressed Fla or XFL docs

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Adobe Flash Expert Tom Green

Tom Green has been involved with Post Secondary education for over a decade and an active member of the international, national and local New Media Communities. He is currently a Professor of Interactive Multimedia at the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada. Tom has an an impressive resume of nine books in seven years, a ton of speaking engagements, online tutorials, and plenty of successful Flash projects under his belt. Tom is a Adobe Community Expert, Community MX partner, and a really fun guy to hang around with at the Adobe MAX Conference!

Tom’s professional publications include:

Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers
Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers
Fireworks CS3 Essential Training
From After Effects to Flash: poetry in motion graphics
Foundation Flash 8 Video
Flash Professional 8: training from the source Release

SESSION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

May 3rd – 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern – this session will be delivered online live with Adobe Acrobat Connect so you can join us from the convenience of your work office or home.

For more information join the Online Flash Platform Meetup Group at:
http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform/

SESSION SKILL LEVEL

This session will be of interest to all levels of Flash designers and developers. However, since this is a Flash CS5 new features seminar, it is assumed that the attendees will have some experience working in previous versions of Adobe Flash Professional.

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Free Online Adobe Flex Seminar – April 19th, 2010



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Free Adobe Flash Webinar

ONLINE FLASH PLATFORM MEETUP GROUP

Join us for a free Adobe Flex Training Seminar – ‘Your Flex App Looks Like Poo’ – with Garth Braithwaite
Monday – April 19th, 2010

ABOUT THE SESSION

Garth is a well informed and very entertaining guy – in this online session we will be discussing design roles and give you some good ideas on how to take your Rich Internet Applications to the next level. We will be exploring skinning Workflows, skin requirements, creating custom preloaders, and overhauling the application interface.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Garth Braithwaite is a Senior Flex Developer at Rain where he specializes in Interaction Design in HTML/CSS/JS and on the Flash Platform. Additionally Garth hosts RIA Radio, a weekly podcast for O’Reilly and InsideRIA; co-authored The Flex 4 Cookbook; speaks at conferences like Flash and the City, 360|Flex, and MAX; and teaches. Garth is an Adobe Community Professional (ACP), an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for: Flex, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and InDesign. He can be found on twitter as GarthDB.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
For more information and to register for this online event, please join the Online Flash Platform Group.

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Adobe Flash Conference – FITC Amsterdam 2010


FITC began as a Flash festival back in 2002 and they have kept Flash at the core of most of the events; but they have also expanded and have continued to add more diverse topics over the years, ever expanding the scope and width of the events. From Adobe Flash to Motion Design, Adobe FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, FITC events always stand apart as unique and exciting experiences that inspire, educate and challenge.

The FITC events do a great job of bringing like-minded people together. Presenters and attendees who have a passion for the industry for, flash, design and the new and exciting; FITC events bring them together to learned, be inspired and challenged to improve.

The FITC conferences are all about the presentations; a variety of presentations both technical and creative, are presented by hand-picked Adobe Software creative professionals from around the world who are all eager to share their knowledge and expertise. Most of the FITC events have multiple tracks of presentations to choose from. BUT, what it is really all about is the networking. Being able to meet and talk to other people who share your passion for this industry. Meet them at the presentations, in the exhibitor hall, or at one of the evening parties. Oh yeah! PARTY! All fun and no play makes for a really boring conference! FITC parties are always a great time!

FITC is a great investment if you are an Adobe Flash Designer, Adobe Flash Developer, creative professional and anyone with an interest in Flash and digital media. From the technical presentations for the beginner, the intermediate, and advanced, to the inspirational creative sessions, there is always something to that will push your skills and help you learn.

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Adobe Flash CS4 Free Seminar – Tips, Tricks, and New Features

Wanna learn some tips, tricks, and new features of Adobe Flash CS4? Come on out to a free seminar in Atlanta, GA. During this short seminar I will be presenting the new features of Adobe Flash CS4 including – object based animation, motion editor, XFL import, SEO Tips and Tricks, and authoring for Adobe AIR. Other seminar speakers include Scott Talsma/Adobe Flex tips and tricks, and Scott DeLoach/Adobe Captivate tips and tricks.

This free Adobe Flash seminar will be at the open house on June 11th. The party starts at 6:30 and will include complementary food and drinks, free givaways including a full version of the Adobe Creative Suite CS4, 2-day training class, free weekend getaway at the Hyatt Place Atlanta, free complementary passes to the Motion Graphics Festival in Atlanta, and more.

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June 11, 2009 – 6:30pm

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