Los Angeles InDesign User Group

InDesign and Image Masking

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California 92648



Event Details


Ever have a masked image that didn’t quite look realistic? It probably had more to do with your strategy in InDesign than your skill in Photoshop. Matt Sullivan, Training Director for roundpeg, inc. will teach you to use the InDesign features needed for professional image masking, layer control and image transparency.


Matt will show you how to save both hard-edge and soft-edge masks in the same Photoshop file. He’ll demonstrate how to use InDesign’s Object Layer Options to modify layer visibility without modifying the placed Photoshop or Illustrator file. He’ll also explain how to use adjustment layers to optimize for any uncalibrated output devices you’re using. If you've ever placed an image and it didn't look like it was straight out of a national publication, this session will show you why!



About Matt Sullivan


Matt Sullivan has been working with Adobe software almost daily since 1988. Starting with version 2 of Illustrator (Illustrator 88) and with initial beta releases of almost everything else (including Photoshop and InDesign) he implemented and managed the initial desktop publishing/digital prepress departments in a dozen commercial print and prepress companies. Since the mid-'90s, Matt has been involved in software training. As a trainer, Adobe Authorized Training Center owner for 12 years, and now director of training for roundpeg, inc., Matt has helped students of all levels, and across most of Adobe’s product line.


Matt also represents Adobe at various conferences annually, gives webinars for both Adobe and roundpeg, and contributes to Adobe Development Center articles.


His company, roundpeg, inc., is a noted web development company, with training centers in San Francisco and Newport Beach. roundpeg offers training in Adobe desktop publishing, web development, technical communications and application development tools. (www.roundpeg.com)





5:30 p.m. - Meet and greet

6:00 p.m. - Welcome and announcements

6:15 p.m. - Presentation (with mid-presentation break)

8:30 p.m. - Raffles

9:00 p.m. - Goodbyes


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