Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Production Efficiency

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Santa Monica Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401

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The Los Angeles InDesign User group held its second meeting after a two-year hiatus at the Martin Luther King Auditorium of the Santa Monica Library in Santa Monica, California. Some 40 people listened to Jonathan Levit discuss "production efficiencies," the tricks and techniques that allow one to create InDesign documents quickly.


User Group memeber Michael Newlon exhibited blow-ups of book covers he created using InDesign.


Thanks to Adobe and Photolibrary for providing the items to make the meeting a success -- to Adobe for the evening's major prize, and to Melissa Rhodes and Photolibrary for the sandwiches, cheese plates, cookies and drinks (wow!) plus a gift raffle. Is Melissa awesome or what? Geoff Chin won a copy of InDesign CS5 and Stephanie Sidney won a $25 gift certificate to Mittel's Art Center in Santa Monica. See the "Member Benefits" page for a Photolibrary discount for all User Group members.


And, by the way, congratulations to Jeffrey Schimsky who won a copy of InDesign CS5 at the July meeting in Culver City (but was not acknowledged in our July online meeting summary).



Upcoming Industry Events


David Blatner's InDesignSecrets Seminar comes to Los Angeles October 18-19. Day 1 is "InDesignSecrets: Tips and Techniques for Every InDesign User." Day 2 is "Beyond Print: EPUB and Interactive Documents." Along with the training participants get over $400 dollars worth of extras. See more details about it on the "Member Benefits" page, or go to http://indesignsecretslive.com. Get 10% off the registration price by using the discount code IDUG.


There's still time to register for Adobe MAX, which will take place October 23-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. User Group members get a $400 discount off the regular full conference pass price of $1,495. The discount is applicable to this conference pass only and cannot be combined with other offers. See the "Member Benefits" page for the coupon code and where to register.



Next Meeting


Meetings are held bimonthly on the third Thursday at various locations in the greater Los Angeles area. The next REGULAR meeting will be held November 18, 2010 in the Pasadena area.


However, as a result of many Adobe celebrities being in town on the occasion of Adobe MAX (October 23-27, 2010), we were able to snag the renowned Chris Converse for an EXTRA MEETING of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group on October 28, 2010. This extra meeting will be held overlooking the ocean at the Marina del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.




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