Los Angeles InDesign User Group

What's New in InDesign CC 2014 and Muse CC 2014


Thu, September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM


REAL Creative Space


6207 W. 87th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90045


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Meeting Topic: What's New in InDesign CC 2014 and Muse CC 2014


A major advantage of the Creative Cloud is that Adobe updates its components from time to time throughout the year rather than saving them all up for a major new release. That said, Adobe has updated both InDesign and Muse in the last few months adding major new features. New InDesign features include: color groups, find/change enhancements, footnote enhancements, scale effects, Behance integration, enhanced packaging, QR codes within data merge, HiDPI support for Windows and EPUB enchancements, among other things. Muse was re-built from the ground up with 64-bit support. New features include: Self-hosted fonts, bulleted and numbered lists, reCAPTCHA spam protection, checkboxes, right-to-left language support, 100% width slideshow, in-app preview and in-browser editing, among other things. Muse now sports the dark UI and looks and functions more like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.


In this presentation, Adobe Certified Expert Chana Messer and LAID Co-Manager DeShawn Burton take you on a tour of all the new good stuff.




About Chana Messer


Chana Messer has taught at the university level for 30 plus years in the fields of fine art and digital imaging in the Departments of Visual Arts at UCLA and USC School of Cinematic Arts. She also teaches in the corporate world as a lead instructor at the Walt Disney Company and as a staff trainer at Training Connection and Accelerate Computer Training, both Adobe Certified Learning centers. In addition to lecturing, Chana is a current contributor to the new Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, wrote a new course for Peachpit’s MyGraphicsLab online learning program: Illustrator CC, and is tech editor/adviser for Against the Clock Illustrator CC book. Chana is manager of the IllustratorLA User Group.




About DeShawn Burton


DeShawn Burton is currently working as an independent contractor out of Gardena, California. He develops methods and procedures to minimize cost while providing the highest level of quality assurance across various media from hand-held Digital Content to Super Scalar Outdoor Displays. And working to optimize Content Management Projects from Databases Management to National Marketing Campaigns. With a background in graphic arts, marketing, programming, database management and engineering, he is a specialist in converting complex process and information into simplified steps and presentable material. DeShawn studied at the University of California, San Diego. He is co-manager of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group.






7:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet

7:15 p.m. - Presentation (with mid-presentation break)

9:30 p.m. - Raffles

10:00 p.m. - Goodbyes




REAL Creative Space


Founded by Kathleen Marinaccio and Tina Cho, REAL Creative Space offers creative workshops, kids camps, co-working/conference room rental and indie art boutique -- for students, professionals and families. REAL hosts events and donates a portion of profits to rejuvenate arts in education.




Free Parking


REAL Creative Space is located adjacent to a shopping center. Free parking is available on the street in front of the building, in the shopping center parking lot behind and the parking lot to the west of the facility.




Farthest Attendee


The person who travels the farthest to attend the meeting will receive a one-year subscription to InDesign Magazine. This prize has a $69 value. If everyone is kinda sorta in the area, then this prize will go the person who just had or is about to have a birthday.







Value $774.00



Value $349.00

50 high resolution photos or vector images per month for three months. (two raffles)



Value $299.00

Full access to the entire Stock Layout template library for three months.


• SOFTWARE: in5 from Ajar Productions

Value $219.00


• 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: FlightCheck Version 7 for Mac from Markzware

Value $199.00


• SOFTWARE: Font Agent Pro 6 for Mac from Insider Software

Value $99.95


• SOFTWARE: Stylism for Illustrator CS5 to CC 2014 from Astute Graphics

Value $50.00


• SOFTWARE: iDML iPad App for iPad from DTP Tools

Value $19.00


• SOFTWARE: ColliderScribe for Illustrator CS5 to CC 2014 from Astute Graphics

Value $15.00


• TICKETS: LA Web Professionals Meeting

Value $7.99 (four raffles)







Ajar Productions

Astute Graphics

DTP Tools



InDesign Magazine

LA Web Professionals


O’Reilly Press

Peachpit Press

Stock Layouts



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