Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Regular Meeting


CS Apps for Dummies:

What They Do and Which One to Choose if More Than One Do the Same Thing


Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

6-9 p.m.

Otis College of Art and Design

Ahmanson Hall Forum, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045



Continuing the policy of holding meetings in various locations so that it’s in someone’s backyard at least once during the year, the November meeting will be held in in Westchester near Los Angeles International Airport. And guess what? Parking is free and plentiful.


You know the Big Four: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. But what about the other 16 Creative Suite applications and six services? Do you know what they do and when to use them? For instance, several CS applications can do animation. When should you use one over the other? Get answers at this meeting.


• Learn the difference between the Creative Suite and the Creative Cloud.

• Discover what each CS application does.

• Get up to speed on how the Creative Cloud serves up software.

• Gain insight on choosing the right application from those that perform similar functions.

• Understand the difference between buying software outright and paying for monthly access.

• Find out about Creative Cloud offerings for students and teachers.


Many of us work by habit, doing things the way we first learned them. Discover new CS tools that are just waiting to be used. You’ll never work the same way again!


Students, beginners and experienced users can benefit from the powerful information that will be offered at this meeting. If you know the basic programs, you’ll go up and beyond! If you don’t, this is the perfect place to begin.



About the Presenter


Theresa Jackson has nearly 30 years’ experience in graphic production and design. After obtaining her BA from UCLA, she spent several years in manual pre-press technology, and transitioned to the emerging realm of digital editing and retouching of photographic images in 1989. Her fine art photography is displayed regularly at locations throughout San Diego County. Since 2001, she has been the successful proprietor of Orchard View Color, a graphic design business, and she currently teaches Digital Darkroom through UCSD Extension. Theresa is a regular columnist for Sign of the Times magazine, and is a two-time Guru Award Winner (Artistic category, 2010, 2012) from Photoshop World.



About the Host


Special thanks to Kathleen Marinaccio of Otis College of Art and Design who moved heaven and earth to make the college available to us. She will co-facilitate the meeting along with our own DeShawn Burton.





7:00 p.m. - Meet and greet

7:30 p.m. - Welcome and announcements

7:45 p.m. - Presentation (with mid-presentation break)

9:45 p.m. - Raffles

10:00 p.m. - Goodbyes



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.



Special Extra Raffle


• SOFTWARE: Adobe Creative Cloud

Value $599.88

Full access to the Creative Cloud for an entire year



Regular Raffles (Not That They're Not Special Too)


• SOFTWARE: one eDocker product

Value to $995.00

Your choice of ONE of the following:

eDocker2, eDocker Tablet Publisher


• SOFTWARE: one Adobe CS6 product

Value to $699.00

Your choice of ONE of the following:

InDesign CS6, InCopy CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, Flash Professional CS6, Flash Catalyst CS6


• SOFTWARE: Markzware product

Value to $399.00

Your choice of ONE of the following:

Q2ID plugin, ID2Q, PUB2ID, PageZephyr, FlightCheck, PDF2DTP



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.


• PUBLICATION: InDesign Magazine

Value $69.00



Value $49.00








InDesign Magazine



Stock Layouts

O’Reilly Press

Peachpit Press



Extra December Meeting


In addition to our regularly scheduled November and January meetings, there will be an extra December meeting at which Brian Wood will speak on Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition. Save December 20. And in the spirit of holiday giving, the big raffle prize of the evening will be Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, a prize worth $1899.00.



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