Plug-in Potpourri. Extend Your Productivity and Creativity!

2009-08-27 - 2016-08-27 All day

A variety of CDPUG members will demonstrate their favorite plug-ins. Come and see how they use these cool third party products to increase their creativity and their productivity. And even their profitability.

Stan Kohn will demonstrate PhotomatixPro 3.1.3 for HDR (High Dynamic Range), and PDF Browser Plugin 2.3.1 which turns your web browser into a PDF viewer.

John O’Donell will demonstrate Firebug, a web development plug-in for FireFox, and YSlow, a plugin with tests and utilitiesthat help build faster web pages.

Spike Radway will demonstrate several Quicklook Plug-ins for Mac OS 10.5x Leopard.

Henry Lee will present the Adobe inDesign Plug-in Pattern Maker by Teacup Software. Pattern Maker makes powerful PostScript patterns for InDesign CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4. Henry will also present Comnet’s FoldUP3D plug-in for illustrator. FoldUP!3D 1.5 brings intuitive packaging design to Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10, and CS.

CDPUG President Janet Dodrill will present Adobe InDesign Plug-ins “Image Horn” and “Image Library Loader.” ImageHorn is a free plug-in designed to enable dynamic image fitting (‘horn’ like in ‘shoehorn’). Image Library Loader is a free tool that gives you a floating library-palette filled with images that are automatically retrieved from one or more folders.

Carolyn Lewis will also show a quick demo of OfficeTime, a time tracking product she reviewed for the CDPUG Blog and a follow up to our Creative Project Management program in May.

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    Topic: The 13th Annual CDPUG Showcase. Meeting Announcement & Call for Entries.
    Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Reception: 6:00 p.m.
    Meeting Starts: 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Keith Berr Productions, Inc.
    1420 East 31st Street, Cleveland, OH
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    Speakers: CDPUG Members & Special Volunteers
    Cost: Free for members and guests. Special Taco Bar Fiesta Menu!

    Join us at our very special meeting "showcasing" the talents and stories of CDPUG members, and a few select non-members, presented in a Five-Minute Portfolio format. Share your best work, what you enjoy, and who you are, using 20 slides that will auto-advance every 15 seconds, for a total of five high-energy minutes that will put the spotlight on your individuality and creativity. It’s an easy and really cool way to introduce yourself to your peers, make new contacts, and gain important potential referrals.

    Call For Entries Deadline:
    5:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th.
    To submit your entry or get more information, contact Spike Radway at programming@cdpug.org

    Preparation Help:
    For content to help you prepare for the 13th Annual CDPUG Showcase check out the links below:
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    Text explaining how to make a PDF Presentation using Photoshop CS5 

    Video of author Scott Berkun on Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk

    To see fantastic presentations from previous CDPUG Showcases, check out the CDPUG YouTube Channel.

    For more information or to sign up, please e-mail:
    programming@cdpug.org

    Please help with an RSVP

    While an RSVP is not required for our members and guests to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our catered food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!

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    We'll start by taking a brief tour around the current scene of AR and what creation/distribution platforms are the primary contenders in this space.  Creative uses for marketers, the thought process behind gamification, and covering commercial applications for the workplace will all be a focus of this presentation.

    Finally, we'll discuss the future of AR.  We'll examine the biggest players in this space (Facebook and Snapchat), what is Google building, and what Apple has cooked up (from a predictive standpoint).

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    Bill Myers (@vrbanist) is a Virtual and Augmented Reality Evangelist and consultant in Akron, Ohio. With experience at both Apple and several startups, Bill has traveled all over the world designing and curating experiences, all while sharing them through his VR learning platform, vrbanist.com. He started the Akron VR/AR Meetup two years ago, as well as the Cleveland VR/AR Meetup this past year. Bill has lectured at a number of other colleges in Northeast Ohio on both hardware and experience design.  His primary focus is to educate and inspire the next generation of creators to use VR & AR to solve world’s biggest issues.