January 05, 2009

PUGs (Photoshop User Groups) in SJ, SF this week

The PS User Groups in San Jose and San Francisco are busy this week, holding a pair of events.  Tomorrow night the San Jose group meets:


Vincent Isola from Genesis Photography will talk us through a typical capture to ready-to-print workflow. The following topics will be covered in detail:


  • Explain color management thought process and workflow and importance of screen to print matching.
  • Convert raw files.
  • Open images to be worked on in CS3 and prep for print.
  • Explain printer drivers and cover color management options.
  • Discuss different paper types and their characteristics.

We’ll have pizza and drinks at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7:00, in the Park Conference Room of Adobe Systems’ East Tower, 321 Park Avenue, San Jose. If the security guard at the parking entrance asks for an Adobe contact, use Bryan O’Neil Hughes’s name.  Please RSVP to Dan Clark.



On Thursday the group in SF meets:


Come join the 2009 kick-off of “Photoshop till you drop” – a San Francisco-based user group for Photoshop fanatics. We’ll kick off these meetings with Photoshop Product Manager, Zorana Gee who will take us through a tour of all the new features in Photoshop CS4 and even a taste of 3D in Photoshop CS4 Extended. Her demo will include (but not limit to) new GPU enhancements, time-saving workflow improvements with the new adjustments and mask panels, greatly improved stitching capabilities for both panoramas and a stack of images and a whole bunch of little things that make a huge difference.


The event starts Thursday at 6:45 PM at Adobe’s San Francisco office (601 Townsend St.).  Please RSVP here.

Posted by John Nack at 10:39 AM on January 05, 2009


  • Keith — 1:51 PM on January 05, 2009

    Thanks to Adobes terrific support Photoshop User Group are popping up here & there. I’m one of the organizers for one here in Los Angeles.
    It’s great way to meet other Photoshoppers. We’re meeting 1/16 & Adobes Rick Miller’s doing a preso: What’s New in PS CS4.

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