Here are sessions I will be doing at MAX this year, but there are many more for you to check out. Historically MAX has always been an event for developers, but in the past few years we've started adding content for designers as well, going into the depth of our creative solutions (read Adobe Master Collection) adding content around designing for Print, Web, Interactivity, and Video. Well then, in a reality where Designers and Developers increasingly collaborate (or should be), it is necessary, if not critical, to mix and match both worlds and discover what each can do to accelerate business through alliance.
InDesign CS4 In Depth
Leave my hands-on lab with the power to harness InDesign for both print and digital publishing projects. Whether you're a novice or an intermediate InDesign user, this lab will walk you through creating and publishing a document from start to finish. Learn how to set up a new document, import text and graphics, create styled tables, keep track of links, apply creative effects to your design, preflight using custom profiles, and ultimately publish your document for print or the web. This comprehensive session will include tips and tricks to help you deliver documents in less time, with fewer clicks. [Skill: General Audience; When: Monday, October 5th at 5pm, and Tuesday, October 6th at 8:30am]
Using Your Skills in Photoshop and Illustrator to Create Content for Flash Player
In this hands-on lab you'll learn how to take the skills you already have in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to quickly create content that can be viewed with Flash Player. Discover many new techniques that don't involve code and that allow you to add unique, visually interesting elements to your online projects. For example, learn how to create an animated marquee rather than just a static visual. [Skill: Advanced; When: Tuesday, October 6th at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 7th at 9am and at 1:30pm]
Creative Suite 4 Evangelists' Shootout
Join in the fun for one of the most entertaining hours at MAX. This session pits the worldwide evangelists for Creative Suite (me, Greg Rewis, Jason Levine, and Paul Burnett) against each other in a creative "cage match". From Flash to Dreamweaver, After Effects to Encore, InDesign to Photoshop, there's no telling what amazing tips, tricks, and inspiring techniques these folks will share with you -- all in an effort to out-do each other! Your votes will determine the winner. [Skill: General Audience; When: Monday, October 5th at 2pm, and Wednesday, October 7th at 11am]