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Switchblade Creative Studios and Adobe present “Bert Monroy, Part II: Photoshop Filters and 3D Workflow”

October 12th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 13th at Adobe offices, 601 Townsend, San Francisco, CA

6pm – 8:30pm

Bert Monroy, Part II: Photoshop Filters and 3D Workflow

Bert Monroy is considered one the world’s leading Photoshop painters. He

returns for a presentation to teach and inspire. He will share with you

many of the techniques he has developed in the creation of his

internationally renowned work.

If you think you know everything there is to know about Photoshop, you

must attend this event. If you were at his last appearance, you know he

will cover a lot of ground. Bert will teach you features of Photoshop most

people overlook — not just how things work, but, most importantly, why.

You’ll come away with a renewed excitement about what Photoshop allows you

to create.

Bert will show you how to use filters in ways you never thought possible.

He will show you how to take a blank screen and create imagery that

will force the viewer to question whether the image is real or an

illusion.

ALSO: Bert will also show new exciting 3D workflows for creative designers

who want to learn about Photoshop CS5 Extended’s 3D capabilities. There

are many simple 3D effects one can use for many different creative outputs

that many people aren’t aware of and Bert will wow us with these

techniques.

This event promises to be not only educational but inspirational. You will

be left with the motivation to take Photoshop and your imagination

to heights you never thought possible.

More about Bert:

Bert Monroy is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. His work has

been seen in many magazines and scores of books. He has served on

the faculty of many well known institutions, lectured around the

world and appeared on hundreds of TV shows internationally. Bert hosted a

weekly podcast called “Pixel Perfect” for Revision3.com. He was a monthly

regular on The Screen Savers TV show for almost 4 years.

He co-authored “The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook”, the first book on

Photoshop plus many other books since. His latest books, “Photoshop

Studio with Bert Monroy: Digital Painting” has gotten critical

acclaim around the world. Bert writes a column for Photoshop User.

Bert serves a client list that includes Apple Computer, Adobe Systems,

AT&T, American Express, Pixar Animation, Disney Animation and

Lockheed/Martin. Bert has also worked in the motion picture

industry for Industrial Light and Magic, Pacific Data Images, and

R/Greenberg.

In 2004 Bert was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

We are very excited to have Bert join us again!

Thank you Bert Monroy For Your Inspiring Presentation

July 15th, 2011

I was honored to host the night's presentation with Bert Monroy for Switchblade's San Franciso Photoshop Users Group.

Switchblade hosted a very spectacular 2 1/2 hour presentation with Photoshop pioneer and renowned digital artist, Bert Monroy. With nearly 300 Photoshop User Group members RSVP’d, it was a packed house and our captivated audience just couldn’t get enough!

Bert showed us some of his most stunningly beautiful artwork, digital art so realistic that even when viewing enlarged at 500% it is unbelievable. His mastery of Photoshop tools that leaves us wishing we could be so talented. He showcased his four-year project, Times Square (which took 7 minutes to load at HALF its actual size!) and graciously raffled his DVD of how he tackled and eventually completed his masterpiece.

Bert shared so much, and still wished he had time to talk about filters and 3D! Most certainly we can’t wait to have him return and grace us with his talent for another evening.

 

Many thanks goes  to  Zorana Gee, our Photoshop Product Manager and co-host for the evening.

Photoshop Till You Drop: “Lightroom Tips and Tricks” With Tom Hogarty

June 9th, 2011
Adobe Lightroom Manager, Tom Hogarty

Adobe Lightroom Manager, Tom Hogarty

We’re excited to host our next Photoshop Till You Drop on June 9th with Lightroom expert Tom Hogarty. Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty leads a session on Lightroom tips and tricks. Learn important methods for speeding your workflow, getting the most out of your images and extending Lightroom with key plug-ins.  Tom will focus on real world workflows and will and share tips from his experience as the Lightroom product manager since 2005.

Our members have been long awaiting his return since his showstopping presentation on Lightroom last year left the audience wanting more.

 

Photoshop Till You Drop is the San Francisco Photoshop Users Group, co-managed with Switchblade Creative Studios by our partner, Adobe, and Photoshop Product Manager and Author, Zorana Gee.

Is Print Dead? Find out at Visual Media 2011

March 8th, 2011

Switchblade Creative Studios founder, Marie Macaspac,  will explore the topic of print and how it fits with today’s marketing strategies in a panel discussion at the Visual Media  2011 Conference on May 12, 2011 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.

Marie will be the Panel Moderator, delving into topics and questions that explore the fears and the successes of those who built their careers and businesses in the print and publishing world. Our esteemed Panel Speakers provide insight in how they survived the changes in the print industry and came out on top, but not without a few scrapes and bruises.

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Take Your Knowledge of Print Marketing to Online Mediums

For many years, being well versed in graphic design and marketing meant understanding the ins-and-outs of printing. Although those principles remain important, they keep close company with web design, social media, and email marketing. The list goes on with more to come. This session will explore the broad spectrum of industry professionals. They will discuss their challenges and successes, and how they made the transition from print-focused collateral to online mediums.

Panel Moderator:
Marie Rochelle Macaspac, Co-Founder / Creative Director of Switchblade Creative Studios

Panel Speakers:

Jane Goldman, Founder of  CHOW.com

Steve Decker, Founder of Zooka Creative

Jessica Greenwalt, Freelance Graphic Designer, www.jgreenwalt.com

Mark Rogers, Owner of Mark Rogers Photography

 

Interested in contributing to the discussion? Please send your questions, and we’ll consider them for our panel discussion.

Adobe Photoshop Exploritory Research with Designers

April 13th, 2010

Photoshop CS5As managers of the Photoshop Users Group in San Francisco, we are privy to great opportunities for designers. Here’s a great one directly from Adobe:

Adobe User Research will be conducting customer visits to collect feedback on Photoshop from graphic designers in the San Francisco Bay Area April 15-22nd. Ultimately, our goal is to understand more about the designers workflow with PS and share some future concepts for Photoshop with the designer to collect their thoughts/opinions. All participants will need to agree to sign an NDA to participate.

If you are interested in being considered for this study, please complete a survey screener.

Thank you for your interest and time!

Thanks,
Petra Uebel
Adobe User Research Recruiter

Learn How to Design iPhone Apps with Photoshop

January 12th, 2010

iPhone App DesignSwitchblade Creative Studios proudly organizes a Photoshop Users Group hosted right in the Adobe offices in San Francisco!  The meet-ups are intended for users novice through expert levels and speakers (sometimes Adobe engineers) are authorities in their field.  We share insight, get sneak previews to unreleased software and lucky attendees walk away with valuable prizes.

On Thursday evening, February 4, 2010, Marine Leroux of Bamboudesign Inc. will show how to efficiently design iPhone apps with Photoshop. Through a step by step method combined with tips for smart user experience design, she’ll guide you from sketching an app interface to designing it in Photoshop, building libraries and template files to expedite the design process. She’ll define Apple’s design requirements and the workflow between design, development, and publishing of an iPhone app to the App Store.

Visit our Meetup page for more information and to RSVP for our next event so you may Learn How to Design iPhone Apps with Photoshop.