Join LAdobe on Thursday night, January 26th at 7pm at NextSpace at 9415 Culver Blvd. in Culver City. Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm (on some streets) and you can also park for free at various indoor parking lots located throughout Downtown Culver City. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

For our first meeting of 2012,we will focus on a program we haven’t looked at in a long time. And one of the programs that has seen some of the greatest amount of change in the entire Adobe Creative Suite. That program is InDesign. A program known mainly for print designers, but it is starting to offer unique, interactive features as well.

Beverly Houwing of the Squid GalleryThe majority of our presentation will be from noted Photoshop and InDesign authority, Beverly Houwing. Beverly runs the Squid Gallery and is a noted photographer and artist. She has had her works shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond. For this presentation, Beverly will show off many of the unique effects and styles available to InDesign users and how to get the best results out of them.

Her topics will include how to apply styles creatively and efficiently: Demystifying complex styles: Next Style, Nested Styles, Smart Text Reflow, Keep Options, building a table of contents, bulleted & numbered lists, creating Cross References & using GREP with Styles and Conditions. She’ll also cover working with Photoshop files and Illustrator files in InDesign to manage layers, layer comps and edit content and creating “layer masks” in InDesign. Using Effects and transforming type for cool styles. Finally, she’ll look into how to create a fantastic Preflight Profile for the way you need to have publications printed and sharing it with those who need to build their documents using the same guidelines.

From there, LAdobe’s own Adam Bell of dataTV, will focus on some of the new interactive features regarding InDesign with ePublishing and the Digital Publishing Suite. How are magazines from Wired to Vanity Fair moving from the print space to the iPad? In this session, Adam will show examples of this and then explain how they accomplish this…directly from InDesign! No Flash, Dreamweaver, Edge or any interactive tool is required.

Well have snacks from our new sponsor, Gamer Food, as well as book prizes from our various sponsors and another prize pack from NewEgg. Remember, our next meeting will be in Culver City so make sure you make a note of it and we’ll see you on January 26!