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SAWS Meeting Calendar

 

All SAWS meetings are free and open to anyone (teens thru adult) with an interest in Adobe and, most especially, web design which is the main focus of the San Antonio Web Spinners. We meet the 1st Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted.

You'll find the program topics of each meeting below. Throughout the year, we try to offer other learning series to further your knowledge.

All monthly meetings feature two program topics. The Long Program is 30-35 minutes in length. The Short Program is 15-20 minutes in length. On rare occasions, the topics may have to be substituted or adjusted due to unforeseen speaker circumstances.

Email us at sawebspinners@gmail.com if you have a topic that would be of interest to you and others that relates to our mission of "Designing Websites Through the Use of Dreamweaver and Other Adobe-related products"?


May 6, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "Hands-on Tutorial Creator in Adobe Animate 2021": Gay Carnes will show you how to create your own “how to” tutorials for demonstrating your work processes to students.

Short Program: "Has It Been Photoshopped?": Joe Houde will answer the everyone has asked. Now Photoshop can reveal those changes to you. This is a program you won't want to miss.

Short Program: "The Creative World of Adobe Photoshop", Part 3: Brushes": Kay Guenther continues her 3-part series on features you may not be familiar with in Photoshop: Actions, Patterns, & Brushes. In this third part, Kay will show you how to add the WOW factor to your designs as you find the exact brush you need to let your creativity flow with digital drawing, painting, and lettering in Adobe Photoshop.

June 3, 2021, meeting programs:

"Adobe Mobile Apps": This meeting will focus on presentations of several Adobe Mobile Apps. How they are used and their capabilities to enhance your workflow.


"Photoshop Express": Presented by Kay Guenther: This app gives you everything you need to quickly edit and transform images so they stand out on social and everywhere else. And with the option to add Premium features, you can make advanced edits in a snap. (Available for iPhone, iPad or Android devices)

"Adobe Scan Mobile": Presented by Kay Guenther: Now your scanner is in your back pocket. You no longer need to keep piles of paper or stuff your wallet with receipts. The free Adobe Scan mobile app works on your mobile device, scans documents into PDFs, and automatically recognizes text. (Available for iPhone, iPad or Android devices

"Photoshop Mix": Presented by Gay Carnes: The app that brings serious Photoshop editing to your mobile device. Photoshop Mix lets you cut out and combine elements from different images, blend layers and apply looks on your iPhone, iPad or Android device - all compatible with Photoshop

"Photoshop Fix": Presented by Gay Carnes: With the new Photoshop Fix on your iPhone, iPad or iPad Pro, you can liquify, heal, lighten, color, and adjust your images to perfection - then easily share them across other Adobe Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps. (Not available for Android devices)

"Overview of Capture": Presented by Joe Houde: Click. Capture. Create. Transform images on your mobile device into creative building blocks for all your designs with our powerful vector converter app. (Available for iPhone, iPad or Android devices)

"Adobe Cloud 1-year Subscription Giveaway": We give away 2 Adobe Cloud Subscriptions each year, in June and December. Qualifying is through a ticket system, whereby you earn tickets for such things as attendance, bringing in new members, participating through presentations, etc. Click here to download and view the ticket rules.

July 1, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "Adobe Capture" Presented by Joe Houde: Through a use of a combination of useful tools, such as materials, type, shapes, colors, looks, patterns, brushes, Capture can be used in many of the Adobe applications. Find a font you don't recognize or turn a logo on a business card into a vector, etc.

Short Program: "Photoshop Masks" Presented by Kay Guenther: You'll learn how to add layer masks to your images which is Photoshop's tool to apply something to a very specific portion of an image.


August 5, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "TBA"

Short Program:"Photoshop Smart Objects" Presented by Kay Guenther: Smart Objects preserve an image's source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.

September 2, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "TBA"

Short Program: "TBA"

October 7, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "TBA"

Short Program: "TBA"

November 4, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "TBA"

Short Program: "TBA"

May 6, 2021, meeting programs:

Long Program: "TBA"

Short Program: "TBA"

"Adobe Cloud 1-year Subscription Giveaway": We give away 2 Adobe Cloud Subscriptions each year, in June and December. Qualifying is through a ticket system, whereby you earn tickets for such things as attendance, bringing in new members, participating through presentations, etc. Click here to download and view the ticket rules.