Tigz Rice Gives a Masterclass in Lightroom

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
Film Oxford (OFVM)

London-based professional fashion and boudoir photographer Tigz Rice will give a Masterclass in Lightroom; showing a no fuss, non-destructive editing workflow that will have you from camera to client in an hour.

Join us and see Lightroom making photography in RAW files easier, faster, and more amazing.

Tigz Rice is a London based photographer specialising in fashion and boudoir imagery with a vintage aesthetic.

An Adobe Community Professional and a Wacom Influencer, she originally trained in digital illustration and photo manipulation at university, before her work naturally progressed into the world of photography and retouching.

Growing up on the stage, it was no surprise that Tigz was drawn into the performing arts scene, finding her niche in burlesque and cabaret amongst the decadent costumes and dramatic lighting.

Alongside a client list which includes Cosmopolitan Magazine, Burlesque On Ice and Paris Burlesque Festival, her work has dominated the European burlesque scene since 2009, which consequently means everything she owns is now covered with a fine layer of glitter…

Meeting Report: Animation for the Mobile Web

MarchUGMeetingIona Walters, Senior Solutions Consultant at Adobe, brought Animation for the Mobile Web to the March meeting and talked about Adobe Muse, the Adobe Edge family of applications and some of the complementary features recently added to Photoshop.

Introducing the Adobe Edge family Iona visited each of the five tools and two services. Starting with Edge Animate, which enables you to create standards compliant interactive and animated content using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Edge Reflow creates responsive designs and high-fidelity prototypes through media query breakpoints, allowing easy importing of design and assets from Photoshop.

Code content and applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using Edge Code preview, a code editor is specifically designed to work with other Edge Tools & Services. Edge Inspect, allows developers to preview and inspect web designs on mobile devices using synchronous browsing and remote inspection, to grab screenshots from all connected devices with a single button click.

PhoneGap Build builds mobile apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in the cloud targeting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and webOS devices building apps with web technologies. It enables easy compilation, access to native APIs, support for multiple platforms, quick deployment cycles, direct app installation, web inspector remote (weinre) integration, collaborative projects, support channels, documentation and tool integration.

Completing the Edge family of applications and services are the free web fonts provided by Edge Web Fonts, and the premium font service of Typekit.

Iona demonstrated the Photoshop Generator feature which creates image assets in real time, eliminating the tedious steps of copying, slicing and exporting each layer manually, saving hours of time.

Presenting Adobe Edge Animate Iona showed how quick and easy it is to create animations from multiple image and sound assets, publishing settings in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and/or exporting to InDesign or Adobe Muse. During this demonstration Iona showed how to make an image move along a motion path with the orientation of the image following the path.

Using perspective warp in Photoshop, including other images from Photoshop and a sound track Iona created an animation of a train moving into the scene toward the viewer, growing in size and correct perspective, with audio to enhance the overall effect – in just a very few minutes.

Iona’s tutorials on Adobe Edge tools, Photoshop Generator, Adobe Muse and Kuler can be found at www.creativesneaks.com.

Animation for the mobile web

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Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
Film Oxford (OFVM)

Animation for the mobile web

On January 21st Adobe announced a major update to Edge Animate CC – Audio Support, Responsive Scaling and Script Loading.

For our March meeting Iona Walters will demonstrate how Edge Animate syncs audio files, makes animations responsive for different screen sizes and adds JavaScript to extend projects. Iona will also show just how Edge Animate CC is used to create HTML5 animations.

Come along and join us for an evening of standards compliant animation for the mobile web.

Iona Walters, Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant

Iona is a multi-skilled media production specialist with 10 years experience producing end-to-end content for multi-platform broadcast, at the BBC.

She is accomplished as a Script Writer, Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Lighting Designer, and Video Editor, also producing graphics and video effects.

She has also managed complex Innovation and Web Development projects, working with multiple creative and development teams and agencies.

Whilst at the BBC she was a consultant across many projects informing ‘best future working practices’, as well as working closely with Adobe Engineers and Product Managers in the development of Creative Suite video and script writing software products: Premiere and Story.

As a Solutions Consultant at Adobe, she supports the entire Creative Cloud range of products and services with a primary focus on the Design and HTML5 tools: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Muse, and the Edge family.