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Thursday
Feb 19, 2009
SECP's February Event | What you need to know about SEO
Oregon Stamp Society

Are you looking for cost-effective ways to increase sales and leads through the Internet? Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy of Oregon and learn effective tips for improving your website through Search Engine Optimization and usability best practices.

SEO Musts

* SEO On-page optimization tips
* Inbound Linking strategies
* Google Analytics

Website Usability

* Home Page Goals
* Major Usability Issues

Walk away with a better understanding of how your website can work smarter and capture the attention of the right visitors. Get proven usability tips that will turn those visitors into customers. Don't miss this presentation that will give you the tools you need to succeed on the Internet.

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Place:The Oregon Stamp Society - 4828 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

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Thursday
Feb 26, 2009
Exploring Photoshop CS4 with Mark Fitzgerald
Oregonian

Join us for an evening withMark Fitzgerald, Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and author of “Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot”, as we Delve into the recently released PhotoshopCS4. Our exploration will begin with Photoshop’s redesigned user interface. Mark will also demonstrate some of the new and improved features, including:

• The new Adobe Kuler panel that allows you to explore, create, and share color themes with an online community. • Two new panels - the Adjustments panel for quickly creating adjustment layers, and the new Masks panel that allows you to painlessly create and manage layer masks in ways never possible on previous versions of Photoshop. • The cool new Content Aware Scaling feature lets you to protect parts of an image as you scale its size. • The Auto Blending feature that allows you to selectively choose tones, colors, and focal point from a range of images as they’re merged into a single image. • New soft-proofing feature for the color-blind individuals using Color Universal Design Organization profiles. • Updated print dialog that provides superior color management and the ability to preview out-ofgamut areas of the image in the print dialog.

Mark will also give us a tour of the new and faster Adobe Bridge CS4, and show us a few secrets to speeding up the workflow using some of the nifty tools buried in the menus. We’ll also be looking at Adobe Camera Raw 5 and some of its new tools, including the localized corrections and post-crop vignetting. If you’re already using Photoshop CS4, this presentation will point out many of the new features that you may not have seen yet. If you haven’t seen CS4, this will be your chance to get a close look at what all of the excitement is about.

Mark Fitzgerald is a Photoshop consultant and author living in Portland. He helps professional photographers gain control of their workflows through workshops and private training.

Mark is the author of : “Photoshop CS3 Restoration and RetouchingBible”, “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow Bible”, “Adobe Photoshop CS4 After the Shoot”. To learn more about Mark, visit his website at www.ddroom.com.

Pacific Northwest Color Management Users Group (CMUG), www.pnwcmug.com, is a user-based organization dedicated to the education of its members. It is designed to provide a forum to discuss Color Management issues, to test and discuss available technologies and products, and to help members get started or improve their existing Color Management. Sponsors include Alder Technology, CHROMiX, Inkspot Graphics, The Oregonian, PixelTeck, JDA Creative Color, and Zebra Graphics.

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2009
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Oregon Stamp Society Website
Saturday
May 16, 2009
Cre8camp Corvallis
Madison Ave Collective

Cre8Camp is an unconference for creative industries professionals. It is an ad-hoc gathering for participants to learn, network and share in an open environment with discussions, demos and interaction all led by the attendees.

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Thursday
May 21, 2009
SECP's Event May 21, 2009 | Striving To Thriving: Sustainable Marketing Resolutions
Oregon Stamp Society

SECP Advisory Board Member and Affiliate, Roberta Mac Laren of RPM Marketing Mentor has just published a new book with tips for Striving to Thriving—Sustainable Marketing Resolutions that are Practical and Cheap. She's coming in May to share her tips exclusively with SECP.

Roberta will introduce integrated ways to market your services and products that are sustainable. She will cover how to strategize and create a marketing plan that makes the most of the resources and contacts you have right now to build the business that you want by maximizing different channels. The she will introduce the concept of making a 'resolution' to set it in your mind and make it happen.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Place:The Oregon Stamp Society - 4828 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211 Cost: $10 (members); $15 (non members) More Info >> http://www.secppdx.com/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=2266&EventID=86414

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Thursday
Aug 13, 2009
Adobe User Group: Photoshop + Illustrator
Portland State University Professional Development Center

User-to-user sharing for experienced users of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator.

No-fee meeting, every other month, with a professional presentation and networking. This month's topic: Making vectors look less "vector-y."

"Join" the group on the Adobe Groups website (see link) to get announcements of upcoming meetings, and have online discussions with other Portland-area users.

PARKING: Be sure to see the parking tips on the group's website.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
Adobe User Group PS + AI: Season opener!
Portland State University Professional Development Center

For experienced users of Photoshop and/or Illustrator.

Season opener demonstration: Construction of a fantasy landscape and calligraphy.

Network with other users, and enter to win a full Adobe Creative Suite 4 (provided by Adobe -- but only twice a year!)

User group meets regularly.... see website for details.

Website also has parking suggestions.

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Monday
Mar 8, 2010
Adobe User Group: Photoshop + Illustrator
Portland State University Professional Development Center

Professional presentation and networking. No-fee meeting, every month, for non-beginner users of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator.

This month's presentation: Making 3D in Photoshop and Illustrator.

"Join" the group on website to get announcements of upcoming meetings (it's the official Adobe Groups site).

PARKING: Be sure to see the parking and transit tips on the group's web page.

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Wednesday
Mar 10, 2010
dMob dLux: design + tech = <3
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

dMob is gettin’ dLux! This month we have an extraordinary installment of dMob for you and we are bringing together not only the design community but also the tech community. Our friends at PIE are graciously opening up their space to a fantastic night of mingling and creative activities (not to mention complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine). BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

So bring your fellow designers, techie neighbors, and witty repartee. Maybe we’re not so different after all?

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Friday
May 23, 2014
DevSigner
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Portland Drupal scene is alive and well and local frontend developers are planning a collaborative event for all things design-related: DevSigner. DevSigner will bring together technology-oriented designers and invite them to share their expertise, helping them take Drupal frontend development to the next level. This is an opportunity for frontend devs to come together and learn from professionals beyond their spheres and explore new artistic directions for Drupal development, both classical and technical. This event will help creators expand their horizons through workshops and speaker presentations, as well as educate designers who would like to start creating for the web.

We are still looking for sponsors for this event. If you'd like to help support the first ever DevSigner, visit our website!

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Saturday
Jan 21, 2017
Create 3D Art with Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art.

10:30am-12:30pm Class 12:30pm-1:30pm Lab

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Friday
Sep 22, 2017
Devsigner Conference 2017
through University Place Hotel & Convention Center

Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

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Wednesday
Jan 10
BuildGuild Portland - BuildGuild - Portland Meetup
Wayfinder Beer

• What we'll do
Build Guild is a monthly event where folks in the web industry can get together to talk web, share ideas, or just grab a drink!

• What to bring
Absolutely nothing, come for the beer, stay for the company.

• Important to know

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Thursday
Jul 5
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Thursday
Jul 19
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Thursday
Aug 2
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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Thursday
Aug 16
Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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