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Feb 26, 2009
Exploring Photoshop CS4 with Mark Fitzgerald

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

Pacific Northwest Color Management Users Group (CMUG),, 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.

Jan 13, 2012
Pocketfactory 3D Printing/Scanning Demo Day

It’s last minute, but the crew is coming through Portland on Friday, January 13th, and they want to give a 3d printing and scanning demo.

With 3 MakerBots, an UP!, some kinects, and a bunch of other fun 3d printing and scanning equipment, the crew wants to talk to anyone interested in 3d tech. Wether you’ve never seen a printer, or have your own, you’re invited!

Come on down to BrainSilo Friday, January 13th from 6pm till 9pm, and have fun chatting about 3d technology, and ways to make money using it. We are located at 2119 N. Kerby Ave. Suite C-2 – Portland, OR 97227 (look for our banner on a staircase in the alley).

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Nov 1, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: CUPS Unix Printing
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Daniel Hedlund will take us down the rabbit hole to explore how CUPS, and other pieces of the printing infrastructure used by most distros, works behind the scenes to ensure [print] really does, or in many cases doesn't, "print". Don't blow your queue! Come to the talk and learn how DBUS interacts with CUPS, what a PPD file actually does and how to debug why your printer turned into a black hole.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab Beer Hall NW at:

1945 NW Quimby

See you there!