Creative Suite User Group - Orange County

A community network for learning and sharing in Orange County California

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The General Meeting of OCMMA meets every third Tuesday of the month, in concert with the Creative Suite User Group - Orange County (CS-OC) . Our meetings feature presentations by Adobe specialists, business entrepreneurs, camera and hardware pro's, and others. Topics include trends in multimedia, demos of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and others, as well as discussions of best business practices for web technology and the digital arts. The goal of this group is to provide local designers and developers with a forum for learning from speakers and from each other about how best to leverage the power of Adobe applications in their business workflows. Topics are selected to have broad appeal across the various multimedia disciplines.

Admission to our meetings is free for OCMMA annual members; the price for non-members is $15, and $7 for students with ID. Come at 6 PM for networking and food and soft drinks.

Cynthia Gordon, who is the current President of OCMMA, is the Adobe User Group Manager of CS-OC, and Virginia Houts is the Co-Manager.

Adobe Software Raffle 

Earn raffle points at every meeting simply by attending. Earn additional points by presenting or joining OCMMA. Twice a year a 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is awarded. The next raffle will be held in June 2014. Full eligibility rules may be found here. Start earning your points now!

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FREE ADMISSION! FREE REFRESHMENTS! Courtesy of Adobe and the Orange County Digital Media Center. RSVP on Eventbrite. You don't want to miss this very special meeting!
OCMMA is proud to partner with Adobe Systems as we showcase the exciting new Touch Apps for tablets. Adobe has released a fabulous new set of six tablet apps to unleash your creativity, using your finger or a stylus.
We will be showcasing the fabulous new "Touch Apps" - a series of Adobe apps designed specifically for tablets. Learn more about the Adobe touch Apps here.
Our presenter will be Sally Cox, Adobe Certified Instructor. Sally travels the globe teaching people about Adobe software and she loves to share her excitement about the Touch Tools! Learn more about Sally at her website,
We'll have extra tablets on hand so you can try out the tools! And....Aaron Houston from Adobe will be there as well, to answer your questions.
SPECIAL LOCATION: Fullerton College, Building 200 (second floor), Rooms 224/226/228. Click here for a Fullerton Campus Map.
RSVP: Please RSVP through Eventbrite, as space is limited, and we need to have a head count for refreshments! RSVP Deadline is Friday, March 16.
FREE PARKING: Parking Permit will be posted after March 1. Link will be available on Eventbrite. Please park on the 3rd or 4th level of the Student Parking Structure located on Lemon and Fullerton College Drive.
Help us get the word out about this meeting...a link to a downloadable flyer that you can share with colleagues and friends is coming soon!

Our Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 2014. We will be continuing the year's theme of "Telling your story", whether it be a website, a video, an e-book, etc.

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CSOC and Photoshop Cafe PSD CS6 Tour
Entry posted on Aug 16, 2012 by Virginia Houts , tagged Event,Design

Join CSOC on Friday, August 17th at 9am at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles.  
Colin Smith gave a wonderful presentations for us at Fullerton College and at the DMC. For the past two months, Colin has been on the road presenting his PhotoshopCAFE Route CS6 Road Show.

This is an all-day event where Colin will showcase many of the new features of Photoshop CS6 and provide advice and tips only the an expert knows. 
Colin is offering us a special Adobe User Group Rate. The Code is: PUG2012 and it will give our members $20 off the already discounted price $79.99.

Our members will get in for $59.99 and still receive $200 worth of goodies.

This is an event that you do not want to miss!

If you'd like to attend, register here and do not forget to use the special promotional code!

Hope to see you all there!

No Meeting on August 21
Entry posted on Jul 25, 2012 by Cynthia Gordon

We're taking a summer break! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18. Details to be posted soon.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Cynthia Gordon & Virginia Houts

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2011 Meeting Dates-Topics Summary
File posted on Nov 09, 2011 by thisishouston

File: 2011MeetingDatesTopicsCSOC.pdf (72 Kb)

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Orange County Adobe Touch Apps Event, March 20, 2012
Video posted on May 09, 2012 by Cynthia Gordon


Great meeting venue at Fullerton College
Photo posted on May 20, 2010 by Cynthia Gordon

<p>We had a large crowd of over 70 people!</p>

Colin Smith
Photo posted on May 20, 2010 by Cynthia Gordon

Colin Smith
Photo posted on May 20, 2010 by Cynthia Gordon

Adobe CS5 Launch Meeting Featuring Colin Smith on Photoshop CS5
Video posted on May 20, 2010 by Cynthia Gordon