Monday, February 25, 2008

Meeting - March 26, 2008 - Topics: Photoshop, SEO

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Time: 6-8PM

East Shore Area Library - Computer Lab, 1st floor (basement)
4501 Ethel Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109
No food or drink is allowed in the computer room.
Information about the meeting location

About the Meeting:

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Tips & Tricks

Joseph will be covering a few tips and tricks in Adobe Photoshop CS3 to help streamline your graphic development.

Some topics that will be covered will be:
  • How to remove the background around an object or person in a photo, using the Dodge an Burn tools, along with alpha channels and layer masks.
  • How to harmlessly adjust color and brightness levels using fill and adjustment layers.
  • How to create an out-of-focus background using Smart Objects and simple filters.
  • How to remove blemishes and imperfections from images using the Rubber Stamp tool.
Joseph Sites is a graphic design student at The Art Institute of York – Pennsylvania. He also owns and operates TragicallyBeautiful Designs. He also has 6 years experience developing eLearning applications using Authorware and Flash.

Website SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Lambert will present "SEO: Simple Techniques and Insight on how to optimize your site for factors search engines care about!"

You will learn:
  • Which parts of your site have the biggest impact on search engines.
  • Common SEO mistakes
  • How to choose the best keywords and optimize your meta tags
  • Tools and programs available to assist you to the top of the search pages.
David Lambert is a web designer and has been a member of CPAUG for about three years. He loves to design, interact and learn from our group and its members. This is his first time presenting, and is am looking forward to giving back to the group.

Peachpit Press has generously gifted each of our presenters with a book.
Don't forget that User Group members receive a 30% discount off the list price of any Peachpit books. At checkout, right before you put your credit card number in, you must enter the user group coupon code UE-23AA-PEUF (case-sensitive). This coupon code is an exclusive offer that may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon codes.

Please feel free to post a comment if there are any topics that you'd like to see covered, or if you are interested in presenting a topic.

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