I recently flew to New Orleans to attend CreativePro Week, an event I look forward to with much anticipation. Beginning last year, the event’s management combined the InDesign Conference with the Photoshop + Illustrator Conference and Printing and ePublishing (PePcon) for an entire week of learning.
The sessions were great, offering a huge variety of topics. And while I learned some new tips, the real benefit for me is meeting with industry leaders including members of the Adobe InDesign team. It’s surprising what you can learn during informal discussions with people who live digital design and production every day.
I enjoyed listening to Trish Witkowski speak about “Trends and Techniques for Print in 2018.” She had a lot of great examples of pieces with coatings and varnishes, along with unique folding and die‐cutting.
David Blatner’s and Erica Gamet’s session on “Deep GREP” was very useful, and they had some great real‐world examples on how to use GREP to save time and eliminate mistakes. GREP is something we covered in our past Quarterly User Group meetings, and I’m sure we will cover it again. You now can expect me to be armed with even more valuable information.
Chad Chelius’ session, “Super Styling: Automatic Formatting with Nested, Line, and GREP Styles,” was very well attended and he showed a lot of time‐saving techniques. We also covered Nested Styles in a previous User Group meeting, and it will be revisited in a future meeting as well.
Mark your calendar: Next year CreativePro Week will take place in Seattle, Wash., in June.
And don’t miss our next Quarterly User Group either, which will include some of the best highlights from the conference. Watch your inbox for upcoming information.
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