Take a look under the hood of one of Adobe’s strongest upgrades yet at the Pacific Northwest Adobe User Group Launch Party. While you are there check out the latest from Wacom. Talk with staffing agency reps. Bag some swag. Maybe even win one of 15 Creative Cloud subscriptions, 3 subscriptions and a Wacom Bamboo tablet.

CS6 is not just another upgrade. It targets some of the toughest demands designers face in the evolving multi-platform landscape. And it’s deep. Virtually every program has improved tools, new tool sets, faster performance and one-project-to-multiple-screens workflows. A terrific line-up of industry experts will talk about what’s new in each program, outline new multi-platform workflows and highlight the new possibilities for collaborative work through the Creative Cloud.

Don’t just listen – see the possibilities. Throughout the day we will be showcasing terrific work created with Adobe software.  We will be showing the work of the talented artists and developers at Graphiti, Amazon, Nickelodeon, Wizards of the Coast, PopCap and more.

Don’t miss out. Join us, have some fun and check out CS6.


You could be one of 10 lucky winners of a Creative Cloud subscription.


Diane Pobol and Teresa Anderson

Co-organizers, Diane and Teresa, welcome guests and introduce the day's events. Diane and Teresa are managers of the and Seattle Flash Users Group respectively.

Ken Rice

Everything You Want To Know About The Creative Cloud
Ken G. Rice, Quality Engineer, Creative Cloud Team, Adobe Systems

Learn about what is included in the Creative Cloud and how you can use it with Adobe's desktop products and touch applications.

Ken Rice has been a Quality Engineer with Adobe for 6 years. Currently he works on the Creative Cloud team, and previously worked on CS Review and InDesign. Before Adobe he lived and worked in Tokyo.

Steve Laskevitch

Photoshop CS6: A Few of My Favorite Things
Lightroom 4: What's New and Nice

Steve Laskevitch

Take a look at the new features for photographers, designers and others. Some are modest, others are mind-blowing. The new version of Lightroom has many refinements and some completely new —and wonderful— features. We'll take a look at my top picks.

Steve is a teacher and the founder of Luminous Works, a training and consulting firm. Students of all levels have appreciated Steve's friendly and approachable style whether in Luminous Works' classrooms or the colleges, universities, and conferences where he has taught. He has designed digital workflows for hundreds of photographers and companies and has regularly helped Adobe Systems prepare Photoshop Certified Expert exams. He is the author of Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer's Handbook.

12:30 BREAK

Diane Pobol

Flash CS6: Create Once, Deploy to Many
Jack Nicolai, Sr. Creative Technologist, Arc Worldwide, Inc.

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 is the industry-leading authoring tool. It allows you to create high performing interactive, animated experiences and applications across multiple platforms and devices, with the ability to publish to web standards. In this presentation you will learn some of the new features in Flash Professional CS6.

  • Create and export Flash animations to HTML5/JavaScript using the Toolkit for CreateJS extension.
  • Optimize your game workflow with the new sprite sheet generation tool.
  • Utilize native extensions to access device and platforms specific features, allowing you to create more engaging and interactive content.
  • Embed the AIR runtime with your application.
  • Quickly build and test your projects on the desktop as well as mobile devices.

With twelve years in the industry, Jack is an accomplished Flash instructor and developer with extensive experience developing award winning interactive experiences for Fortune 500 companies such as Kellogg, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and the Altria Group, among others.  Most recently, he served as a senior developer for The Coca-Cola Company’s holiday promotional website Arctic Home, which won a Silver at the ADDY Districts awards. When Jack is not hammering out code you will find him participating at local industry user groups, competing in foot races, and playing fetch with his dog Zoey.

New Features in After Effects
Topher Welsh

Topher will demonstrate some of the new features in AE CS6

Topher Welsh is a freelance After Effects artist from Tacoma, Washington. Working in the South Sound area for the last 7 years, he specializes in motion graphics and green screen production and creating video for many small businesses. You can also find a lot of his informative articles on motion graphics and creative inspiration littered around the net on,, and his site

Gordon Modin

Premiere vs Final Cut Pro and the Winner Is…
Gordin Modin

Gordon Modin, long-time Final Cut user, will demonstrate the differences between Final Cut Pro 7.0 and Premiere CS6 and why you should seriously think about switching. Witness the magic of the Warp Stabilizer and the essential Dynamic Link as well as real-time playback using Nvidia CUDA technology and Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine. You'll never look at rendering the same way again!!

Gordon Modin started out as a graphic designer and still photographer before evolving into video production back in the days of video tape and deck control. Totally amazed and awestruck by Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software, Gordon was recently equally amazed by Adobe Premiere CS6 and has since switched over his workflow to an all-Adobe environment.

3:15 BREAK

Jason Hoppe

Jason Hoppe

Check back for a description of this presentation.

Jason Hoppe is an Adobe Certified Expert. The last 19 years he has been doing high end production training, photo retouching, color correction and creative workflow consulting as well as high-end electronic production from the beginning of the industry. Jason has spent the last 17 years teaching prepress and electronic design to hundreds of Seattle creative professionals, does one-on-one and group training and workflow and production consulting. He currently teaches at SVC Seattle, Luminous works and Seattle Central Community College.

Joe Brokken

Illustrator CS6—Rocking Out with the Mercury Performance System
Joe Brokken

Let's put the 64 bit system upgrade to the test with our whirlwind tour of the new features in Adobe Illustrator CS6. As an interface designer I am always looking for new ways to simplify my workflow and maximize efficiency. As a bonus I will throw in some of the more powerful and less heard of organizational tools that hide beneath the surface of Adobe Illustrator.

Joe Brokken is an interface designer for Deloitte Digital (formerly Übermind) in Seattle Washington. In his time at Deloitte Digital he has worked on the REI Snow Report app and the Target Mobile team. He previously worked as a Designer for where he made, you guessed it... killer info graphics.

Adam Argyle

Mobile and Responsive Web App Tools Using Dreamweaver
Adam Argyle, Mobile and Web Front End Engineer, Ratio Interactive

Adam will discuss how to use the built-in adaptive layouts, jQuery and jQuery Mobile integration, Adobe Shadow, Adobe Edge, sites, and FTP connections.

Adam Argyle takes the front end seriously, monitoring the way the UI and UX perform, appear, and interact with the user. Adam develops mobile, tablet, and dynamic web apps at Ratio Interactive.




JUNE 2, 2012


10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Seattle Flash Users Group

Eastside Flash Users Group

Seattle Photoshop Users Group

Seattle InDesign Users Group

Seattle Web App Developers

Seattle After Effects Users Group

Cold Fusion Users Group

South Sound Adobe Users Group


sponsor logos: The Creative Group, Adobe, Luminous Works, O'Reilly, onOne Software,, Alien Skin Software, and Wacom.