Archive for July, 2008

Jul 30 2008

Author signing sessions

Published by Lorene under General, Speakers

Both Derrick Story and Bert Monroy will have signing sessions as well as “meet the author” sessions at MCE. More details as we get closer -Lorene

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Jul 30 2008

Wacom joins MCE

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Today Wacom signed up to be part of MCE 2008

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Jul 27 2008

Leopard Unmasked: by Ronnie Roche

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Ronnie Roche - “Leopard Unmasked”

Come see what cool tricks Leopard can do! Search with Spotlight over multiple computers, control how Time Machine behaves, find hidden menus for managing your printers and more. This will be a fun and practical look at how to get the most out of Leopard.

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Jul 27 2008

Second session for Lesa Snider King

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Lesa King - “The Skinny on Photoshop Elements 6″

Discover how to easily edit your photos using the affordable Photoshop Elements 6, plus explore several simple ways of accentuating the subject matter of a photo, thus drawing the viewer’s eye. Learn how to resize photos for any use, how to color correct photos with ease, and how to combine several images into a single perfect shot. Glean the secrets to creating beautiful collages, partial color effects, gorgeous grayscales, delicious duotones, painted edge effects, select retouching secrets, and more!

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Jul 27 2008

Magic of Photoshop: Bert Monroy

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Bert Monroy -”Magic of Photoshop”

Let your creativity soar. In this hour Bert will take you on a magical tour of Photoshop. Your eyes will be opened to the infinite possibilities available to you. If you want to know why Photoshop has become a verb, come to this session.

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Jul 24 2008

“Aperture or Lightroom… Which One Is Best for Me?”

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Derrick Story - “Aperture or Lightroom… Which One Is Best for Me?”

Adobe and Apple are neck and neck in the race for best serious photo management application. Both are great. But one will definitely be the right choice for you. In this session, Derrick Story will help you make the right choice.

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Jul 24 2008

Santa Rosa Best Buy and Sonic.net sign up for MCE

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Just in!!!! Two local companies signed up to exhibit at MCE. Our local Best Buy (Santa Rosa) store (who provides NCMUG members with a special discount) and our local ISP Sonic.net will be at our event -Lorene

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Jul 24 2008

How to Shoot like a Pro: session by Shawn and Lesa King

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Shawn & Lesa King - “How to Shoot Like a Pro”

In this entertaining session, you’ll learn tips and tricks for improving your photography tenfold from the husband and wife team and Your Mac Life hosts, Shawn and Lesa King. Whether you’re using a digital SLR or a point-and-shoot, you’ll learn tried and true techniques for getting better shots in camera. You’ll learn the basics of camera operation, which setting to use when, tips for importing and organizing your collection, plus glean the secrets to visually pleasing composition. Come one, come all and start shooting like a pro!

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Jul 23 2008

Automator in Leopard

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Mary Norbury-Glaser - “Automator in Leopard”

Leopard OS 10.5 offers more powerful and flexible tools to build timesaving workflows. In this session, you’ll learn how to get started with Automator and build easy automation workflows to simplify repetitive task

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Jul 20 2008

Ronnie Roche - “Computer Maintenance & Backup 101″

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Ronnie Roche - “Computer Maintenance & Backup 101″

Learn to be at peace with your computer. Now that Apple’s next generation of OS X - Leopard - has arrived let’s take a look at the best way to keep your computer on cruise control. We will start with the built in utilities and how they have changed. Which 3rd party programs should you own and which ones should you avoid? Should you optimize? What about safe install practices for software updates and new software? And a brief look at that ever popular topic - Backup - you do don’t you? No excuses now that you have Leopard!

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