Rescheduled to November 30th: Photoshop in Advertising, Photo-Editing, and Comic Book Illustration

(please note the new date of November 30th)

Scott Harben will be talking about his use of Photoshop in his work for advertising, entertainment, comics, and concept design.


More about the presenter:

Scott’s photography career started after serving in the military.  Having seen much of the world and growing up in Scotland he turned his sights to his first love, art.  Photography was a way to express his love of texture and story telling.  His distinguished style and innovative approaches toward photography and film making have garnered him almost every award in advertising.  He has worked with high profile clients including Nike, BMW, Acura, Honda, Ford, Lucasfilm, American Airlines, UFC, Sony and Verizon just to name a few.  His digital illustrations have been seen on covers for Marvel Comics, Boom Comics, movie posters and marketing materials for Star Wars.  His photographic style and approach have led to some of the most iconic campaigns for Hummer, BMW, Ford, Dr Martens, Terminix, El Tesoro Tequila and the V22 for Bell Helicopter.  Not satisfied with focusing on one discipline Scott has shot a variety of subjects from food to fashion, from sports to automobiles, from lifestyle to the grit of real life.  He has also received critical acclaim for his pro-bono work for The March of Dimes and his fine art metal sculpture. Scott’s passion for storytelling continues to consume his art.
You can see his work here:

meeting details: Saturday, November 30th, 11-1pm at New Horizons Learning Center, 150 West John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100, Irving, TX – See more at:

October 19th meeting: Check out what’s new in Lightroom 5

Come and see what’s new in Lightroom 5! Gene McCullagh will show us what’s in the new version of Lightroom. Whether you’re a Lightroom guru or just curious about what Lightroom can do, stop by.

About our presenter:
Gene is an Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an avid Lightroom fan. He has written several feature articles for Photoshop User Magazine and is the author of Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers. He also runs Lightroom Secrets.
Gene belongs to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).  He is also the Co-Founder of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG).

meeting details: Saturday, October 19th, 11-1pm at New Horizons Learning Center, 150 West John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100, Irving, TX – See more at:

September 21st meeting: After Effects and Element 3D

Adobe Community Professional J. Schuh will do an introduction to using Element 3D in After Effects. Element 3D is a 3D Object based Particle Plugin that allows for the integration of 3D objects into After Effects. Find out how to give your motion graphics projects a professional look and feel by adding Element 3D.


About our presenter:

2D/3D Animation, Producer, Motion Graphic Artist, UX Designer, and Cartoonist J. Schuh has been doing animation and UX since 1996. He has owned his own company Toons-N-Design ( since 1998. In addition to being one of the founders of A Bunch of Short Guys and Industry Giants event, he also is a member of a number of community organizations including the Dallas User Experience Group. He served as the Animation/ Gaming/ Visual FX Industry Rep for the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) from 2010 to 2012. He currently serves on the planning committee of Industry Giants ( ) and the Big Design 2013 conferences ( J. has been an Adobe Community Professional since 2010.

J. is an adjunct professor at Collin College and Texas A&M Commerce downtown Dallas. He is an award winning animator, cartoonist, designer, illustrator and producer. J’s clients include American Heart Association, American Standard, AVON, Cingular, Circle R Media, Comedy Central, FedEx Kinko’s, JCPenny’s, Mary Kay Inc, McDonald’s, MTV, RadioShack, Sherwin Williams, Shore Deary, Toyota, and Uniden.

meeting details: Saturday, September 21, 11-1pm at New Horizons Learning Center, 150 West John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100, Irving, TX – See more at:

May 18th meeting: Creating Textures in Photoshop

Daniel Zinck is a texture artist for Reel FX, a film production studio. He’ll be speaking about how he uses Photoshop to create his textures and what textures work best in a production based environment. Daniel has also offered to look at and critique DFWAUG members’ photoshop textures — a great opportunity for artists in the group to further develop their skills.


Daniel’s Projects:

Current: Turkeys Feature (Now renamed Free Birds), Book of Life Feature

Past:  Loony Tunes “I tawt I taw a puddy tat,” Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Chuck-e-Cheese commercials, Wizards 101 commercials, Rockettes to the Rescue for Radio city music hall
More about the presenter:
Daniel Zinck hails from the rolling hills and Amish communities of central Pennsylvania. Growing up on a farm he began to develop a passion for the entertainment industry and as he got older he started to pursue all things creative. Becoming unsatisfied by his surroundings, he decided to pack up everything he could fit in his car and move to Orlando to attend Full Sail University. He attended school with an open-mind and tried to learn as much about the computer animation industry as he could. After graduation he knew there would not be much work in Pennsylvania so he moved to Texas to work at Motus Digital. He later got the opportunity to further pursue his dreams by becoming a Texture Artist Apprentice at Reel FX. He has been at Reel FX for a few years and has worked on a lot of the high profile projects they have produced and that are currently in production.

meeting details: May 18th, 11-1pm at New Horizons Learning Center, 150 West John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100, Irving, TX


April 20th meeting: Adobe Captivate 6 – Adobe’s eLearning tool

Mike McCauley will be giving the presentation on Adobe Captivate. Mike is the President Elect of the ASTD Fort Worth/Mid Cities chapter and a Sr. Instructional Designer. He has been developing technical training and e-learning for several years.  He has experience in working with Authorware, Flash, and Captivate. He specializes in integrating multimedia into classroom and computer based training. He was recently referenced in the book “Rapid Video Development for Trainers”. Mike enjoys helping people learn and grow to meet their full potential. He holds a bachelors of science in business management.

meeting details: April 20th, 11-1pm at New Horizons Learning Center, 150 West John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100, Irving, TX