Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gary Ombler, Photoshop, CS5.5

A big thanks from all of us to Gary Ombler for exploring some advanced tricks for creating stunning images in Photoshop, and all after a hard day’s work in a hot London. We covered a lot of ground with colour profiles, adjustment layers,dodging, burning, proofing, perfect focus from multiple images, and much more. I’ve got to stop using the I’m Feeling Lucky button in Picasa now then!

Thanks too, to Janet, for bringing us swag from the Flash Camp Midlands.

Just a reminder to register for the Adobe CS5 Evolution Tour in London on May 11th if you want to see the Adobe Evangelists tell us all about what’s new in CS5.5. You might have seen some of the speakers on Adobe TV or various YouTube videos. Here are the speakers:

  • Greg Rewis
  • Jason Levine
  • Paul Trani, a big face on
  • Terry White

Dreamweaver: straight to App, PhoneGap integration, multiscreen and JQuery integration, the Greg Rewis blog

In Designstraight to Tablet by Terry White

Video production blog from Jason Levine

Flash – mobile and devices development with Paul Trani. And, wait for it, AUTOSAVE is finally here.

Thursday 21st April at 8:00 pm – Gary Ombler Photoshop masterclass

Professional photographer Gary Ombler talks to our group about all things Photoshop. Using examples from his own professional work, Gary will talk through some neat workflow tricks in Photoshop. Visit

Day: Thursday 21 April
Time: 7:30 for 8:00 pm. The talk is at 8:00 followed by Q&A
Where: OFVM Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH
How much: Free
For whom: anyone interested in networking with other digital creatives in Oxfordshire

Working with digital media and live bodies?
Do you want to speak about or demonstrate your work for about ten minutes? Our June event ‘Adventures in Meat Space’  headlines with Neil C Smith demonstrating his modular framework for live creative play: Praxis. Performers and artists please apply.

Dates for your diary:
May 19th Commercial photographer, Mark Sommerville
June 16th – “Adventures in Meat Space”
July 21st Famous animators, Brothers McLeod

Sponsor an Adobe Virgin
Burn to Run logoAlun is running the Virgin London Marathon this weekend as the final leg of a 180 mile relay for fifteen runners that he’s organised down the Grand Union Canal from Birmingham. This is all in aid of the Burns Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where his partner’s life was saved in 2003. We’ve raised almost £2500 now and the running starts today, April 14th, at 4:00 pm. Check the website for full information: or go straight ahead and donate!

Flash Oxford
Flash Oxford are meeting on  Wednesday 20th April, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Far From the Madding Crowd, 10-12 Friars Entry, Oxford, OX1 2BY. Join them for an informal chat over a pint.