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Wednesday, April 20 • 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Top 10 Software Programs for the Graphics Professional

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In this seminar, one of the sign making industry's leading trainers, Marc Rugen, will show any shop how to become more efficient by taking advantage of these 10 essential software programs, most of which are free. From plugins for Adobe Photoshop to Utilities for organizing your desktop, the software that will be discussed have been tested in Marks own sign shop. See how to vectorize or trace low resolution full color bitmaps perfectly. Find out how to change a 5x7 in. low resolution graphic into a 10 ft. image with little loss in quality. See several essential Adobe Photoshop plugins used for enhancing images into photo quality. Watch and learn how to remove complex backgrounds from images. Find out how to organize your desktop for greater efficiency. All participants will receive a 25 page report with examples of all the software demonstrated. These tools are great no matter what your choice in design software may be.

Topics covered:
  • Essential sign software and utilities
  • Vectorizing low-res images
  • Working with fonts
  • Removing complex backgrounds

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rugen

Mark Rugen

Owner, Givemehelp.com
With over 25 years’ experience in the graphics industry, Mark Rugen draws from his extensive background to teach sign and print businesses how to run their shops more efficiently and profitably. Mark specializes in digging beneath the surface to teach little-known tricks that save businesses time, money and headaches. He’s particularly proficient in software for print and sign making, with a focus on features for color management... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Room 5