Creating MOGRT templates for Adobe Premiere Pro

During this presentation, Jon Merrifield will review the creation and implementation of graphics and lower-third titles in Premiere Pro utilizing the essential graphics panel. He will cover and specifically review creation of MOGRT (motion graphic template) files in Premiere Pro, as well as details for team sharing. A couple of tricks for social media graphic approaches will be included, in addition to some resources to attain free and purchasable MOGRT templates while reviewing the addition of these files and templates to your Premiere Pro library and workflow.

Meeting will be held on Thursday February 9, 2023 at 6 pm CST

We’ll be in the usual Zoom location. If you need the link, please write to

How to Make a Dynamic PDF Portfolio in InDesign

Join us at the October meeting, online, at 6 pm CDT on Thursday, October 13th. We’ll be in the usual Zoom location. If you need the link, please write to

Program description, How to Make a Dynamic PDF Portfolio in InDesign:
Already have a portfolio website, but need a PDF version for sharing? Join designer and teacher Roman Villarreal to learn tips and tricks for laying out and designing a dynamic professional portfolio using InDesign and Creative Cloud. You’ll discover how to create a slick PDF portfolio that changes dynamically based on your needs and lets you stand out and get noticed by potential clients.

As Roman Villarreal shares his techniques, you’ll learn how to:
• Use Creative Cloud Libraries to create, store, and access assets from Photoshop and Illustrator
• Create layout templates with InDesign that let you rapidly swap out content to keep your portfolio fresh and relevant
• Explore timesaving tools to redesign your portfolio for each position to emphasize your qualifications, especially when applying for multiple jobs or projects

This is a preview of the presentation that will be delivered at Adobe Max.

About the Presenter:
Roman Villarreal has been a designer and teacher for over 20 years. He is the founder of Lumenbrite, a company that specializes in teaching marketing courses to help boost the skill sets of digital and print content creators.

Bonus: Logo design in Illustrator
After Roman’s presentation, AAUG co-manager Cornelius Chopin will demonstrate how to re-create a logo in Illustrator.

Creating Animated GIFs with After Effects

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6 pm – 8 pm, the Austin Adobe User Group’s monthly meeting, a free event, features a presentation by Roman Villareal. In this session, Roman will show you how to create looping animated Gifs using After Effects and some plugins. This is a beginner- to intermediate-level tour of features, how-tos, and tips/tricks.

Roman Villarreal is a designer and the principal at Lumenbrite Digital Design Training.

Session Recording can be found here:

This is also the twice-a-year meeting when the big raffle is given away. Be present to win a free annual subscription to the Creative Cloud.

Create a Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6 pm – 8 pm

Create a personalized website to showcase your creative work with Adobe Portfolio. Included in your Creative Cloud subscription, Portfolio is easy to use,  requires no coding, and automatically creates responsive versions of your site for desktop, tablet, and phone. 

About the presenter:  Carol Gunn is an experienced  graphic designer and sole proprietor of Gunn Graphics, located  in Austin, Texas. See She works at expert level in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. When her freelance work is done, she creates labors of love.

Working Remotely and Efficiently with the Creative Cloud – Jan 14, 2021

Discover how to be more effective with less effort using the power of Creative Cloud. In this session, teacher, designer, and business strategist Roman Villarreal will show how you can leverage Creative Cloud to work collaboratively and remotely with your team and clients. He’ll also touch on some cool new features — and hidden gems — of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator as they relate to rapidly developing content on the fly.

You’ll explore

  • Ideas for creating effective business proposals and pitch decks while collaborating remotely
  • How to stay in sync with your team, even while iterating on content, using Creative Cloud Libraries
  • The more nuanced, but superpowerful features of Creative Cloud

Teacher, designer and business strategist Roman Villarreal is the principal of Lumenbrite, a digital design training school that specializes in teaching Adobe creative tools. Lumenbrite was founded to create handcrafted training experiences that aim to both educate and inspire. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has locations throughout the US.

Meeting details will be soon coming.

Illustrator, October 2020 Austin Adobe User Group Meeting

Classical Special Effects (F/X) in Adobe Illustrator Made Easy
Thursday, October 8, 6 pm – 8 pm

Please join us ONLINE in October for our monthly FREE meeting, Thursday, October 8, 6 pm – 8 pm.

In this training, you will learn how do create Classical Special Effects in a few steps using: Layer (Clipping) Masks, Opacity Masks and Graphic Styles

You will also learn how to convert simple shapes to a more complex 2D shape and then convert that shape to a 3D object.

Join Zoom Meeting – 89108101559?pwd= SVNqMHdmRWxaZ0VYRlJMTFhNUnhOUT 09

Meeting ID: 891 0810 1559, Passcode: 5f*CN5

Special Text Effects and Text Animations in After Effects Made Easy – Aug 2020 – Zoom Meeting

Special Text Effects and Text Animations in After Effects Made EasyIn this training you will learn how to animate text as well as used various techniques to create special text effects.


Cornelius Chopin

Cornelius Chopin is an Accessibility Coordinator at Texas Health and Human Services. He received an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) title in Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash and teaches at night at several schools including the Art Institute of Austin. He completed his Master degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies (ISLT) from the Missouri University in December 2012 with emphasis on E-learning and Mobile Application development.


Thursday, August 13, 6pm-8pm, via Zoom. Recording of event can be reviewed below.