Compositing and Video Integration for the Creative Artist Featuring Stephen Burns

Compositing and Video Integration for the Creative Artist featuring Stephen Burns

Location: Wednesday January 14, 2015 6:30 – 9:30 PM

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Location: Paint My Teez, 11749 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

Do you feel that you are ready to take you work to the next level of artistic expression? You’ve been a digital artist for some time but you’re searching for that inspiration that will bring the excitement back to your artistic soul. From enhancing photographs to incredible composites to every artistic expression in between – this presentation will give you exciting new approaches to digital imagery as an expressive medium to take your work along a different path.

Stephen will cover:

How to take you motion video and integrate it into your composite to to create an digital scene with movement.

Defining the concept for a new composition.

Effective use of Smart Objects from an artist point of view.

When to effectively applying layer masks to layer groups.

Taking a look at the creative use of the layer blend modes.

Understanding the power of clipping paths.

Better Layer organization for your expressive concept.

Custom creating brushes for special effects purposes.

Mastering Layers from an artist’s point of view. Putting it all together with video


6:30 PM – Doors Open – Registration  (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 6:15 PM!!!)

7:00 PM – Part 1

8:15 PM – Networking Break / Refreshments

8:30 PM – Prize Drawing

8:30 PM – Part 2

9:30 PM – Meeting End

Seating is very limited, register early if you want to attend, registration is on a first come basis. If you still want to attend without registering ahead and space permits, it will be $10 at the Door and includes 1 door prize ticket.

Please feel free to invite as many friends as you want and forward this invitation

Speaker Bio:Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns ( is a digital artist and author of books on being creative with your digital tools.  He is an Adobe ACP (Adobe Community Professional) and Adobe Freelancer and has taught digital creativity internationally.  He is also the president Of The San Diego Photoshop Users Group ( which is currently the largest in the country.

He is guest writer for a number of magazines to include the feature article and front cover of Photoshop User Magazine (   In addition, Stephen is the author of the following books (

  1. “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX”
  2. “The Art Of Poser & Photoshop”
  3. “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”
  4. “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”
  5. “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”
  6. “Photoshop CS Trickery & FX”

He has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His artistic influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few.

Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 15 years internationally. He has been exhibiting digital fine art around the world at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest.

He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops online and privately.   He is an instructor on  , Photoshop Café (, Layers Magazine (

You will often see him as an instructor at Siggraph  (

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