July 1, 2010

LA Web Professionals Group July 2010 Meeting –

Photoshop CS5 From Concept to Creation with Stephen Burns

“From Concept to Creation” by Stephen Burns (www.chromeallusion.com)

One of the blessings and sometimes curses of being an artist is that we have
a innate drive to create. It is my belief that for artists it is a true
need. Our minds are unique in that way because we are always trying to find
some concept to visually share with the world. Every artist has their
preferred medium so why do we chose digital as our platform to create? I
believe it’s because the computer gives us the capability to create using
all creative traditions like Photography, Painting, Compositing and 3D to
name a few.

In my presentation we are going to continue the venture of being artists by
learning how to blend Photography, Painting, and 3D into a single unique
vision. Although I will address technique, this presentation will go beyond
the technical toward the creative spirit.

About Stephen Burns:

Stephen Burns (www.sdphotoshopusers.com) is the president Of The San Diego
Photoshop Users Group (www.sdphotoshopusers.com) and most recent instructor
to the Light Photo Workshops (www.lightworkshops.com).

He has written the following books:

Author of “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX” (Soon to be released) Author of “The
Art Of Poser 8 Pro & Photoshop CS5” (Soon to be released) Author of “The
Art Of Poser & Photoshop”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”
Author of “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 12 years. He has been
exhibiting digital fine art internationally 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 in the San Diego and is an
instructor on http://training.xtrain.com/faculty/show/Stephen+Burns .

You will often see him as an instructor at Siggraph 2010 (www.Siggraph.org)
in Los Angeles.

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