LAPUG59 - DEC 2013 - "CREATING THE UNUSUAL WITH PHOTOSHOP" + CC RAFFLE

  • December 11, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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SPECIAL MESSAGE TO PDALA MEMBERS  - PLEASE READ

A POSTED "I D" PHOTO of YOU IS

R E Q U I R E D

IF YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

PLEASE NOTE that a close, clear and recent "ID-STYLE or HEADSHOT-Style" PHOTO OF "YOU", ALONE - with N-O sunglasses/dark glasses or anything else covering or hiding your face and eyes (masks, hands, etc) - M-U-S-T be posted on your PDALA profile in order to RSVP and attend THIS or ANY LAPUG meetings.

Your RSVP  W-I-L-L be canceled and removed IMMEDIATELY - and with NO further notice - if such a photo is not in place and you will not be able to attend our meeting. Please do not take this personally and kindly respect our policy which applies to ALL attendees and all 700+ members of LAPUG.

 

Note: If you are a member of PDALA or LAPUG and would like to attend this event, kindly RSVP/Register through ONLY ONE of our two groups. Help us not double/triple-count you as space AND seats are VERY limited. Again, ONLY ONE RSVP per person, please. Thank you!


IMPORTANT - PLEASE R-E-A-D

POLICIES FOR LAPUG EVENTS' RSVPs for PDALA MEMBERS*

1. PHOTO POLICY: You MUST have a CLEAR, RECENT, ID-STYLE or HEADSHOT-STYLE, FULL-FACE photo of you (alone!) - and without sunglasses or dark glasses - POSTED on your PDALA profile in order to attend "any" LAPUG (ie LA Photoshop User Group) meetings. There are NO exceptions to this. If you RSVP Yes and don't have such a photo posted, your RSVP will be removed and you will not be admitted to the event. This is a "Meetup" event and other members, and we the organizers, would like to recognize YOU when you attend, just like you can recognize US and the other members (ie simple RESPECT and COURTESY all around). Thank you for your understanding but if you're unable to comply, no problem but kindly do not RSVP.

2. NO-SHOW POLICY: If you have previously RSVPd Yes to LAPUG events in the past - and did not attend, without canceling your RSVP in time, more than once, your RSVP to this event WILL be removed/canceled. If you would like to attend and have been a No-Show at past LAPUG events twice or more, please contact Christian or Ron with an explanation. Our space is limited and we PAY for our chairs so we ask you to kindly cancel your RSVP in time (or contact Christian or Ron) if you find yourselves unable to attend.

*NOTE These two policies are the very same which have applied to all 700+ members of the LA Photoshop User Group since our founding in 2008. Thank you for understanding and for respecting our policies by not RSVPing Yes if you're unable to comply with them.

 

Still with me? Cool! Whew!! )) Alrighty then...


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December 6, 2013

Hello everyone:

LAPUG MEETUP #59 will take place next week, on Wednesday December 11, 2013. Doors open at 6:30pm. The program will start at 7:00pm and will end at 9:30pm.

Our meeting's location will be:

Calumet Photographic - LA (Hollywood)
1135 N. Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
[masked]
http://www.calumetphoto.com/

This MeetUp will be limited to 50 LAPUG or PDALA Members only (First come, first served*) - Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday December 11 at 2:00pm. Online RSVPs are required to attend this meeting (see below for RSVP instructions).

GUESTS: We will open the meeting to guests starting on Monday December 09 at 12pm (if seats are available).

Please note : Meeting Support Fee Policy: $10 CASH per person with RSVPs (includes 2 General Raffle tickets for members only - Guests are not eligible for our raffles.)

Guests are not eligible for ANY of our raffles.

Your $10 Meeting Support fee is not valid for the special ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD MEMBERSHIP Super-Grand-Prize which is a separate and totally optional raffle (more below).

Guests are not eligible for ANY of our raffles.

Note:
*If you're new to Meetup, please don't RSVP by replying to this announcement. Click below for more info and instructions:
http://www.meetup.com/PhotoshopLA/pages/LAPUG_-_HOW_TO_RSVP/


PROGRAM / AGENDA
==============

We are pleased to welcome back LAPUG Presenter, Member and Friend, Stephen Burns, with what will sure to be a mesmerizing and riveting program which will inspire you and will stimulate your inner artiste to come out of hiding! :-)


- CREATING THE UNUSUAL WITH PHOTOSHOP -

STEPHEN BURNS

DIGITAL ARTIST, AUTHOR and EDUCATOR

 

BIO

Stephen Burns (www.chromeallusion.com) 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 (www.sdphotoshopusers.com) 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 (http://www.chromeallusion.com/articles_index.htm).  In addition, Stephen is the author of the following books (http://www.chromeallusion.com/books.htm):

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 Yokohama, 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 http://training.xtrain.com/faculty/show/Stephen+Burns, Photoshop Café (http://www.chromeallusion.com/dvd_index.html), Layers Magazine (http://www.chromeallusion.com/tutorials_3d_layersmag.html).

You will often see him as an instructor at Siggraph  (www.Siggraph.org).

STEPHEN BURNS


 STEPHEN BURNS


DESCRIPTION

If you have found yourself stuck on how to bring your vision to fruition due to the technicality of your digital tools then join Stephen Burns in this insightful presentation titled “Going Beyond the Camera and Create the Unusual, with Photoshop”.

One of the blessings and sometimes curses of being an artist is that we have an innate drive to create beyond what we see and experience.  As artists, we often do not accept what we see as the final means of expression but instead we push beyond our experience to express another world of our own choosing.

As a result, largely due to the advent of the computer, we now have the capability to create using all visual tools that we know as human beings like photography, painting, film making, sculpting and writing to name a few.

Stephen will share the adventures of using several creative traditions with Photoshop to express yourself using your own unique voice.

In this presentation we are going to continue the venture of being artists by sharing how to use any imagery to express a vision that goes beyond the single digital image.

Adobe has been in the forefront of producing the digital tools for artists to express their vision. Stephen will share how he uses the newer features of the Creative Cloud and Photoshop as both his workflow and creation of choice.

making, sculpting and writing to name a few.

Stephen will share the adventures of using several creative traditions with Photoshop to express yourself using your own unique voice.

In this presentation we are going to continue the venture of being artists by sharing how to use any imagery to express a vision that goes beyond the single digital image.

Adobe has been in the forefront of producing the digital tools for artists to express their vision. Stephen will share how he uses the newer features of the Creative Cloud and Photoshop as both his workflow and creation of choice.

Image by STEPHEN BURNS

 Image by STEPHEN BURNS


LINKS:

• Website:  http://www.chromeallusion.com

• Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chromeallusion

• Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/chromeallusion

• 500PX:  http://500px.com/StephenBurns

Image by STEPHEN BURNS


IMAGES:

- We're featuring Stephen's images on our home page and in this announcement.

Image by STEPHEN BURNS


Q&A:

- There will be time set aside for a dedicated Q&A session with Stephen.

 

MORE ON OUR SPECIAL RAFFLE THIS MONTH:

- There will be a SEPARATE and totally OPTIONAL raffle this month for a 12-Month Subscription to ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD (up to a $600 value - For Mac and/or Windows - You can install and run it on two Macs, two PCs or 1 each).

Visit the ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD product page at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud - If you had Adobe Creative Cloud, you would already have Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 installed and running on your PCs or Macs: It's v-e-r-y cool!

CC RAFFLE TICKETS prices are: $10 for 1 ticket, $15 for 2 tickets, $20 for 3 tickets. Additional tickets are $5 each. (4 tickets: $25, 5 tickets: $30, etc) - CASH ONLY (Checks and Credit Cards will not be accepted)

Additional Special Raffle information - and eligibility requirements - will be sent on the night prior to the event.

REMINDER: Guests are never ever eligible for ANY LAPUG raffles. Why? Because we L-O-V-E our members!

MEETING DISCLAIMER ( Because we must!!): Please note that the program may change at any time due to various circumstances not always under our control. Whenever possible, we will update this and notify the group.

 

LOGISTICS & OTHER INFO
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- LAPTOPS: If you're planning to bring a laptop, please be aware that our seating doesn't accommodate for any table space for attendees. In general, we recommend that you don't bring your laptops so that you can concentrate on understanding what's being taught. Practicing immediately afterward however is extremely recommended.

- ON-SITE REGISTRATION and PARKING: There will be free parking on-site for up to 30+ cars approx. Street parking is also readily available.

More information re: Parking, Area Map and special on-site Registration instructions will be sent to all YES RSVPs the night prior to the event.

- FOOD/DRINKS: We will provide some snacks and refreshments for all during our break. Feel free to bring your own food & beverages if you prefer.

If anyone has any questions, please let me/us know and as always, if you're unable to attend, no problem but please RSVP "NO" in order to remain active and in good standing with our group.

So until Wednesday (the 11th) then!

Christian
- PDALA Assistant Organizer

- LAPUG Organizer

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