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"Creating Using Your Own Uniqueness" a Workshop by Stephen Burns

We are fortunate to be able to have Stephen M. Burns who is the President of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group presenting a Workshop for this meeting.

Workshop Synopsis:

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 a result. 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.

This workshop 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 singledigital image.

- www.sdphotoshopusers.com

Steven's Contact Information:

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URL: www.chromeallusion.com

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Steven's books:
Author of “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX”
Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”
Author of "The Art Of Poser 2010 & Photoshop CS5"
Author of "The Art Of Poser Pro & Photoshop CS4"
Author of "Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX"
Author of "Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX"
Author of "Photoshop CS Trickery & FX"

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  • Kerry A.

    love to join in real life for learning

    May 9, 2013

  • Teresa A.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    No, it is not a substitute. Steve will post a video about the 3d Photoshop demo as soon as he can. Howard will need to work with Teresa Anderson to post the link to the Adobe Connect recording.

    March 21, 2013

    • Brad H.

      Thanks for the clarification.

      March 21, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    Here's what happened at the 19Mar13 Seattle Photoshop meeting with Stephen Burns in under a minute (a time-lapse) http://bit.ly/161JnpG

    March 20, 2013

    • Brad H.

      There was a mention about a regular motion movie of Stephen Burn's presentation being posted. Is the one minute clip meant as a substitute?

      March 20, 2013

    • Stephen E.

      Where can I find the "Sessions" video of the entire presentation that was mentioned at the beginning of the meeting?

      March 21, 2013

  • LTen

    Do we really need a break during a 2 hour presentation? Especially since the beginning is taken up with announcements and the end is a raffle. There's no such thing as a "5 minute break" with a group the size of this. I'd rather listen to the speaker for the additional 15-20 minutes.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Teresa A.

      The speakers need a break.

      March 20, 2013

    • LTen

      The speakers can't go for 90 minutes without a break? I've never heard of that. I attend a lot of workshops, seminars and presentations, and most go an average of 2 hours before a break. Except this group and SMUG.

      March 20, 2013

  • Don M.

    This was a great meeting. Burns is an inspiration!

    March 20, 2013

  • Jeff L.

    I thought his teaching ability, his creativity and his mastery of photoshop were beyond any presentation i had seen recently. Those of you who use PS continuously might not have been so impressed since it may have been repetitious, but i loved his abilities and work flow. i have to admit though i was greatly impressed, my purest thoughts conflicted with what i was observing. i loved the creativity of his art, but i have a great problem with changing the image as much as he did with his example of the bridge, rocks and stream (especially the falls). i personally would have like to have seen him take an image, using the same techniques and creating an image (his art forms) like he showed us at the beginning of his lecture. i had to leave at 8:45 so he may have done this. If so I am sorry I missed that. I also thought the 10minute break which last almost 22 minutes was too long. On the whole i loved the presentation and will clearly visit his web site for more information. thanks

    March 20, 2013

    • LTen

      Jeff, you did miss him adding the alien creature and the laser beam which was pretty entertaining. 3D didn't work, but it was still a little more than just the landscape. And it was in the last 10 minutes.

      March 20, 2013

  • Gretchen T.

    Super...

    March 20, 2013

  • Don K.

    Fascinating from start to finish.

    March 20, 2013

  • jPeg

    Stephen is a real character. His enthusiasm for the subject and his unique approach made learning the material fun, something most photographers/instructors don't do. Whether I liked his images or not is beyond the point. I was entertained to some degree and therefore, I learned - and I loved it. I can't think of a time when any of us hasn't improved our images by altering the photo, even minutely. To see him do it so irreverntly was, well...FUN!!! agh!!! Bring on Godzilla. The long break was a bit of an embarassment, but he handled that well too.

    March 20, 2013

  • Ralph B.

    Inspiring, even if it demonstrated the perils of demonstrating on borrowed equipment.

    March 20, 2013

  • Howard H

    I thought that Steve did a terrific presentation.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Richard B.

    I thought it was very informative and gave me a new angle on using my photography in a creative way.

    March 20, 2013

  • J G.

    Great presentation

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a great presentation, I enjoyed and learned a lot more tonight!

    March 20, 2013

  • Christina S.

    I thought he was doing a lot of stuff one already knows in Photoshop since many versions back: Curves for color-correcting; layer masking; using smart objects; short-keys. I'm having a hard time thinking of what new thing I learned tonight. Wished the 3D part worked, but that wasn't his fault. However, I'm glad I came and I am interested to find out more about him. I was just expecting to be shown stuff I hadn't tried before.

    March 20, 2013

  • Brad H.

    I found Stephen Burns to be a warm engaging teacher with considerable knowledge and experience in his creative field.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Annette D.

    He was great. I'm ready to see him again. Soon!

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Thomas

    Probably the best presentation I have been to in several years of attending

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    What do you all think of Stephen Burns?

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Lori Davis- S.

      I thought he was great! Funny, smart, fast, answered questions. I also felt a little weird that people weren't showing him any love, if you know what I mean. That was a drag.

      March 19, 2013

    • Stephen E.

      One of the best presentations I've been to

      March 19, 2013

  • Robert W.

    Great techniques in showing what Photoshop can do with composites

    March 19, 2013

  • Robin H.

    Great workshop with a lot of information. Steve was a very good presenter.

    March 19, 2013

  • Kerry R.

    Very good presentation -

    March 19, 2013

  • LTen

    That was a really fun presentation!! Stephen was excellent! I'd love to see a presentation just on 3D.

    March 19, 2013

  • Lori Davis- S.

    YES! Stephen Burns was fun, informative and relaxed! Loved him! Learned somethings too.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned one key thing in this forum. The power exists to merge the reality of what exists in our viewfinder into illustrations that mind cannot perceive.

    Everything I make in my video work is own work in sans soundtracks. I rather enjoyed what I learned and shall improvise my own techniques - frame.. by.. frame.

    Melding an illusion into reality is not a crime. Writers do it all the time, making it believable, making it realistic to perceive - visually that is greater than word choice.

    Bravo!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Excellent! Stephen Burns is inspiring and an excellent instructor. The whole class from beginning to end was seamless. I loved his interaction with the audience and his ability to answer questions without letting someone sidetrack him. He is someone I hope to learn a lot more from. He is inspirational.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Abhi

    Outstanding! It was very inspiring I can't wait to try some of the stuff I learned tonight!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Karen P.

    Terrific session! Those who did not attend missed out on an exciting presentation!

    March 19, 2013

  • Jack M.

    Enlightening - Always a treat to watch someone skilled at using their tools

    March 19, 2013

  • Ken E.

    Quite inspirational if I ever get to know Photoshop that well.

    March 19, 2013

  • jeffry W. M.

    Verrrrry educational! Easy to follow his creatine impulses....

    March 19, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Good instructor and knew photoshop well

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good presentation. I knew almost everything he showed however. If possible, can future events describe in more detail what techniques will be covered? Very generous of him to offer to send us the 3D tutorial since the computer couldn't do it. I'm looking forward to seeing that!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Workshop was very useful, but if I'd known it was going to be videotaped, I would have stayed home and saved the money on parking, bridge tolls and gas.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought Stephen did a great job and it was informative

    March 19, 2013

  • Kerry A.

    have i missed out on this meet up group

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New guy need directions from the lobby?

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't get away from work.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will participate online!

    March 19, 2013

  • Lina

    I am ready! :-) sounds fascinating, looking forward to a night of learning! See you all soon

    March 19, 2013

  • Nancy C.

    Really want to go, but ill in bed. Hope somebody can take this spot.

    March 19, 2013

  • Maureen

    Sorry, but I won't be able to make this meeting after all.

    March 19, 2013

  • La N.

    Sickness keeps me home tonight

    March 19, 2013

  • deborah

    is there parking?

    March 19, 2013

    • Howard H

      Parking at Adobe is catch as catch can. It's spread out along the North end of the lake. There is some pay parking nearby also. Otherwise, it's Fremont style parking.

      March 19, 2013

  • Sayed

    Ugh. I have to stay at work late to get some stuff ready for print. Look forward to try again.

    March 19, 2013

  • Anita E.

    Car trouble (undriveable) and can't make it. Sorry for the late change, but it just happened.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not making it tonight. Someday perhaps.

    March 19, 2013

  • Doug K.

    Sorry. A conflict came up. See you next month.

    March 19, 2013

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