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Photoshop with Stephen Burns | Beyond the Camera

Going Beyond the Camera with Stephen Burns

One of the blessings of being an artist is that we have an innate drive to create beyond what we see and experience in the natural world. As artists, we often do not accept what we see in the everyday world around us as the final means of creative expression. Instead we push beyond our experience to create something unique. This is what “Beyond the Camera” is all about. Stephen will focus on using Photoshop as a tool of creative expression using the new features to create imagery that go beyond the still image shot from a camera.

Because we have the computer to create using all visual mediums such as photography, painting, film making, sculpting and writing, to name a few, we have the ability to use several or all of those creative traditions, to express ourselves using our own unique voice.

Adobe has been at the forefront of producing digital tools for artists for decades and one of Stephen’s favorites is Photoshop. Stephen will share how he uses the newer features of the Creative Cloud & Photoshop for both his workflow and creation.

The presentation will cover following concepts:

  • How to use the Adobe Creative Cloud to organize your composition
  • Understanding Smart Objects to maximize your workflow
  • Thoughtful use of layer masks
  • Clever use of textures to add character to your creations
  • Layer effects and adjustment layers to control your lighting
  • Painting techniques to pull it all together and more

Attend Online (do NOT RSVP YES, that affects our food order)
Simply click the GUEST radio button and type your FIRST & LAST name (you may win a prize):
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Stephen Burns Work & User Group

Stephen Burns runs the San Diego Photoshop User Group and has galleries of his own images. Check out these links:

Gallery

San Diego Photoshop User Group

SPONSOR REQUEST

We are looking for a food sponsor, if you are willing to chip in about $200 for Pizza & Sodas please email [masked] We'd be happy to let you speak to our group, hand out brochures and even do a product demo at the meeting :)

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  • Bob H.

    Stephen was a great speaker & I really liked that he showed how he got to the finished product.

    March 28, 2013

  • Elysavania T.

    Learned a lot

    March 27, 2013

  • Bill J.

    well done fantastic speaker.

    March 27, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Where Exactly is the meeting place?

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Mark S.

      I was wrong.... When I got to the GG bridge the traffic was all backed up to marin (the closing of the Toll plaza) it was 5:30 so even though it's only 7 miles away I couldn't have made it before 6:30 or later.

      March 27, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Once again the GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES party is more important than the PUBLIC NEED. (you know, the public, the people who have and are still PAYING for that bridge)

      March 27, 2013

  • John B.

    excellent workshop!

    March 27, 2013

  • Vinayak

    Bcoz am residing in india

    February 26, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      You can attend online from India, you just have to do time zone math. We are in the Pacific time zone and the event starts at 6:30 pm (but the speaker probably won't start until 6:50 pm) Time and date converter: http://www.timeanddat...­

      March 19, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Photoshop with Stephen Burns: Beyond the Camera Recording |[masked]: http://experts.adobec...­

      March 27, 2013

  • mothersthirdarm

    Mothers Third Arm provides you all these with safety. Mothers Third Arm has great functionality and especially if you are thinking about the welfare of your child. It is normally a great aid to the mom and dad because it helps the mom to carry on its other actions without being near to the child while the child is taking the feed from the bottle.http://mothersthirdarm.com

    2 · March 26, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Just Tweeted/Facebooked/Linke­dIn'nd the Mother's 3rd Arm, I could use one myself. (Roman = 4, Scarlett = 2 on May 2)

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • vicky

    I missed the live broadcast I intended to attend.
    Where can I view the this online? Thanks.

    March 26, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    Very informative and well performed talk. Need cheat sheet to keep up with keystrokes.

    March 27, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Stephen, Photoshop will make a cheat sheet for you. Go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, then click SUMMARIZE. Photoshop will save an HTML document with EVERY shortcut in Photoshop :D Review the recording to practice all the cool tricks: http://tinyurl.com/cs...­

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I thought Brian's presentation was eye opening regarding the tremendous creative range in CS6e Photoshop. Thanks for showing us this amazing range of creative tools! However, I could really use a video or instruction set to review the methods used in the crafting of the various layers. I tried applying some of the methods demonstrated in the talk but clearly need more detail on the keystroke sequences. FYI: Photoshop Beginner.

    March 27, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Chris, we always post the recordings under Discussion > Message Board, here is a short url directly to it (Stephen, not Brian's presentation is already there) http://tinyurl.com/cs...­

      March 27, 2013

  • George P.

    Stephen is amazing; among many other things, he showed me that maybe I need to loosen up my techniques when compositing.

    March 27, 2013

  • Tomas

    Good Stuff

    March 27, 2013

  • Parul

    Hello Kelly,
    I'm not feeling well so unfortunately have to drop out for today. Hope to catch online!
    Thanks

    March 26, 2013

  • Ilie C.

    anyone going there from Mountain View?

    March 26, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Can't get there. Will attend online.

    March 26, 2013

  • Khanh

    Is there parking near Adobe's offices?

    March 26, 2013

    • George P.

      There are a bunch of back-in spaces along Townsend adjacent to the railyards, and some of them usually open up at the end of the workday. You have to be eastbound on Townsend in order to back into them.

      March 26, 2013

    • Khanh

      Cool, thanks George.

      March 26, 2013

  • Harry

    Sorry, my Couchsurfer's flight was delayed, and I have to stay home and wait...

    March 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Need to work late, so hopefully I can catch in online. Thank you for hosting this event!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Vinayak

    how helpfull this is to learn photoshop pls let me know

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      Matt, I just read your full comments, wow! I'm already inspired :D

      1 · March 24, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Van Gogh is one of my most favorite artist of all time Matt, please update me on your film when it is finished I would love to see it!

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Laura M.

    I'll be attending online, thanks!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Mai

    Attending online

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Tom F.

    Will attend in person

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • David E.

    I am recently disabled following hip replacement.
    Is there any way I can get a seat next to an aisle or in front ??
    I need a bit of room to extend the affected leg.
    Can anyone confirm if this is doable ?
    Thanks in advance Kelly or staff.
    David Erickson

    2 · March 21, 2013

    • Kelly M.

      David, I'll hold a seat for you in the front (by the asile). You can always reach me by email [masked]

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • virginia t.

    Attending online

    March 22, 2013

  • Anissa T.

    attending online!

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Deirdre F.

    I am attending online

    March 21, 2013

  • carolyn

    Carolyn Brown
    Cooper Butler-Brown

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, im excited!

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning to attend the online version - but did not find the radio button of guests which was referred in the instructions.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jean F.

    What GUEST radio button? I don't see one.

    March 7, 2013

  • Nancy M

    Will attend online. :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Jean F.

    Jean Fernandez

    March 7, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    Vinayak, Photoshop is an essential tool in life for me. I have so many shots of friends, kids, pets & travels that I NEED to communicate with the beauty I saw them in. Often the camera shot doesn't live up to the magnificence of a place or person.

    2 · March 6, 2013

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