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
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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:
San Diego Photoshop User Group
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