Join LAdobe on Thursday night, August 27 at 7pm at Dots Cowork at 113 North San Vicente Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Street Parking is available in the area and many meters near the venue expire at 6pm. Others expire at 8pm. Please be careful to not park in permit parking areas.

Stephen BurnsFor this event, we’re having our annual visit by Photoshop expert Stephen Burns. Stephen is a digital artist and author of books designed to inspire artists to see new possibilities with their digital tools. He is an Adobe Freelancer and has taught digital creativity internationally. He is also the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group which is currently the largest Photoshop Users Group in the country at 5,433 strong.

In addition to being a WACOM Pro Artist, Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer internationally for the past 15 years. He has worked with companies like Marvel Comics, Disney, Dreamworks, Titmouse and Sony Online Entertainment to name a few.

3D Photoshop for Creative ProfessionalsHe is guest writer for a number of magazines to include the feature article and front cover of Photoshop User Magazine. In addition, Stephen is the author of his new book published by Focal Press titled “3D Photoshop For The Creative Professional” to be released in November 2015. Stephen is also the author of the following books:

  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 35 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.

He has been exhibiting digital fine art around the world 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 online and privately. He is an instructor on  Photoshop Cafe and Layers Magazine. You will often see him as an instructor at SigGraph.

With Adobe presenting some wonderful upgrades in a variety of areas in Photoshop Stephen Burns will share how to be artists with the new 3D tools by creating an artistic scene that complies to the rules of perspective to make you final scenes convincing.

We will discuss the foundations of perspective and how to apply it in a two dimensional view. We will then integrate 3D objects in such a way that they match the perspective of the scene. This will share a foundational art concept of pulling a three dimensional look in a two dimensional composite. Then we will explore how to integrate 3 dimensional objects into the composition.

Come and enjoy as you see Stephen share what is possible with 3D in Photoshop CC 2015.

Well have food and drinks courtesy of InMotion Hosting. We’ll also have prizes from Photoshop Cafe and O’Reilly. We hope to see you at Dots Cowork for our next event on August 27!