Join LAdobe on Thursday night, January 27th at 7pm at Border Stylo at 729 Seward St. in Hollywood. Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm and the agency also has a private lot they may open for members to park as well. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

Stephen BurnsFor our first presentation of the new year, we’re pleased to be bringing back one of our best speakers, Stephen Burns, the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group and most recent instructor to the Light Photo Workshops. He has written the books, Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX, The Art Of Poser 8  Pro & Photoshop CS5, The Art Of Poser & Photoshop, Author of Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX, Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX, Author of “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX and also Photoshop CS Trickery & FX for Charles River Media.

One of the blessings and sometimes curses of being an artist is that we have a innate drive to create. It is our belief that for artists it is a true need. Our minds are unique in that way because we are always trying to find some concept to visually share with the world. Every artist has their preferred medium so why do we chose digital as our platform to create? I believe it’s because the computer gives us the capability to create using all creative traditions like Photography, Painting, Compositing and 3D to name a few.

In Stephen’s presentation he is going to continue the venture of being artists by learning how to blend Photography, Painting, and 3D into a single unique vision. Although he will address technique, this presentation will go beyond the technical toward the creative spirit.