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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns ( has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His 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 a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 14 years. He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few.

He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops nationwide but also you can join him online at . In addition, you will often see him as an instructor at Siggraph ( in the Guerrilla Studio.

He is the author of several books published by Charles River media. They include “The “Advanced Photoshop CS4Trickery & FX” , Art of Poser & Photoshop” , “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX” , “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX” and “Photoshop CS Trickery & FX”. Each chapter is a step-by-step instruction on creating digital effects and art work. He has also a contributing author in the book “Secrets OF Award Winning Digital Artists” (Wiley Press) and “Photoshop CS Savvy” (Sybex). Go to for more information.
He is the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group ( ) of which there are currently 3000 members strong and growing.