Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns ( is a digital artist and author of books on being creative with your digital tools.  He is an Adobe AEL (Adobe Educational Leader) as well as an Adobe Community Expert and has taught digital creativity internationally.  He is an Instructor at Goldenwest College and Santa Monica College and Coast College and Studio Arts of Los Angeles.  He worked as a Pro-Artist for WACOM Technologies and he is the president Of Photoshop Users Group ( which is currently the largest Adobe Photoshop Users group in the country.  You can view the Facebook section at

He 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 the following books (

  1. “3D Photoshop For Creative Professionals”
  2. “Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX”
  3. “The Art Of Poser & Photoshop”
  4. “Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX”
  5. “Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX”
  6. “Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX”
  7. “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 28 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.

Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 29 years internationally. 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.

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