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Finestra Fine Artist - Stephen Burns


About Stephen Burns:


Stephen Burns ( is a digital artist, Adobe Freelancer and Adobe ACP (Adobe Community Professional).  He is also the president Of The San Diego Photoshop Users Group (

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 available at:
    • Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX
    • The Art Of Poser & Photoshop
    • Advanced Photoshop CS4 Trickery & FX
    • Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX 
    • Advanced Photoshop CS2 Trickery & FX 
    • 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 15 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.

He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops online and privately.
He is an instructor on
Photoshop Café
Layers Magazine

You will often see him as an instructor at Siggraph