About Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns (www.chromeallusion.com) 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.

Creating Normal Maps in Adobe Photoshop

Stephen Burns shows you how to add 3D texture to your CG objects by applying normal maps made in Photoshop.

Design Planetary Rings with Photoshop 3D

Create this planetary scene using Photoshop gradient tool, polar distortion filter and finally, 3D tools.

Designing a Meteor and Space Scene with Photoshop 3D Tools

Use Photoshop CS6 Extended 3D tools to create a spherical object and then edit the depth map information to create contours on the object using different gray scale values.

3D from Vector Shapes in Photoshop CS6 Extended

Stephen Burns creates a 3D syringe using Photoshop CS6. By using vector shapes in combination with the lathe shape preset inside the 3D menu, Stephen is able to construct this circular 3D object with ease.

2D to 3D in Photoshop CS6 Extended

Stephen Burns shows viewers how to take an image of a 2D object and transform it into a 3D object using depth maps in the new Photoshop CS6 Extended.

3D Skyscraper Composition in Photoshop CS5 Extended

Stephen Burns designs this skyscraper scene using 3D objects created using the 3D Repousse tool in Photoshop CS5 Extended.

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