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.

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Design Planetary Rings with Photoshop 3D

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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