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) and Adobe Freelancer and has taught digital creativity internationally. He is an Instructor at Santa Monica College and Goldenwest College. He is also the president Of Photoshop Users Group which is currently the largest Adobe Photoshop Users group in the country. He is guest writer for a number of magazines to include the feature article and front cover of Photoshop User Magazine. 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.