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Old 10-03-2007, 03:45 PM
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Steve,

I think we've seen the same thing. I taped a segment of a show called Behind Closed Doors, a late 90s-early 2000s show on A&E hosted by Joan Lunden. I think the company was called NEC, not to be confused with the Japanese electronics company. The retoucher worked on what appeared to be a Scitex Blaze system. It seems to be a Blaze given the the only visual reference to the system I've seen online, presented by the guy who designed its interface. Check it out: http://www.rozin.com/insideout/proje...opup.asp?id=31.

Man, I love seeing those proprietary systems.

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Yep, same show with Joan Lunden. I lost the video, but it certainly was a Scitex system. Now of course, a fast Mac/PC and Photoshop CS 2-3 can basically do the same high end retouching and probably more than the early and very expensive Scitex systems could produce. Back then, Scitex operators could bill $300-500 per hour for high end retouching for pre-press. Man, I wish I could find that video. Learned a few tips from a real pro. Interesting stuff
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:54 PM
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Now of course, a fast Mac/PC and Photoshop CS 2-3 can basically do the same high end retouching and probably more than the early and very expensive Scitex systems could produce.
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the one thing i have yet to reproduce, is to place a vector logo over a bitmapped image and then mask the image so the vector logo goes inbetween a persons heads and the background...i can do this in photoshop, but i have yet to find a RIP that can handle such a file...
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I dont know if anyone read the article in july and august PDN magazine it was on the best retouchers in the world.Someone told me about it did not get a chance to see it so it would be interesting to see the list of names if anyone has them

zganie
PDN July 2007 the top retouching studios featured:

1. Procolor (singapore) www.procolor.com.sg
2. Remix Studios Bangkok (thailand) www.remixstudiobangkok.com
3. Royal Post Club (germany) www.royalpostclub.de
4. The Living Room (belgium) www.thelivingroom.be
5. Rocket Studios (california) www.rocketart.com
6. Rob Frew (johannesburg) no website listing

apparently this feature is part 2 of 2, so if someone has a June 2007 issue and could post that'd be nice. someone seems to have walked off with ours

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:31 PM
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I googled him and fount rob frew here...

http://adsoftheworld.com/search/node/rob+frew

don't know how old these ads are...


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Old 10-03-2007, 11:00 PM
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the one thing i have yet to reproduce, is to place a vector logo over a bitmapped image and then mask the image so the vector logo goes inbetween a persons heads and the background...i can do this in photoshop, but i have yet to find a RIP that can handle such a file...
Send me an example (even a jpg) of what you are trying to achieve and I can probably help you out. david@vaughtstudio.com
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:07 PM
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i can reproduce it in photoshop, the problem is trying to get it to film...the file chokes when it gets to the RIP...
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:14 PM
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Send me a file and i can help you with it. Trust me.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:42 AM
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the one thing i have yet to reproduce, is to place a vector logo over a bitmapped image and then mask the image so the vector logo goes inbetween a persons heads and the background...i can do this in photoshop, but i have yet to find a RIP that can handle such a file...
Should work saved out as a eps file with vector clicked on in the save dialog.
This has worked for me numerouse times in the past.

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:11 AM
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Should work saved out as a eps file with vector clicked on in the save dialog.
This has worked for me numerouse times in the past.

Chris
yup, but i have yet to get past the rip with this kind of file...
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:49 AM
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we used to do a lot of work for KOOL, and a lot of our packaging and advertising art consisted of a bunch of vector art incorporated into the ps file...one of our vendors, fuel digital, couldn't handle the files output bc of their RIP.....they had to export some of these complex vector pieces into illustartor and quark (at the time) it was funny.....that's a lot of work!! man they prob hated us!!
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