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You aren't going to learn it on the internet....

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Old 07-18-2008, 03:55 PM
HughSteenk HughSteenk is offline
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You aren't going to learn it on the internet....

..and you can't learn taste. (Stop sucking)

[Hi, I'm new]

Ask yourself why you aren't any good at retouching. Is it because you don't really want to be good at it? Takes too much time, must be a button or technique I don't yet know? Maybe I just like ugly couches, that's my market. I mean, they, the furniture makers sure do make a lot of hideous looking couches - big companies don't make furniture nobody wants right? Maybe I just have bad taste..

There's nothing here for you, not on this site, and not out there on the internet. You want to get better? Practice. "But I like it that way." Great, you go ahead and like it, but don't expect anyone to pay you for it.

98.9% of you suck balls. It's your turn to figure out why and change it. Don't ask for technique or pointers. It comes from your eyes, your sweat, your experience and strive for real knowledge. Compare your work with what's out in the real world that people pay good money for. Hold yourself to the highest standards, not Maxim or People. There are no shortcuts. You use them and make yourself look like an idiot amateur. Face it, 90 percent of the people who use photoshop can do what you do - most better.

Look within. Use your damn eyes. Don't ask for critiques from those that know less than you. Don't submit for critique something that looks bad or is unfinished or imbalanced. They're going to notice. They're not going to overlook it. You can't hide. Don't comment on crap that you aren't qualified to comment on. Stop taking bad advice from the internet, your friends and parents. Use a damn mirror. Stop applying for classified ads when your work sucks, you waste everyone's time, your own being the least important. It's impossible to fill a position or job out a project without wading through piles of junk. Save yourself the rejection and others the headache. You are bringing the industry down. Hell, advertising rates have been stagnant for nearly 10 years now. Go back to the shadows until you have something to offer. Sure, we all started somewhere. Problem is, you need to erase your brains first and start with the basics. Stop getting ahead of yourself.

Do you really know what the titles Junior Retoucher and Senior Retoucher mean or the expectations of those titles? I don't think you do. You don't qualify as a Junior retoucher, trust me.

Don't make a website, the internet is clogged with enough junk already.

Throw your actions away. Learn how to construct a file like it's supposed to be done. Get an internship and if you're lucky, cut masks and make paths.

Be more realistic and humble. Use a Mac. Use a tablet. Get your monitor calibrated and do it regularly. Go to the museum. Look at high end magazines. Take a drawing class. Analyze light. LOOK at people. Get away from the computer. Take a photography class. Get a job at a prepress house doing separations. Get in some sort of related industry and learn something. Quit that cube job and go work at a camera store. Something. Being an insurance salesman during the day and being on the internet and playing with photoshop all the time is not feeding you.

"I've been using Photoshop since it came out" <--- Why is it that you can't make anything that doesn't look like ass then?

You answer.

14 year olds are going to own you.


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Old 07-18-2008, 04:18 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

You quite full of yourself...:+}
Are you a retoucher... hahahaha

Your going to go a long way with that attitude..:+]
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

Me smell bad but I no stink!!

Good post we need more telling it like it is!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:25 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

Well, Hugh, that was enlightning. Why don't you tell us how you really feel? Obviously Retouch Pro is not the place for your extreme Photoshop skills. This site was designed for people to people help with digital image issues. It's not a place to get a job, it's not a place to rant about the "amateurs".
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

Hello

my English is bad therefore my understanding can not have been 100%,
but if you thinks thus and wrote this, why came until the forum?

Cya.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:31 PM
HughSteenk HughSteenk is offline
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

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You quite full of yourself...:+}
Are you a retoucher... hahahaha

Your going to go a long way with that attitude..:+]
Snook
I'm not trying to make friends Erick. What's the status of your P30?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:34 PM
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Exclamation Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

If there's nothing on this site, why would you want want to participate or contribute?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:35 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

Are you talking about the gun or the camera, Hugh?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:36 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

DB Swampster
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:38 PM
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Re: You aren't going to learn it on the internet..

If there's nothing on this site, why would you want want to participate or contribute?

but if you thinks thus and wrote this, why came until the forum?

This is denying the purpose of this thread. Stay on topic. comment, fine. Ask moot questions, not fine. Doesn't change anything.
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