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Old 07-11-2009, 11:04 PM
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...I always flatten files. I never keep PSDs ever. Absolutely no need to when you know what you're doing.
......ouch!
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:29 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

Most retouching houses do actually save their psb/psd's. But it's different, they have servers and back-up systems as well. I can see as a freelancer how you wouldn't save everything.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:51 AM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

Of course you save your PSD's, at least for a good period - frankly you'd have to be an idiot not to.

Generally people who talk in terms of not saving layered files, are the type who actually prefer working flat, that means a lot of non layered retouching. And are too protective of their lack of technical knowledge to admit WHY they are doing this. The other potential reason - they are flattening in order to stop other retouchers breaking their technique apart, and I've seen this too.

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Most retouching houses do actually save their psb/psd's. But it's different, they have servers and back-up systems as well. I can see as a freelancer how you wouldn't save everything.

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

Thank you Mark glad you said it and not me.. I have been getting a lot of flack lately for saying what I think.. Not that I care really but, Thanks.
I agree you have to be an idiot not to save your files with layers.
But as we know there are a lot of idiots in this world and forum..

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:05 PM
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Of course you save your PSD's, at least for a good period - frankly you'd have to be an idiot not to.

Generally people who talk in terms of not saving layered files, are the type who actually prefer working flat, that means a lot of non layered retouching. And are too protective of their lack of technical knowledge to admit WHY they are doing this. The other potential reason - they are flattening in order to stop other retouchers breaking their technique apart, and I've seen this too.
Why would u save them?

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:12 PM
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Thank you Mark glad you said it and not me.. I have been getting a lot of flack lately for saying what I think.. Not that I care really but, Thanks.
I agree you have to be an idiot not to save your files with layers.
But as we know there are a lot of idiots in this world and forum..

Snook
I must be an idiot then...

I save jpgs, show the client, he approves it.

I save the tif, upload it for the client, he approves it

The retouching is paid for and printed...

Then I delete the working file.

I really don't see WHY I should keep it. EVEN MORE ... save ALL of them?

please iluminate the idiot

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PS: I'm a 27 years old single mother with 2 University mayors who started retouching 4 years ago. English is only my second language but I managed to get clients from London and NY, already done editorials and advertorials for Vogue, Elle, Esquire and other smaller mags worldwide... Also worked with Unilever, L'Oreal (Hair products and Make up), Maybelline, Nike, among other smaller brands over the world. So... I REALLY REALLY don't see my self as an idiot.

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Old 07-13-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

Godmother -- YOU'RE NOT AN IDIOT!!!!

It's a matter of preference.

Those that want to keep them -- great!

Those of us who wish to delete them -- great!

WHO CARES??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I save the high res before and high res after -- if the client wants a change down the line, then I just put the before on top of the after and re-work anything that needs re-working.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:10 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

I have my PSD's, RAW's, and even JPG's that I shot with before I was smarter to shoot in RAW all archived and on external HD's stowed away safely not to be touched unless the US government declares ownership of my shit.



Like some people have said already, It's a matter of preference and practicing professionalism. They get lost or thrown away, I know I was throwing away pictures back in the day, and I have caught myself a few times later saying "Shit, where did I put those photos, I need them for a project..........oh wait."

Some people care to keep them, some people don't. I am also a freelancer/self-proprietor.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

In any case everyone has different habits, can we get back to some good Hair work...
Godmother I understand you may be busy, when ever you get a chance please post some stuff. I was just offering you the stuff that I have which is A LOT!!
Either way Thanks, and PS. your not an idiot.. maybe idiotic but not an idiot..
Snook
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:26 PM
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Re: Warping and Manipulating Hair

considering how cheap blank dvd's are, i always save the psd files...
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