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Old 02-01-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: Where to Start?

Tools for the job? Do you mean Photoshop vs GIMP vs others? Do you mean wacom vs mouse? Are you asking what sort of computer is needed? Or are you asking about DVDs that will help?
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: Where to Start?

I'm asking about both ...

My original questions was about tools ..

I was thinking about getting me a table as I see a lot of people swearing by it, but I wasnt sure. I also currently use a laptop, so would I need a bigger PC? I have CS5 and LR3 but I mainly use it to see my photo and choose the ones I want retouch ...

Now that everyone is shimming in, I would like to know about everything .. I think is mostly time and effort, but I want to hear opinions and comments ..

Once again, thanks guys
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:22 AM
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Re: Where to Start?

IMO the tablet gives you accuracy when doing some beauty retouch, so if I were you... I'll go for it (I can't live without mine), as for the laptop.... is useful when you're shooting but for more serious work a desktop will work better 'cause you can have a more powerful machine, and the most important tools.... your eyes, brain and a loooot of patience 'cause sometimes you can do a retouch in 15 min. others takes hours.
btw.... waiting weeks for an image?? O.o WOW it sounds too much for me!
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:19 PM
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I use both mouse and tablet asi feel you need both. precision work tablet every time but for bigger reach and for those bigger areas then mouse is good and the best tools are a steady hand an a good set of eyes to focus on the project ask a partner or mate see what they think as you can get so used to an image you can miss things that they might spot
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