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Old 02-04-2011, 01:49 PM
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I am taking the forum's introductory advise and logging in here to introduce myself. My name is Dan and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. About myself, well let's see...

I began my career as a Designer (didn't everyone?) and moved onto positions as Art Director, Creative Director and Operations Manager - but my real passion is Retouching!

I am a production artist at heart. I enjoy making someone else's vision come to fruition. I am most comfortable being at the completion stage of the creative/production process and after 20 years of digital retouching experience (from proprietary workstations to today's desktop Photoshop environment) - there are fewer and fewer challenges that seem beyond my capabilities.

That being said, I am always looking to refine my technique and skillsets. Everyday, I seem to learn something new or a new simpler, perhaps better way to do things - and I hope to learn some new tricks here.

GO STEELERS!
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:05 PM
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Welcome DG - looks like we had the same career path! What system did you work on before the Mac became useful? And are Steelers football or baseball.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:30 PM
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Hey Repairman! Thank you.

My Gosh… many names come to mind. Crosfield, Hell, DS, Dicomed, Scitex, Creo, MacDonald Detwiler and even Kodak. I actually started with film recorders and a Dicomed Imaginator with a Crosfield scanner, then migrated fully to a Crosfield plaform - Scanners, Colorspace Retouch workstation and a 9500 page planner (sort of a predecessor to PageMaker, Quark, and later InDesign). I did most of my earlier retouching on an Imaginator and a Crosfield Colorspace. I also worked on a workstation that Kodak made - I think it was called a Premier, and a Scitex Blaze. I am thinking that if you rode the digital wave like I did then all these names are familiar to you!!! What a ride it's been!!!

The Steelers are our (Pittsburgh) football team. They are playing in the 45th SuperBowl in a couple of days!! Thanks again for the welcome.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:55 AM
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Oh man, those names ring some bells. My pal was a Crosfield demo/trainer and as I worked for Quantel on the paintbox we used to rib each other all the time. I remember all the systems cost big bucks and all of them had some serious weakness - handling black was always a problem for real time manipulation. Kodak didn't quite make the most of their knowledge base and are now a shadow of their former selves. Curiously they seemed to miss the digi camera wave aswell. Like IBM, I think they thought themselves too big to fail. LOL, their sales guys always dressed like evangelists, or the Feds, I recall. Great days though.
Hope your team gets the result you're hoping for - suppose you'll be having few cold ones to help the day go by! Cheers for now...
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:27 AM
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Welcome, Dan. Glad you found us. Looks like you have a lot of experiences and knowledge to share. We like people like you!

In an effort to keep things "Fair and balanced" around here, so "Go Pack!"
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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Thank you Danny! Yes... I probably have some experience to share and the gray hairs to go along with it, but I am also always in a learning mode. And I am seeing some interesting things here already. Nobody every knows everything - and when you think you do - you are falling behind quickly!!! Repairman and I have seen some interesting things evolve along the journey to today's desktop platform. I remember the days when you could only open 1024 x 768 pixel frames at a time, and to tile to the next frame (whether you made any changes or not) took a good 2-3 minutes (which seemed like an hour) with a mind-teasing green screen paint down that taunted you before refreshing to the next pane. And these machine had names like "blaze" and such - not to mention they cost a quarter of a million dollars. Thanks again for the warm welcome!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:18 PM
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Wait a minute... "GO PACK?" I missed that on first read... I guess that is fair enough. Hope it is a fun and entertaining game!!!
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