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Old 10-30-2005, 07:38 AM
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New from Florida

I found this web site last night and had to join. I must of read the forums last night for like three hours! There is a lot of good information on this site, wish I found it earlier.

I'm a 1989 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I'm a big fan of Photoshop and love to do digital illustrations, glamour retouching and photography.

I'm about 45 minutes north of West Palm Beach and would like to know if there is anybody in the area that would like to get together and talk shop. If so, drop me a line.

Old 11-01-2005, 08:19 AM
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Hi all,

Only found this site today, read a thread or two, and got interested enough to join-up!

My names Daniel, I'm a retired Englishman living in France since 1997. I have been interested in photography since I left collage in 1950, (yes, afraid I'm very old!).

I have been doing digital photo restoration for just over a year, I started with Paint Shop Pro, I'm now using Photo Shop CS2.

Looking forward to reading all the threads.
Old 11-01-2005, 09:18 AM
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Well, I guess if we are doing bios,,,
I started with computers (real ones not atari) in 1980. My family is very visual, my mom has her masters in fine art and was an oil painter. My career started as a display ad designer for a newpaper and always got scammed into cutting the rubylith for color seps, because I had the youngest eyes (sucker) and then went out on my own design studio in Oregon. I had it for some 12 years; did the typical logo design, Branding, business forms... and then moved into photo restoration ... I have always loved photo manipulation from the first version of photoshop.

I move to CA in Nov. 2000 during a divorce. Working as a Communication's Specialist/Art Director -CTM (Chief Trouble Maker) for a group that provided services for the philanthropic sector, I did the typical corporate stuff: Annual Reports, RFPs, newsletters, logo design, press releases and got into more web designing. Off course through out my graphic history the photos for these projects had images that needed retouching. I found I really enjoyed this work and started getting referrals. I now work as a freelance artist and have two sites: and We are in negotiations to private label DatePixs for a major player Dating Site; Keep your fingers crossed for me (wouldn't hurt to say a little prayer either). I also do freelance retouching for photographers mainly portrait and product retouching for print and web(lots of maskings and knock outs...) and quite a bit of restoration and coloring BW photos.. I have a series of Children's Fantasy Backgrounds" which I am doing "hit and miss" marketing in my copious spare time, and also doing PHoto-art....

This site is sooooooooooo cool, and there is sooooo much talent here.... and it seems I learn something with each visit. I found it a while back, but just the last couple of months have taken an active interest. You guys rock!

And last of all: I love my Mac! (although I have a pc also, which comes in handy for plug-ins, programs, etc and stuff that they don't make for mac!)

Always looking for extra work, if anyone has extra to outsource I'd appreciated a chance to send samples of my work for your consideration.
Old 11-12-2005, 11:08 AM
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Greetings Retouch Pros!

Hi all!
I just signed up as a member a few days ago.
I came across this site while searching for retouching techniques.
Am interested to try the challenges, and I have to admit there are some mighty fine talents in here!

Hmm.. not much of an introduction but um...that's all I have to say for now.
See ya!
Old 11-30-2005, 06:54 PM
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New Introducton from me to you

Hello...I thought I'd say hello to everybody because I'm new here. I found RetouchPRO through a link over at Adobe and thought I'd take a look and decided it was interesting enough to join...which, I did. Hope to learn a lot from the retouch pro's here. Thanks in advance.
Old 11-30-2005, 07:33 PM
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Welcome to RetouchPro! Snoop around for a while at the tips/tutorials, and some of the challenges -- in the forums or the Challenge section, then jump in and post a critique or some of your own work, or both!

Not everyone here is a pro, by the way, but you'll find lots of info on techniques, and lots of people who are willing to talk about image editing and offer suggestions. Most of us don't even bite!
Old 11-30-2005, 08:20 PM
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Thanks CJ. Could you give me the heads-up on those who do bite?
Old 11-30-2005, 09:30 PM
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In this virtual world all of us are pretty much incorporeal. In other words no bites.


Old 11-30-2005, 10:00 PM
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I bite!
Welcome to the forum,. I am sure you will get to know the regulars, the oldies on the site, and the newbies!
Old 12-01-2005, 01:46 AM
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Hi Terry, Welcome to RP.

There's a whole range of experience and abilities to learn from here , so jump right in.

And don't worry about the biters, we keep them on a short leash

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