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Old 12-11-2005, 10:08 AM
chazcarp chazcarp is offline
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New member just saying hi

I found this site looking for tutorials on photo restoration on Google and decided to join. Its an amazing site lots of excellant tutorials and tips and I think I will have many a late night reading through it all.

I'm 36 real name Chris from South Wales in the UK. I mountainbike, fish and have been using Photoshop for about 3 yrs doing things from photo enhancing to drawing photorealistically (is that a real word?).

Anyway thought I'd say hi and hope to try out the competitions in the future.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:37 PM
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I found this site looking for tutorials on photo restoration on Google and decided to join. Its an amazing site lots of excellant tutorials and tips and I think I will have many a late night reading through it all.

I'm 36 real name Chris from South Wales in the UK. I mountainbike, fish and have been using Photoshop for about 3 yrs doing things from photo enhancing to drawing photorealistically (is that a real word?).

Anyway thought I'd say hi and hope to try out the competitions in the future.
Welcome, Chris. It's always a pleasure to have someone join us from across the pond. You will have fun for years reading all the good stuff here. Happy reading.

~Danny~
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:05 AM
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Hello everyone,

(I've already posted in a couple of other forums, I didn't know where this thread was, sorry )

My name is Michelle (Squggle pronounced Scoo-gul *old nick from college?!*)
I'm a professional photographer and I am a member of a few other fourms, I found this one from a friend from another site, and I must say it's very good.
Everyone seems so nice, and I hope I fit in here
I work with Photoshop CS2 and usually with photographs although I have been known to dabble in web graphics from time to time :P

Well enough of me rambling, thank you for having me and ther is a little warning about me in my sig

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Old 01-23-2006, 12:53 PM
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Hello everyone,

(I've already posted in a couple of other forums, I didn't know where this thread was, sorry )

My name is Michelle (Squggle pronounced Scoo-gul *old nick from college?!*)
I'm a professional photographer and I am a member of a few other fourms, I found this one from a friend from another site, and I must say it's very good.
Everyone seems so nice, and I hope I fit in here
I work with Photoshop CS2 and usually with photographs although I have been known to dabble in web graphics from time to time :P

Well enough of me rambling, thank you for having me and ther is a little warning about me in my sig

Welcome, Michelle:

At least you can post your college nickname. Mine would be banned!

Glad you found us and hope you enjoy poking around and engaging in the forums here.

~Danny~
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:32 PM
jelhak jelhak is offline
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Hi everyone,

My name is Jim. After being just a viewer for a while I decided it was time to join. I was born in 1967. Professionaly i'm a IT specialist. In my sparetime i have photography, retouching and restoration as a hobby. After starting with just enhancing photographs in Photoshop my interest in doing much more grew so I started searching for websites that can help me improve skills. So that is how I ended up here. Maybe in the proces of learning i can be of any help to someone else. I have just started to put some images on Pbase http://pbase.com/jimhakvoort so feel free to give critiques.

Jim Hakvoort
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:13 AM
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Hi everyone,

My name is Jim. After being just a viewer for a while I decided it was time to join. I was born in 1967. Professionaly i'm a IT specialist. In my sparetime i have photography, retouching and restoration as a hobby. After starting with just enhancing photographs in Photoshop my interest in doing much more grew so I started searching for websites that can help me improve skills. So that is how I ended up here. Maybe in the proces of learning i can be of any help to someone else. I have just started to put some images on Pbase http://pbase.com/jimhakvoort so feel free to give critiques.

Jim Hakvoort
re: What's an IT specialist?
For the benefit of those who may not know, IT = Information Technology, in other words Jim works with computers. I used to be one, too.


Hello, Jim...

Nice to have you. I enjoyed poking around your gallery. You've done some impressive restoration work and I especially like the macro closeups.

Welcome to RetouchPRO. I hope you have a lot of fun and learn a lot.

~Danny~
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:54 AM
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Hello

Since I've already bugged the management within an evening of discovering this site, I should also post here!

My name is Kelly, I'm 24 on Thursday, and I come from Newcastle, Australia (coastal city 2hrs north of Sydney).

My interest is fairly recent, as it is now at least! My father is a photographer and has been for more than 40 years, and through him i was given my 'education' in the finer points. I was exposed early and often, usually to artistic photography, which is how I got here. While my dad is very much a film man, he still loves the art of photography, and for my generation, photoshop is the dark room, to some extent.

I have been doing photographic make-up, and some recent photos showed a model friend in a very light light, lol - she is south american and looked white (she isn't. I'm the ghostly one lol). So I discovered paint shop pro and the suntan tool, turned her back into herself and was hooked!! I have since gotten photoshop and play with both. I find paint shop a bit more user friendly (for those of us a bit less technical, lol) but am warming to photoshop as my preferred source.

So now make-up is less appealing to me, and the post production of photographs has become a slight obsession. I've given my 4yo purple hair, removed the beach and added rocks behind friends, and other general, simple things that are helping me to learn what works, and what doesn't.

Now, I want my own decent camera (eyeing off a couple) so I can take my own raw images to manipulate and retouch, rather than working off very basic, bottom of the line results I have now. My interest certainly involves the photography itself as well as what happens later.

And my father, after watching me for near on 24 years avoiding the camera but edging closer and closer to his industry, is as proud as punch. So much so he's even accepted that I want to work digitally, lol.

So here I am - sorry for the novel (I am really good at those)!
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:58 PM
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Hello, Kelly:

Happy almost birthday. Not to worry about the length of your intro; I enjoyed reading all of it.

I'm sure in in a very short time your father will be prouder of you than he is now when he sees the results of applying some of the neat techniques you will learn here at RetouchPRO.

Welcome to the family. I hope you enjoy your stay and learn a lot.

~Danny~
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:10 AM
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Hello from Florida

Found this thread while wondering around the site, thought I would drop-in.

My name is Christine, I'm from South-Central Florida, 39 years old, but feel older since I found my first gray hair the other day. Okay, it was actually a silver color, but I don't care!

I've been doing restoration and retouching for years, mostly through trial and error, until I started taking Photoshop classes and learned some great techniques. I have always manipulated to a certain degree the images that I take, just never new it had official name. My first restoration photos were after Hurricane Andrew came through Homestead, when I lived down there. Many years later and a few different programs later, I can honestly say, it still fascinates me.

I use the internet for everything else, genealogy, astronomy groups, photography, graphic & web design, classes, etc., I'm not sure why I never thought to look up if there were others 'gathering' for restoration and retouching. Am very glad to have found this site couple months back. I stayed quiet and finally became a member the other day.

Thanks for having a place where we can come and learn some much needed new tricks. Nothing like saving hours/days of work with simple action or plugin!
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:29 AM
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Found this thread while wondering around the site, thought I would drop-in.

My name is Christine, I'm from South-Central Florida, 39 years old, but feel older since I found my first gray hair the other day. Okay, it was actually a silver color, but I don't care!

I've been doing restoration and retouching for years, mostly through trial and error, until I started taking Photoshop classes and learned some great techniques. I have always manipulated to a certain degree the images that I take, just never new it had official name. My first restoration photos were after Hurricane Andrew came through Homestead, when I lived down there. Many years later and a few different programs later, I can honestly say, it still fascinates me.

I use the internet for everything else, genealogy, astronomy groups, photography, graphic & web design, classes, etc., I'm not sure why I never thought to look up if there were others 'gathering' for restoration and retouching. Am very glad to have found this site couple months back. I stayed quiet and finally became a member the other day.

Thanks for having a place where we can come and learn some much needed new tricks. Nothing like saving hours/days of work with simple action or plugin!
Welcome, Christine. Glad you found RP. Don't worry about that greyish-silverish hair. It probably belonged to someone else and just blew in. Couldn't be yours, right? )

Enjoy yourself, learn a lot, share a lot and most of all: Have fun!

~Danny~
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