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Old 06-14-2008, 06:44 AM
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Re: work methods

To Bad I thought more people would add to this
Guess Not
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:42 PM
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Yeah, I have been disappointed in every post that I have ever made here. A lot of people looking for info and very few get involved. I usually get several hundred people looking and "very" few reply. Maybe they should start eliminating accounts for people who do not post or get involved.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:12 PM
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Hardware:

Mac, dual 3.0 quad. 8 Gb of Ram, and LOADS of serverspace. I only work locally (on my own machine) but at the end of the day, everything is stored on the servers.

2 monitors, 1 30" and 1 17". One for tools and one for actually working on.

1 wacom, a3 tablet. Intuos.

1 proofer (chromalin, old school)
1 Epson for nice looking prints
1 Gretag printer profiler for each

1 Herman Miller desk chair (it really helps)

Software:

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.

My work is photoshop these days, but I started out as an artworker, so I'm good at Indesign/Illustrator. Lightroom as a batch processor/keyword tagger.

Extensis Suitcase. Font management.... it's so necessary, however I hate this program, sadly there are not many other programs that let you set up font servers properly.

iView Media (is the old name) or now Microsoft Expression Media. Fantastic little program, that you can keyword in, save selections and lots of lovely little tricks. It's cheap, quick and small. Use it EVERY day.

Misc:

Scanners:
1 cheapo Epson scanner
1 expensive a3 scanner
1 insanely expensive Drum Scanner that is now just gathering dust.

Blu-Ray discs + Burner. My god being able to store 25 Gigs of stuff on 1 disc is really really nice.

Work method:

- we get the brief
- we get the materials (often sadly more than 10K images, where we do
selections, conversions etc.)
- work on it for however long my manager allocates
- run proof
- repeat till client achieves satisfaction

Is that enough info?
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:47 AM
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Re: work methods

thanks for the input I thought a lot more people would say something,considering all the views.As I said this was for people interested in doing this
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:55 PM
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Re: work methods

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I use the entire adobe series, also use a lot of free programs on the web. Sometimes the free programs out do the paid programs. A list of the software i use the most.

For simple vectors i use, http://www.inkscape.org/
If you dont have photoshop, i like http://www.gimp.org/

Also I love http://picasa.google.com/ for photo management and simple printing

need some stock images fast i use http://www.sxc.hu / and its pay per image sister site http://www.stockxpert.com/

I also use my website, i show clients the backdrops from my site then they choose what they want. If you want to see that the link is below.

http://neatimage.com/ a great noise remover, I have the paid commercial version but there is a free version for home use

expressions 3. I also use. Its no longer produced, a new version of Microsoft editing software is on there site but i don't use Microsoft stuff anymore.

I love the site http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ sometimes i find some programs there. also http://www.download.com/ has some nice programs too.

I have a 2 monitor set up, a microsoft optical mouse. I swear i have not found a better mouse. maybe im jsut used to the way it works but i love the thing.

I also own some canon digital cameras.

Hope this helps. As you can see alot of my programs come free. Shhhh dont tell. if my clients find out they will want me to charge less. lol
Thanks for the links i'll check them out...and also checked out your site and just thought you should know...you spelled feel like feal...and you might want to change that.
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