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Old 06-30-2012, 10:54 AM
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I understand what is happening with gamma encoding. I just never used a reinterpretation of the numbers as a way to change the look. It's the kind of thing that could lead to a lot of unusual/unexpected behavior.
The gamma adjustment technique is not intended to be a final adjustment. It's just one way to help with image issues as you move along adjusting to the final product. I don't us it everyday, but there are times when it can be helpful.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:08 AM
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Re: Digital Artist Requirements

Advertising agency actually dont really care that much about techie stuff as long u can get the job done.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:50 AM
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Advertising agency actually dont really care that much about techie stuff as long u can get the job done.
The more you know about techie stuff, the better the job will be. We receive many jobs by "professional" artists and photographers that we must fix for both color and retouching flaws.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:19 PM
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Shoku, all due respect, but you're days are numbered. It's only a matter of time before the U.S.S. CMYK sinks. Everything is going online/digital (RGB) and you're business wont have any relevance any longer. Are you preparing to integrate somehow or are you just going to ride this thing out and then retire?
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:19 PM
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EyeConArtist, all due respect, but you obviously don't know very much about the printing industry.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: Digital Artist Requirements

My hope would be that answering these 25 questions correctly would not be your only criteria for employment. I'd prefer a more hands on/show me approach to assess someone's ability. Like, "please silo this and paint a black shadow under it." If they do it in RGB, you have one answer right there. If it looks like skid marks or a gray puddle, you have another.

We've all worked with someone who can explain (very intelligently and convincingly) why something looks terrible, and why it took them forever for it to get that way. They usually know all about color spaces, profiles and out of gamut colors. More science than art.

My point is that many people who would pass your test with flying colors wouldn't know what looks good if it bit them on the face. Whether it's RGB or CMYK.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:53 AM
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My point is that many people who would pass your test with flying colors wouldn't know what looks good if it bit them on the face. Whether it's RGB or CMYK.
I agree, completely. I said earlier that the 25 questions are only part of the assessment test.

From my post of 6/28/12:
"The first stage of the assessment is the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue test, which tells us how well they see color. The third stage is a skills test. They are given 10 images, and told to complete as many as possible in one hour, based on specific instructions. Some complete 4, some complete all 10. The criteria for success is not the amount of the completed images but the quality of those images. Of course the more they can finish that are outstanding, the better for them.

We need artists who work fast, but effectively, and can tackle images produced by professional photographers along with low quality files submitted by consumers who haven't got a clue about photography. Our goal is always total quality, and we are all capable of achieving that - I hold everyone to the same standards, and I teach by example."
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:02 AM
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Sorry. I was one of those kids who failed the "Do NOT do this test" test.
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