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Survey link thread *OU Baby* JM-OBAMF 2 kids; French Lick, Indiana 31767 posts
28th Jan '09

This is the thread linking the surveys for the Photoshop Fun! Chat Thread.
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about479224.html



So ladies, post your survey's here!!!



*Survey is in the OP of the chat thread*



*PLEASE NO CHATTING HERE*
You can comment on the work of others in the chat thread! :)

Tara[♥♥] 2 kids; Oklahoma 4681 posts
28th Jan '09

Name: Tara



Age: 24 in May



Program: Adobe Photoshop 7.0



How long have you been into it: Since 2004



Experience: Some college classes, ran my own photography studio at one point till it didn't work out, and just lots and lots of practice!



Weakness: HHmm.. good question. I'd say technical things, like I don't know the correct way to do most things, I use alot of my own short cuts and ways I know works for me.



Strength: Umm if I have to pick just one, I'd say the "black/white photos with the color splash". I've gotten really good at that, plus I know a couple different ways to acheive a different look. I'm also getting pretty decent at digital makeovers.. I'm not the best, but I'm good.



Examples of your work:
l_7d67123d8e3edb63a99e8c76bcd592a2.jpgChloe.jpgNicholas.jpgl_2f5524891517ba1eced3ca3aff8cd01b.jpgl_1410959133c95abddca9136287b1dfe2.jpgm_755a4c03f7a742a093ac6208cc5143e7.jpg

*OU Baby* JM-OBAMF 2 kids; French Lick, Indiana 31767 posts
28th Jan '09

Name: Melissa
Age: 27
Program: PS CS3 and PSP X2

How long have you been into it: about a year with the current type of software, especially the last 6 months. But this has always been a passion of mine since it goes along with photography, I just finally have time to devote to this.

Experience: I have made invites, printables and edit pics for my brother's senior pics (I took). And I make Siggy's. I have viewed hundreds of tutorials, lots of dabbling, I have books, and I am planning on taking a class later on.

Weakness: All of PS that I dont know how to use yet

Strength: extracting background, color changes, layers...

Examples of your work: I'll have to get back to this, but by all means you can see a couple things in my profile.

mommybrain~TOG 3 kids; Ohio 9163 posts
28th Jan '09

Name: Heidi

Age:
26

Program:
Gimp

How long have you been into it:
About a year

Experience:
Other than what I've taught myself in the last year, none prior to that. I do teach high school technology classes, and make my students use Photoshop. I know the basics on it from my own experience with Gimp, but other than that I'm completely clueless!

Weakness:
I want to know how to do everything!

Strength:
I don't think I could narrow it to one thing. lol I love making custom cards with it, and I also feel I'm pretty good at removing objects from pictures, and doing "fixes."

Examples of your work:

my website: inspiredink.webs.com

A couple of my editing threads:
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about423442.html
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about363809.html

Threads where I've done editing for the OP
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about444197.html
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about461863.html
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about456086.html

Lalalalabye California 30501 posts
28th Jan '09

Name: Melissa aka Mellie

Age:
24

Program:
Photoshop CS4

How long have you been into it:
I've been using photoshop for 3 years now.

Experience:
I used to have a myspace layout site which is where I pretty much started off. I could make layouts and create the CSS to it. Now I'm a designer on a siggy board where I make siggy's for those requesting and other graphics. I've also made baby announcements and invitations for people.

Weakness:
Skin softening without making it look unreal.

Strength:
making eyes stand out, doing siggy's, cutting pictures out, working with layers... I'll post more if I think of them haha.

Examples of your work:
To see my current work you'll have to sign up here. Sorry it'll take forever to get permission for all of those haha
http://makeitcount.proboards80.com/index.cgi?board=staff&action=display&thread=752

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4173 posts
28th Jan '09

Name: Sophie

Age: 22

Program: photoshop CS3

How long have you been into it: about 6 months

Experience: ive made invites, printables, siggies and edited pics (usually taken by me lol)

Weakness: hmmm the channel mixer LOL i find it so hard to use!!

Strength: oh geez, im not sure! cutouts maybe? hmm idk

Examples of your work:
siggies:
anthonycopy.jpgfamicopy.jpg
printable
CADENXMAScopy.jpgJoshyJosh-1.jpg
Photo
PC200616copytri.jpg
before
PC290782.jpg
after
PC290782-1-1.jpg

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
29th Jan '09

Name: Cheryle
Age:
43
Program:
Photoshop 7
How long have you been into it:
cropping pics for years, starting to realise it can do other stuff and trying to learn it now for about 3 months
Experience:
I started off making siggies and now I'm concentrating on fantasy pictures
Weakness:
there's so much I don't know yet!!!
Strength:
being creative and finding out how to do the effect I'm looking for
Examples of your work:
here's a link to my fantasy album online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantasiaphotos/sets/72157612363934654/
if you start the slide show (button on the upper right), it'll show the pictures bigger.

Smilez78 3 kids; Sedalia, Missouri 396 posts
29th Jan '09

Name: Misty



Age: 30



Program: Photoshop CS4. I also have Lightroom 1.2



How long have you been into it: 5 years or so my Dad 1st introduced me to it and taught me a few things and now he is amazed at the things I can do. He says the student has surpassed the teacher and now I teach him things. I'm also getting ready to teach my sister elements then upgrade her to my CS2 after I go to CS3



Experience: I have a photgraphy business, I make cards, invites, & party favors, I do some scrapbooking (digitaly of course). I designed both my myspce profile and my website using photoshop. I just recently began dabbling with siggy's. I've also made t-shirts & business cards and brochures.



Weakness: Forgetting about the save feature. lol. Not real sure. Once I decide I want do something I learn everything I can till I can do it.



Strength: Custom graphics, collages, editing...
Examples of your work:
My website:mistymemories.net
Myspace myspace.com/mistysauer
You can see some of my custom graphic on my profile page here. I made everything except the tickers.



Christmas Card
hwhmw4.jpg
Kids Candy Bars
23uea6p.jpg29vavt1.jpg
My Sister's sonogram keepsake
23m4kgp.jpg
A t-shirt I made for my daughter's scout troops
9sqiq9.jpg
My oldest daughter
2e67y85.jpg

Proud July 08 mama 1 child; De Land, Florida 3409 posts
29th Jan '09

Name: Nikki



Age: 29



Program: Adobe Photoshop CS2



How long have you been into it: Almost 3 months now



Experience: I'm currently a Designer in Training on Sweetly Irresistible and, most recently, Sig City



Weakness: I'm still learning the ins and outs of my program-I just recently started using CS2-and theres tons of stuff to learn! Also, photoediting



Strength: I've been making mainly siggies since I started, and they seem to be getting better and better lol



Examples of your work:



samanthacopy-1.pngtatercopy.jpgchloecopy.jpgtashena.gifjaden.giftroycopy.jpgmiacopy.jpgclaytoncopy-1.jpg

*Single Mommy* New York 985 posts
29th Jan '09

Name: Tiffany
Age: 18
Program:
Photoshop CS3
How long have you been into it:
A Couple of Months
Experience:
I am a designer at sig city. I mostly make siggies but, I have been trying printables.
Weakness:
I can't think of any off hand that really matter. I am not saying I am PERFECT. It is just that there is nothing that I can't learn through tutorials.
Strength:
I can't think of anything off hand either.
Examples of your work:
Jaela-Christmas.jpgJoshua.jpgMeganElizabeth.jpgdracenmalik.jpgtracey.jpg

MegglezC&K'smomma 2 kids; Astoria, Oregon 8458 posts
30th Jan '09

Name: Megan
Age: 23
Program: psp 9 and am learning pscs 2
How long have you been into it: since about 2006
Experience: I am a dit over at sig city and I used to belong to TONS of myspace groups, but I did not make picture siggies, I made graphics, just recently got into picture siggies
Weakness: My weakness is figuring out how to piece my graphics together
Strength: Plusgins haha
Examples of your work:
deannasiggy-1.pnglukeandjordan.jpgLILYBUG.pngJerzeeJisselJaylaacopy.jpgCedric.gifMesparkly.png

sknymnie Stafford, VA, United States 15150 posts
30th Jan '09

Name: Jen
Age: 24
Program: Gimp & http://www.imikimi.com
How long have you been into it: a few months
Experience: I self taught myself, still learning, found some online tutorials
Weakness: I use an online program to put most of my stuff (siggies) togehter
Strength: I have asteady hand for erasing backgrounds, etc
Examples of your work: http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about460493.html
(fantasy type photos) ultasound in belly siggies & all over BG where peole request siggys I try to make them, too many places to link, lol

The Santa Stalker 16 kids; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 11733 posts
17th Feb '09

Name: Kirsten

Age: 18

Program: Photoshop CS4

How long have you been into it: about a year

Experience:i've been experimenting for about a year with decorating pictures

Weakness: actions

Strength: making it look like i know what i'm doing. i usually just experiment with things.

Examples of your work:
l_29805ad74e12c228150eee46f624d1a3.gifl_71d14af9e82c5190913420ab137c0e3f.gif
l_20b9f9164046fe28e5413c4a5f882b61.jpg


These are from following the posts & the coffeeshop actions
Before:
DSCN0063-1.jpg

After:
DSCN0063-2.jpg


Coffeeshop Actions
DSCN0063.jpg

NikonGirl_TOG 20 kids; California 10022 posts
17th Feb '09

Name: Amy



Age: 30



Program: PaintShopPro X2 and PS Elements 7 (prefer PSP over Elements)



How long have you been into it: 1 year but just started really learning my way around about 2 months ago. I really only enjoy making pictures look right or adding a little something but not really into anything that looks obvious or fake. Just preference since my love is photography and prefer to showcase it. If I ever get my own business up and running I will find a partner to do the fun PS projects at special requests.



Experience: None- just tinker with photos. My true love is photography.



Weakness: Probably everything. I am not very clever or imaginative for the real art of photo shopping.



Strength: I have no idea. Maybe fixing bad lighting in photos, I enjoy accenting eyes (not so they look fake- just...sharper), gently changing eye color...but since I am still really new to this- I could totally suck at not know it.lol



Examples of your work:
epullingwagon.jpghandonheadE2.jpgDSC_0135.jpgserioussantababyfinal.jpgElektra2yrportrait.jpg



Those are just some of my faves. Nothing fancy. As I said- I am more into accentuating the shot I took over fussing over it. I just don't have the eye or imagination for it. Hats of to those who do though! I loooove looking at others PS works of arts!

Laken.Nichol 3 kids; Richland, Washington 5866 posts
18th Feb '09

Name: