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Fri Apr 02 2010, 11:04PM
Registered Member #389
Joined: Thu Aug 17 2006, 10:20PM
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Is anyone here proficient at photoshop/gimp?

..and do they want to edit an image I have with animation.

I lost my photoshop a while ago and am pathetic at GIMP.

I was trying to edit this.

To be a bit like this.

With the animated lightsaber and the glowing eyes. If by a miracle there is anyone here capable then I ask if they also upload a part way finished version as I would like to play with the colours of the lightsaber/eyes/ and the crosses (say purple).

If not Ill have to try my hand at GIMP again.

[ Edited Fri Apr 02 2010, 11:05PM ]
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Fri Apr 02 2010, 11:22PM
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I can guarantee that at least 3 people here can do this but won't because of the work required
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Fri Apr 02 2010, 11:37PM
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Fri Apr 02 2010, 11:52PM
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Joined: Fri Oct 30 2009, 09:53AM
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Every day, there are more and more CL posts seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs.
More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.

But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.

To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you;
How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? ...none?

More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on craigslist to find them.

And this is not really a surprise.

In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators.
There are eleven times as many certified mechanics.
There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.

So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free?
Would you look him in the eye, with a straight face, and tell him that his compensation would be the ability to have his work shown to others as you drive down the street?

Would you offer a neurosurgeon the "opportunity" to add your name to his resume as payment for removing that pesky tumor?
(Maybe you could offer him "a few bucks" for "materials". What a deal!)

Would you be able to seriously even CONSIDER offering your web hosting service the chance to have people see their work, by viewing your website, as their payment for hosting you?

If you answered "yes" to ANY of the above, you're obviously insane.

If you answered "no", then kudos to you for living in the real world.

But then tell me... why would you think it is okay to live out the same, delusional, ridiculous fantasy when seeking someone whose abilities are even less in supply than these folks?

Graphic artists, illustrators, painters, etc., are skilled tradesmen.
As such, to consider them as, or deal with them as, anything less than professionals fully deserving of your respect is both insulting and a bad reflection on you as a sane, reasonable person.
In short, it makes you look like a twit.

A few things you need to know;

1. It is not a "great opportunity" for an artist to have his work seen on your
car/'zine/website/bedroom wall, etc.
It IS a "great opportunity" for YOU to have their work there.

2. It is not clever to seek a "student" or "beginner" in an attempt to get
work for free. It's ignorant and insulting.
They may be "students", but that does not mean they don't deserve to be paid
for their hard work.
You were a "student" once, too. Would you have taken that job at McDonalds
with no pay, because you were learning essential job skills for the real
Yes, your proposition it JUST as stupid.

3. The chance to have their name on something that is going to be seen by
other people, whether it's one or one million, is NOT a valid enticement.
Neither is the right to add that work to their "portfolio".
They get to do those things ANYWAY, after being paid as they should.
It's not compensation. It's their right, and it's a given.

4. Stop thinking that you're giving them some great chance to work.
Once they skip over your silly ad, as they should, the next ad is usually for
someone who lives in the real world, and as such, will pay them.
There are far more jobs needing these skills than there are people
who possess these skills.

5. Students DO need "experience". But they do NOT need to get it by giving
their work away. In fact, this does not even offer them the experience they
need. Anyone who will not/can not pay them is obviously the type of person or
business they should be ashamed to have on their resume anyway.
Do you think professional contractors list the "experience" they got
while nailing down a loose step at their grandmother's house when they were
If you your company or gig was worth listing as desired experience, it would
be able to pay for the services it received.
The only experience they will get doing free work for you is a lesson learned
in what kinds of scrubs they should not lower themselves to deal with.

6. (This one is FOR the artists out there, please pay attention.)
Some will ask you to "submit work for consideration". They may even be posing
as some sort of "contest".
These are almost always scams.
They will take the work submitted by many artists seeking to win the
"contest", or be "chosen" for the gig, and find what they like most.
They will then usually have someone who works for them, or someone who
works incredibly cheap because they have no originality or talent of
their own, reproduce that same work, or even just make slight modifications
to it, and claim it as their own.
You will NOT be paid, you will NOT win the contest.
The only people who win, here, are the underhanded folks who run these ads.
This is speculative, or "spec", work. It's risky at best, and a complete
scam at worst.
I urge you to avoid it, completely.
For more information on this subject, please visit -[link]-.

So to artists/designers/illustrators looking for work, do everyone a favor, ESPECIALLY yourselves, and avoid people who do not intend to pay you. Whether they are "spec" gigs, or just some guy who wants a free mural on his living room walls. They need you. You do NOT need them.

And for those who are looking for someone to do work for free... please wake up and join the real world. The only thing you're accomplishing is to insult those with the skills you need. Get a clue.

yes that is 100% plagiarized minus this sentence
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Sat Apr 03 2010, 12:27AM
Registered Member #643
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calm down
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Sat Apr 03 2010, 01:18AM
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Joined: Fri Oct 30 2009, 09:53AM
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There was a footer that said "Please copy and repost daily so that our profession may be respected."

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Sat Apr 03 2010, 02:14AM
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Joined: Sat Jan 12 2008, 07:23PM
Posts: 1776
Go post that on pirate sites.
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Sat Apr 03 2010, 06:16AM
Anal Assassin

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Amish wins hands down.
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Sat Apr 03 2010, 07:17PM
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Joined: Tue Jun 30 2009, 09:42PM
Posts: 608
Maddogme wrote ...

Go post that on pirate sites.

hey be nice to pirates
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Sat Apr 03 2010, 08:33PM
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