Favorite Quote: Einsteins;
Favorite Movie: psychological thrillers
Favorite Book: ISBN: 9039522804.
Favorite Bands: Masters Of Hardcore
Favorite Songs: Game/Movie Soundtracks
Favorite Photoshop Tool: Blending options.
How did you get your PSC nickname?
What is your real name and age?
Jorrit Lageveen, Im 24 years old according to my Birth Date.
Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
Im from the country where the mirihuana and the hookers are legalized for some reason, ofcourse the Netherlands. The best I like over here is learning and watching entries from others and showing my own entries. For the rest I would say this site is the best structure for Photoshop. There are some great jedi choppers to learn from and a lot of crap choppers to teach some. I think im about over avarage I think....hope.
What do you do to keep the bills paid?
Got my own business, I run a one man company in Webdesigning, Hosting, Desktop Publishing, and some other digital services. I also do some ebay selling.
What do you do in your spare time?
Photoshop, Illustrator, drawing, graffiti, football, gardening, watching movies.
How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
Other members told me all about it, actually I learned and improved over here.
If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
The new applications are great, but the dynamic unity of the layout is gone.
Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?
Like there aren`t enough questions to answer.
How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
I spend about 4/5 hours photoshop each day. But thats also for my work and most of the time its little editing; resizing, cutting, brightness/contrast and some picture puzzling creating a website layout. Its more a task for the customer. But for PSC is more fun, in the beginning when I became member It was like insanity and 2 post on one day was normal for me (realy beserk) more quantity than quality, I learned a lot over here, actual I begun over here with my low Photoshop skilss. Now I try to post only quality entries. Guess I spend average 10 hours over here a week (including creating the entries).
What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
Haha, there is not enough space over here to put all my favorite urls. As a web designer/visitor I'm using the World Wide Web a lot. For company use I like sites for logging domains (visitor info) the internet news and script/application site. And for personal use e-commerce sites like eBay and Marktplaats and some other online shops, Also information sites like wikipedia about several things, administration and bank accounting, The rest is multimedia and fun of course.
What tools do you use to chop?
Hardware= 3,0 Ghz Processor - RAM 512mb x2 and 256mb x2 - video 512mb sound Audigy 2 creative 6.1 storage 500gb Operation= Windows xp, Windows vista very soon. Software= Photoshop CS 2 with some Eye candy and Andromedia plugins, illustrator and image ready.
What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?
Nicotine and Caffeine, And some brain creactivity. And Photshop of course.
What inspires you?
My own work and from others. And google picture search.
Do you have a system? Does a chop have to be done a certain way following steps or are you a messy chopper and just go with the flow?
Go with the flow, but organized. I title the layers adn sometimes group them. If i don't do that i get mad with more than 100 layers.
What style of chop do you prefer to create?
all source is great, but overall a combination of original, fun and technical well chopped is the best.
Filters, brushes and techniques: Which do you use, and not use, and why?
I really rarely use masks and unsubtle filters. I prefer skills.
When do you know that you have it just right, or is it constant changes up until, or after, you post?
Done is done, change it after some time, or just post it!
What is the limit to what you will chop?
There is no limit in photoshop. bloody or religious can be great chops, bad taste is what i dont try to do.
Are there any tips and/or tricks that you would like to pass along to less experienced choppers?
Yes, later this is my final response, i do the other later.
What is your favorite type of source image, and why?
There is often talk about how the source is used and to what extent it should be. What are your views on all sources, outside source use and animations?
What is your preferred resource for outside source images?
In your opinion what makes a good chop?
Do you have a system to get things started?
Have you ever completed a chop and then decided not to enter it in the contest? If so, why?
After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
Some member prefer not to vote for filtered chops or animations. Is there any particular style/type of chop you won't vote for?
Time is always a factor, how much time do you spend on a chop and how much time is too much?
We all love to get votes. Now are you a constant vote checker or do you just let it go and check once a day? (be honest)
What chop of yours did not do as well as you expected?
What do you consider your best chop so far?
What do you consider your worst chop so far?
Who is your favorite chopper out there and why?
What do you NOT like to see in a chop, and why not?
What is the best chop of all time?
Do you have any other PSC related comments to add?