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How did you get your PSC nickname?
I've had this nic since I started on the net back in 1996. I was also known as TheBrewnet. The nic refers to my card playing skills.
What is your real name and age?
Norma Jean and 29 of course!
Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
Baltimore, Maryland but live in Oklahoma now. The best thing about Oklahoma is the traffic, there isn't any! Best thing about Baltimore? EVERYTHING!!! I really miss it.
What do you do to keep the bills paid?
What do you do in your spare time?
How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
Searching GOOGLE for photo contests. The encouragment from others.
If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
I would it to have a tag line: The Art of the Chopper. Just because it's so true.
Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?
I'm engaged to Goldenslumbers.
How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
What tools do you use to chop?
XP, Paintshop Pro X, Photoshop Elements, Google
What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?
What inspires you?
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?
What style of chop do you prefer to create?
Filters, brushes and techniques: Which do you use, and not use, and why?
When do you know that you have it just right, or is it constant changes up until, or after, you post?
yep exactly that!
What is the limit to what you will chop?
It all gets you noticed, so i don't limit myself.
Are there any tips and/or tricks that you would like to pass along to less experienced choppers?
When in doubt ask Marco or Patre
What is your favorite type of source image, and why?
I like them all, but i think nature works best.
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?
WOW! Music? Maybe I should try that!
Have you ever completed a chop and then decided not to enter it in the contest? If so, why?
Yes, because it was really really good and I entered it in another contest.
After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
most of the time I post it.
If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
I try to change it if the comment explains and gives details on HOW to fix it.
What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
It depends. If I have votes left.... then I vote.
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)
I don't check for votes, I check for comments. Its mainly the comments that keep me encouraged.
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?