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How did you get your PSC nickname?
one of the birds that I like the most is the crowned crane.
What is your real name and age?
I am 33 (almost 34) My name is Nestor
Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
I live in Canada. I like the diversity and the broad possibilities.
What do you do to keep the bills paid?
Bills? I have never such thing
What do you do in your spare time?
How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
PSC found me actually:) I like challenges. I like people.
If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
Never thought about that, I am kinda surprised by the question. May you please repeat the question..
Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?
I live with the best woman on earth.
How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
It depends on the upcoming sources. If the sources are good I can easily put 30 hours..
What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
flickr, I like to browse through random photos, it is a cheap way to conect with other people.
What tools do you use to chop?
CS2, a dual core pc, 3GB, 19" screen.
What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?
I did not create a masterpiece yet. The juice flows when I don't set barriers. Usually when I play with images..
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?
I am not messy, but not perfectly organized neither. I always start with the main subject and then fine tune its parts one by one.
What style of chop do you prefer to create?
no limit. It depends on the source.
Filters, brushes and techniques: Which do you use, and not use, and why?
to complicated as a question. I use photoshop the best I can.
When do you know that you have it just right, or is it constant changes up until, or after, you post?
When I am surprised, when I look at the image and say: that is a good one buddy. I keep updating my images after posting because there will be alaways minor mistakes that need to be corrected, I am not lazy and I keep seeking perfection. I have even updated a couple chops few months after the contest was over.
What is the limit to what you will chop?
Goodness. I may make shocking images but the shock is intended to bring an issue to our attention.
Are there any tips and/or tricks that you would like to pass along to less experienced choppers?
Don't panic. Keep trying. Be always curious and ask why an image is so good? Is it the technique, if so then you have to learn it.
What is your favorite type of source image, and why?
a not too busy source.
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?
as long as it is subtle, smart, and creative
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?
usually a walk is a good thing.
Have you ever completed a chop and then decided not to enter it in the contest? If so, why?
yes. It was boring or offensive.
After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
I post it.
If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
ask Tadams, granulated, and many others:)
What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
it depends. if the chopper is experienced, then I vote on how perfect the chop is. If it is a less experienced chopper, then I vote to encourage him.
I like surprising ideas and they get my vote everytime.
I hate it when a chopper repeats himself and post the same easy dull boring stuff again and again
Some member prefer not to vote for filtered chops or animations. Is there any particular style/type of chop you won't vote for?
Yep, the duplicate, flip horizontal, move the top layer, and it is a dog or whatever...the leave the line in the middle visible. that kind of chop won't get my vote unless it is finished and when the symetry is broken.
Time is always a factor, how much time do you spend on a chop and how much time is too much?
it depends on the amount of details. Sometime it takes 2 hours, sometime 20.
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 check votes very often, I always want to see who voted. It is not the vote, it is the voter.
What chop of yours did not do as well as you expected?
I tought it would get like 10 or 15 votes. I am glad that people liked it. It was different from what I did previously.
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?
difficult to answer, ClanfaReyvster:)
What do you NOT like to see in a chop, and why not?
I have already answered..
What is the best chop of all time?
Do you have any other PSC related comments to add?
after all these questions????
If you step back and wonder how this tool may change the world!!