Mauro Corona - Le voci nel bosco
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How did you get your PSC nickname?
Is my first player in world of warcraft when i had 16 years old.
What is your real name and age?
Giacomo P. and i'm 26 years
Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
i'm from Italy, Como. i love the Lake surrounded by mountains.
What do you do to keep the bills paid?
i don't paid the bills, is more simple. :)
What do you do in your spare time?
MTB, Climbing and photoshop Contest.
How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
i needed it. i researched it on google.
If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
Money Prize distribution (first, second and third).
the second place is soul-destroying.
Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?
How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
30 min/1h every day.
What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
What tools do you use to chop?
What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?
I never 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?
depends. trying to follow an idea , but sometimes in the mess you create something beautiful.
What style of chop do you prefer to create?
funny and photo-real. anytimes fantasy.
Filters, brushes and techniques: Which do you use, and not use, and why?
not use particular brushes or filters. if you find a correct combination of colour and of shadows/lights the img become magic
When do you know that you have it just right, or is it constant changes up until, or after, you post?
i continue to change, but when i publish the chop i stop the correction.
I rarely upgrating a published chop.
What is the limit to what you will chop?
I do not accept pornographic, racist or political positions.
it should not be offensive.
Are there any tips and/or tricks that you would like to pass along to less experienced choppers?
remember the shadows and reflections. are elements necessary for the proper integration of an element within a photo.
What is your favorite type of source image, and why?
anymals. are funny and you can think various option for the mod.
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?
i have done some animations gif, but i like a static img.
i prefer use (when it's possible) less outside source.
What is your preferred resource for outside source images?
i don't know.
In your opinion what makes a good chop?
One idea, good execution, funny pic.
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?
yes, sometimes it happens. sometimes after hours on work. but if the result is not good i prefer not publish.
After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
sometimes. there may be good advice
If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
i rarely reposted.
What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
1. the execution. 2. the likely time of work 3. what transmits
Some member prefer not to vote for filtered chops or animations. Is there any particular style/type of chop you won't vote for?
nope. this is art. if i like vote, then not vote.
Time is always a factor, how much time do you spend on a chop and how much time is too much?
average 15-30 min. time max 1h. over 1h or you're desperate or you take the chop too seriously.
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)
constant checker vote AND comment.
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?