Favorite Quote: [sock:NOGOODSK8RPUNK]
Favorite Movie: your web cam, cheech & chong movies
Favorite Book: repair manuals, sk8 mags
Favorite Bands: right now its double negative (punk)
Favorite Songs: punk and blues songs :)
Favorite Photoshop Tool: the save button duhh ;)
How did you get your PSC nickname?
I am called Matt ( real name ) , N.G.S.P. and if you actually take the time to write out my actual screen name then you don't know me by now ;)
What is your real name and age?
Matt Hylton, i'll be 31 dec 2, 2008
Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
born in Seattle Washington, moved to Nevada, then to cali then to oregon then back to seattle then back to portland so i guess you could call me a westsider, i love portland , hate the rain, but love the people.
What do you do to keep the bills paid?
i work 4, 10 hrs shifts as vet tech/radiographer at a vet clinic. on my days off i work on my small skate board company don't make shit in pay but hell i do what i want, when i actually do a board or two i put logos/graphics on them in to diff manners, hi rez heat transfer and silkscreen, other than that i do free lance graphic design mainly for sk8 board companies.
What do you do in your spare time?
sk8, work on vw's, smoke, sleep, drink, eat, annoy people, do things, what ever i want to do, chop, discgolf, make a fool of myself, get beat up, laugh, breath, exhale, want more for my life, like to make people smile, nerdy things, get trashed, get into trouble, seek guidance, learn, destroy, feel, sin, i harm people unintentionally, be a clutz, figure things out, get walked on, get harmed, be hated, be loved, spend way to much time on psc, and most of all i will always be human ;)
How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
i was googleing an image and some ones chop came up under the search and was like "dude thats a phat site" and joined 3 days later. i like the fun to it the people and learning i'm totally hooked on it
If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
some tlc and love from the people here... look we all know the prizes and that type of bullshit will exist on other sites... go ahead and do it if you want to sign up at another place... but we all gotta realize psc community is like no other...and w/ that said... id change nothing besides file size limits, i also realize that bandwith is limited and it is better than what it was at the begining
Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?
i'm a deadly lady weapon ;)
How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
to many to count... its usually the first thing i do when i get up and usually the last thing i do before i sleep.
What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
myspace, face book, your webcam ;)
What tools do you use to chop?
ibookg4... pscs 8.0. if its a piece of wood then i'd have to say i use an axe to chop ;)
What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?
depends on my mood most of the time its beer and smoke lol ;) but i haven't created a master piece yet... the closest i've come to a masterpiece is... masterbation. but no mater which one i'm doing at the time i always wack one out.
What inspires you?
marty (martex) he pushes me a lot. so thanks dude ;)
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?
it depends on if i can see strait
What style of chop do you prefer to create?
humor, and dark night settings both all source and external images and yeah i like photorealism and have done a few not good at vector.
Filters, brushes and techniques: Which do you use, and not use, and why?
i have no additional brushes other than what came w/ pscs 8.0, i like the 2 diff blades of grass ones. filters gausion blur and lenseflare/ lighting effects other depends i do like the liquify one too. recently i have started using the alienskin filters
When do you know that you have it just right, or is it constant changes up until, or after, you post?
i never have it right!!!! i'm not afraid to update i do it a lot if thats what your asking?
What is the limit to what you will chop?
Are there any tips and/or tricks that you would like to pass along to less experienced choppers?
ask me and i'll give you anything you want to know if i can help you... but if not i'll refer you to some one that can better answer your questions.
What is your favorite type of source image, and why?
everything that comes my way.
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?
only thing i have is that the name of the site is photoshop(contest) so any photo editing program will do, i don't look down on 3-d based programs or externals but feel that they should be announced when used in the making of a chop
What is your preferred resource for outside source images?
google,flicker i mainly use the firefox addon called PICLENSE and christy (Whimsea) forwarded a cool link too here it is: http://freelargephotos.com/
In your opinion what makes a good chop?
one that makes me smile
Do you have a system to get things started?
one hot chick to my right and one to the left... beer and a touch of smoke ;)
Have you ever completed a chop and then decided not to enter it in the contest? If so, why?
no but i have submitted many bad chops.
After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
both mainly marty(martex), mark(marcoballistic), and andy(granulated) are the ones that see my preposts and i ask them for advice thats why they are seeing it.
If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
most of the time i change it, but it depends on how well the piece is doing.
What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
ones that i like, ones from the people i like and ones from newbies.
Some member prefer not to vote for filtered chops or animations. Is there any particular style/type of chop you won't vote for?
i tend to not vote for people that don't vote for others but release images, i feel if you put one out to recieve votes than you should give votes.
Time is always a factor, how much time do you spend on a chop and how much time is too much?
i can spend all night long baby ;)
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)
dude i check all day long hi my name is matt and i'm a pscoholic
What chop of yours did not do as well as you expected?
to many to list.
What do you consider your best chop so far?
my first one as it was the start of me being here at this kickass site ;) i think it was called "rain drop" and recieved a whopping amount of zero votes.
What do you consider your worst chop so far?
the stupid one i did.
Who is your favorite chopper out there and why?
the ones above me and the ones below me, because w/ out them there would be no psc.
What do you NOT like to see in a chop, and why not?
when people like to remove their image because its not to their liking.
What is the best chop of all time?
hard to answer
Do you have any other PSC related comments to add?
thank you all that have helped me and all that have put up w/ my bullshit i love you all and am glad to be part of this site