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04 Sep 2013

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Retired Advertising Illustrator


Photoshopping, Cars, Hunting, Cooking, Wine, Photography.

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Entries Posted: 367
Total Votes: 4,015
Votes Per Post: 10.94
Contest Wins: 119
Second Place: 97
Third Place: 46
Fourth Place: 31
Fifth Place: 21
Win Percentage: 32.4%
Rank Per Post: 76.83%
PSCore: 83.81
Contest Entry Portfolio

War of the Worlds 2

Geisha's fan

Cracked up

We live here Up'd

Sudden attack
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Extended User Profile
Favorite Quote:
carpe diem

Favorite Movie:
Godfather, Citizen Kane

Favorite Book:
DaVinci code

Favorite Bands:
Rock and Roll

Favorite Songs:
anything Rock and Rollish

Favorite Photoshop Tool:

How did you get your PSC nickname?
first and last name

What is your real name and age?
Vic S. and I'm a grandfather

Where are you from and what do you like best about being there?
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, nice life here.

What do you do to keep the bills paid?
Saved over the years and invested wisely

What do you do in your spare time?
to many to mention

How did you find PSC, and what do you like most about the site?
accidently, like given source to manipulate

If you could change one thing at PSC, what would it be and why?
voting, voting, voting, worst of all other similar sites

Is there any other information about you would like to pass on?

How many hours per week do you spend on PSC?
ask the wife

What other sites, not Photoshop related, do you like to surf?
Car stuff

What tools do you use to chop?

What gets your creative juices flowing, how do you create a masterpiece?

What inspires you?
anything and everything.

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 messy flow

What style of chop do you prefer to create?
all source and PS

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?
revisions up the ying yang

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?
When you think you are done, think of something to make it better, when done with that, think of something else to make it even better, etc.etc.

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?
as long as you use the source, take it to the limit, and there are no limits, only your imagination.

What is your preferred resource for outside source images?

In your opinion what makes a good chop?
idea behind it

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?
all the time, hard drive is full of them.

After you finish your chop do you just post it or seek opinions of family and/or fellow choppers first?
post it.

If some one finds a fault in your work do you change it or stay with what you posted?
depends on the merits of the suggestions

What qualities do you look for when deciding to vote on a chop?
complicated answer, but it has to be on par as to something I would do.

Some member prefer not to vote for filtered chops or animations. Is there any particular style/type of chop you won't vote for?
crappy chops.

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)
once a day if possible

What chop of yours did not do as well as you expected?
where do I begin.

What do you consider your best chop so far?

What do you consider your worst chop so far?
to early to tell

Who is your favorite chopper out there and why?

What do you NOT like to see in a chop, and why not?
Silly, stupid, amateur stuff

What is the best chop of all time?

Do you have any other PSC related comments to add?
I still feel one equal vote for all sucks, should be on a scale of 1-10

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