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05-27-2001, 08:35 PM
By what yardstick do you determine when a piece is finished? The subtle and appalling possibilities in Painter could keep me diddling for years.

Of course, I save them as versions, each becoming more complex. But I never quite know when to stop. <FONT COLOR="Teal">Text</FONT c>

"work is what you do for others, liebschen; art is what you do for yourself."

05-27-2001, 09:29 PM
I know what you mean! It's happened to me so often that I've given the phenomenon a name: "The Photoshop Trap" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

With the versatility of PS's layers and the multiple undo's with the history file, I'm forever fiddling with the image. I don't do it as much in Painter because I don't find using the floaters as intuitive as Photoshop's layers. (BTW, I use Painter 5.5 and Photoshop 5 for my digital works.)

Work that I've done for others is considered finished when I feel that I've met their stated requirements (few of these have involved money, so there is little argument from the "client".).

Work created for myself is done when I feel that going farther would, to use a technical term, mess up the image http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif. I do reserve the right to re-work the image if I receive some critiques that I believe would improve the piece.


Limits? What limits?