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Precision Photoshop by Lopsie Schwartz

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Chapter 1

The Cheat

Introduction

My interview for my first major motion picture went something like this:

“Have you ever worked with the paint program Amazon 3D?”

“Um … no ….”

“Have you ever worked on an SGI station?”

“Um … no ….”

“Softimage?”

“No. … But I’m a very quick learner if you would give me a chance.”

And that was how I got my first industry job. Why did they hire me? Because I knew Photoshop and had made a portfolio that matched the look of the movie, and they were going to pay me—oh wait—I can’t say that. Anyway, I had one month to learn everything, not just learn, but be up to speed with the other artists. If I could not get up to speed, well then, I would have the experience and know what I needed to work on. But, if I could get ...

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