Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 04:03 PM 11/24/97 -0800, you wrote: >Jim Brick wrote: >> >> At 07:17 AM 11/24/97 -0800, you wrote: >> >> Jim Brick wrote, >> >> >> >> >>"Photoshop 4 Artistry"....this is the greatest Photoshop book<< >> >> >> > >> >Hey, take a look at the Photoshop WOW book, latest edition. It has one >> >of my composite images in it! But you don't have to buy it, since I >> >received no compensation. >> > >> >Donal Philby >> >San Diego >> > >> >> What page? > >Don't know. And author and publisher weren't even courteous enough to >send a contributor's copy. But it is image of Tax form and keyboard >emerging from a computer screen. It was used for the TurboTax (and >MacnTax) packaging two years ago. We did similar for the next years and >last year's, but a little more complex and warmer light each year--even >used the same hand model, but got him married the next year with a ring. > > And I just found out this weekend that they have taken the design >;project in-house this year, so I won't get that job. > >The irony is: For the first edition we did about 8 versions taken all >the way to final art that were mall tested for popularily. Some of the >versions required me shooting everything from a credit card (had made in >Hollywood prop house) to a real house (where I could get property >release) and all (one version had 15 items) had to have same lighting so >they looked good when composited. The one you'll see won hands down. >So the next year we tried again to do other versions but a slightly >modified original won by a landslide. Of course, the designer is >worried, feeling that he'll get fired because we can't come up with >something new. The third year they used it as is, since further mall >testing established that the image exactly communicated what the program >did. So this year, having dominated the market, gotten rave reviews >>from testing of the packaging and especially my image and having printed >now 21 million boxes and untold numbers of manual, ads, catalogues etc. >with the (very similar) images, they decide they have to abandon it and >get "creative." I forgot in my invoice to specify One Year useage (an >unusual slip up) for the second edition, so they refused to pay me >anything additional for last year's useage. May be Intuit couldn't >afford it. > >And all YOU wanted, Jim, was a page number! > >Donal Philby So I guess this means you don't know the page number ?