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Who art Cedge ?

The easy answer is that I'm the crusty old guy who created this site and all of the images you are hopefully enjoying. The longer answer is that I've been using PhotoImpact since version 3.0 and have spent seemingly unending hours learning its secrets and unlocking its power. I've worked on alpha and beta testing teams for several versions of PhotoImpact, testing for bugs, suggesting improvements and working with Ulead to try to get PhotoImpact users the best graphics editing software possible. Many users know me from my postings on the PIBB bulletin board and maybe for some of the entertaining antics that took place there. Others may know me as perhaps the most infamous demon ever exiled, erased and IP banned from accessing the PIRC board. Love me or hate me......I am the one and only "Cedge" (grin).

Most of my graphics efforts, these days, are directed toward working with Photography. This covers a broad scope of styles and techniques ranging from enhancements, repairs, restorations and alterations all the way to a number of different styles of composite work. 3D imaging is another favorite venue, along with 3d animation and some often deceptively complex web site design. I enjoy injecting parody or humor and a sense of serendipity into many of the images I create, although I'm quite possibly the only one who sees it in some of them.

As the author of the PhotoImpact High Performance V-8 Power Graphics Techniques Ebook, I was able to share many of the more powerful tricks and advanced techniques I'd learned along the way. The Ebook is out of active publication, but I offer many huge thanks to those who purchased it, making it a pretty darned successful adventure. Being my first attempt at writing a book, it was highly rewarding, very educational on a number of levels and something I'm not too sure I'm cut out for.  To those who write books for a living, I offer my utmost respect for their hard work. It isn't an easy thing to do. I might give writing another try someday, but life is going to have to slow down a bit before that day arrives.

I've moved on in new directions over the past couple of years and I'm not quite as involved with PhotoImpact as I have been in the past. I no longer test for Ulead and although I still visit the PhotoImpact forums, I just do not have the time to post that I had in days gone by. I still use PhotoImpact nearly everyday and I continue to learn more and more about just what it is capable of doing. It continues to amaze me that Ulead could package so much horsepower into their software. I have my fingers crossed that Corel, the new owner, will allow future versions so that PI becomes even stronger medicine.

These days I pass my time consulting with small companies to help them accomplish a bit more with their sales efforts, both nationally and internationally. I've also expanded my involvement with my other hobbies, antique and handmade miniature steam engines, Digital Photography and learning to use my recently acquired machine tools. This has become quite a rewarding period in my life since I've also devoted more of my time to just being the eccentric grandfather my 4 grandchildren have come to expect me to be. I guess you could say that I've traded part of an already busy life to enjoy a whole new busy life along a different route.

I've placed this admittedly abbreviated version of my previous PhotoImpact web site online at the request of a few friends in the community. It's here to let you see what is possible with a bit of exploration, experimentation and patience. I wish you, the PhotoImpact user much success in your artistic efforts. The key is to never stop trying new things or experimenting with new ways to use the tools you have at your disposal. Above all else... have fun with it!!

Cedge



Keep in mind that each of these are privately owned, copyrighted images which are the sole property of the artist. They are displayed here, as a courtesy, to allow you to see what is possible using PhotoImpact. Please do not use, edit, duplicate or distribute these images in any form without first retaining written permission from the owner.

 

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About Cedge