View Full Version : I have a confession.........
03-06-2007, 07:59 PM
Ok so for a good while now, this has been bugging me, annoying me even more.
as much as i hate what i did, i realised how wrong it was, and how stupid i was. I did not stop to think about it nor did i stop to think, hey! i could make something better if i tried.
but the truth is, i was once a ripper. im ashamed that i did it, yes i was. But after 156 posts, i think people know me well enough that i should tell them
and ever since learning my lesson i have been going from step to step to learn my own skills, and that started with buying photoshop and flash. And following as many tutorials as i could.
I realised there is nothing to prove from ripping. Looking back it was so pointless because i didnt learn anything apart from how to right click and save image.
i hope photoshopcafe.com can forgive me for being a ripper, as i know you guys/gals are all against it.
i dont have anything to defend myself with, apart from after the first time, i never did it again.
so i hope that people will understand, that i was just silly and stupid and from this day forth (well way before this day actually) i promise to make all my own images with 100% my own work unless i pay for the item!
and if you look at my posting history, you will see how many times i have posted for help in trying to recreate/ create my own image/work rather than ripping it.
I am sincerely sorry and hope you can forgive me and let me continue in the photoshop league, before i have even started.
And please dont flame me, critiscise yes, but don`t flame.
thank-you and sorry.
[Edited on 3/6/2007 by gearedup]
03-06-2007, 08:14 PM
i cant remember seeing any of your pictures? but its very good of you to come out and say what you needed to say well done !
03-06-2007, 08:29 PM
03-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Very brave of you. I look forward to seeing your new work :)
03-06-2007, 08:45 PM
Thanks Colin, i guess its a good sign if the bossman give me a smile. as i say, i am currently working on my own portfolion. which i will use your flash tutorials and rays css tutorial and take it from there.
03-06-2007, 11:48 PM
I look forward to seeing your new works too..
03-07-2007, 12:06 AM
I used to rip too buddy, don't sweat it. As long as you grow and realize it's wrong, that's the important thing. I'm glad the experience hasn't dissuaded you from still using photoshop. ;)
Good for you!
You have guts and are willing to setp up to the plate and admit that you were wrong and want to correct your mistakes. In this day and age that is a VERY rare thing and i have utmost respect for that!
03-07-2007, 08:05 AM
cheers! Im working on a something just now, its a well known well used art i have seen alot of people on here use and DA so trying to get into that.
03-07-2007, 08:09 AM
yeah ofcourse dont think anyone starts to make high quality stuff at once. when i started to mess with design i didnt even know the concept of ripping i thought making a collage and manipulating the pics to your liking was normal. (and a good way to learn immo). when you grow as a artist you will realize (some dont but i wont call out names) that orginality in your art is something you will get the most respect for. to stand out of the crowed you have to be original. its a very brave thing to come clean with this forum.
good luck with the new and improved you.
03-07-2007, 09:17 AM
It's not to me to forgive you. You didn't do anything!! If you wanna apologize then do it to the ones you hit!!
It's good for you to come out and tell..... It releaves you heart, but i think you do it to the wrong people....
12-31-2007, 11:48 PM
Well, that's defintely the honorable thing to do. As an 18 year old, my pastor and parents (my dad is the senior pastor of our church) has taught me and my family (all 7 of us children lol) that we are to be honest people. Especially for me because I represent what I believe, and that is Christ.
It's awesome that you have admitted that and although I don't know you very well, I totally forgive you. :)
01-02-2008, 06:10 PM
good for u, it takes b... too admitt our true,someone told me once..
"True will set you free" hope you feel good now...
U should have seen my first works...hehe....
but now certenly are improved....
01-02-2008, 07:47 PM
good for you for realizing what's right and working on your own skills. i look forward to seeing your own works. it certainly takes time and patience to get good at anything, believe me. i've been working in photoshop now for over 10 years, and i still have a long ways to go. thanks for your honesty! :)
01-16-2008, 05:11 AM
:lol ya found yer talent and loved it eh? tsk tsk no more rippage for you.
when you are neck deep in your own art that mistake will drve a part of you to always be original. i never ripped in my life at least not knowingly.
Live and learn its just s step that will stengthen you, well it has strengthened you already.
01-16-2008, 06:05 AM
geared - we all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. In the past I had similar issues with this same subject right here on this forum. I never ripped off anything, but I was accused of being a ripper and I believe it effected how certain people view me. It was not pretty and I know exactly how you feel.
Being up front and honest takes courage and I commend you for doing this. My best advice for you now is to work hard on your design skills and let your own work speak for itself.
[Edited on 1/16/2008 by dcloud]
01-16-2008, 07:09 AM
Hi geared up! I'm buddhist so confessions are something I just don't really get, but almost 1000 views on your topic so far, a lot of folks are interested yes? I'll just add something about human nature that I have observed over the years: people learn by doing. Doing often involves first mimicking or flat out copying. The Nepalese and Chinese peoples are great at this. They see an idea and they can replicate it perfectly. Or much like an art student may using tracing paper to get shapes right - at first. The next step is skill and innovation (creativity). Seems like those with a little of that begin to go beyond the mimic or copy and move into expressions of their own. It's all a very wonderful process shared by humans as well as primates. So good luck to you - you can do it!
Dark Tower Asylum
01-24-2008, 02:19 PM
Awsome that you are doing your own work I think everyone at some point has taken something like that. Given sometimes it is just the idea or the basic layout with your own graphics, but I think almost everyone starts at that stage of using what someone else has done to learn so that you can create your own. I personally started by using other people's websites to get started. What I would do then is completely disassemble the site and learn the design elements and how they did certain things, then when I reput everything back together it was my code, my images, my ideas, just with the basic layout idea as theirs. When looking to make new sites for clients I still look around the net for inspiration to create their new site from scratch.
01-24-2008, 05:05 PM
"Nothing New Under the Sun"
In some form or fassion we are all rippers as we use what we see to inspire us in the development of any project. Sometimes we get tired and deadlines break our spirit and it is just easier to make an "EXACT" copy. That is where it gets to be wrong. I am not judging but one knows when one is "RIPPING"!
It is a good thing that you found the difference and confessed as they say, whoever they are, "Confession Cleanses the Soul".:)
So be cleansed and "Rip No More"! This only makes you a better artist and makes all of us a little more humble!:cool:
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