Someone made a comment in the forums awhile ago that I’ve been wondering about. I understand that using obvious filters in Photoshop is kinda lame, much like live trace in Illustrator . . . etc. Feel free to expand on this if you like, but I get that.
I’m REALLY wondering what else is looked down upon, specifically is it bad to make designs (or parts of designs) by painting OVER a photo in Photoshop/Illustrator? Is that considered naive, or a sign of an inexperienced designer?
And what else?