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  1. @Hunter Posts touched on it earlier, but if you are looking to be frugal then cooking (pressure cooking) the bones after stripping the cooked meat would make for nice stock (assuming the water is OK). Is there any inexpensive way to filter the water? Bill
  2. I have one child, a son--who is 16. Online school is working out brilliantly this year. I commend his teachers on a job excellently done. I've been enjoying listening in on some of the classes (including all of AP US History). I think we blew it as a nation by not having a short--but very sharp--lockdown. I thought that was going to happen and continue to believe we could have contained this virus early. Had we done so the economic and social impacts--to say nothing of the death toll--would have been far less. We've had a national leader setting the worst possible example and ou
  3. No kidding. Every single American should have access to N95s right now. Or something even better. Massive failure. That people are going unmasked by choice, is also unbelievable to me. Bill
  4. No worries. I love printing. I used to do real printing. But I realize that most of my digital image editing has been for screen. Lost touch with physical printing needs. Thanks for sharing. Bill
  5. Thank for the responses. And sorry to bombard you with so many questions. Bill
  6. Does everyone know what RegGuheert is read backwards? Bill
  7. And shallow old me was wondering if Kinsa was still using So Silver shampoo to keep her locks looking lustrous? I'm an idiot. Bill
  8. It's strange but (I was thinking about this thread) and Joanne suddenly popped into my head just now. So I did a search and your post came up. LOL. She certainly took some hard blows, but Joanne was a survivor. Did she get a law degree? Do I remember that correctly? I recall she worked really hard to advance herself. I really admired her resilience. My brain sometimes. Bill
  9. So you are actually doing the opposite of what I guessed. Less saturation on matte paper and more on glossy paper. Interesting. I've done a good deal of color grading, but for screen or video presentation--in the main. Not for print work. So do you use a digital 35 to shoot the works or medium format? And how does using a good camera (with proper apertures, etc.) compare to the quality of flatbed scanners (assuming the artwork is scannable)? Bill
  10. Interesting about the tweeks for different mediums. Am I correct in thinking a little more contrast (and saturation) for matte and a little less for glossy. Or is that wrong? What about canvass? What's special about preparing for canvas prints? Bill
  11. Do you stop way down to get long exposures (to get really deep-depth-of-field) or do you have some other technique? Bill
  12. Good to see you @Hunter. Been a long time. I have mixed feelings about pressure cookers. Their utility is limited in my estimation. They can be effective when cooking tough cuts of meat. But so are slow cookers. Old fashioned pressure cookers are scary for many people to use and they can make a mess when cooking items like beans (which most manufacturers warn not to do, despite it being a prime use). The new Instapot type models are not scary to use, but not that cheap. Back to beans--a great staple for poor people--with a pressure cooker if is very easy to overcook beans,
  13. It's not hard to scan a large artwork in (slightly) overlapping sections and stitch them together. I only learned how to "automate" the process in Affinity Photo recently. Photoshop has a similar feature. It's easy. So long as you can scan the artwork without damaging it. No problem. Portions can be "upside-down." No problem. You just need to make sure it all gets scanned. Scan at the highest resolution and color depth your scanner supports. You could make cheap prints at a Staples, OfficeMax, or local print house. If you want an "archival" art print, turn to professional printe
  14. If you want to do something the cheap way--you could scan portions of a print and then "stitch" them together in an image editor. The Affinity Photo software program that I've raved about ($50 when NOT on sale) will combine multiple images automatically if you link them together. If that's beyond your comfort zone, I'd do it for you if you send me full resolution files. If you are going to spend a little money to have a canvas print made, I'd let professional printers do it. But the offer stands. Bill
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