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Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:23:55 -0400
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It can be quite difficult -- and/or quite tedious -- to get watercolor
paper to look white on line.  I'm building a new website and it's quite
frustrating to have to complete an elaborate selection to get white
backgrounds.  Then, especially on scans, these sometimes still have a color
cast when on the web.  Or maybe I've just been staring at white on my
monitor too long.

Any suggestions to help with this frequent problem would be much
appreciated.  You can see the situation here: .  Click on the watercolor gallery
(it's the only one populated with work currently.)  You can see larger
images by clicking on a thumbnail.  Some of these look tinted and are from
scans, so I'll try photos -- if I get a sunny day before June :).  I swear
the one of the blue-headed vireo should be white -- it took me 45 minutes
to erase around the edges then clear the rest of the white background with
selections.  Still looks colored to me.

Sigh.  (Did I say that already?)

Thanks in advance,

Bruce Bartrug
Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but
because of those who look on and do nothing.  - Albert Einstein

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