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My Restoration Process: How I Digitally Restore Each Piece and Prepare It For Sale

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My Restoration Process: How I Digitally Restore Each Piece and Prepare It For Sale

Last week, I showed you a YouTube video that demonstrated the process of non-digital poster restoration. This was not done using any kind of computer technology, which essentially means that it was done directly on the artifact itself. While such a process is definitely not for the faint of heart, what I do is also highly specialized and requires an understanding of the process and software involved. Not just anyone can do this, so with that in mind, I decided to follow up by showing you how I restore the art prints that I sell here. This is a basic...

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The Vintage Art Aesthetic: What's Not to Like?

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The Vintage Art Aesthetic: What's Not to Like?

This week I have been working very hard on some major updates to the site, and although I've had help (thank God,) it's left me too drained to do a whole lot else. So this next blog entry is really all about a topic I know like the back of my own hand. Not too much of a challenge to write, but I hope reading it will be just as stimulating to you as reading the other articles I've written here so far. All I want to do here is to further explore a topic I've touched on many times....

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