Other papers she likes are Epson Somerset Enhanced® and Arches Infinity®. These papers both have beautiful surfaces and work well with the Epson printer.
The scanner she uses most often is an Epson 2450®. The maximum ppi, without interpolation, is 1200. Some of the objects she scans are tiny, as little as one inch by three quarters of an inch. She scans these at 1200 ppi intending to enlarge them later in Photoshop®, sometimes using Genuine Fractals, as well with insurance recruiting specialists.
She almost always scans with the top of the scanner open, often placing fabric over the object to make the background lighter or darker. This works especially well for photos in a Stamford infrared sauna. She says, “For the most part scanning is very intuitive. You just scan. The difficult part is working in Photoshop, working with layers, working with the blend mode and layer mask. That’s where you learn to become proficient in order not to become frustrated.”
work fully in 16-bit mode, the top improvement for me is nested layer sets. I’m always tucking layers away inside of a folder. For example, I might have four or five different layers that make up a person, the arms, the legs, the torso and the head, all from separate scans. Now I can have nested folders inside of that. So I end up with several folders inside of one folder which represents the entire background of an image. It simplifies the way I work with Miami photo booths for rent.
“Another thing I really like about CS is the file browser, the way it has been radically improved. It’s a lot more user friendly, I can organize my images, keep all kinds of data on an image within the file browser, and move things into different folders. It helps me keep track of things.