COLORIZING EXAMPLE - The Sunset Strip Hollywood

Real Photo Postcard (RPPC)



The photo is scanned at high resolution and reimagined in color using Photoshop. This involves very detailed deconstruction and reconstruction at the pixel level. Colorized objects are traced and digitally cut out, colorized, and the myriad pieces are reassembled. Objects may be subtracted or added or modified. Detailed pieces like the "Sunset Strip" can easily take 80 to 100 hours to complete. They are then printed on an Epson wide-format printer. Each print is numbered and hand-signed. One original is produced. Stretched canvas artwork has provenance information printed on the back. Canvas and inks are archival quality, guaranteed not to fade under normal indoor use.

Dr. Hale has won numerous awards for his ground-breaking artwork, and has been featured in industry and popular magazines. His doctorate, earned at UCLA, defended a theory of visual cognition derived from his artistic methods. That method is called KBI for "Know," "Believe," "Imagine." Each color composition is a product of "known colors," probable colors, and imagined colors. These represent three states of mind involved in processing visual information...and it occurs virtually at the speed of light. The word "photo" literally means light, and a photograph is a drawing (graph) produced by light.

Now art. That is something else. Because most art is produced on demand, your art is produced to your specification, in the size you want and the framing options you choose.

The "Sunset Strip" Original was produced as a 24"x50" as a gallery wrap on wide 1 1/2" deluxe stretcher bars. The pictures below show it displayed on an easel, front and back.

From the side:

Information printed on the back:

Written by Melvin Hale — January 20, 2021

Digital Restoration of Chrome Postcards

All of the postcards on this website were digitized from their original analog expression. They are also enlarged, which reveals numerous faults that wouldn't look good as wall art. Most are faded. Some just don't have colors that pop. We fix all that. Each color chrome postcard is transformed using an award-winning process. The results are simply amazing! Use the Live Preview to see them presented in the context of a room.

Before Digital Restoration

After Digital Restoration 


Live Preview Example #1


Live Preview Example #2

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Written by Melvin Hale — November 29, 2020

Pix2Canvas Now Has a Live Preview Feature

Pix2Canvas is pleased to announce a new feature that allows you to preview any image on the site in a home or business setting. If you ever wanted to see what a work of art might look like on your own wall, you can upload a photo of your own walls and get a much better idea of how it will look in your home or business. It's very easy to use, and frankly, it's a game changer.

When you click on an image on this site, look for the Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of the screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you will see several sample walls, and a button for uploading a picture of your own, which you can then save to your computer for future reference. Just be aware that the app will not save your wall after you leave that screen. So have some fun playing with something really useful. Live previews!

Live Preview button 

Sample images:


 The Live Preview controls are located at various places on the background.


 The slider control on the upper left corner controls visibility of the other controls so you can hide then when you want to view the image without distraction. The slider on the right side controls the size of the image you have brought to the background. You can make it smaller or larger. To move the image around on the background, click and hold the left mouse button. The settings button on the lower left opens a small menu that allows you to turn the image sideways and to choose how to level it. These are very useful when situating an image on a wall that is angled.

There are several boxes lined up towards the lower right of the background. These are the standard backgrounds that are included in the program. You have living room backgrounds, bedrooms, blank walls and other hopefully interesting and useful backgrounds. However, you can upload a background of your own wall using the upload button at the lower right. You can also print the background with the image on it, or save it to your device.

 More to come...

Written by Melvin Hale — November 14, 2020

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