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Carl Bond’s plan

for Covid-19 relief;

the Thurston County edition

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Hello and Welcome!

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I am a photographer

and I am looking for

people to hire:

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$50 an hour for

one hour of labor.

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Please see the contract

at the bottom of this page

and fill it out completely

if you are interested in

joining this revolution

of art and creation.

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Please do not fill out my

contract if you are not a

resident of Olympia,

Lacey or Tumwater.

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Due to the ongoing

concerns of Covid-19,

I will not be accepting applications

from those who live outside of

Thurston County.

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I guarantee that I will be

methodical in finding the

appropriate people for this job.

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The only requirements for qualifying

are that you must live within

Olympia, Lacey or  Tumwater

or any other area within Thurston County

and you must have some sort of valid ID

AND the contract

MUST BE completed.

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What is the Plan?

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My Covid-19 Relief Plan is very simple.

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Carl’s Covid-19 Relief Plan

This is important. I need to know who you are.

Only when you show up, will you be paid for the

time you spent with me, an hour of your time.

Zoom is just one of many ways you can see my
computer screen as I edit your pictures.

There are so many websites available for you to present your work: here, here, here, here, here...

Social media isn't just a place where your friends and family reside. It is also a place to find new relationships.

If this idea works for you, it can work for someone else, as well. Help me earn back $50, as I help you,
where I would be, in turn, helping the world.

Do you want to have more pictures taken of you? Instead of being inside, somewhere, would your next set of pictures be taken at a park or a beach?

What time and place do you want

the pictures to be taken?

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I will say it again.

My contract is at the bottom of this page.

PLEASE fill it out COMPLETELY.

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But for some people,

they might have more questions

about this process of creating

artists out of regular people.

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So I will be explaining

this elaborate process

on this page.

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And, yes, indeed.

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You read that right.

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I want to make artists out
of regular people.

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For example,
in showing the
software Ive used,
other people may
notice this list,
on how painfully EASY
it CAN be
to get this
beautiful Earth
started on
a new way
of thinking!

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They could even use
the same kind of software
to help other people as how
I want
to help people.

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Well, I can only hope
that would be the case,
even while living
through a pandemic,
there is still more to Earth
than to experience just
grief and isolation
alone!

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As we are still
on this Earth,
STILL HUMAN,
there is JUST
SO much
to do!

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This is the software that

I will be using:

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On Mac, I have the

following apps:

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And on Windows 10,

I also have specific software.

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And some of that is free software,

where there isn’t any slick online video

made by it's creators... not even a

mildly informative video exists.

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So I recorded some video myself about

these free software programs

I installed on Windows 10.

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Indeed, I actually made these

videos on both platforms

to show that I do have these

types of software installed

as I try to demonstrate

a vision

in creating a

sustainable future

TOGETHER!

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Here, check out these clips:

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(...with apologies to you, if this is your photo

of the State Capitol in Olympia,

as these programs are always better suited for

for embellishing photography from a high quality

camera, not using the camera that is pointed

at me when I use a smartphone...)

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So, once again,

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And now, with Windows 10:

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GIMP with G'MIC:

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(Both GIMP and G'MIC are FREE to DOWNLOAD!)

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(Like GIMP, Inkscape also is FREE to DOWNLOAD!)

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This exists for Mac, iOS and Android,

as well as for Windows!

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But wait! Theres more!

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Yes, you might say that you don't want me to use
expensive software for your photos.

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Well, that’s fine.

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You can turn your photos into art,
even through your smartphone.

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(Yes, Painnt is a deliberate lead-in
to the transition to smartphone apps,
as it is available on smartphones, itself.)

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Even websites exist,
where I have also recorded some video
from my computer on such websites,
to upload photos to, to get inspired
with artificial intelligence.

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A full list on these websites
are linked below.

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Just stay with me.

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I have a bit more explaining to do.

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Technical processes lie ahead!

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I included this website because
it is a rare one,
this site offers high-quality renders
from their artificial intelligence-inspired
illustrations, at 15 megapixels.

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Putting a 15 megapixel illustration
on canvas, to hang on the wall,
would create a size around
16 x 32 inches
as a piece of art.

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(I will demonstrate some finished pieces
of art from Costco a little later.)

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But what if you want
to create something
larger than that?

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(Thoughts about maximizing size will
also follow a little later.)

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I deliberately showed a series of
portraits done within the above video,
recorded from this website.

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The potential to personalize
art gets easier and easier with
each passing year.

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Maybe 2021 will be the year that
personalized art is to become
something of a widespread,
mainstream thing.

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Perhaps I will be the one to help
kickstart that movement into action?

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More information about me also
follows a little later.

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At any rate... maybe
someone is able
to see the potential,
a portrait of a modern-day
Van Gogh or Mona Lisa
within the video I just provided,
featuring those AI-styled portraits.

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I just want to show
you more about what
is possible.

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“Okay, but… Carl, I am

self-conscious about

how I look and…”

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Wait, wait, wait.

Hold up.

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I am not saying you need to use

your own face, a portrait for an

ongoing art project,

as you work from home.

This, as this pandemic

continues to rage.

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Oh no,

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Not at all.

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I just mean to

empower you with

photography.

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You see, there are other

options to use this aspect

of photography if you are

uncomfortable with your

own bodys image.

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Both this website and this

website are featured in a list

further down on this page.

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Those are just two websites that can

generate a different portrait for you,

but there are other sites out there...

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I am just showing these websites now

so that you understand that you do not

need to use your own face to make

works of art from them.

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You can use anything

your heart desires.

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ANYTHING.

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That is what art is anyway.

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It is subjective.

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And since those two sites generate

a model with artificial intelligence,

you do not get $50 from me and a

photoshoot with me at the camera.

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But you can still work

from home on this...

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And, as a backdrop to keep that art

interesting, you can use ideas created

from here, here, here or here.

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And while it may be cheaper and
easier to use art created from a
mobile or an online interface, the image
quality can also be poor.

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Yes, I use online, mobile and desktop
 artificial intelligence programs
in artistic creation.

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Artistic exploration is what it is
all about in being an artist.

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I don’t just rely on desktop applications
get a painted look.

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I use the programs I showed you above
(such as the program GIMP)
to sharpen and smooth the pixels
on the images I am working on,
so they are not fuzzy, washed
out or distorted in any way
AFTER I enlarge the image,
as the art made by online or mobile
artificial intelligence
would shrink the
image more than
what I want it to be.

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You cannot put small sized images
on large sized canvas frames.

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But any image on Mac and Windows
would stay the same size,
when any of the programs
listed above are used.

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This is not true with all of the
programs and websites below.

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Some of them will reduce the size
of the image automatically,

so I may use these following links

FIRST, THEN

I would enlarge the images and

distort them, perhaps

enhance them with

Luminar AI, Topaz Studio, etc.,

but ESPECIALLY

with GIMP.

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Mobile applications:

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Online applications:

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being developed right now,
however you choose to go
about finding what works
for you is also
something I leave
for you to decide.

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that you discover,

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especially if you want
to work from home.

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It might be hard at first
to start yourself up,
but the payoff in getting
what you want out of life
will be a huge thing
for anyones accomplishment.

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So.
As you can see,
no matter what tool you use,
a smartphone or a computer,
vector or raster illustration,
a website or an app,
selling for bitcoin or actual currency,
you can join this revolution
in art creation
with artificial intelligence.

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Since you’ve read this far,
maybe you just need to
get started in being
involved in this?

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Who am I?

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By now,

I’m sure one of (at least) two things are

coming to mind for many people:

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EITHER

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Holy cow! He will do all of this and

he will pay me $50 to get started?!

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OR

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This is a total scam.

Nobody will pay anyone $50

to just stand or sit

for the camera, just for someone to

take pictures of them.

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Well, actually...

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I have been

waiting a long time

to gather the effort

to do this

very exact thing

that maybe you’ve

arrived at my page

to know about,

How does one go about

the grandiose goal of

eliminating poverty?

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It is simple, actually.

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It will be easy,

it will be far too easy

to give attention to non-profits,

civic and social organizations

our time, if not our money,

to change the world

into what we

want to see.

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I give money because I believe in

the idea of giving money will

make the world a better place.

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You might not believe me or

believe in my goal in this

particular moment.

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That is fine.

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But there will be

no mistaking

the energy

that giving will create

for the rest of the world,

in doing this work

of service.

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You will see the

transformation.

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You will learn

what will come

when you give as

an expression of

being genuine.

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This is yet another step

in our global human

development to

become what

we are fully

meant to be.

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Creators.