I have a calibrated monitor. I have set up the proper profile for my epson 1400 printer using only epson ink. I am using PSE 5.0 and am perfectly happy with it.Working on Win Vista Business. I tried "soft proofing" in Quimage and was not happy with its result, so I want to go back to my tried and true technique I once used in my color darkroom, by using a window cut in a large piece of black board, and moving it from R to L changing the color balance and or the exposure to make a good print.
What is the actual issue you’d like to solve with a digital version of a moving black card—which would be a gradient tool of some sort, perhaps?
Thanks for the reply. Let me try to clarify what I am trying to do:Rather than waste many sheets of 13X19 sheets of paper "tweaking" the picture, i would like to set up 5 or more tweaks on one sheet of paper, so that I will only waste one sheet, rather than 5 sheets.