Thanks John. Love the You Tube video. I've seen similar articles before. Saw one about roast turkeys. I think they used a raw turkey and "cooked" it with paints and they used small propane torch to crisp the skin. As I've said here recently (a couple of times) I am doing potato portraits again in 2 weeks. The tubers are washed and only the "perfect" ones used and they are lightly oiled to bring out the colors and eliminate the "blah" dull skin tones. Still, it takes some Photoshop to get out the micro blems.