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Final Print dialog settings

From: Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Desktop Printing Techniques

Video: Final Print dialog settings

We are now ready to send this photograph to our desktop printer. And in order to do that we will simply click the Print button. At this juncture what we are actually doing is exiting Photoshop, we have now entered into the Epson Print dialog window, because I'm going to be printing to the Epson 3800. Now whatever printer type you are using, it doesn't really matter what will happen here is it will open that printer's dialog window where you want to dial in a few options. Now most importantly what we need to do is choose our Media Type and turn off Color Management. Now each dialog window will look a little bit differently. So what you are going to need to do is go through the settings for your particular printer. I'll go through the settings for my printer just so you have an example of what you are looking for.

Final Print dialog settings

We are now ready to send this photograph to our desktop printer. And in order to do that we will simply click the Print button. At this juncture what we are actually doing is exiting Photoshop, we have now entered into the Epson Print dialog window, because I'm going to be printing to the Epson 3800. Now whatever printer type you are using, it doesn't really matter what will happen here is it will open that printer's dialog window where you want to dial in a few options. Now most importantly what we need to do is choose our Media Type and turn off Color Management. Now each dialog window will look a little bit differently. So what you are going to need to do is go through the settings for your particular printer. I'll go through the settings for my printer just so you have an example of what you are looking for.

All right. Well, what I'm going to do here is click on this pulldown menu. Also I should say if you are not seeing many menu options click on the icon next to the Printer, pulldown menu and there you get a number of more options. Now, we are going to click on this pulldown menu and the only place that I need to go is Print Settings. Now in the Print Settings dialog window, I need to choose my Media Type and here I'm going to go to Photo Paper > Premium Glossy, all right. That looks good. Color, it's going to be Color, not Advanced B&W or Black. So I'm going to go ahead and choose Color. Color Settings important step, right? We want to make sure to turn off Color Management inside of this dialog. So the Color Settings are off, perfect.

Now the Print Quality, there are two options here. SuperFine or SuperPhoto. SuperFine will work well with this image. Now we have High Speed, on this particular printer because it's a high- end amazing printer, I'm going to leave High Speed on. Well, with a little bit of a lower-end printer I might turn this off and here is why. What happens is when the print is created? The ink is set down, right? And it moves from left to right. So the ink is set down as the ink cartridge travels across the paper. With High Speed on, it sets down ink as it goes left to right and then right to left as well. So it doesn't give much time for the ink to dry which can result in a lower quality print. So you have to experiment with that setting. But with this printer I know that High Speed, leaving that on, it will work really well.

All right, at this juncture we are now ready, we have completed the entire process. All that we need to do is simply click the Print button in order to print this image and at this point what we want to do is wait on the edge of the our seat because there is something so exciting about seeing that image roll out of the printer then finally holding it in your hand. It's that final artifact that completes the whole photographic loop from capture all the way to output and there is something about that, that is just completely exhilarating to me. All right, well this wraps up our conversation about printing to your desktop printer. I hope that these movies will help you create many stunning, engaging and compelling photographic prints.

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  1. 4m 20s
    1. Welcome
      3m 23s
    2. Using the exercise files
      57s
  2. 12m 3s
    1. Introducing color management
      2m 32s
    2. Creating a neutral work environment
      2m 49s
    3. Calibrating your monitor
      3m 54s
    4. Calibration demo
      2m 48s
  3. 31m 39s
    1. Correcting color pt. 1: Determining the white and black points
      2m 27s
    2. Correcting color pt. 2: Using curves
      4m 15s
    3. Correcting color pt. 3: Fine-tuning
      3m 14s
    4. Correcting color pt. 4: Adding finishing touches
      4m 35s
    5. Color-correcting an outdoor portrait with curves
      2m 41s
    6. Color-correcting skin tone by the numbers
      2m 36s
    7. Applying skin tone color correction by the numbers
      3m 52s
    8. Correcting reflected color
      2m 25s
    9. Color-correcting a studio fashion portrait
      3m 18s
    10. Color-correcting skin in a natural light portrait
      2m 16s
  4. 40m 52s
    1. Camera Raw input sharpening
      4m 14s
    2. Sharpening with Camera Raw
      2m 28s
    3. Introducing Smart Sharpen
      4m 57s
    4. Sharpening pt. 1: Using Smart Filters
      3m 15s
    5. Sharpening pt: 2: Using Smart Sharpen
      6m 5s
    6. Sharpening and blend modes
      2m 46s
    7. Using Unsharp Mask
      5m 41s
    8. Using High Pass to sharpen
      6m 0s
    9. Adding texture and effects with High Pass
      5m 26s
  5. 19m 25s
    1. Business card resources
      4m 11s
    2. Using a business card template
      1m 22s
    3. Designing the front of a business card
      5m 7s
    4. Designing the back of a business card
      5m 17s
    5. Repurposing a business card for others
      1m 26s
    6. Business card examples
      2m 2s
  6. 32m 11s
    1. Typography resources sites
      3m 32s
    2. Tips and shortcuts for working with type
      4m 7s
    3. Promo card inspiration and resources
      3m 26s
    4. Using a template to build a promo
      2m 19s
    5. Customizing the template
      5m 1s
    6. Building a grid-based promo card
      7m 29s
    7. Resources for creating a photo book
      3m 22s
    8. Photo book examples
      2m 55s
  7. 53m 53s
    1. Creating a PDF layout with the Output module
      6m 35s
    2. Creating a layout pt. 1: Using the Output module to create a rough layout
      3m 24s
    3. Creating a layout pt. 2: Customizing a PDF layout in Photoshop
      5m 1s
    4. Creating a three-image layout in Photoshop
      2m 50s
    5. Creating a grid photo montage
      5m 23s
    6. Building a creative layout pt. 1
      4m 24s
    7. Building a creative layout pt. 2
      8m 6s
    8. Multiple-image layout pt. 1: Using Bridge and Photoshop
      3m 59s
    9. Multiple-image layout pt. 2: Masking and resizing photos
      6m 19s
    10. Multiple-image layout pt. 3: Finalizing the layout
      2m 39s
    11. Multiple-image layout pt. 4: Color and sharpening
      5m 13s
  8. 13m 34s
    1. Printer recommendations
      2m 47s
    2. Paper recommendations
      1m 50s
    3. Paper resources
      3m 27s
    4. Printing recommendations overview
      5m 30s
  9. 15m 46s
    1. Color management refresher
      1m 53s
    2. Finding sample files online for test printing
      3m 0s
    3. Soft-proofing with paper profiles
      1m 49s
    4. Soft-proofing to correct an image
      2m 52s
    5. Setting white and black points based on the test print
      6m 12s
  10. 34m 0s
    1. Starting with Camera Raw
      3m 3s
    2. Resizing in Photoshop
      5m 9s
    3. Setting the white and black points
      2m 17s
    4. Checking skin tone
      3m 48s
    5. Sharpening with Smart Sharpen
      3m 55s
    6. Making soft proof corrections
      2m 54s
    7. Introducing the Photoshop Print dialog
      2m 44s
    8. Color management and the Photoshop Print dialog
      3m 32s
    9. Final Print dialog settings
      2m 33s
    10. The final print
      4m 5s
  11. 23m 7s
    1. Setting up a test strip print
      2m 32s
    2. Modifying the test strip print
      5m 30s
    3. Understanding rendering intents
      2m 20s
    4. Test-printing rendering intents
      2m 35s
    5. Batch-processing with actions
      5m 50s
    6. The image processor
      4m 20s
  12. 23m 55s
    1. Overview and intro
      4m 45s
    2. Using a promo card template
      2m 47s
    3. Converting to CMYK
      7m 36s
    4. Field trip to a printing press
      8m 47s
  13. 6m 36s
    1. Resource sites
      2m 0s
    2. What's next
      2m 51s
    3. Goodbye
      1m 45s

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