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Introducing the Photoshop Print dialog


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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Desktop Printing Techniques

with Chris Orwig

Video: Introducing the Photoshop Print dialog

We are now ready to send this image to our desktop printer. Now in the next couple of movies, we are going to walk through that process and you may notice that the sound sounds just a little bit differently because now I'm actually working on one of my main studio computers. All right, well let's go ahead and navigate to where we can send this to our printer and that's by going to the File pulldown menu and choosing Print or by pressing the shortcut key, Command+P. So go ahead and select that option. This will open up the Print dialog window. Now the Print dialog window is packed with valuable information. I like to think of this dialog window as been divided up into three vertical columns.
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  1. 3m 32s
    1. Welcome
      2m 35s
    2. Using the exercise files
      57s
  2. 12m 2s
    1. Introducing color management
      2m 31s
    2. Creating a neutral work environment
      2m 49s
    3. Calibrating your monitor
      3m 54s
    4. Calibration demo
      2m 48s
  3. 31m 40s
    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 15s
    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 54s
    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 25s
    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 1s
    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 55s
    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 6s
    1. Setting up a test strip print
      2m 32s
    2. Modifying the test strip print
      5m 30s
    3. Understanding rendering intents
      2m 19s
    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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5h 11m Intermediate Feb 25, 2009

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As Ansel Adams once said, "The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." Now, with Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Desktop Printing Techniques, creating breathtaking prints is within reach. In this course, photographer and instructor Chris Orwig teaches techniques and workflows for crafting powerful and enduring images that bring the photographer's vision to life. From producing a business card to visiting a working press, Chris covers everything photographers need to know to achieve unique, compelling results from the printing process. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Implementing a color-managed workflow
  • Creating color-correct prints
  • Advanced image sharpening techniques
  • Using typography with promo materials
  • Working with print layouts and montages
  • Considering paper and printer choices
  • Soft-proofing to ensure stunning results
  • Optimizing the print workflow
  • Converting to CMYK and going to press
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Introducing the Photoshop Print dialog

We are now ready to send this image to our desktop printer. Now in the next couple of movies, we are going to walk through that process and you may notice that the sound sounds just a little bit differently because now I'm actually working on one of my main studio computers. All right, well let's go ahead and navigate to where we can send this to our printer and that's by going to the File pulldown menu and choosing Print or by pressing the shortcut key, Command+P. So go ahead and select that option. This will open up the Print dialog window. Now the Print dialog window is packed with valuable information. I like to think of this dialog window as been divided up into three vertical columns.

Here is one column where I have Preview and also some soft proofing information. Then in the middle, I'm able to choose my printer and dial in a few settings there and then finally in the far right, here is where I'm going to dial in all of my Color Management options. Okay, well for starters, one of the things that I need to do is to select the printer that I'll be printing to. In this case, I'm printing to the Epson 3800, so I have gone ahead and selected that. Now that I have selected that, I'm going to go up to the Page Setup options because the page setup that I determine is really contingent upon the particular printer. So I'll go ahead and choose Page Setup. Now in this Page Setup dialog, I need to choose the particular printer. So I'll go ahead and leave my Page Attributes as-is, select the printer, Epson 3800. Now here, I'm going to choose a particular paper type. Let's say that I want to print this on this A3 size. So, I could go ahead and do that and I could determine the particular type of layout that I want and I'll go ahead and select OK.

Well, now my image appears much smaller in this larger sheet of paper. Now I realize I'm going to be wasting a big piece of paper. So I go ahead and navigate back to Page Setup and I'll choose something much smaller and I'll go ahead to that US Letter size and click OK and now this 5x5 image looks a little bit bigger on that sheet of paper. Okay, well now that we set up the page, I'm going to go ahead and click Center Image off and I'm going to click and drag to reposition this image. So it's a little bit higher on the page just because I think that will look nicer. Now, the next option I have has to do with scaling the print size. Now I can Scale to Fit Media. It will resize the image, or I can also increase the Height or the Width here. Now typically, I don't like to do any scaling inside of this Print dialog window. I almost think they included this in order to speed up your printing process just when you want to create a rough print. Typically what you want to do is dial in the exact image size before you actually get to this dialog. So I almost always skip this dialog in its entirety.

Now I can turn the visibility of this bounding box on or off and again that's just a visual which would then help me scale or resize this. Well, I don't need to scale or resize this image so I'm going to obviously turn that off. Okay, but what about this information over here, the information in regards to soft proofing? Well, in order to be able to take advantage of those options, I need to change something over here in the right-hand column, the Color Management column. We will take a look at that column in the next movie.

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