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In this movie, we'll visit three small but useful printing options that go by the names Print One Copy, Print Selected and Hard Proof. Let's start off by going to the File > Print. And, you can see, once again, restored the save version of the document, so I need to switch the page to horizontal orientation. And I'm also going to increase the scale value to 140%, so that she fills up the entire imageable area. Turn off the Center check box and go ahead and drag the image over, so I can see chiclets.
And, by the way, here's a little bit of a tip. If you want to exactly align the top left corner of the image with the top left corner of the imageable area, then just go ahead and change the Top and Left values to 0, like so. All right. Now, I click the Done button because I've established my ideal Print settings. And now, lets say, could be a few days later, you just want to print one copy of the image. Then, all you have to do is go to the File > Print One Copy command or press all the modifier keys along with P, that is, Ctrl + Shift + Alt + P on the PC Or Cmd + Shift + Option P on a Mac.
And you'll go ahead and print the image using the last settings you saved inside the Print dialog box. So that's one of our options. Another is to print a selected area. I'm going to go ahead and twirl open this Tablet backs group there, then I'll scroll down the list. And I want to load the selection outlines for the tablet 1 and tablet 2 layers. So I'll press Ctrl key or the Cmd key on a Mac, and I'll click on the thumbnail for tablet 1. And you can see that goes ahead and selects that tablet.
And now, I'll press the Shift key along with Ctrl or Cmd on the Mac and click again, in order to load that second selection. Now go up to the File > Print. And notice, the last of these position size options is a check box that reads, Print Selected Area. And notice Photoshop goes ahead and dims the area outside of the selection. That dimmed image will not print, so you'll actually see the color tiles against the page white background. And notice you can change the size of the printed area by dragging these little triangles right there.
So I can drag over to the right to expand the size of the selection, or I can drag back to the left in order to contract that area. The same goes for the vertical constraints. I can drag down on this triangle in order to expand or drag back up to constrain. You can also scale both the selection and the image at the same time by changing that scale value. One thing that doesn't work in this particular version of Photoshop that I'm using is you don't have the ability to drag the image and the selection at the same time.
So if you run into that problem, here's what you do. Go ahead and change the scale value back and forth like that, so you end up resetting the selection along with the image. And then, change the numerical positioning values as opposed to dragging the image inside of the window. And then, of course, you'd go ahead and click on the Print button in order to print that selection, again, against a page white background. Finally, let's say you want to get a sense for how your image will print when you commercially reproduce it using process color inks. That is cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.
I'm going to go ahead and click the Cancel button this time because I don't want to save the image at 200%, and I'll click off the image to deselect it. One of your options is to go up to the View > Proof Colors, or you can press Ctrl + Y or Cmd + Y on the Mac. And you'll notice, in our case, that we're dramatically dimming down the high saturation RGB primaries over here, in the far left-hand column. Whereas, the CMYK version of those primaries don't change much at all.
Then, go up to the View > Proof Colors again or you can use that keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Y or Cmd + Y on the Mac. You can also print what's called the Hard Proof, and here's how that works. You go up to the File > Print, and then you expand your Color Management options. Drop-down to this item that says Normal Printing, and switch it to Hard Proofing. And that way you'll get a sense of what your image looks like in the working CMYK space, which, by default in the States anyway, is U.S.
Web Coated SWOP v2. If you want to select a different CMYK space because, let's say, your commercial printer has given you a profile to work with, then you would go ahead and choose the Custom Setup command and select the exact CMYK space you're working with. But in our case, U.S. Web Coated is going to work just fine. And I would see some of the colors dimmed down, because after all, the CMYK gamut is typically much smaller than our GP. In my case, however, I'm going to once again click the Cancel button because I don't want to preserve those changes.
And that's how you print a single copy, print just a selected portion of an image, or print what's known as a Hard Proof here inside Photoshop.
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