Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning a color space in Photoshop, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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There might be times where you end up with an image in Photoshop that has the wrong color space tag.…This is a student image by a student named Charity Jack, and when she gave me the Photoshop…document to print, I noticed that it was not tagged properly. And I noticed that because…when I went to the Print dialog box up here under Document Profile, it says sRGB.…There are other ways you can find out.…One way is to go down here to what is normally a memory meter.…
And pop this open and change it to the Document Profile, and now it tells me that it's sRGB,…and that it's an 8-bit image.…I can, of course, also get that information up here.…So I need to change this to Adobe RGB because that's really where I want to be working to…get the best color.…So I'm going to go up here to Edit, and I choose Assign Profile and here I have a few options.…I can turn off Color Management altogether I can say Don't Color Manage This Document.…And I hope you noticed a slight hue shift there.…This is a great option for times when you need to take an image Adobe Photoshop into…
After a discussion of how to choose a printer, the course covers the process of preparing both black and white and color images using Adobe Photoshop. Ben describes how to take images from looking good onscreen to being properly adjusted for best results on paper, covering details such as sizing, sharpening, and color management.
With photographer and master framer Konrad Eek, Ben explores the creative decisions that photographers should address before printing. What size print? How does print size relate to the message of the photo and to the space where the photo will be displayed? What kinds of paper choices do you have, and how does your photo's content relate to the paper you choose?
The course also describes how to properly evaluate a print and how to handle common challenges that crop up during the printing process.
- Why print with inkjet?
- Types of inkjet printers: dyes versus pigments
- Making image adjustments specifically for printing
- Printing black-and-white photos
- Resizing an image
- Choosing paper
- Working with sharpening and noise reduction
- Color management