Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Color management in Lightroom, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
- If you have not watched the color management sections…that come earlier in this course, you need to do that.…There's a lot of theory there that you have to understand…to know what we're talking about here in Lightroom.…Lightroom does allow a completely color managed workflow…and I say that with all the caveats…of Photoshop's color managed workflow.…A color managed workflow is only going to be as good…as the profiling and calibration that you've done.…If you do not have a good profile of your monitor,…if you do not have a good profile…of your papers and your printer,…then color management's not really going to help you.…
I would also argue that if you're working…on a computer like this one,…you're not going to be able to get a good monitor profile.…I cannot run a successful color managed workflow…on this laptop or on an iMac,…any screen with a really glossy coating to it.…All of those make color management very, very difficult.…I would also argue that if your usual workspace…is one like this where you got windows…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding and Choosing a Printer
2. Adjusting Images for Printing
3. Resizing Images and the Aesthetics of Print Size
4. Sharpening, Noise, and the Print Dialog
5. Making a Color Print
6. Color Management
7. Choosing a Paper
8. Printing in Lightroom
9. Printing: From Start to Finish
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