Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring Photoshop's color settings, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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Before you get started with serious color work in Photoshop, it's a good idea to double…check Photoshop's color settings.…When you installed Photoshop, it may have asked you to configure some color settings--although…different versions are more or less aggressive about that than others.…So in Photoshop, just go to the Edit menu and choose Color Settings.…Now if you're using a very old version of Photoshop, say a pre-Creative Suite version,…then you probably won't have this.…If you're using a version that old, you're not going to have a lot of color management…options anyway, so you might want to consider an upgrade.…
Color Settings basically let you insure that Photoshop's default behavior is going to be…to use the color spaces that you prefer.…For example, as you've seen, your camera can be set so that it shoots images and tags them…with either the Adobe RGB or sRGB color spaces. There might be times, though, when your camera…screws up and doesn't tag the image properly, and when Photoshop imports it it's not going…
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