Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting a color image, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
We are now ready to prepare this color image for print.…This is another student image. This is by a student named Charity Jack.…And she gave me this image to print, I've assigned the color space that I want, and…I am ready to go, I just need to start in on my adjustments.…Now Photoshop provides you with a huge array of tools for adjusting and correcting color.…And for the most part I find that my color adjustments as I get ready for print are very slight.…If you follow the things that we've been doing in this course and get your tones adjusted…properly, you're probably going to find that your color falls into place.…
So in this course I am not going to show you a lot of color manipulation, we're not…going to dive into Hue/Saturation dialogs and Color Balance and Selective Color and…all that kind of stuff, there are lots of places in the lynda library…where you can learn to do that.…Instead I'd like to now show you the tonal correction techniques that we've been doing…but in terms of color, and I am going to show you one color adjustment that might come up…
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: From Start to Finish
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