Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a triptych, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
If you have three images that you would like to present together, then you might consider …making a triptych. …A triptych is simply a single print with three images on it. A diptych is the same thing …but with two images. …You basically just take the three images and position them on the paper, usually in a straight line. …There are several ways of creating a triptych in Photoshop. …I am going to show you a really easy one that starts here in Bridge. …I have taken my three images. …These are three student images again, and I have already sized them. …I have opened up each image independently in Photoshop and using Image Size, sized them …to be 2 x 3 inches.…
So they are all the same size. …I have selected all of them here in Bridge. …Now I am just going to go to Tools > Photoshop > Load Files into Photoshop Layers. …That's going to take each of the three images and load them together into a single Photoshop …document, one image per layer. …Along the way, it's going to flatten the images so they don't come in with any adjustment layers …
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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