Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping to a specific size and resolution using Canvas Size, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
In the last movie, you saw me trying to size this image to 8 x 10 and running into the …problem of the image's aspect ratio. …This image does not actually scale to a perfect 8 x 10 because it's too wide. …This is a 3:2 aspect ratio, so it doesn't fit into a perfect 8 x 10 inch size. …If I go here and set my Width to 10, my Height drops to 6.6. …If you are building a custom mat, that's fine, but if you're trying to fit an image to a …prebuilt frame or a prebuilt matte size, then you may want to go to a very, very specific …size, and that might mean that you have to crop your image.…
That's the only way we are going to get this image to fit in the size that we want …is to drop some off the edges. …There are a lot of different ways of doing this. …The Crop tool is probably the one that immediately comes to your mind, but in this movie I want …to show you a different way. …Before we get to cropping though, I want to set my size properly. …If I have my image set to 10 x 6, that's going to complicate things a little bit in my cropping …
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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