Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping to a specific size and resolution using the Crop tool, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
I can of course crop my image with the Crop tool, and the advantage of the Crop tool is …that I get a lot of free-form flexibility; I don't have to just try and lop things off …the sides like we saw with Canvas Size. …The tricky thing about the Crop tool of course is in this particular case, I want to crop …to a very specific size. …Fortunately, the Crop tool provides some easy ways of doing that. …This is the Crop tool right here. It looks like a Crop tool. …You may not know that if you've never worked with an actual real-world analogue practical …crop tool, but it does actually look like this.…
In CS6, I have a new cropping interface. I have these handles on the edge of the image …that I can drag, and as I drag, my image stays centered in my screen. …What's not necessarily obvious to people who are just starting out with the CS6 Crop tool …is that I can still actually crop the way that I used to, which is to simply click and …drag to define the crop that I want and then refine it from there, still using this center-…
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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