Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Discussing paper choice and presentation, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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If your ultimate goal for your print is to matte it, frame it, and hang it on a…wall, there are some things that you might want to think about during the printing process.…So, to address those, I brought in my friend Konrad Eek here.…We've been working in his framing gallery here, and he's going to answer a couple of…questions that I've got, the same types of questions that you might want to ask whoever…it is you have frame your work.…I think you're going to find that Konrad is incredibly knowledgeable about matting and framing.…I think you're also going to find that right now he sounds awful.…
Konrad, you sound awful. Konrad Eek: Thank you very much for noticing.…I am trying to work through a little bit of a cold, and it's made my voice a little bit rougher than usual.…Ben: All right! Well, hopefully it's not going to impact any of your answers.…Konrad: No, no it hasn't penetrated that far.…Ben: So, I've got a print.…My first question when I'm printing is, well, I've got my matte papers, I've got my glossy…
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