Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Enlarging an image in Photoshop, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
Reducing an image is a pretty simple process. Photoshop simply needs to throw out any extra …pixels that it can find to get the image size down to where it needs to be. …Enlarging is trickier because Photoshop may need to make up pixels, and that's where you …can begin to degrade your image if you're not careful. …So we've reduced this image. …Let's take it the other direction. …I've gone back to my original file, which has the original full pixel count. …You can see, I'm currently at 4288 x 2848, for a 17 x 11 inch image, at 240 Pixels/Inch.…
If all of this is going by way too fast and you skipped the "Reducing an image" movie, go …back and watch that now because it goes into detail about how this Image Size dialog box works. …So I'm going to do is go up. …Let's say that I wanted to print this image 24 inches wide. …Very often, before I do a resizing, I'll play around with the Image Size dialog box, just …as a calculator to get a sense of exactly how much I can size an image, what kind of …
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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