Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating a localized adjustment in a practical example, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
Ben: All right, Amber. It's the moment of truth. The prints are out of the printer. …Amber: Yes! Ben: Let's see what happened. …Ben: So, starting with this one. What do you see? …Amber: It look so much brighter. It's so much slow clearer. …I can see all the way details in the wood and everything. …Ben: Cool! Yeah, it's interesting. We're getting two things. …We're getting improved detail. …There's also just--do you feel like there's a difference in terms of the focus of your eye? …Amber: Yes. …Ben: There's a--we've got a big brighter area, and that's interesting because you defined …Ben: that area in the original edits with the vignettes that you did. Amber: Yes.…
Ben: But there's not enough contrast in here for it to really pop out the way it is here. …As you look at it, do you see anything else that you might think you want to experiment with? …It's okay if you don't. …Amber: Not immediately, but maybe I'd bring a little more back into the fingernail or... …Ben: More highlight on, or more detail there. …
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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