Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating the print, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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My print is done, its come rolling out of the printer, and it looks pretty good.…Before I show it to you, though,…I want to take a look at this. This is a print of the image that the student gave me.…So this is the original image that I got this is the image that had been edited up to the…point where it looked good on screen.…And it's a good print, it's a great shot obviously.…There is a problem with the print though as we looked at it.…It's just a little too blue, it's a subtle thing. The whites aren't as white as they could be.…That's what I've got here on my screen.…And as you'll recall we made one edit which was to add an adjustment layer that warmed…it up, not adding warmth,…but getting the whites back to where they need to be, and when I printed that, I got…this image right here. So I'm hoping these shows up on camera.…
You can see the before and after.…And my upper image, though it looked right on screen, when it printed, it just wasn't…really quite there.…The whites weren't where they really needed to be, and that was affecting her hair, the…
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