Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Print dialog, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
At long last, I'm actually ready to print an image. I know it's been a long time, but…you are actually going to see how the Print dialog works right here in this movie.…Now earlier in this chapter, you saw me open the Raw file for this image, which of course…was in color, and I did some input sharpening there, that is I sharpened in Camera Raw to…restore little bit of detail.…Then I came to make through and made some Tonal Adjustments, I put this Level Adjustment…on to brighten her face because I noticed in Histogram that the whites are little off,…and I needed to be sure that the whites particularly in her face were correct.…
I chose not to tone her body because I like the depth that it gives, I like having that…a bit darker, it makes your face stand out a little bit more.…I then sized and sharpened, but also along the way, it turns out she needs this as a…black and white head shot, so I've thrown in a black and white layer, of course, so…far in this course, we've been working just with black and white images.…
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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