Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at noise reduction, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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Noise, of course, is the speckly stuff that can appear in your image, especially when…you're shooting at high ISO and usually there's more noise in your shadows than your other areas.…Noise reduction is grouped here into the Detail tab in Camera Raw alongside sharpening.…And in most image editing applications you'll find noise reduction and sharpening grouped…together, because there are operations that you typically want to perform at the same time.…The reason being, noise reduction usually has a softening effect on your image because…the way noise is reduced is to apply very purposeful localized blurs to your image.…
Also sharpening can exaggerate noise, so you want to be balancing your sharpening efforts…with your noise reduction efforts.…I am not actually going to spend much time on noise reduction in this course, because…these days if you're working with a new camera you're probably not facing a lot of bad noise issues.…Today's SLRs and even today's higher-end point and shoot cameras do a fantastic job of managing noise.…
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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