Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Printing a color image, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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With this image adjusted, we're actually ready to get to the print dialog box and do our printing.…So I'm going to go up here to File and choose Print.…This should look pretty familiar to you.…It's the same print dialog box we used when printing a black and white image and for the…most part we need to make all of the same settings.…We're going to do one thing a little bit differently.…First thing I'm going to do as I did before is make sure that my printer is chosen correctly…and then I'm going to Print Settings and choose My Media.…If you are not familiar with these steps that I'm doing, you need to go back and watch the…earlier print dialog movie. I'm just picking my paper.…
This time, this is a color image, so I'm leaving Print mode set to AccuPhoto HD2.…There are two ways of printing color pictures from Photoshop.…One is to let the printer driver figure out how color should work and the other is to…let Photoshop figure out how color should work.…In this example we're going to let the printer driver figure the color.…
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