Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Printing and your workflow, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
Workflow is a big topic, and there is no ideal workflow that I can say is unequivocally right for everybody. …In general though, it's safe to say that a postproduction workflow typically proceeds …something like this. …You import your images into your computer. Now, you might be importing them into a program …like Lightroom or Aperture or iPhoto, or you might simply be copying the images to your …hard drive manually and then using a program such as Adobe Bridge to browse through them. …Next, you review your images to make your selects. …That is, you sift through all of the images that you shot, you find the ones that are …good enough to pass through the rest of your workflow, and then you edit those images.…
Image editing has its own workflow that you follow to work efficiently and to ensure that …you're not degrading the quality of your images. …But in this image editing step you'll fix problems in the image--cropping, exposure …problems, sensor dust, retouching--and many times you'll be image editing because your …
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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