Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing image size in Photoshop, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
If all of this talk of resampling and resolution and pixels and print size has you all confused, …don't worry; it's all going to come together in this movie. …You've seen this image before. …This is a student image shot by Amber Griffith. …It has been edited. …We are now at the point of the workflow where we need to resize it before we pass it on …to our sharpening process and then finally, out to print. …Our goal here is to produce an 8 by 10 inch image. There are a number of different ways …of resizing in Photoshop.…
I can actually resize with the Crop tool, as you'll see later in this chapter. …I can resize with the Print dialog box, which you should pretty much never do. Or I can resize …by going to the Image menu and choosing Image Size, which brings up Photoshop's Image Size dialog box. …This is a great tool for resizing, but also for understanding the interrelationship of …resolution, print size, and pixels, and for seeing where resampling fits into all of this. …So let's take a look at what we have got here.…
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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