Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing high-pass sharpening, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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I'm going to show you a different sharpening technique.…This time we are going to sharpen without using a sharpening plug-in.…As discussed previously, it's not actually possible to sharpen an image.…When we sharpen, we are creating an optical illusion really.…We're going in and performing lots of tiny contrast adjustments on every edge in the image.…As the edges become more contrasty, they appear sharper.…So anyway that we can find to increase localized contrast in an image, meaning separate contrast…adjustments for localized areas in an image, any time we can do that, we're going to create…an image that's sharper looking, and there are a lot of different ways of doing that.…
As before, I'm going to start by duplicating my Background layer.…In other words I am going to be creating a separate sharpening layer so that I can always…delete it later if I need to. As before, I am also going to zoom in to 100%.…This is an effect where you really need to be looking at your image at full-size to be…able to judge your settings properly. Filter > Other > High Pass.…
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