Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing when colors go out of gamut, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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In the last movie you saw how I could graph the contents of a color space in 3D using…this program called ColorThink to get a visualization of what colors that space can hold.…I would like to show you now how a color space might compare to what a particular piece of…paper can hold and how it might compare to what colors are contained in a specific image.…Here is the gamut of the Adobe RGB color space--you saw this before--and here is the gamut…of some Epson archival Matte paper. I am just going to pull that up right here, and they're…going to be superimposed.…
Now again, if I look at these two things down below, this inner circle is the color gamut…of the Epson paper, this is the color gamut of the entire Adobe RGB color space.…Let me turn down the opacity of Adobe RGB, and you can see that for the most part, the paper…is contained completely within Adobe RGB. There's actually a little bit of yellow that the paper…can handle that is outside the gamut of Adobe RGB.…For the most part, the important thing to recognize here is that there are lots of colors…
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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