Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving the master image, part of Optimal Output with Photoshop CS6.
I recommend taking an organized approach to working with your images. …That doesn't mean that you do the exact same thing for every image at each stage …of your workflow. But rather, that you're thoughtful about …the order in which you apply adjustments for example, and the process you go …through in preparing an image for output. When I ask photographers what they think …the first step in a proper output workflow is, they often say things like …sharpening or resizing the image. But my answer is always the same, it is …to save that master image. In other words, to save the result of …what you've created with the various adjustments you've applied.…
With this image, for example. Okay, maybe not my best image ever, but …an image that I'd like to print for example, I might want to apply some adjustments. …So, I'll go ahead and add some adjustment layers, perhaps I'll add a Curves …adjustment in order to enhance contrast just a little bit. …I'll apply a little bit of an s-curve there and perhaps I'll correct the color …
- Getting started with color management
- Early-workflow sharpening
- Output preparation
- When not to sharpen
- Advanced sharpening techniques
- Printing a photo
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Color Management
2. Early Workflow Sharpening
In-camera sharpening2m 27s
3. Output Preparation
4. Advanced Sharpening Techniques
5. Printing a Photo
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