Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening in Camera Raw, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
Normally, sharpening is something that happens at the end of your workflow, but if you're…shooting Raw, there is a sharpening step that you may want to take at the beginning of your workflow.…As I mentioned earlier, an inherent part of digital capture is a softening of your image,…there is actually a filter that sits in front of your camera's image sensor that slightly blurs your image.…Now, if you're shooting JPEG, your camera will actually add a little sharpening to your…image to make up for this.…If you're shooting Raw though, you need to, possibly, add this yourself in Camera Raw.…
So I've got a Raw image here that I've already done some tonal adjustments to, I want to…zoom in here to 100%--when sharpening, we always look at our image at 100% it's one…of the few situations where we do need to assess things on a pixel by pixel basis--and…I'm going to go over here to the Detail tab, which gives me two sets of controls, one for…Sharpening and one for Noise Reduction.…By default, Camera Raw opens up with these sharpening settings, I'm going to just turn…
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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