Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening output with Smart Sharpen, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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Now I'm ready to get to the serious sharpening stage of my workflow.…I have gone through all the other bits, I processed my image in Camera Raw, I opened…it up here in Photoshop where I did some retouching around her eyes, and I have also created this…Levels Adjustment layer to get the image ready for print.…And I'd like to take a quick look at that, here is before, here is after.…You can see that her face is a little bit brighter.…I hope that now when you see the before you can recognize that though it seems to have…good contrast it actually looks a little bit ashen compared to here where it's got correct brightness.…
And I'd like you to look at what I did here, it's nothing that we haven't been doing throughout…this course, just want to really reiterate how important this is.…I've created a Levels Adjustment layer, and you can see that I dragged the white point…over here, I've pulled it in about 10 points so it's not a huge adjustment from 255 to…244, but still it's enough to make a difference.…And I've painted a mask that constrains the edit to only here on her face.…
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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