Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening through an edge mask, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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In the last movie you saw me selectively sharpen this image by duplicating the Background layer,…Sharpening it, and then adding a layer Mask that hid the layer entirely.…I then took a white paintbrush and painted into that mask to reveal only the areas of…the sharpened layer that I wanted to be able to see, and that let me selectively sharpened…the eyes and the hair.…We are going to do the same thing in this movie, but I'm going to use a different method…to create the mask, rather than going in and having to paint it by hand.…I'm going have Photoshop create a mask for me.…
There are lot of filters and image editing operations in Photoshop that allow you to…create kind of weird special effects kind of looks, and one of those filters is a filter called Find Edges.…I'm going delete this sharpened layer here.…And let's go up here to Filter > Stylize > Find Edges and what that does is it goes through…my image and finds only edges and exaggerates those and gives me this weird looking affect,…which actually does me no good at all in terms of creating a final image.…
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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