Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how paper quality affects the appearance of black in prints, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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We've been talking about color, tone, localized adjustments, and image-editing, but of course,…printing has some physical real-world concerns as well.…You are making a physical object.…And so will sometimes want to give some thought to how your print will ultimately be displayed and presented.…I'm here in the framing studio of my friend a Colleague Konrad Eek.…Konrad is a photographer, teacher, and framer, and he' s going to be joining me later in…this chapter to talk about some matting in framing considerations that you may want to…think about before you start printing.…
Right now, though, I'm going to talk about Paper. It can, of course, be really frustrating…to get an image adjusted so that it looks exactly how you want it on screen and then…find it looking different when you print.…Now hopefully, what you've been saying so far in this course is helping you get more predictable results.…Ultimately, the biggest change you are probably going to see when your image hits the paper,…though, is that the blacks in the image won't be as black as what you see on screen, and…
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