Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the print dialogue box, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
- I'm back in the print module here.…Once you're down with all your layout…and you've dialed in your sharpening…and you've done your soft proofing…if you're doing your soft proofing,…at some point you're going to decide…you're actually ready to print,…so I'm going to talk about what that's actually like.…If we scroll down here to the bottom,…past all the watermarking options,…we finally get to Print Job,…and this is where our actual process…of getting the image out to our hardware,…to our printer begins.…Start with Print to, and this is set to Printer.…
And you may think, well, what else would I want to print to?…But if you open this up,…you can see that you can print to a JPEG file.…This is pretty cool…if you're doing the picture package thing.…You can create a layout in here…and tell it to write out a JPEG,…and then you've got a single document that is that image.…You can then email that to someone…and they can print out the package themselves,…or you can take it into Photoshop…and do more work with it, whatever.…
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 in Lightroom
9. Printing: From Start to Finish
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