Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding selective sharpening, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
All righty, in the last movie you saw me sharpen this image, and you saw me do it by duplicating…my Background layer and sharpening that duplicate.…The idea with this is if I now print the image and decide that it's over-sharpened, or not…sharpened enough, then all I have to do is delete this layer, and I'm back to my original image.…I can now reduplicate this layer and sharpen it again with different settings.…I'm going to Undo that because I don't want to delete my sharpening layer.…This is the power of having sharpening in its own layer.…
There is another advantage though, take a look at what happens if I turn off the Sharpening…layer, this should make sense to you.…This is my original image, this is my sharpened image.…Hopefully, on your screen you can see the differences that are happening, say, right…in here, keep an eye on this area right here, as I turn off my Sharpening layer and turn it back on.…Her eye is getting a lot more detail, her eyebrow is getting a lot more detail, but…this tiny amount of skin texture right here is also getting more detail.…
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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