Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What is color management?, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
When most people print for the first time, they're usually shocked to see how much their…print mismatches what they see on their monitor.…Hopefully by now though you understand why getting a match between your monitor and the…printed page is so difficult.…Still it seems like it should be possible for your screen and prints to match.…Fortunately, a lot of really smart people agree with that thought, a lot of work and…engineering has gone into technologies that will allow you to get a better match between…your monitor and your printer.…In this chapter we're going to look at these color management technologies, I'm going to…show you how they work and show you what you need to do to build a color-managed printing workflow.…
Before we get started though I want to issue the disclaimer that what you see me doing…here may not work with the monitor that you already have.…Unfortunately, to get a color-managed workflow that works you've got to spend some money.…You might need to buy a new monitor, and you'll definitely need to buy some…
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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