Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What print options are not available in Lightroom, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
- At the start of this chapter, I raised the question…of when should you print in Lightroom…and when should you print in Photoshop?…I would hope that that's a little more clear to you…now that we've been through Lightroom's printing controls.…You've seen that they are quite robust.…Still, there are some printing chores…that you cannot do in Lightroom,…or at least that you cannot do easily,…and I want to just run through a few of them right now…and to help you better answer…when you're going to print in one place…and when you're going to print in another.…First of all, in Lightroom, you cannot do anything…related to CMYK.…There is no CMYK conversion.…
Now there's not a desktop printer that I know of…that expects CMYK files, but if you are needing to…prepare files to be sent to an off-site press of some kind,…at some point, you might need to make a mode change to CMYK.…You're going to have to do that in Photoshop.…Lightroom does not currently have anything like that.…You also cannot run any custom printing plugins…
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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