Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in the update, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
- We originally shot this course in 2014, but now in 2018, I'm adding a short revision, mostly to the end of the course, so if I seem to look different in some places, that's why, but more importantly, if Photoshop seems to look different on your screen than it does in these videos, that's because Adobe has made some interface changes since we shot the original course. Fortunately, these changes are all cosmetic. The current version of Photoshop has a darker color now and Photoshop contains its entire interface in a single window.
It wasn't like that in 2014. This change in color scheme extends through everything in Photoshop, including the print dialogue. Now obviously, in a course about printing, the print dialog is pretty important but while yours might be a different color, rest assured that all of the controls and the control layout that appear in this course are identical to what's currently in Photoshop CC 2018. Some other tools such as the Unsharp Mask dialog box now have a slightly different layout, but all of the same controls that you'll see in these movies.
As I mentioned in the last video, I use a fairly simple tool set when preparing images for print. We originally shot this course using Photoshop CS6 but you could easily achieve the same effects with even earlier versions of Photoshop, though your Print dialog might be different. But again, if you're using something newer than CS6, you've got more than what you need to complete this course. Icons and colors might look different, but you should be able to follow along with no problem.
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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