Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Working in an advanced color space, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
I'd like to look at one more image here because I think it's a good example of some color space theory.…It's also a good example of something I think may help you understand a little bit more…about what's going on in Camera Raw, as regards color and color spaces.…I have this image here, and take a look at the Histogram as it should be your first impulse…when you open an image, and you can see that…I've got some highlight clipping in the red channel.…I've over-exposed some of the reds a little bit in the brightest highlights, I also have…some Shadow clipping in the blue channel.…Now if you look down here you'll see that the image is currently being mapped into sRGB.…
I did not have my camera set properly so this is come in as an sRGB image.…So I'm just going to change that.…Now I want you to keep an eye on the Histogram here as I make the change from sRGB to Adobe RGB.…You notice this, this Highlights Spike went lower.…There's not as much red clipping when I'm in Adobe RGB as there is in sRGB because Adobe…
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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