Inkjet Printing for Photography

In this course, you'll learn to take your photographs from Photoshop to professional prints using an inkjet printer. Software required: Photoshop.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 14, 2016
Duration
1h 41m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 14, 2016
Duration
1h 41m
Description

Learn to take your photographs from Photoshop to professional prints using an inkjet printer. In this course, Inkjet Printing for Photography, you will learn how to set up an inkjet printer for printing on cut sheet and paper rolls, and get the ink and settings prepared. You'll then learn how to adjust your prints in Photoshop to match your ideal version, as well as match your prints to what you see on your screen. You will also learn key concepts when it comes to color management between printers and computers. By the end of this course, you will understand the process of taking your photos from idea to finished inkjet print. Software required: Photoshop.

About the author
About the author

Dan Boardman is a visual artist living in Gloucester Massachusetts. Dan teaches Photography at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Printer Setup
Hey, welcome to Inkjet Printing for Photography. I'm going to be your instructor, Dan. In this class, we're going to learn how to make inkjet prints. Not only are we going to learn the technical aspects of setting up your printer and setting up the right color space and learning about color management on the computer, but we're also going to learn how to evaluate a print and what are the best sort of workflow practices, so you can make really, really fine inkjet prints. Also, go into some detail on what the difference between color spaces are and what is color management and how can you best use it. By the end of this course, you'll not only understand the technical aspects of how to set up and use your printer and how to use Photoshop for printing, but be able to evaluate your prints and make small and subtle changes to make your prints better. Alright, let's get started.

Photoshop Printing (8.5X11)
So now that we have everything set up on the printer, we're ready to sit down in front of Photoshop and get everything set up there. In this section, we're going to learn about color space and color management, and how they're applicable to printing. We're going to learn about resizing and resampling and what the difference is in non-destructive workflow. And run through all the different settings in the different printer dialogue boxes.