You may have noticed that there's more to Lightroom than the Library and Develop Modules--there's also a Print Module, and it's incredibly awesome. Whether you want to print single pictures, multiple bundles, or specialized outputs... its all here. To help bring it to life we've invited a true expert, Kevin Ames. He is a pro photographer, Photofocus contributor, and Photoshop World speaker. He'll help us reveal the secret powers of the Print Module. You'll find that it's really great for much more than making … [Read more...] about Join Our Free Lightroom Hangout: Print Module UnPlugged
3D Printing is a relatively new industry that makes it possibly to print physical copies of objects. Adobe recently announced that Photoshop CC has radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. Need a perfect prop for your shoot... no problem. Need to make a prototype to show your client... you got it. With this new release, it is no longer difficult to create and print a beautiful, physical object. As part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities available in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud … [Read more...] about Adobe Announces 3D Printing in Just One Click
I was talking to a group of photographers and the topic of professional printing came up. A surprising number seemed unfamiliar or uncomfortable with CMYK color. Let's quickly review a few core concepts to help you feel more confident in your printing of photos. The Process The CMYK process uses four colors to simulate the full range of color that can be perceived by the human eye. The four inks are cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K, for key). Many inkjet printers and most professional printing options use this color … [Read more...] about What is CMYK Color?
If youre in the market for a new camera, it often seems like the number one criteria is megapixels. Im not saying that this is right, but it's the one of the few criteria that camera makers think that their customers can understand. I often think theres a lot of hype with cameras, so Id like to take a second and break down what a megapixel really is and help you figure out how many you actually need for your workflow. A megapixel is simply a unit of storage that describes the amount of data captured by a camera. It can be written to internal … [Read more...] about How Much Do You Know About Megapixels?
Post by Above: Two screen shots from two popular pigment inkjet printer drivers showing a few of the different quality/speed options. The Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II driver is on the left, and the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 driver is on the right. In the previous two parts of this series (Part 1, and Part 2), I covered calibrating and profiling, how to use standard test images effectively (especially when viewing images on monitors), and the importance of controlling your lighting when evaluating prints. In this article I will cover some … [Read more...] about Monitor to Print Matching (Part 3): Fast and Affordable Print Testing
Post by Andrew Darlow One of the most common questions I'm asked by photographers is "Why don't my prints match my monitor?" As you may have deduced from the words "Part 1" in the title of this post, this is not a simple question to answer. There are many reasons why, but one of the main ones is due to incorrect print lighting when evaluating prints next to a calibrated and profiled monitor. Mr. Kelvin to the Rescue The key to choosing a light is to first understand color temperature. A typical warm incandescent light (like a standard … [Read more...] about Monitor to Print Matching (Part I): Choosing the Right Proofing Light