Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Digital Workflow In 20 Easy Steps
Improve your efficiency in the digital darkroom
16. Color Management. Launch the printer driver and select the appropriate paper type, quality and orientation. If using the printer for color management, enable ICM and make sure that the paper choice is reflected. If using Photoshop for color management, turn off ICM.
17. Save Settings. If you frequently print using the same settings, create a custom setting using the Save Setting button within the printer software. For black-and-white 8x10-inch verticals, for example, you might name the setting BW810V.
18. Test Print. Create a test print and evaluate it for color and tonality. Try to judge the print in the lighting conditions under which you intend to display it. Different light sources (tungsten, sunlight, fluorescent) will make colors and tones appear different.
19. Final Adjustment. Make any necessary adjustments in the image-editing application or the printer driver.
20. Dry Time. Allow the print to completely dry before making a final evaluation.
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