Common Mistakes Everyone Makes When Printing Pt.2
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Printing Your Image
Most people will find that in their early stages of printing, whether at home or outsourced, that their images don’t look anything like what they want. This is mainly due to the fact that the screen they edit their images on EMITS Light, and the paper it gets printed on ABSORBS and REFLECTS light. In today’s video we go over some great tips and tricks to help you avoid this problem, and save you time and money.
3 Part Series – Common Mistakes Everyone Makes When Printing
- Part 1 – Cropping and Resizing
- Part 2 (This Episode) – Amazing Tips to Check Color & Brightness
- Part 3 – Why printing at home is never cheaper, and where to have your prints made.
What You Will Learn
- 0:30 – Intro to Part 2, how color and light effect your print
- 0:40 – Why a screen and paper are so different
- 1:30 – How screen brightness can influence your image
- 1:50 – Amount of light where image will be posted
- 3:00 – Making our test page
- 4:00 – How a little planning can save you time & money
- 4:30 – Duplicating your image
- 5:30 – How to use clipping masks to future proof your adjustments
- 7:00 – Choosing your image and applying it to final
- 7:40 – SRGB vs AdobeRGB1998
- 8:00 – How clipping masks are better than normal adjustments
- 8:40 – Common problems and questions
I Don’t Have Time For That!
Totally cool. If you are printing an entire wedding album, or are in a rush, the best thing you can do is to brighten your image about 10% using curves.
What are your experiences?
Has anyone used screen calibrators? If you have, how was the experience, would you recommend using one? What are the common problems you run into with printing?