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SUCCESSFUL PRINTING – #3 LIGHTROOM

My two previous BLOGs on the subject of “Successful Printing” were titled ‘Introduction” and “Preparation”. Today’s issue will cover printing workflows using Adobe Lightroom.


PRINTING IN LIGHTROOM

In Lightroom, we are starting with the assumption that your image has been fully processed and corrected: exposure, contrast, color, and luminosity. In the DEVELOP MODULE, determine the final dimensions of the printed image, and calculate the image size ratio: Ratio = length of long edge divided by length of short edge. Using the crop tool, adjust the image to this Ratio.


You now have choices on your print workflow:

· SOFT PROOF before printing to view a simulated print, and then adjust to preferences.

· Print the original image from the PRINT MODULE.

· Print either Soft Proof or Original version using CANON PRINT STUDIO PRO.

· With either choice, Soft Proof or Original, select COLOR MANAGEMENT.

· Lightroom Manages Color

· Printer Manages Color.


SOFTPROOFING AND PRINTING IN LIGHTROOM

· In the DEVELOP MODULE, create a “side by side” view by clicking on the |Y|Y| icon located just above the film strip on the left side of the display.

· Click on the :Soft Proofing” check box located just above the film strip.

· Note the image labels: left side is “Master” and right side is “Proof Preview.”



These descriptions are shown in Screen Shot #1

Go to the “Soft Proofing” Panel on the right side of display.

· Click “Create Proof Copy”. Note “Proof Copy” is now in filmstrip.

· Check box :Simulate Paper and Ink”.



These descriptions are shown in Screen Shot #2

· Click down arrow for “Profile”.



The “Profiles” dropdown list is shown in Screen Shot #3

· All Paper profiles should appear.

· Select your choice.

· If choice is missing, click “other” and search, select.

· If still missing, re-install correct profile or re-install print driver and printer

· Toggle “Intent: Perceptual, Relative.”

· Observe changes in “Proof Copy” image and select preference.

· Adjust Brightness, Contrast, Color for best screen match.

· Use Panel Tools: Basic, Tone Curve, HSL, Calibration

· Don’t let “Perfect” get in the way of “Good” (Don Simpson)


Verify “Soft Proof” version is selected and click on PRINT module.

· Verify correct file name (Soft Proof adjusted version)

· Click on “Page Setup”, located left side display just above filmstrip.

· Select Printer, Paper Size, Orientation



This Dialogue Box is shown in Screen Shot #4.

· Go to Panel on right side of display.

· Layout: Single Image (for this example)

· Image Settings, Layout, Guides, Page, not discussed in this blog.

· Print Job

· Print To: Printer

· Print Resolution: 240 ppi.

· Print Sharpening: Standard

· Media Type: Select “Glossy” or “Matte” as appropriate

· 16 bit Output: checked

· Color Management: Select from dropdown list – same as used in “Soft Proofing

· Intent: Same as used in “Soft Proofing”

· Print Adjustment: Use only when Printer Managed Color”.



The “Print Job” Dialogue Box is shown in Screen Shot #5.

· Click on “Printer” tab, located lower right on display above filmstrip.

· Printer: Verify your printer is turned on and selected.

· Presets: Default

· Layout: Default (verify settings)

· Click on down arrow right of “Layout”.



Printer Settings are shown in Screen Shot #6.

· Color Matching: “Color Sync” is default when using “Profiles”.

· Paper Handling: Default.

· Cover Page: NA

· Quality & Media: Select your paper, Rear Tray, Standard Quality


The “Quality & Media” Dialogue Box is shown in Screen Shot #7

· Borderless, Margins: Defaults

· Click “Print”.

· Evaluate the print, compare to Screen version, Original & Soft Proof.”


PRINTING IN LIGHTROOM WITHOUT SOFTPROOFING OR PROFILES

· After processing and cropping your image, select and click on PRINT module.

· Verify correct file name (Soft Proof adjusted version)

· Click on “Page Setup”, located left side display just above filmstrip.

· Select Printer, Paper Size, Orientation

· Go to Panel on right side of display.

· Layout: Single Image (for this example)

· Image Settings, Layout, Guides, Page, not discussed in this blog.

· Print Job

· Print To: Printer

· Print Resolution: 240 ppi.

· Print Sharpening: Standard

· Media Type: Select “Glossy” or “Matte” as appropriate

· 16 bit Output: checked

· Color Management: Select “Managed by Printer” from dropdown list.

· Intent: Select ”Perceptual “ or “Relative”

· Print Adjustment: Adjust Brightness and Contrast as preferred”.



This selection is shown in Screen Shot #8.

· Click on “Printer” tab, located lower right on display above filmstrip.

· Printer: Verify your printer is turned on and selected.

· Presets: Default

· Layout: Default (verify settings)

· Click on down arrow right of “Layout”.

· Color Matching: Canon Color Matching.



This selection is shown in Screen Shot #9.

· Paper Handling: Default.

· Cover Page: NA

· Quality & Media: Select your paper, Rear Tray, Standard Quality

· Borderless, Margins: Defaults

· Click “Print”.

· Evaluate the print, adjust as required, and repeat process


In my next BLOG, the workflow for Soft Proofing and Printing in Photoshop will be presented.


Glenn Rudd

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https://www.artattacktx.com/glennruddgallery

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