7 Making the Print

Once you’ve completed editing your image, it’s time to actually make your print. In this chapter we’ll go over a basic workflow of steps to perform both in software and in handling your paper.

For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It’s that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding, and frustrating, all in the same few moments in the darkroom.

—JOHN SEXTON

Basic Printing Workflow

My basic printing workflow is as follows:

  1. Complete editing of your image and save all changes (automatic in Lightroom, or as a master file in Photoshop)
  2. Optionally, soft proof the image based on your printer-paper profile, choose a rendering intent, and possibly edit your image before printing in light of the ...

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