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Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition by Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller

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4 Fine Art Printing Workflow

So far, we have discussed some printing techniques, papers, inks, and basic color management. We now introduce how to prepare an image for printing. Of course, you may simply open a master image in Photoshop, call up the print dialog and leave the process to Photoshop and the printer driver. This, however, may not lead to the most desirable results. With almost all images, some tuning of tonality and color will improve your image and result in better prints.

When an image is optimized and almost ready for printing, the final steps are scaling and sharpening. Both steps depend on your image size and your output method. ...

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