Making your pictures print ready


So little is being printed today that the art of printing is under threat. Certainly the wide range of people who are good at printing has reduced dramatically. It is commonly held in professional print circles, that the standards of print have fallen. Printing, like photography, is about practise. You need to adjust then print, then readjust, then repeat, to learn. An you need to do this many times in one sitting.

At this Summer School session, we cannot impart our 70 years of printing experience, but we can give you the steps we take with every kind of image.

A lot goes into making a photograph print ready, the difference when you get it right will leap of the page at you. If you enter photographic competitions, this will lift your game!

Paul has been teaching image editing since Photoshop 3 (not CS3!), 99% of images that Atkins edits, are printed, therefore we are always being tested.

We know what it takes to make a great print.

The session will cover:

  • using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
  • colour management
  • colour and contrast adjustment, using levels and curves
  • sharpening, spotting and resizing.
  • local adjustment (masking, layering)
  • non-destructive editing
  • editing for particular lighting (e.g. APPA awards)
  • paper choices

Where: Atkins Photo Lab, 89 Fullarton Road Kent Town When: Friday February 6th 2015, 10am to 1pm Cost: $75, includes morning tea Book:

For AIPP members, this session will count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)