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Preparing an Image for Output


This tutorial covers the final workflow for image output. You'll be shown the finishing steps in order; image sizing, 16-bit conversion, sharpening and noise. You'll learn how to discover if the image is clipping and how to apply a Minimum Dot if it is. Image sizing is covered in depth using both the new and old Image Size interface, with and without interpolation.

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About this tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, Preparing an Image for Output, Gry Garness guides you through the final workflow steps that you perform after the retouching. Demonstrating how to safely take the image from the precious layered file to a print or web version. Gry shows you the best order for these output steps such as image sizing, bit depth conversion, sharpening and noise. She shows you how to deal with clipping and a few other important but forgotten details that are critical when an image is headed for a layout application or to clients.

If you’ve ever wondered when to convert your 16-bit file or how to find Front Image in the later versions of the Crop Tool, Gry will show you how. This image output workflow allows for some variation to suit the way you work and each individual image. You’ll learn the steps you should always do and the steps you sometimes do.

What you’ll learn

  • – When To Convert 16-bit So To Not Lose The Quality
  • – Image Size In Photoshop CC
  • – Resizing Options And Algorithms
  • – Ways Of Flattening
  • – Paths And Channels
  • – Image Size In Earlier Versions Of Photoshop
  • – Crop Tool And Front Image In All Versions Of Photoshop
  • – Output Sharpening In Photoshop
  • – Adding Noise
  • – Assessing Clipping
  • – Minimum Dot For Clipping
  • – Sizes For Web And Retina Screens
  • – Using Save For Web
  • – Good Resolutions For Inkjets