Master darkroom printers have always been the unsung heroes of traditional
silver-based photography, using their skills to interpret and enhance
the photographers negative and produce a print that is a work of art
in its own right. Now, as Tim Daly shows, a parallel set of skills can
be used to produce prints of the same exceptional quality from digital
or scanned images, using equipment that is readily available and affordable
on the High Street.
Tim Daly takes the RAW digital file as his starting point and explains
the wide range of techniques that can be used to create the best possible
version of the latent image. By following the detailed step-by step explanations,
the reader will learn how to develop a personalized printing style using
Photoshop, Lightroom and professional output.
Driven by a photographic aesthetic, rather than an enthusiasm for software
for softwares sake, the book shows how to deliver eye-catching prints
in a wide range of styles. Illustrated with the authors own stunning
photographs, the book will enable photographers working in a whole range
of different genres to get the best out of their equipment while remaining
in full control at all stages.
No previous experience is assumed and the book is designed to be used
with both Photoshop and Lightroom applications and generic inkjet printer
The Digital Colour Printing Handbook
Argentum and Watson Guptill 2005
Recent advances in colour management tools and inkjet printers have enabled
photographers to get amazing, predictable looking prints. This book shows
them how to go about the crucial process of colour managing their workflow.
With no-nonsense instructions for setting up your camera, monitor, scanner,
software and printer, it is both a handy reference work and a creative
Highlighting the answers to the most frequently asked questions, Tim Daly
offers clear, jargon-free advice on all stages of image capture, scanning,
processing and print out. He shows how to use a range of tools for effective
troubleshooting when things go wrong, how to handle both simple and complex
projects and how to understand the limitations of each process and combine
Illustrated throughout with the author's own stunning photographs, this
book will enable photographers to get the best out of their equipment
while remaining in full control at every stage. It assumes no prior knowledge
and is designed for use with all recent versions of Photoshop and generic
inkjet printer software.
The Digital Colour Printing Handbook
the digital photography revolution, a new form of photographic printing
has emerged. Digital printing, using desktop inkjet printers, has now
replaced the traditional darkroom for many photographers. In the last
two years, new advances in print quality have made inkjet prints indistinguishable
from conventional photographs.
For the very first time, photographs can share the hand-made qualities
of fine art print. The Digital Printing handbook is a darkroom manual
for this new digital age. It provides clear and uncomplicated instructions
for setting up your workstation and jargon-free advice on using all types
of printers, papers and inks, including an exciting range of colour recipes
for recreating darkroom and vintage print processes. Both simple and complex
processes are explained with equal clarity and are supported by a comprehensive
Each technique is simplified to work with all recent versions of Adobe
Photoshop and the easy-to-follow steps assume little prior knowledge of
the subject. Illustrated throughout with the author's own stunning photographs,
The Digital Printing Handbook takes the reader into a new era of creative
Readable and informative
This is a well presented and printed book and does justice to its content.
As an experienced photographer I was looking for ways for maximise my
printing having 'converted' to digital. I was particularly interested
in black and white printing. This book gives advice on lots of interesting
techniques for high quality printing, including ' infra red', split toning,
sepia etc. Easy explanation for dots per inch versus printer resolutions
is given. My constant reference and well worth the money. A textbook and
a coffee table book in one. Great read.
"ptegriffs" , 12 Mar 2004, Amazon.co.uk