After a few quick tests printing with the P using ABW from Photoshop I can say that it works pretty dang well if I do say so myself You should always experiment with your own images for the color toning choice that works best for your artistic intent. Darker Facial shadows getting too dark, and jeans disappearing at the bottom into darkness. This is done to get better color gradations of the color gamut. The result of using Piezography is that it is much easier to print the gradations. During this series nearly every print master I spoke to has unanimously praised Silver Efex as being the best tool on the planet for getting great black and white images quickly and easily. July 19, ,
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Piezography resolution in comparison to Epson ABW
A couple of other points. The result of using Piezography is that it is much easier to print the gradations.
In this dialog start by changing the Color Toning to your desired value. There are some advantages and disadvantages to printing black-and-white images using a normal color-managed workflow. If you want dead neutral BW, you dont need a profile to be selected in Photoshop, Lightroom or else.
Your name or email address: I like his idea of. Newer Post Older Post Home. Ferp on July 23, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Because the dots of ink are so close together when Piezography K7 is used, the detail which was not able to print with Epson ABW is clearly printed with K7. This will make your workflow much simpler should you need to do prints in the future and replicate your settings.
You can see that the print maintains the split-toned look of the original image. All color data is discarded. Thanks for bringing this to my attention and for stopping by my blog!
K7 prints many more dots of ink per inch than can Abs ABW. In fact, I went so far to say that I hated black and white images and that they should be a relic of the past. Once all of these settings are confirmed, click on the Page Setup… button and change the following:. Discussion in ‘ Digital Darkroom ‘ started by ianbarberJan 24, His website has no contact info, and he has not posted to LULA epsson over a year.
Ferp on July 22, I’m still a little surprised by the difference between before and after adjustments, having epsn at them now more closely in Photoshop, but there’s a lot of printer and paper variation as to how this technique works. There are many things you can do in Silver Efex, but most of it is clicking around and experimenting.
I will say that I found the Cool color toning option to be way too cool for my taste, and the sepia option was simply awful in my opinion. The default Tone value is Darker, but even Epson and several well respected print masters have suggested that darker is a peson place to start your ABW epso. Facial shadows getting too dark, and jeans disappearing at the bottom into darkness. Thanks for your follow-up, as you had me questioning my sanity when I read your workflow and tried to understand and replicate it.
When the ink dots are spread wide apart, the human eye is fooled into seeing lighter tones.
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For his own photography, Cone prefers the intimacy of small images. This is done to get better color gradations of the color gamut.
You can alter the brightness, contrast, highlight, shadow, and tint. In the Photoshop plug-in Figure 4. Thanks, this is very helpful. If you click Adjust Pattern Settings, you see a preview in a ring-around for the different adjustments for toning, similar to the old Photoshop Variations interface. Can I add another question to this topic. It should be noted that I have used Lightroom 3 as discussed in this article and have been happy with the results, but for non-technical reasons I chose to do my exhaustive research with Lightroom 2.