Making fine-art digital prints in your home office or studio is easier than ever. Desktop printing technology has come a long way, and so has the software we use to create and process our images. But the underlying principles remain the same: these are tools that can be varied according to each individual artist’s needs, from budget to image type and end usage.
In this new online workshop, Santa Fe Workshops master printer Cotton Miller familiarizes you with the fundamentals of digital printmaking. Cotton details the basic workflow and then introduces more technical elements as the workshop progresses. Each session covers important aspects of home printing, providing a crucial foundation for optimizing output using the best combinations of printer and paper.
In addition to examining key concepts like color management and settings that ensure consistent results, we also explore new and advanced image-processing tools in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Each participant is given the opportunity to schedule two one-on-one Zoom sessions with Cotton to discuss their own artistic needs and concerns.
As you find yourself confidently working with Lightroom and Photoshop, you develop not only a stronger understanding of digital printing technical concepts but also a better idea of why, exactly, you make the specific processing choices that transform your ideas into lovely prints.