Craft And Vision has published a new e-book by Martin Bailey: Making the Print
Displaying your photographs on a web-site, Google+ or Flicker is great. It enables you to put your images in front of a large audience. However, there is something special about being able to hold a print in your hand or display it on the wall of your home. Printing images is something many people have problems with and, hence, do not have the opportunity to enjoy their work in one of the best ways possible.
Martin Bailey has written an e-book available through Craft and Vision which will help photographers produce a print of which they would be proud to display framed and hung on a wall. This 65 page e-book takes the photographer through the basics of producing a “Frustration Free Print” from the selection of a printer, what sort of paper to choose, and how to create a basic print be it from Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop.
Once the basics are covered, which as Martin says, can produce a very respectable print, the e-book moves to the more advanced techniques relating to color calibration, printer profiles and soft proofing. Martin goes so far as to recommend the tools necessary for proper color calibration and even covers the creation of your own printer profiles, something I have never felt the need to do myself, but now I know is not as daunting as I originally thought.
Martin then finishes with the creation of Gallery Wraps, including sizing for the actual print to the lamination and then the stretching of the canvas to create the final product ready to hang on a wall.
I would highly recommend this e-book to anyone who has either never tried to print their images or has been disappointed in the results they have managed to achieve. Martin explains in a clear concise way how to overcome the problems most people experience when trying to produce that perfect print.
The e-book available at Craft & Vision is only $5. However, for the first five days only, if you use the promotional code PRINT4 when you checkout, the PDF version of Making the Print is only $4 OR if you use the code PRINT20 you can get 20% off when you buy 5+ PDF eBooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm PST January 21, 2012.