X-Rite Announces October Color Management and Photo Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of October 2012 Webinars designed to address specific color management topics for both professional and serious amateur photographers. Note that there is only one left in October. However, X-Rite archives its webinars (see the end of this post). Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers…

Portrait photography editing with PhotoshopThursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6: Photographer and educator Joe Brady will guide attendees step-by-step through techniques that will add shape, beauty and polish to portrait photographs using Photoshop CS6. From simple blemish retouching, to skin smoothing techniques, to amazing eye enhancements, learn how to add drama and shape to create portraits clients will love.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/461053186

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m., visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/916976138

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

Keeping up with CS6: How to Print Targets for ICC Profiles

LexJet offers free custom profiles for a variety of printers and media to maximize the quality of your inkjet printing output. In the past we have posted articles and videos about printing targets for custom profiles with various versions of Photoshop. With the release of Photoshop CS6, the process for printing targets to create ICC profiles has changed.

Creating custom profiles in Adobe CS6In CS4 and earlier versions it used to be that you could simply select No Color Management in the print window when printing targets. With CS5, the No Color Management option was removed, but there was a workaround.

Now, with CS6, that workaround is no longer available. However, the Adobe Color Printer Utility (ACPU) can be used to output targets for creating ICC profiles if you are using CS5 or CS6. This is a free standalone utility provided by Adobe that allows users to properly print their targets for custom profiles with no color management to muddy the waters, so to speak.

Embedded below in the order shown learn how to print targets using the Adobe Color Printer Utility with an Epson Stylus Pro Printer (Mac), Epson Stylus Pro Printer (PC), and a Canon iPF Printer (PC).

At this point, unfortunately, there isn’t a way to easily achieve the proper results with a Canon iPF printer and a Mac. If you are using this combination, try to keep an older copy of Photoshop or print your targets through the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-in for Photoshop. If you have any questions about printing targets or anything else in the inkjet printing workflow, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538…

How to Print from the New Photoshop CS6 to Epson Printers

Printing through Photoshop CS6As noted yesterday here at the LexJet Blog, Adobe officially released its latest Creative Suite, CS6. Photoshop CS6 has a bevy of new features designed to improve and supplement the photo editing workflow.

New features include: Content-Aware Patch, Mercury Graphics Engine, new Blur Gallery, new Crop Tool, preset migration and sharing, Adaptive Wide Angle, Background Save, Auto Recovery, Adobe Camera RAW 7, Content-Aware Move, Scripted Patterns, and a whole lot more. Click here to see all the new features and what they do.

And, as with all new software releases, the new version will change your print workflow slightly. So, our technical guru and video producer, Sean McGettigan, has put together a series of videos to show you the new print process in Photoshop CS6.

Yesterday, Sean went through the printing process from Photoshop CS6 to Canon iPF inkjet printers. Today, he shows us the process with Epson printers for Mac and PC, in that order, in the videos embedded below. As always, if you have any questions about printing through Photoshop CS6 or anything else in the print workflow, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. We’re here to help…

How to Print from the New Photoshop CS6 to Canon iPF Printers

Printing from Photoshop CS6 to Canon printersToday, Adobe released its latest version of Photoshop, CS6. While there are many great new features that I am sure will be discussed all over the Web, the main things I wanted to make you aware of are some minor changes to the printing workflow.

While all of the selections that are made in CS6 are the same as version CS3 through CS5, the print window has had a cosmetic upgrade and things were moved around a bit.

Embedded below in the order shown are two videos: Learn how to print to a Canon iPF printer with Adobe Photoshop CS6 using a Mac and a PC. Keep an eye out tomorrow for the same videos for use with Epson Stylus Pro printers.