How to Do Inkjet Printing Right

Eliminating Common Imaging Mistakes by R. Mac Holbert

R. Mac Holbert’s Nash Editions Master Class DVD, The Dirty Dozen: Eliminating Common Imaging Mistakes, will soon be released by Acme Educational. It will retail for $50 but if you pre-order it now you’ll get it for $40.

Mac pioneered the art of digital printing together with Graham Nash (yes, of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame. Mac was their tour manager at that time). Mr. Holbert has lectured extensively and conducted workshops on digital output, digital imaging/scanning and fine art printing on the IRIS and Epson large format printers. He is a Beta tester for Epson America, X-rite, NEC, Adobe and other software and hardware manufacturers. Last year, he got a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA).

The lessons in the DVD are distilled from his 18 years of printmaking experience. In the tutorials, Mac will show you how to correct contaminated neutrals with only one layer, doing the work of 4 -5 color correction layers. You will also learn how mid-tone contrast can add dimension to your images.

Topics include:

• Destructive Workflow
• Oversharpening
• Midtone Contrast
• Image Alignment
• Imprecise Cropping
• Bad Masking
• Contaminated Neutrals
• Unreasonable File Size
• Untagged Files
• Cross Purpose Layers
• Incorrect Layer Stack
• File Extension Issues

There’s also a bonus chapter on configuring the Wacom Cintiq pen tablet and 3-button mouse presets.

[Site: Acme Educational]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.