Fine art refers to art that is created purely for aesthetic reasons. You can compare this with performing arts that includes among other things dance and theatrics. Arts that fall under the category of fine arts include paintings, music, architecture, poetry, and sculptures. In this article, we focus on fine art, and we take you through the refined process of producing and printing fine art. We’ve been very lucky to have access to the Sacramento Counties diverse fine art print community. The appeal of Sacramento Fine art is that locals in the community can have access to priceless pieces. Local artists have reached out and shared their interest is having their pieces printed. We hope this article will shed some light on the process. Let us now very briefly go through the steps that a fine art goes through before it is presented to the audience.
The first step represents the preparation of the images for printing. Software such as Adobe Camera Raw can be used to adjust the contrast, white balance, and exposure. Tip: Be sure to have your printer serviced before you even attempt art reproduction printing. We’ve learned the hard way! Nothing is worse than getting ready to print and your printer can’t handle the job. We trust our Canon laser and laser-jet repairs near Sacramento to the guys over at Printer Repair Sacramento.
The next step would be to use Photoshop to bring up the image to its desired print size. If the desired printout is 20-inch by 10-inch, then it would be good to load the image in Photoshop with a 2:1 crop ratio.
Step 3 involves a correction of any image imperfections carried out on separate adjustment layers. The layered files can be saved if you intend to use them later.
You now have to activate the Soft Proof Tool and leave it active for the remainder of the steps. If for example you intend to print on Epson’s Matte paper, you are better off using the custom ICC profile.
The Soft Proof Tool should be used to make any fine adjustments on the digital image being processed. Deep shadows that can distort the artist’s impression can be eliminated or re-introduced accordingly using this software.
The next step involves assuring that the saturation of colors isn’t too much or too little as this will influence the tone of the printout. For making saturation adjustments, you can always use the Gamut Warming feature.
The next action you need to adjust is the contrast, and the sharpness should follow this. To use the Smart Sharpen innovation you, first of all, need to turn off the Soft Proof tool and the Gamut Warming.
You are now at the last step that is to print your work using the right printer. For this step either the Canon laser printer or the laser-jet printer will be sufficient. Once printed, the work should be allowed about 24 hours to dry.