How to Print Photographs
from a Mac at Goshen College
--- caution: Not
yet tested for Fall 2002 use with System X (as of 9-9-02)
-- Print from PhotoShop 6 using
OS9 (operating system 9.+) until this is ready for OS10.
OS9 is loaded at the bottom right
corner of the screen.
Prepared by Marvin
Bartel. Students in Art for Children class may e-mail
or phone me
assume you are working in Photoshop 6 on a Mac.
Under File, Page Setup,
you can designate Landscape or Portrait orientation.
Before Printing, use Save As
and create a .jpg file in order to reduce the size of the file being sent
to the printer. A .jpg file will print in a reasonable amount of
time. Even a good quality .jpg file is much smaller than an uncompressed
file like .psd or .tif
HINT: If Photoshop does not
offer .jpg as an option, Cancel, and go to Layers, and Flatten Layers.
You can not save a file with layers as a .jpg. Be sure to leave a
saved backup copy of the file as .psd with the layers intact if you ever
want to work with it in the future.
Caution: JPG or JPEG is one of those
file types that continues to compress every time you save the file.
Repeatedly saving a JPG files results in noticeably degraded images.
Therefore: While working, use PSD
(the PhotoShop extension) and only use JPG when you are ready to print
or if your drive is too full to save the larger PSD file between working
If you are
planning to do Black and White printing See
and White Photographs" below.
- Color (do
not click the Print in the printing dialogue box until you have carefully
checked each item below)
Go to File, Print.
Select the SCC-Colorlaser printer.
Select General. Select
Mode must be set to JPEG.
Click on Print only
after doing the above settings.
Wait a few minutes. If
you are the only one using the printer, it should work within 2 to 5 minutes.
Note: RGB color generally
works fine. If there is a problem with the print looking yellow,
try it again after changing from RGB mode to CMYK mode in photoshop.
To do this go to Image, then Mode,
then CMYK color. Use saveas to create a new file as a .jpg
for printing. Repeat the process from the top of this page.
Printing Black and White Photographs
Goshen College laser printers set themselves to print
at 600 dpi (dots per inch) resolution. This is very good for text
and it is good enough for a "proof print" of a photograph if you just want
to check to see if composition and roughly see the tonal gradations, but
the photograph has a noticeable dot pattern. However, to make a black
and white photograph look more like a continuous tone silver process photograph,
always use the print dialogue menu to find the high resolution options.
Set the resolution to 1200 dpi (high resolution) and set the option to
Quality note: If you are producing exhibition work
and the printer produces uneven strips of tone running across the print,
you should ask the computing staff to service the printer. It may
need to be cleaned or the toner cartridge may be depleted. Sometimes
the toner cartridge needs some agitation. They can take it out and
invert is several times and replace it, if it still has some toner.
Printer location: The campus network allows the
use of printers in remote buildings. Be sure to pay attention and
select a printer in a place you can get to the print.
Preparation using Photoshop
in Art for Children class
List of Assignments
and Studio Projects Art for Children
Form for this used for some group assignments
to Plan Art Lessons (you can check this one to see if
my plans are similar what I want you to do)
Art for Children Syllabus
Marvin Bartel Home
Marvin Bartel Courses
Goshen College Art
Below is digital camera image of
my whiteboard with similar instructions.
Updated 9 - 2002
All rights reserved.
Goshen Colllege students
may print a copy for their own use.
Others must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for permission to reproduce or publish.
Photos, layout, and text
Marvin Bartel 1999