"Confessions of a Printmaker: How to Maximize Print Quality with Photoshop"

We are happy to announce that Mark Lindsay of Mark Lindsay Art is returning for another fun and educational evening!

If you recall, for Mark's first presentation, we had a poll where Mark offered several topics our members could choose from. This time around, Mark will be covering the 2nd most voted topic, "Confessions of a Printmaker: How to Maximize Print Quality with Photoshop".

 

 

Mark will discuss:

  • Ink Gamut: Knowing the limitations of printed color
  • Soft-Proofing: How to anticipate print appearance before printing
  • Print Options: Photoshop workflows for inkjet, digital, and offset lithography
  • Sharpening: Advanced sharpening techniques for fine printmaking
  • Paper Profiles: How to make them, where to get them, how to use them
  • Color Management: The best color settings for Photoshop
  • Color Correction: Solving basic and tricky color problems
  • Special Print Problems: A bag of tricks for a world of problems
  • CMYK: The other color space
  • Paper: Best selection for outstanding prints
  • On Press: Effective press checks

Sponsor: We are pleased to announce that Visual Media Alliance is our generous sponsor for the evening's goodies and food.


Visual Media Alliance (VMA) is a nonprofit trade associations dedicated to providing a variety of benefits and money saving programs to creative, web, marketing and print businesses in Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada. We were formerly known as the Printing Industries of Northern California - PINC. Our purpose is to deliver what it takes to help our members become more successful and profitable in their businesses. To accomplish that goal, we provide personal and professional development programs for both owners and employees. The Alliance brings business services to small and medium media companies as well as individual creatives who are typically underserved in insurance and discounted business services.

They will be raffling off an all-day pass to our VM012 Conference “Unveiled” on April 26 in SF. If you are a marketers, designers, creatives, or visual media buyers, this event is certainly for you.

We'll also have some other VMA goodies....but you'll just have to attend to find out and win!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone for our first meeting in 2012!

marie rochelle macaspac | Manager, Photoshop Til You Drop

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  • Paul P.

    Marie, Thanks for providing the link to Mark's site. Can you please provide an update about the posting of the event's recording? There is some significant stuff about specific techniques he discussed in the event, that aren't available from provided link.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    April 18, 2012

  • Stephen S.

    Will there be a recording provided or not? Either a successful recording was made or not. Can you be clearer than saying that there is a problem. If the technical wizards at Adobe cannot produce a decent recording in their own building then something is really amiss.

    March 30, 2012

  • Marie M.

    Hi everyone - Zorana and I have been having some issues with the recording, so our deepest apologies for the long delay. Mark has thankfully offered this link on his website with various notes and presentation slides related to this and other topics he has spoken on: http://www.marklindsayart.com/marks-presentation-notes/
    Mark is also going to post a few upcoming events that he will be presenting around the Bay Area. Again, we are really sorry that we haven't yet posted our recording.

    March 28, 2012

  • Piotrek C.

    I'm sorry if this question has been answered before - is the recording of this session available anywhere? It would fantastic! thanks

    March 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A detailed technical presentation on preparing digital files for printing in Photoshop. It may have been hard to follow for some, but I really appreciated that it wasn't just another basic talk. Mark covered both big-picture concepts and offered practical techniques in Photoshop. I could have sat there for a couple more hours absorbing it all. It's too bad that there wasn't enough time to see his whole presentation. Any chance of having him back to do more of this presentation, maybe broken up into smaller chunks on specific topics?

    March 11, 2012

  • Mo O.

    It was an informative presentation. Presenation could be more organized.

    March 5, 2012

  • kass

    More promise than delivery. I'm a strong note-taker; upon reviewing my notes, i basically had an outline for a comprehensive talk: the topics Mark said he'd be covering, but very few items were filled in beyond the term & his initial sentence about it. I did expect techniques, and hard information. The 'sharpening' demonstration was a fiasco. I left there thinking I spent several hours of my night to basically learn that I need to learn more. It's clear he's quite good at what he does, but this presentation just didn't show it!

    March 3, 2012

  • Tom T.

    The first 2/3 of the presentation were excellent, well organized and packed with info. The last part, demonstrations of masking for sharpening, were impossible to follow and left me and those I talked to frustrated.

    March 2, 2012

  • John S.

    I thought that Mr. Lindsay's knowedge was very thorough and well organized. It reinforced knowledge that I had and added some. I'm going to try to incorporate his workflow into my own. Thank you!

    March 2, 2012

  • David M

    Lots of great information not enough time to get to it all. Wish the speaker would have had another hour to finish sharing his wealth of knowledge

    March 2, 2012

  • SteveM

    Excellent as always

    March 2, 2012

  • Charles K.

    Overall informative, but a bit unorganized and insufficiently specific in too many directions. Much of the audience seemed lost. If he comes back again I suggest he pick one of the topics and go into it in depth.

    March 2, 2012

  • Rodney S.

    He went so fast at the end. I was lost.

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i learned a lot about gamut and color space.
    i learned a couple of things that will really help me with the retouching side of my job, i.e. adjusting curves in channels.
    maybe i would have dished out two more stars if i was subjected to more stuff i can do in photoshop and less lists in bullet point, more calibration of monitors, less flying through stuff on screen with no talking?
    hmmm....overall i definitely learned stuff--just not what i expected to :]

    March 2, 2012

  • Linda M.

    Great! Loved the sharpening methods. Think I'll make an action - ha.

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent

    March 2, 2012

  • Timothy D. M.

    Good information. Not enough of the advertised topics were covered. Too much time spent on "sharpening." Keynote graphics deadly dull. The price was right!

    March 2, 2012

  • Harold H.

    Great Presentation - I was so happy to have been there to learn from such a wonderful master as Mark Lindsay... hope you have more with him...!!!

    March 2, 2012

  • Dennis D.

    Really great presentation.

    March 2, 2012

  • Jim H.

    Very informative. I now understand a lot more about printing than I did before.

    March 2, 2012

  • keith s.

    MARK LINDSAY is very very sharp re sharpening: whatta fabulous presentation!! I sure hope someone somewhere is PAYING him for his brilliant mind and, most importantly, his agile and unique ability to explain complicated p/s stuff...! This guy is a real GEM!!

    March 2, 2012

  • C. Joe C.

    It was very informative and useful. However, I feel like we went into too much details on the lectures and not enough time in the demo part, which I believe most of us were there for. We spent a lot of time on the things like definitions and the nature of the problems, when it could be done in, let's say, 5-10 minutes. Then when it comes to the demo part, we should have a couple more demos a session.

    March 2, 2012

  • George H.

    Mark Lindsay made a great start to explain his workflow for printing, but we didn't make it all the way through his excellent presentation before we ran out of time. I think we need to schedule a return visit so we can get the benefit of his experience for the rest of the process. An evening worth being there. I hope the presentation capture successfully makes it online so others can benefit from his thoughts.

    March 2, 2012

  • CKS

    Thanks to Mark Lindsay for some very useful tips and techniques. The meetup could have been better without all of the pre-presentation activities, taking valuable time with the featured speaker away from the audience.

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was, without a doubt, a first class event. I learned a lot and am excited to attend future meetings with this instructor!

    March 2, 2012

  • Merrill M.

    Speaker was all over the place on the topic. Kept saying he would get back to subjects but never did. Very confusing.

    March 2, 2012

  • Wendell S.

    If you're going to ask for questions the question must be repeated on mic or a mic must be handed to the respondant. The responce is near meaningless if you can't hear the question.

    March 2, 2012

  • Chris D.

    Mark Lindsay seems like the kind of artist and expert that I would be honored to have as a mentor or or friend. I wish I had participated in one of the past sessions that he'd done so well.

    March 2, 2012

  • john w.

    Lots of useful information; presenter was very articulate, knowledgeable, and witty.

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Speaker was disorganized, rambling and diffuse. A few good tips surrounded by lots of extraneousness. Much of what was promised in the listing was never covered. Much that was unnecessary was.

    March 2, 2012

  • Michael W.

    Loved the content and pace. Jumped right in, moved quickly. Dense with information.

    March 2, 2012

  • Robert M.

    When and where will the recording of this session be available?

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information and great presentation.

    March 1, 2012

  • Barbara S.

    Oops. That should be March 9.

    March 1, 2012

  • Rodney S.

    It's free. I am leaving from Lafayette if anyone wants to carpool or has room for another rider. Rod[masked]

    March 1, 2012

  • Timothy D. M.

    Is there a cost for this meeting?

    March 1, 2012

  • Timothy D. M.

    Timothy D. Manning leaving from Lafayette CA.

    March 1, 2012

  • Sidney D.

    Is anyone going from Walnut Creek area? I can drive or ride.

    March 1, 2012

  • Marie M.

    Please note - if you RSVPd after 3pm yesterday or RSVP'd today, you will need to have your badge made at the Security desk. Also, there were several folks who RSVP'd but did not give a first and last name. You will also need to get a badge made at the Security Desk. It is located in the lobby. Thanks and see you all tonight!

    March 1, 2012

  • Marie M.

    thank you to those who offered assistance! I so appreciate it!

    March 1, 2012

  • R H.

    I am willing to Rideshare, I may be working in San Rafael tomorrow, so I was planning to either drive from there, or further south in Marin. email me directly: rhenley at igc.org

    February 29, 2012

  • Phil M.

    How many people can this venue handle?

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I am a newbie. Not canceled just completely inept. Thank you for the heads up.

    February 29, 2012

  • Marie M.

    Update on Adobe Connect recording of this presentation: is there anyone who can arrive at 6pm and assist setting it up for Adobe Connect recording? if so, then we are on to record. If you can assist, please email me directly - [masked]

    February 29, 2012

  • Marie M.

    I'm not sure where you heard it was canceled, its on as scheduled!

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Total newbie to meet up but this event was canceled. Where would I look in the future to know it had been canceled?

    February 29, 2012

  • Alice

    I'm in Berkeley, but could pick people up (or meet somewhere in Oakland with parking)

    February 29, 2012

  • Yung

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Oakland/Alameda?

    February 29, 2012

  • miriam w

    Once again, hoping for a carpool from Marin?

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me add my vote for a recording of this event. Its topics are sure to be eminently useful, but I am over 2000 miles from SF. I went into a phone booth and yelled "Beam me up, Scotty" three times, but it didn't work!

    3 · February 29, 2012

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