I have read through several posts and have read the New Piezography user’s manual, but I still need help figuring out the ideal piezography workflow. I am working in Photoshop CS6 and will be printing with K7 Neutral inks on Hahnemuhle paper. This is what I usually do… When I first open up a Raw file, Camera Raw pops up and I typically don’t make any changes. Photoshop opens and from there I usually convert my image to B&W and then use Curves etc. Then I would usually try to figure out which profile to assign, flatten the image and prepare to print.
I’m mostly confused about color profiles, image modes and B&W conversion, and where they fit in the piezography workflow (e.g. when to assign color profiles).
-When should I convert an image into black and white? Should that be the first or last adjustment I make to a photo?
-In Photoshop, what image mode should I be working in?
-Which color profile must I assign? When?
-If I don’t intend on calibrating my monitor, how will that affect the piezo workflow?
For the following, would it be possible to send a screen shot of the dialogue boxes?
-Under Edit > Color settings, what should I select in the dialogue box?
-Under Edit > Assign Profile, what should be selected?
-Under Edit > Convert to Profile, what should I see? What should be selected?
If possible, I’d really appreciate having a step-by-step workflow. Please let me know if you can help : )