Not sure where to check this, I use a Huey to adjust the display. I am thinking of getting a better display calibrator as I noticed in the tutorial, They are talking about this. Where do I check it?
I think the post on the curves adjustment is a good one. I really studied the tutorials recommended. Did the soft proofing in the custom view. tweaked the images til they looked about as close to the original after selecting the paper profile in custom view. But I imported the image back into Lightroom and printed from Lightroom. I attemted one print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art in Photoshop and it was ghastly. When I imported the soft proofed and tweaked image back into Lightroom, using Perceptual as the rendering intent, I had better success. But then I got even better prints using Watercolour paper. I spent my whole day on this thing. I will await Cathy's Profiles before I go back to the Ilford paper.
OK, let's do this step-by-step:
(1) Display calibration and profiling: Yes, from what I've read, it would appear a reasonable idea to get something better than Huey for more reliable results. Integrated Color Corporation (www.integrated-color.com
) provides ColorEyes Display software with Monaco DTP-94 colorimeter hardware package - excellent value for very high quality stuff. When you use this software, it provides the cd/M2 measurement and allows you to set that parameter. Many displays only show luminance as a percentage - not very useful.
(2) For each paper type you are using: (a) set-up the soft proof for that paper; ( make sure that paper or the nearest type correspoding to the paper profile is selected in the printer driver; © print from Photoshop and make sure the correct printer/paper profile is selected in the Photoshop print manager; © make sure printer colour management is OFF and Photoshop Manages Colors is ON.
If you do all that, you should get good results regardless of which paper you are using.