- Save As: filename_PRINT.tif (save as a tif format)
The tif format allows for saving with or without layers. You must flatten your image, so you can do it by unchecking the box "layers", or you can do it through the layers panel menu after you save.
- Make sure your image is flattened
- Size your image using "image size" or "crop"
It is possible to simply keep your image in its native size and print using "scale to fit media"
though you will want to check if you have enough resolution through "image size". If you need to scale up, do so here and make sure your enlargement algorithm is set properly.
You can then "crop" using a constrained inch dimension to fit a specific output (such as and 8 x 10 frame)
- Copy the background layer - cmd J
- Convert to a "smart filter" or "smart object" - either through the layers menu or under Menu Bar > Filter
- Scale your image to 100% - press cmd 0, double-click the Zoom tool, or View > 100%
- Use High Pass to sharpen
Menu Bar > Filter > Other > High Pass
Make sure you are looking at the eyes of the subject (if it's a portrait)
or the most "in focus" area in your image that has the most detail
Drag your slider to the left and use your UP arrows on your keyboard until you start to see your image emerge
(about 3 px should do it, but you can hit the up arrow 1 or 2 more times)
- Change the blend mode of the High Pass layer to Overlay
Adjust the opacity on the layer if the sharpening is too strong
- Flatten the image
- Save the image
- Menu Bar > View > Proof Setup > Custom
Choose an option that relects the device and media that you intend to send the print to
This is also called a "profile"
Or you can simulate the intended color space
Check the box for "simulate paper" and "simulate black ink"
- Save the new Custom setting
- to Toggle out of Soft Proof mode = cmd Y
More info from Adobe on "Soft Proofing"