Learn Post Processing For Fine Art Printing

Learn how to post-process your nature and landscape images for fine art printing in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara, California. This three-day class will be taught by Muench Workshops' very own Marc Muench and Michael Strickland in a private and comfortable conference room. The course will cover:

  • Lightroom's Develop Module from top to bottom, including the use of Graduated and Radial Filters (including internal brushes), and Adjustment Brushes

  • Photoshop for layering, sizing and sharpening for print

This is a comprehensive course in preparing files for print. You should be an intermediate user of Adobe Lightroom, comfortable with managing your files and familiar with where the tools and controls in Lightroom are. Everyone will be making 8x10" proof prints and will have the opportunity to have a final, larger metal print created by a local lab in Santa Barbara Photo Printing Pros. There will be two sunset shoots, based on weather conditions. Lunch is included, and Muench Workshops has several recommended hotels close to the conference space. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to take your image-making art to the next level—fine art printing!


Santa Barbara, California




May 7–9, 2021

Fitness Level:

Open for Registration
Limited to 10 Guests

Marc is a phenomenal instructor and the course design, depth, and the opportunities to shoot as well as rich class interaction and discussion further underscore the value of this course. You will learn everything that you need to prepare an image for print.
— Stan Dysart, Lightroom to Print '19

Itinerary and General Information

May 7, 2021: 8:30 AM doors open, 9:00 AM class begins, 12:00 PM Lunch break, 5:00 PM depart for evening/sunset shoot, depending on the weather.

  • Lightroom and Photoshop preferences and color settings.

  • Review of Lightroom Library Module, metadata, keywords, and database navigation

  • Review of tools in Lightroom Develop Module

  • Crop Tool and image workflow

  • The Histogram

  • Tone Curve plus Basic Panel Tools

  • Masking with Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush

  • Image sharpening and the Detail Panel

May 8, 2021: 8:30 AM doors open, 9:00 AM class begins, 12:00 PM Lunch break, 5:00 PM depart for evening/sunset shoot—depending on the weather. 

  • Review of images, either from the previous night or participant’s galleries

  • Applying masks creatively

  • Hue, Saturation, and Luminance Tool

  • Introduction to NIK Collection by DXO

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and layers

  • Image sharpening, sizing for printing and resolution

  • Participants begin making 8x10” proof prints

May 9, 2021: 9:00AM class begins, 12:00 PM Lunch break and visit the local print lab, 4:00 PM Workshop concludes. 

  • Review of images, either from the previous night or participant’s galleries

  • Applying masks creatively

  • Review of the entire workflow

  • Presentation on “Conceptual Post-Processing”

  • Free time for observed work

  • Class time to complete final steps for large metal prints

  • Visit the local printing lab

What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop

Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.

What’s Included

  • Lunch on May 7, 8, and 9

  • Classroom instruction on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for printing

  • One 30" wide metal print from our local lab

  • Lightroom instruction from two pro photographers

  • Knowledge, fun, and inspiration!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Santa Barbara, California. Transportation, lodging and meals (aside from lunch, which is included). Items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $1,000 will hold your space in this workshop. The balance of $1,250 will be due not later than January 1, 2021. All other Muench Workshops Terms and Conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

There is no greater challenge in post processing than fine art printing, and this is a great opportunity to take your post processing to a new level. Come join us for a great learning experience filled with fun and good times including photographing the sunset on the beach in sunny Santa Barbara! Click the "SIGN ME UP"! button and we'll see you in Santa Barbara. Got questions?