Adobe Photoshop CS5
Colour Correction

Course Overview

This is a demanding Adobe Photoshop seminar directed at those who are serious about improving their colour images on the printed page. The seminar is sharply focused on image enhancement and colour correction, emphasizing the use of input/output curves to improve image quality. The use of special effects will not be covered.

This is an intensive course in which five days of material are covered during three long sessions. Days One and Two begin by 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 8:00 p.m. Day Three begins at 7:30 a.m. with an estimated finish time of 6:00 p.m.

Course lectures and discussions are followed by hands-on, work sessions. During these sessions, all participants are assigned a set of images to improve using a fully equipped Power Macintosh in a networked environment. The resulting images are then compared and critiqued. These images are typical of those encountered in professional work and represent a variety of requirements. This course will appeal to professional retouchers, photographers, art directors, and anyone involved with image manipulation. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is a prerequisite for this course, but as this is a concept-based course, expertise in the program is not.

Although specific course curriculum can be modified to meet the needs and demands of the participants, the regular schedule is as follows:

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Course InformationRelated Training

Duration: Three-Day Course
Platform: Windows and Macintosh
Fee: Call for information

We recommend one to eight people for this course.

Course Content Download PDF (57kb)

Day One: Concepts and Curves

Day Two: CMYK and Other Colourspaces

Day Three: Putting it All Together

The majority of the day is spent working on images in Adobe Photoshop that illustrate the points covered by the course. The lecture/presentation portion of the day is programmed by the class: each student submits one topic or question, and these topics form the core of a two-hour presentation by the instructor.

About the Instructor: Dan Margulis, a veteran prepress manager, is author of the classic guide to colour correction, “Professional Photoshop”, and of “Professional Photoshop 6”, which is distributed to each student in the class. His column, “Makeready”, focusing on production issues, appears in Electronic Publishing magazine.

Application Overview: Adobe Photoshop CS5

Adobe Photoshop CS5 software allows you to scan, create, modify and enhance digital photographs and images. This latest version of the digital imaging standard introduces new levels of power, precision and control, with an exciting combination of revolutionary new features and next-generation enhancements.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 software processes raw images with increased speed and superior conversion quality using the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, which now adds support for JPEG and TIFF formats, new tools including Fill Light and Dust Busting, compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™ software, and support for over 150 camera models. You can telligently counteract common photo blurring with advanced control using Smart Sharpen. Easily convert color images to rich black-and-white and adjust tonal values and tints with a new tool. Experiment with the included black-and-white presets, or create and save your own custom presets to achieve the best results. Simple discrete adjustment of shadows and highlights, now also for CMYK images, can be accomplished through the use of the Shadow/Highlight feature.

Users: Photography, Print, Web, Creative, Marketing and Admin Professionals as well as anyone who needs to create, edit, manipulate, colour correct digital imagery.