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Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Photo Printing and Color

Course Specifications

Course number: 084061
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

You are familiar with the Adobe® Photoshop® tools and techniques that were used to design and create images. Applying the correct image and color correction processes and techniques ensures that you obtain the desired output when printing images for commercial purposes. In this course, you will enhance the appearance of images so that the print output is consistent and has good clarity.

Course Objective: You will use color management techniques and color correct images to ensure optimal print output.

Target Student: This course is intended for photo professionals or enthusiasts who have a basic foundation of Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 and are interested in using Photoshop for printing and color correction.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended that you first take the following Element K course: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Level 1, or have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel® Xeon®, Xeon Dual®, Intel® Centrino®, Intel® Pentium® 4, or Intel® Core™ 2 duo processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB of free hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 500 MB to run the course
  • Color monitor with 16-bit or higher video card; 24-bit color recommended
  • Mouse or compatible tracking device
  • 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Printer

Platform Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Software Requirements

  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS4

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • understand the various color modes and workflow.
  • calibrate the monitor and use color management profiles to control image display.
  • use the advanced image support features available in Photoshop CS4.
  • combine images.
  • enhance the quality of images.
  • adjust RGB colors to perform color correction for images.
  • create high quality CMYK separations for commercial printing.
  • convert color images to grayscale and add spot colors to them.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Understanding Color Modes and Workflow
Topic 1A: Compare Color Modes
Topic 1B: Examine Color Workflow

Lesson 2: Setting Color Space
Topic 2A: Calibrate and Profile the Monitor
Topic 2B: Set a Working Color Space in Photoshop
Topic 2C: Convert Images from One Color Space to Another
Topic 2D: Manage Printing and Color

Lesson 3: Using Advanced Image Support
Topic 3A: Use the Camera Raw Format
Topic 3B: Create High Dynamic Range Images
Topic 3C: Preview an Image on a Video Monitor

Lesson 4: Combining Images
Topic 4A: Merge and Rescale Images
Topic 4B: Blend Images

Lesson 5: Enhancing Image Quality
Topic 5A: Reduce Noise in Images
Topic 5B: Sharpen Images
Topic 5C: Minimize Moiré Patterns
Topic 5D: Eliminate Red Eye Defects

Lesson 6: Adjusting RGB Colors
Topic 6A: Identify Color Regions for Color Correction
Topic 6B: Make Color and Contrast Adjustments
Topic 6C: Make Basic Curve Adjustments
Topic 6D: Correct Memory Colors
Topic 6E: Adjust Shadows and Highlights Independently

Lesson 7: Creating CMYK Separations
Topic 7A: Adjust Color Settings for Prepress
Topic 7B: Examine Calibration Techniques
Topic 7C: Adjust Out-of-Gamut Colors
Topic 7D: Color Separate Images
Topic 7E: Adjust CMYK Curves

Lesson 8: Working with Grayscale Images and Spot Colors
Topic 8A: Convert Color Images to Grayscale Images
Topic 8B: Create Duotones
Topic 8C: Add Spot Colors to Selected Areas of an Image

Appendix A: Examining Scanning Preferences

Appendix B: Identifying Scanner Settings and Adjustments

Appendix C: Printing Conditions for Commercial Purposes

Appendix D: Choosing Image Resolution

More Information
SKU 084061S3
Days Of Training 1.0
Course Number SELECT
Page Count 254
Product Type Print Courseware
Isbn 1424612357
Publication Date 2009-10-04 00:00:00
Curriculum Library Photoshop
Secondary Category Adobe Creative