Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Photo Printing and Color
Course SpecificationsCourse number: 084061
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
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.
- 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
- Mouse or compatible tracking device
- 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution
- CD-ROM drive
- Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2
Performance-Based ObjectivesUpon 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
- 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
- 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
- Appendix B: Identifying
Scanner Settings and Adjustments
- Appendix C: Printing
Conditions for Commercial Purposes
- Appendix D: Choosing