Photoshop – Level 3: Color Correction and Printing

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.00 Day


In this course, students will learn professional techniques for obtaining consistent, predictable, high-quality images from Photoshop. The course addresses color correction processes for the three primary uses of Photoshop.

Pre-requisite(s): Photoshop – Level 1 & Photoshop – Level 2

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Color Workflows

  • Color Modes
  • Color Management
  • Color by the Numbers
  • Hybrid Workflows

Lesson 2: Calibration and Profiling

  • Calibrating and Profiling Your Monitor
  • Choosing a Working Color Space in Photoshop
  • Opening and Converting Images
  • Printing and Color Management

Lesson 3: Scanning

  • Scanning Various Image Types
  • Scanner Settings and Adjustments

Lesson 4: Removing Image Defects

  • Removing Dust and Scratches
  • Minimizing Moiré Patterns
  • Eliminating Red-eye

Lesson 5: RGB Color Adjustments

  • Color Correction Objectives
  • Locating Highlights, Shadows, and Neutral Areas
  • Automatic Color and Contrast Adjustments
  • Basic Curve Adjustments
  • Memory Colors

Lesson 6: Creating CMYK Separations

  • Color Settings for Prepress
  • Calibrating to a Proof
  • Out-of-gamut Colors
  • Color Separating Images
  • CMYK Curve Adjustments

Lesson 7: Sharpening

  • Unsharp Masking
  • Sharpening Techniques

Lesson 8: Grayscale and Spot Colors

  • Converting Color Images to Grayscale
  • Duotones
  • Spot Color Images
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