Adobe Training Overview|
Students will learn professional techniques for obtaining consistent, predictable, high quality images from Photoshop.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
Completion of the Photoshop 6 Basic Skills 1 and 2 courses, or equivalent knowledge.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Students will learn a balanced approach, starting with system calibration, through the scanning process, image enhancements, color correction, printing proofs, and exporting the image. Students will also create traditional printed effects such as duotones and spot color overlays.
Students enrolling in this course should understand the tools, techniques, and concepts covered in the Photoshop 6 Basic Skills 1 and 2 courses, and should be interested in learning color correction techniques, as well as techniques for preparing images for print.
You will need
See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.
- At least 64 MB of RAM.
- At least 125 MB of free hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 25 MB to run the course.
- A Pentium® class processor.
- Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0.
- A color monitor with 256-color (8-bit) or greater video card (24-bit color recommended).
- A mouse or compatible tracking device.
- A CD-ROM drive.
- Adobe Photoshop 6.
In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the images created in the course
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Calibrate your system for maximum color accuracy.
- Apply appropriate workflows for ?Color Management? or ?Color by the Numbers? systems.
- Use color separation settings effectively to create quality CMYK output.
- Perform curve-based color corrections to remove color casts, enhance image detail, and ensure balanced images.
- Apply unsharp masking and other techniques to enhance image quality.
- Eliminate moiré patterns in scanned images.
- Use spot colors to create duotones and spot overlays in images.
- Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images.
- Save images in file formats for use with other applications and the Web.
Photoshop 6 Basic Skills 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by Photoshop 6 Basic Skills 2. This course, Photoshop 6 Color Correction and Printing, can be taken immediately after the Basics 1 and 2 courses. Students who want to learn techniques for creating and optimizing graphics for the Web should take Photoshop 6 Web Production. Students who want to learn techniques for increasing their efficiency and create a variety of interesting effects should take Photoshop 6 Tips & Tricks.
Adobe Training Course duration
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Color and Printing
Lesson 2: Color Workflow
- Color Models
- Commercial Printing Conditions
Lesson 3: Calibration and Profiling
- Color by the Numbers
- Color Management
- Workflow Steps
Lesson 4: Scanning
- Adobe Gamma Control Panel
- Color Settings
Lesson 5: Image Preparation
- Scanning Various Image Types
- Image Adjustments During Scanning
Lesson 6: Creating CMYK Separations
- Dust & Scratches Filter
- Eliminating Moiré Patterns
- Overall Tonal Adjustment
Lesson 7: Color Correction
- CMYK Settings
- Monitor to Print Calibration
- Out of Gamut Colors
- Separating Images
Lesson 8: Sharpening
- Choice of Color Mode
- Choice of Color Correction Methods
- Color Correction Objectives
- Global Corrections by the Numbers
Lesson 9: Grayscale and Spot Colors
- Unsharp Masking
- Sharpening Techniques
- Grayscale Images
- Spot Color Images