Photography workshop: digital printing using Adobe photoshop

Course Dates: 24/06/20 - 15/07/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio

Want to give your portfolio or exhibition prints the professional edge? This hands-on course will guide you in printing top-quality inkjet (or giclee) prints as used by fine art photographers. Get to grips with Adobe Photoshop and our top-of-the-range Epson photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.


What is the course about?

This course is a mix of practical printing and taught sessions, giving you a comprehensive grounding in producing portfolio and exhibition inkjet and giclee prints up to A2 size, to a highly professional standard. You will learn about colour correction, basic colour management, different premium paper types and inks, and how to get the most out of Photoshop and printer software. Over 4 sessions you will be given fantastic opportunities to experiment with printing your work on our top-of-the-range Epson Photo inkjet printers.
Please bring a selection of your own images to your first class – either on memory stick or portable hard disc.These should be saved as unresized, high quality JPEGS or TIFFS.

What will we cover?

- Using Adobe Photoshop and non-destructive image techniques to achieve high-quality prints
- Colour-managing your workflow
- Test prints
- Black and white toned images
- Hands-on, practical experience of printing your work on different kinds of inkjet paper
- How to load and use profiles for specialist paper.
- Producing a set of prints on a selection of premium papers.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- use Adobe Photoshop and basic image adjustment to achieve high-quality prints
- print your work on different kinds of inkjet paper using an inkjet printer
- change the settings on the printer software to match your paper, and upload profiles for specialist paper types
- take away a portfolio of inkjet prints on a selection of premium papers.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is designed for those who already have an understanding of the basics of digital printing and who want to improve the quality of their prints. A basic knowledge of Photoshop is useful but not essential. If you use Adobe Lightroom, many of the skills are transferable.

You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and be prepared to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A mix of practical printing and taught sessions in a dedicated studio environment using Apple Mac computers, Epson printers and high-quality inkjet paper.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a selection of your own images to your first class – either on memory stick or portable hard disc.These should be saved as unresized, high quality JPEGS or TIFFS.
Please note PC-formatted media can be read by Apple Macs but not written to.
We provide a limited amount of premium Epson and Hahnemuhle paper . If you want to print on other papers you will need to purchase these yourself.
Try Silverprint for a good selection of inkjet papers, or Cass Art where City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything*. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

The City lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses.You can search on the web site or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page.


Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Write a review

Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Do it! It's really worth it.
Course Rating
Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/11/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Dominic Harris Tutor Website

Dominic Harris's studio is based in South East London. In 2004 he won the British Journal of Photography portfolio award and more recently in 2011 won the London Photography Association bronze prize for portraiture in the show 'Let's Face It' and the SPS Prize award for most innovative print at the Royal Western Academy 'Open Photography' show. He has exhibited widely with work in private collections in Europe and America, and a body of work in the National Media Museum collection. He was a trustee of Tate Members from 2007-2016 and Head of Photography and Digital Arts at City Lit from 2010-17, where he has taught since 2001.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VY777

Wed, day, 24 Jun - 15 Jul '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Download form & post

Any questions?
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.