Fine art digital printing with Adobe Photoshop

Course Dates: 30/10/21 - 06/11/21
Time: 10:00 - 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 digital photo printers, and experiment with different paper types and inks.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00

Course Code: VY679

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Sat, day, 30 Oct - 06 Nov '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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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. 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 drive.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 images
- Hands-on, practical experience of printing your work on different types 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 to make simple image adjustments 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
- Produce and 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 drive.These should be saved as unresized, high quality JPEGS or TIFFS.
You will also need a stiff envelope, box, tube or portfolio case to transport your prints safely.
Please note PC-formatted hard drives 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 Process supplies or London Graphic centre where you will receive a discount as a City Lit student.

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

City Lit has a vast range of practical and theoretical photography courses including darkroom printing and film developing, and scanning.

Dominic Harris

Dominic Harris's studio is based in South East London. In 2004 he won the British Journal of Photography portfolio award and 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 and has work in collections in Europe and America as well as a body of work in the National Media Museum collection. He has been teaching photography at City Lit for 20 years, and has previously been Head of Department for Photography and Digital Arts, and Head of School for Visual Arts at City Lit. He was also a trustee of Tate Members from 2007-2016.

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.