Photography and graphic arts colour management

Course Dates: 30/03/21
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
Learn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. Adobe Photoshop and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: VY802

Finished Tue, day, 30 Mar - 30 Mar '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

An Introduction to the method of achieving consistent colour across computer monitors, printers, scanners and file output.

You will need a computer, a tablet or ipad will not suffice. You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud, which is what will be used to teach this course. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require a license please contact us at least a week before your course starts at to arrange this. You cannot do the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow the link below to check.
Please note that versions older than CS6 are not suitable for this course, as there are too many differences and as a result students will not be able to perform some of the same functions on their own computers.

You can request a temporary license from us, however, installing new versions of applications may require you to update the operating system of your computer to support it. These changes can be irreversible, and students must take personal responsibility should they chose to do so.
Adobe System requirements.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The ICC system of Colour Management of digital images.

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

- recognise the need for colour spaces in a colour-managed workflow
- create and use a monitor profile
- create and use a printer profile
- set up Photoshop for a colour-managed workflow.

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

This is an introductory course for people wishing to improve the colour accuracy and consistency of their digital images.
You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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?

Demonstrations, talks, slide presentations, handouts and practical exercises.

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

There are no extra costs.


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

Take your skills to the next level or expand your interest with over 70 different practical and theoretical photography and photographic software courses run by City Lit, from wildlife and wedding photography to darkroom workshops. Browse the website or prospectus to get inspired.

Matthew Ward Tutor Website

Matthew started teaching at the City Lit in 2005. He has worked in darkrooms, Av production, artwork reproduction, photography assisting, studio management and freelance commercial photography. He has shots cars for Chrysler, posters for the National Theatre and dolls for the Queen. To date he has been commissioned to illustrate over 150 books, shooting across the World. He has shot commercially on 10x8, 5x4, medium format, 35mm, DSLRs, digital backs, specialist panoramic cameras and the occasional shoe box (for pin-hole). Matthew has a degree in photography and a post graduate diploma in digital colour imaging.

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.