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XChange Training Location London

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Colour Management Introduction 1 Day - London

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction

Duration:

1
Day
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£275 + vat

What is there to learn about colour? Join our colour experts and save your business time and money by implementing a colour-management strategy for all your files. We give practical advice to help photographers and designers make their compositions shine.

Theory and practice combine as we show you how to put together a workflow that produces consistent colour results across all your files. You will learn about profiling monitors, RGB and CMYK colour spaces, and PDF and ISO standards. During the course, you will be allowed to practise with your own personal examples. A perfect way to put your new knowledge to good use and to improve your own workflow.

What is there to learn about colour? Join our colour experts and save your business time and money by implementing a colour-management strategy for all your files. We give practical advice to help photographers and designers make their compositions shine.

Theory and practice combine as we show you how to put together a workflow that produces consistent colour results across all your files. You will learn about profiling monitors, RGB and CMYK colour spaces, and PDF and ISO standards. During the course, you will be allowed to practise with your own personal examples. A perfect way to put your new knowledge to good use and to improve your own workflow.

  • Colour Management Introduction 1 Day

    Course Details

    This 1-day Introduction course will help to explain the time-consuming, expensive, and often confusing business of colour management. We have designed the course to give you, as the file creator/handler, the grounding you need to standardise and improve the way you work with colour. By understanding and implementing a colour-managed workflow, you will save time and money and ensure the best reproduction of your files. You will also improve your confidence in working with such managed files, as well as the confidence your clients have in you.

    Our course often appeals to photographers, designers and printers, many of whom share valuable insights into the whole workflow and how colour-management decisions affect others. There are a maximum of 8 places for this course and the structure is flexible depending on the knowledge and specific needs of the group. We make time to address individual problems within the context of the day, so feel free to bring your own files and prints to examine.

    We split the day into two main sessions:

    • Morning: covers the basics of colour-management theory, colour settings in Creative Cloud programs, profiling monitors, RGB and CMYK colour spaces, and PDF standards. We also cover ISO standards relevant to the graphic arts, particularly 12647.
    • Afternoon: more open but with a focus on practising new skills in profiling and using colour-management programs.

    Our goal is for you to pick up the practical know-how required to examine your own hardware, software, and file workflow.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for image file creators, photographers, designers, production staff, and anyone for whom colour is an important part of their workflow.

    You will need basic experience in using Photoshop. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Photoshop CC Introduction 2 Day course.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Introduction
    • Overview of Colour Management
    • Device dependent/independent colour space
    • What’s sRGB, Adobe1998, LAB, CMYK, 39L
    • ISO Standards 3664, 12460, 12647
    Hardware/Software for profiling
    • Color Munki
    • i1 Pro
    • ProfileMaker5
    • Eye-One Match
    Monitor Profiling
    • Why it's so important to calibrate a monitor
    • Why do some screens cost £300 and others £2500
    • Room lighting and how it affects the monitor
    Proofing
    • Accurate monitor proofing.
    • RIP’s & Fogra proofs
    • Pantone Spot colour handling
    • D50 lighting to view the print
    Adobe CS
    • Set up the colour setting in CS
    • Rendering Intents
    • Converting RGB to CMYK
    • Synchronise Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
    • Input Profiles and untagged images
    • 8 & 16 bit files
    • Unknown RGB and CMYK colours
    Outputting files
    • Why do colours shift when printed
    • TAC/TIC
    • In house printing, press, to clients, the web
    PDF creation
    • Preflighting
    • Enfocus Pitstop Certification
    • PDF/X-1a
    • Automation
    Q&A’s
      This is not a lecture and questions are positively encouraged during the day and at the end of each session.
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    Clerkenwell
    London
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Colour Management Introduction 1 Day - Upcoming London Course Dates

    30 Jul - 30 Jul £275 + vat
    24 Sep - 24 Sep £275 + vat
    03 Dec - 03 Dec £275 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "A day well spent with some excellent tips on dealing with pdf workflows."

    Paul Adams, Schawk, Colour Management - 1 Day Introduction

    "Brilliant course, very helpful and interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging and I learned a huge amount from the course. Will come back for more software training in the future. "

    Chris Tompson, Colour Management - 1 Day Introduction

    "Fantastic, well-paced course with excellent instructor - both in terms of knowledge and delivery."

    Paul Duthie, Pennine Care NHS, Adobe Premiere Pro - 2 Day Introduction

    "The training was clear and enjoyable and the pace was perfect. We covered a huge amount but I didn't leave feeling overwhelmed."

    Jo-Ann McGarvey, Howden, Design Masterclass - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Really enjoyed the course. Presented a comprehensive overview of Articulate and helped us out with any queries we had."

    Chris Bateman, Glasgow Caledonian Uni, Articulate Storyline - 2 Day Introduction

    "The instructor was fantastic - very easy going and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the course and will definitely look to have more training in future through XChange Training."

    David Merritt, DSM Services, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "The overall training experience was excellent. A small group enabled the attention to be given to all of the candidates in a direct and effective way. The tutor was very good at teaching us and helping us to understand all of the content. I certainly would not hesitate in using XChange Training again."

    Matthew Clarke, Edenred, Dreamweaver ACA - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Tailored to exactly what we needed, highly recommended."

    Emma Calland, Nexus Business Media

    "Trainer and content of the course were both excellent and exactly what I was after. With only two of us in the group we were really able to adapt the course to our personal needs and even work through real life examples. Would definitely recommend to any of my colleagues."

    Claire Douglas, Centrica, Adobe Photoshop - One Day Introduction

    "I was first sceptical of this course, with regards to the knowledge I would gain in such a short time, but having taken this course, I could not have been happier. The tutor was fantastic, very knowledgable and helpful. I would not only recommend XChange training but would consider doing further courses myself. "

    Gary Carney, none, HTML & CSS - 2 Day Introduction