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XChange Training Location Manchester

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Colour Management Introduction 1 Day - Manchester

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 Manchester training centre based at:

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    Manchester
    M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    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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    XChange Training Location Manchester

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  • Colour Management Introduction 1 Day - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

    13 Aug - 13 Aug £275 + vat
    15 Oct - 15 Oct £275 + vat
    10 Dec - 10 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

    "The private course was very helpful and really tailored to our requirements."

    Sue Reeve, John Lewis, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "Thoroughly enjoyed the training and picked up very useful tips on using QuarkXpress."

    Vivien Brown, Frank Cass, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "I found the instructor very helpful and knowledgeable. I would like to return for further training..."

    Rebecca Sanderson, Frank Cass, Database Publishing - 1 Day Introduction

    "The tailored training idea is excellent and I had contact with my instructor beforehand who gave me advice. The facilities are very nice and convenient."

    Calliste Lelliott, Friends of the Earth, FileMaker Pro - 2 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was very informative and very patient! Thanks"

    Trisha White, Countrywide Assured Group plc, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "Trainer did a great job explaining Enfocus PitStop with clear instructions"

    Brenda Youngman, Cambridge University Press, PitStop Pro - 1 Day Introduction

    "Very knowledgeable staff that understood common faults and errors and appreciated our requirements."

    Miguel Rodriguez, Blenheim Colour, PitStop Pro - 1 Day Introduction

    "Very good course, learned a lot that I can apply straight away."

    Gary McCall, Getty Images, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction