Photoshop, Lightroom And Digital Print (Weekend)
This course is designed to help photographers develop a successful workflow; from digital camera input or scanning film through to ink-jet prints, photo-books, or web based imagery.
You will initially be given an overview of the digital darkroom, looking at the monitor and basic Adobe Photoshop Lightroom set-up, alongside the various options for outputting images. Then, through working on your own images, you will learn how to use the software’s powerful editing capabilities to build a workflow that includes:
- Uploading and organising digital files
- Applying non-destructive tonal adjustments and colour correction
- Converting and editing in black and white
- The use of the appropriate tools for cropping and straightening photos
- Fine-tuning parts of an image using selection and masking techniques
- How to retouch images using an adjustment brush
The final part of the course includes a thorough demonstration of how to set up a file for your chosen method of output; soft-proofing with colour; print profiles, re-sizing and sharpening the image, and printing onto different papers or uploading onto social media will all be addressed and explored.
Level: All levels
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Chris Ould is an artist and experienced tutor who has worked within the photography department at Central Saint Martins college for over 15 years. Since graduating from the MA Fine Art programme in 1999, he has continued to make his own work and has taught across a broad range of short courses, BA and Post-Graduate programmes, as well as public and private institutions. He has also worked as a freelance lecturer, delivering talks and workshops that address photo-editing skills within the digital print arena to several fashion retouching companies, and has been a reviewer on several books on photography.
Please bring to the first session:
- A Note book and pen
- A USB stick with a selection of your own images that you would like to work from (ideally in RAW or JPEG format).