fine art printing masterclass


Wex Photo Video, Belfast

Cost: £165

Date: Early 2020 - tbc

Arrive: starts 10am

Depart: finish around 4.30pm

What’s Included:

Tuition during the workshop, buffet lunch and tea and coffee. Reference notes will also be provided.

What’s excluded:

Travel to and from the workshop, insurance and other meals not mentioned above.

Workshop details:

Are you disappointed in the prints you are producing, particularly when trying to get a result that matches what you see on your monitor? Is the idea of ‘colour management’ one that makes your eyes glaze over or your heart sink? Do you know how to get the most out of your files in Photoshop and Lightroom to make the best print possible? Can you get exhibition quality results from your printer, using the finest art papers? Or maybe you just want to fine tune your process and learn some new tips and techniques?

Well, if you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this is the course for you.

The Fine Art Printing Masterclass will deal with all these topics and more. 

Many of the problems people face start with the use of terminology. When we talk about ICC profiles, soft proofing, pigment ink, OBA’s, CMYK, RGB and PPI/DPI, we are using what to many people is a foreign language. Yet, the techniques involved don’t have to be that complicated.

In this one day course, I plan to cover the following subjects:

  • Why do we need color management

  • Monitor choice and profiling

  • Preparing your workspace

  • Colour spaces

  • RAW file conversions

  • Optimal setup of Lightroom and Photoshop

  • Resolution (both file and print)

  • Sharpening (input and output sharpening)

  • Black and white conversions

  • Processing techniques and practices

  • Soft proofing

  • Printer profiles

  • Making test prints on the latest inkjet printers

  • Paper choice, types and composition

  • Presentation of the final print

You'll leave this course with the knowledge and the confidence to produce your own high quality prints. 

You don’t need to be an expert user of Lightroom or Photoshop, but a working knowledge of one or both programs will be required to get the most out of the workshop.

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