Colour management in photography workshop

Course Dates: 21/09/18
Time: 17:30 - 21:30
Location: PS - Photography Studio
Tutor: Matthew Ward

Learn how to achieve consistent digital colour using icc profiles, viewing on a monitor, output to web and desktop printing. We'll use Adobe Photoshop and X-Rite software on Apple Macs.


What is the course about?

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

What previous students liked most about their course:

“Excellent tutor who was knowledgeable and able to deal with a range of questions.”
“Best £50’s worth I’ve spent for a long time.“
“Comprehensive explanation of colour management full of real life examples which is excellent.”


What will we cover?

The ICC system of Colour Management of digital images: monitor and printer profiles, working spaces and softproofing of 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
- Output images in a colour managed workflow
- Softproof an image.

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

An introduction for people wishing to improve the colour accuracy and consistency of their digital images. The course uses Adobe Photoshop to ilustrate the learning outcomes but the concepts taught are applicable in all current image manipulation software packages. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be 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.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

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

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: VY829

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Fri, day, 21 Sep - 21 Sep '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £36.00
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