Adobe® Photoshop® CS3: Photo Printing and Color
Course number: 084572
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Certification: Adobe® Certified Expert (ACE) program
You are familiar with the Photoshop tools and techniques used to design and create images. Applying the
correct image and color correction processes and techniques ensures that you get the desired output
while printing images for commercial purposes. In this course, you will learn professional techniques for
obtaining consistent, predictable, high quality images in Photoshop. You will learn to adopt a balanced
approach, starting with system calibration through image enhancements and color correction. You will
also create traditional printed effects such as duotones and spot color overlays.
Course Objective: You will identify two contrasting approaches to handling color images. You will begin
by calibrating your monitor and using color management profiles to control the image display to match its
intended output. Next, creating a crisp line art image, eliminating dust and scratches, suppressing moiré
patterns, and correcting red eye defects will help you to make that picture perfect. You will apply color by
the numbers approach—using curves adjustment layer—to eliminate color casts and maximize contrast in
important regions of images. Finally, you will apply techniques for improving sharpness, converting color
images to grayscale, and adding spot colors to images.
Target Student: This course is intended for new users of Photoshop.
Prerequisites: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3: Level 1, or familiarity with Photoshop.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-
Intel® Xeon®, Xeon Dual®, Centrino®, or Pentium® 4 or Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor.
512 MB RAM.
1 GB of free hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 500 MB to run the course.
Color monitor with 16-bit or greater video card; 24-bit color recommended.
Mouse or compatible tracking device.
1024 x 768 or greater monitor resolution.
Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista Home, Premium, Business,
Ultimate, or Enterprise.
Adobe® Photoshop® CS3.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
examine color workflow.
calibrate the monitor and use color management profiles to control the image display to match its
use the advanced image support features available in Photoshop CS3.
eliminate dust and scratches, suppress moiré patterns, and correct red eye defect in images.
perform image color correction.
choose the settings and adjustments based on specific image and printing conditions to create
high quality CMYK separations for commercial printing.
sharpen an image without intensifying or accentuating noise and other defects.
convert color images to grayscale and add spot colors to them.
Lesson 1: Examining Color Workflow
Topic 1A: Compare RGB and CMYK Color Modes
Topic 1B: Color Workflow
Lesson 2: Setting Color Space
Topic 2A: Calibrate and Profile Your Monitor
Topic 2B: Set a Working Color Space in Photoshop
Topic 2C: Convert Images from One Color Space to Another
Topic 2D: Manage Printing and Color
Lesson 3: Using Advanced Image Support
Topic 3A: Create High Dynamic Range Images
Topic 3B: Use the Camera Raw Format
Topic 3C: Preview an Image on a Video Monitor
Lesson 4: Removing Image Defects
Topic 4A: Remove Dust and Scratches
Topic 4B: Minimize Moiré Patterns
Topic 4C: Eliminate Red Eye Defects
Lesson 5: Adjusting RGB Color
Topic 5A: Meet Color Correction Objectives
Topic 5B: Locate Highlights, Shadows, and Neutral Areas
Topic 5C: Make Automatic Color and Contrast Adjustments
Topic 5D: Make Basic Curve Adjustments
Topic 5E: Correct Memory Colors
Topic 5F: Adjust Shadows and Highlights Independently
Lesson 6: Creating CMYK Separations
Topic 6A: Adjust Color Settings for Prepress
Topic 6B: Display Calibration
Topic 6C: Adjust Out-of-Gamut Colors
Topic 6D: Color Separate Images
Topic 6E: Adjust CMYK Curves
Lesson 7: Sharpening Images
Topic 7A: Apply Unsharp Masking
Topic 7B: Sharpen an Image
Lesson 8: Working with Grayscale and Spot Colors
Topic 8A: Convert Color Images to Grayscale
Topic 8B: Create Duotones
Topic 8C: Add Spot Color to an Image
Appendix A: Capturing Images in Digital Format
Supplemental Lesson: Capturing Images in Digital Format
Topic 1A: Scan Various Image Types
Topic 1B: Choose Scanner Settings and Adjustments
Appendix B: Commercial Printing Conditions
Appendix C: Choosing Image Resolution
Appendix D: Adobe® Certified Expert (ACE) Program