The advent of digital photography
and Photoshop has blown the
creative possibilities wide open
and now, quite literally, anything is
Now theprintspace is offering
you the chance to learn how to
get the best from this equipment
& Photoshop from the people
who know it best; professional
retouchers & experienced
Our courses are:
• Objective focussed: we focus
on how to achieve visual styles
of well known contemporary
• Taught by professional
retouchers & printers
• Excellent Value for money
• Hands on – you will have a
Mac Worksation to use and will
use the techniques you learn to
produce a print by the end of
Creating a Pop feel
Date: Saturday 5th December 2009
Tutor: Gry Garness
10:00 Introduction and discussion.
Course venue: theprintspace,
74 Kingsland rd, London, E2 8DL We look at mood boards we have created to
demonstrate the style, showing the different examples
9.30am to 5.00pm and variations of the style. This will give us a foundation
for what we are trying to achieve with the day.
Cost: £235 incl. VAT
We then analyse the treatment of 2 different images,
Number of places: 6 which are stock images which have been given a
dramatically new style through professional colour
Delegate requirement: A good operational knowledge of treatment to emulate the work of famous exponents
Photoshop is required and competent use of wacom tablets. of the style. We look layer by layer at how these image
You will need to bring DVD/CD/USB disk of your own images. styles were created, picking apart the adjustment
Equipment: Mac Pro Quad, Eizo 22” flat monitor, Wacom
Graphic tablet 11:00 Now we start to get hands on. We select one of the
images and, again on a layer by layer basis, the Tutor
Refreshments and Buffet lunch provided demonstrates by projector of the tools and techniques
used, whilst you work on your individual workstation
Course outline: Learn the techniques to create a pop feel to on the same source image, replicating each stage &
emulate the styles of some of the great photographers of the technique.
modern age, such as Nick Knight and Steven Meisel. We will
deconstruct the styles behind these images, and learn which 11:30 Short break.
techniques are used to create this distinct pop style.
11:40 We continue our hands-on layer-by-layer approach,
Themes explored: using adjustment layers, blending modes and masks to
Nick Knight: achieve the same effect as on the our chosen image.
• Using the median filter creatively
• Managing gradients 13:00 Lunch 40 minutes
• Colour overlays
Steven Meisel: 13.40 Again, we continue to work through the layers of the
• Gaussian blur master image and learn the techniques used in each
• Solarisation one. By now we are reaching the final stages of the
• Solid colour fills image layers and you should start to see your image
15.00 Short break.
15:10 Complete the work on the image layers, and examine
the different ways layers can be edited. We check
the image’s printability against different gamuts, and
check quality, histogram, banding, noise etc. Finally
we convert to profile and produce a 16x12 colour print
of your final image and compare to the original source
file. You will then receive a copy of the master layered
file and you can save your version of it to the portable
storage device you have brought with you.
Time permitting, we look again at the techniques learnt
and have a question and answer session. taking shape.
Booking: 17:00 Close
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course and to arrange payment. Courses are booked on a first
come, first served basis. Full payment is required at time of
booking, which is non-refundable.