"Creative Objectives Pop Art"
Creative Objectives Pop Art Creative- Objectives Course The advent of digital photography and Photoshop has blown the creative possibilities wide open and now, quite literally, anything is possible! 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 printers. Our courses are: • Objective focussed: we focus on how to achieve visual styles of well known contemporary photographers • 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 the day Creating a Pop feel Date: Saturday 5th December 2009 Schedule: 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 techniques used. 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 taking shape. 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 If you wish to secure a place on this course please click the “Book now” button on the website, fill in your details and press send. We will then contact you to confirm your place on the 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.