Training in

Scanning and Adobe Photoshop

for Publishers - Printers - Typesetters - Designers

interested? e-mail m.shoesmith@btinternet.com

gun for hire
Objective - to get you in a position that in 6 hours you can produce good scans and correct bad ones.
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard software for digital imaging and is used for a multitude of applications; photographic retouching, graphic design, web development, multimedia, post-production, animation… the list goes on. However, new users can achieve sophisticated results extremely quickly. User-friendly tools and features allow for complex tasks to be carried out quickly and easily.
For people involved in the conversion from pictures into scans we just need them to look good on screen or in print. Most courses on photoshop will cover the whole gamut of the application over 2-4 days. then you will go back to work use a few aspects of what you have learned and forget most. This course focuses on just the points that you will need to get a digital image looking great on screen or in print, stuff that you will use time and time again won't forget being relivant to your work.

Duration 1 day - cost £350 + expenses, normally just traveling costs - venue - your workplace - max 4 people on one session - an A4 booklet of the course plus C/D - online support after the course is included - the course is normally available on two Fridays and two Mondays in the month.

Timetable and subjects

Morning Start at 9:30am

Lunch at 12:30am


  • Get your scans to open up in Photoshop - it helps!!
  • Find your scanners sweet spot and scanner tips.
  • How a digital image is made up.
  • Resolution - How much do you need?
  • What is Low Resolution?
  • Lpi - Dpi - ppi - what’s the difference?
  • Photoshop basics - tools - palettes
  • The importance of the histogram
  • What defines a good scan?
  • Grayscale - RGB - CMYK - Lab - which one to use?
  • The Eyedropper and the Info palette - a key to good reproduction.
  • What you need to know about the output device - what to do if you don’t
  • The difference between Curves and Levels - they achieve the same don't they?.
  • Scanning Grayscale - a look at a basic scan
  • Scanning a Grayscale - scanning a color photograph for grayscale output.
  • Lunch!
  • Scanning a Color Transparency.
  • Scanning a Color photograph.
  • Dealing with problem images - color cast.
  • Dealing with problem images - spotting, removing blemishes from an image ie spotting from old transparencies
  • Digital images and sharpening - when to use it - why use an edge mask in this process?
  • How to record photoshop actions that save time - useful in creating that edge mask and more.
  • Scanning a printed image - Moire or Screen clash - what is it and how to get rid of it
  • Retouching/adjusting a bad Grayscale - what can and cannot be achieved.
  • A brief look at photoshop and Lab color mode and color correction
  • Channels and making a simple mask
  • Channels and making a complex mask
  • Layers what they achive
  • Review and questions
  • Extras if time

Afternoon Start 1:30pm

Finish at 4:30pm



your trainers profile:

Over 30 years in printing and publishing, 12 years in the digital field using Photoshop from 1996 to produce quality scans for the printing industry.

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