Photoshop for Prepress

Photoshop for Prepress

Do you know what to look for when assessing color image problems? What are the best tools to use when adjusting and correcting color images? How do you know if the images will reproduce accurately on press? Adobe Photoshop has dozens of powerful tools that can be used manipulate color in images. Photoshop for Prepress will provide you with the necessary procedures to quickly assess and color correct images for print production. Don't just watch, but interact! Files used during the course presentation are also provided so you can download and practice the concepts presented.

Time to complete: 2.5 hours for the course and knowledge assessments.

You Will Learn

  • 5 tips to get perfect images from Photoshop--every time!
  • The three color reproduction requirements: Tone reproduction, gray balance, and color correction
  • Bulletproof methods to assess what is wrong with an image when it comes to color
  • Why and how to color correct in the RGB color space
  • How to get the best fleshtones
  • Converting to CMYK: What you need to know
Instructor: 

Joe Marin

Joe Marin
Organization: 
Printing Industries of America

Joe Marin is Vice President, Education and Training for Printing Industries of America. Joe is one of the industry's leading voices on digital technologies, including all things related to succeeding in a digital print environment. He is a veteran speaker at GRAPH EXPO and other venues on color management, PDF workflow, preparing print-ready files, web-to-print, and business-related issues. Joe also develops, presents, and consults on integrated print technologies such as augmented reality, mobile website development, and search engine optimization and marketing. Joe has developed custom training programs for major industry manufacturers and suppliers and managed both the NPES Teachers Update and Conference. He is the author of the Prepress Skills Training Program, Process Control Primer, Digital Prepress Primer, and co-author of The PDF Print Production Guide, all published by Printing Industries Press.

Prior to joining Printing Industries of America, Joe was a production solutions consultant with Konica Minolta, and in a former role, manager of training programs for PIA. Joe also worked in the prepress departments of several Pittsburgh-area printing companies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Communications from California University of Pennsylvania.