Scanning and Digital Images

1 Day Course
Code MT101

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This course has been designed for anyone who needs to efficiently scan, manipulate, export or print digital images.

During the course you will learn how to scan, re-size, re-touch and export pictures for different media.

You will look at resolution theory, how to accurately adjust colours on-screen, exporting from Photoshop to QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign and how to ensure trouble-free printing.

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Introduction (4 topics)

  • Understanding file formats
  • Understanding resolution theory
  • Dots per inch/lines per inch
  • Understanding colour theory

Scanning techniques (9 topics)

  • Scanning into Photoshop
  • The scanning options
  • Making selections in Photoshop
  • Feathering a selection
  • Using the Path tool
  • Creating clipping paths in Photoshop
  • Cropping an image
  • Using the magic eraser
  • Retouching the edges of pasted objects so that they blend into the background

Manipulating an image (2 topics)

  • Flipping, rotating, skewing and re-sizing
  • What you should be aware of before re-sizing an image

Enhancing and retouching an image (5 topics)

  • Lightening and darkening images
  • Using levels and curves
  • The Healing Brush tools
  • The Histogram - how to read it
  • Adjusting localised areas of an image

Working with filters (3 topics)

  • Using unsharp mask
  • Using Gaussian and motion blur
  • Adding noise

Adjusting colours (3 topics)

  • Using the Info panel
  • Selecting colours in an image
  • Using hue and saturation to match colours and alter tones

Printing an image (3 topics)

  • Exporting an image to QuarkXPress or InDesign
  • When to use different file formats
  • Before you print: a print checklist

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