Practical Colour Management for Designers

Practical Colour Management for Designers

Colour management training for book designers

Colour management training for designers. Learn how to achieve a colour managed workflow and reap the benefits. Learn about colour profiles and the best ones to use in your workflow.

The course covers the limitations of CMYK printing gamuts and the printing standards, and how using this knowledge within a CM workflow can help you remove the unexpected and produce consistent predictable colour. You will learn how to assess and adjust images appropriately for different papers and print conditions.

This is a very practical day that will provide you with the tools, skills and terminology to take control and improve your colour throughout the book production process.

Course Summary

Date: You decide – get in touch!  | Duration: 1  Day | Start: 09:30 –  End 17:15 | Venue: London | Trainer: Al Richardson | Price: £445

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to assess and adjust images appropriately for different papers and print conditions

  • Improve colour consistency and predictable print results

  • Understand when and how to use colour management

  • Develop the terminology to communicate confidently about colour issues

  • Have better control over the final printed result

  • Get the tools and understanding of what is required to improve images

  • Gain confidence in assessing images for print

  • Learn to recognise typical flaws in images


What skills are needed for this course?

This is a course for Designers. No previous colour experience is required.

Al Richardson – Colour Management Expert

Al worked for DK and Penguin for 10 years as their lead Creative Technical Support. His role crossed the boundaries of Production, Design and Print, and he has gained a thorough and comprehensive insight to colour management and it’s application throughout many different workflows.

He was instrumental in the implementation of hi-res working within Penguin, and the introduction of colour management throughout their divisions. Outside Penguin, he was a main technical contact for a major UK printer when they introduced Press Sign, and ensured the successful uptake by both supplier and client of this system.

He has provided numerous varied training courses across both Penguin and DK, ranging from hands-on Software implementation to complex technical print and colour management courses for Designers and Production Staff.

A professional photographer to boot – an all round expert on colour!

Interested in this course?

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  1. Marianne Thompson October 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    A very thorough and interesting course. It went above and beyond my expectations Al Richardson was an excellent trainer. He was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. As the course was a small group of people there was an opportunity for him to tailor his questions and information to everyone’s specific needs in the industry A truly excellent course – every designer, photographer or illustrator could benefit from it

  2. Usborne books February 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Al was very clear and approachable – made it a fun and enjoyable course. It was relaxed and friendly and covered areas we needed it to. I am very likely to recommend this training to others

  3. Usborne Books February 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed it – very informative and interesting. Teacher was engaging. I am very likely to recommend this trianing to others

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