The Reproduction of Colour

Les-cms_530pxStudio Workshops Online – Live and Interactive
• 21 March 2021
• 06 June 2021
• 14 November 2021


This intermediate/advanced studio workshop is all about colour: understanding it, working with it, representing it, manipulating it and ensuring accurate and correct colour when and where you need it – from capture to display, editing, printing and publishing.  The aim is to dramatically increase your understanding  and ability to work confidently with colour, and with significantly improved colour fidelity and productivity.  Specific topics that have been covered in this workshop include:

•  What is colour?
•  How is colour reproduced in a digital workflow?
•  Defining and working with in-gamut and out-of-gamut colours
•  Managing expectations – illusion versus fact

Interpreting Colour Theory
•  What is the relationship between an image and its colour space(s)?
•  What are Source and Destination colour spaces?
•  What is the difference between assigning and converting profiles?
•  How important are rendering intents and how are they used?

Setting up a Colour Accurate Workflow
•  Which RGB, CMYK and Greyscale spaces should I work in?
•  How do I set up my print viewing and working environment?
•  What light sources are best for print viewing and soft proofing?
•  Collaborating with designers, labs and prepress services?

Profiling Monitors and Soft Proofing
•  What is soft proofing and why is it so important?
•  How do I match a screen image to its printed image?
•  Which monitor white point, brightness and gamma curve should I use?
•  How do I calibrate two screens to look the same?

Profiling Cameras, Printers, Labs
•  What are the limitations of scanner and camera profiles?
•  DNG versus ICC input profiles
•  How do I calibrate my printer (or the printer at the Pro Lab)?
•  What if my lab or publisher doesn’t operate an ICC colour managed workflow?

Working with Colour
•  On a limited budget where will you get your greatest return?
•  Analysing profiles for accuracy, reliability and device stability
•  Who should separate RGB files into CMYK and device link profiles?
•  Editing Colour – what lets you down?
•  What are the limits of ICC based colour management?

At the workshop you will be immersed in a fully colour managed professional workflow where we undertake real-world exercises including the calibration and profiling of monitors, cameras and printers, as well as verified soft and hard proofing. Video conferencing software enables the entire digital imaging workflow to be critically investigated, while remote desktop software allows the real time correction of attendees’ monitors and print to screen matching as examples of ISO and ICC best practice.

The workshop is also supported by a resource rich website including detailed course notes, videos, and images.

Venue: Multi-Camera Interactive Broadcast from Les Walkling’s Studio, Melbourne
Duration: 10.00am – 5.00pm – Australian Eastern Standard Time
Class Size: 
Average class size of 5
Cost: $330 including GST per person
Bookings & Enquiries: Email or phone +61 4 38 59 00 93

Updated 03 January 2021