Course Outlines

Color Management — PHOT 1510

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course builds on the skills introduced in the prerequisite courses by providing advanced color theory and practical application of digital color management techniques by using various types of calibration equipment. At the heart of this course is a thorough understanding of color theory, color application, color recognition and color adjustments as it relates to the production of high-quality color images. The student will use various monitor calibration and profiling techniques to develop a system of consistent and predictable image quality. An introduction to small and large format printing will enhance the application of these new skills. Prerequisites: PHOT 1310, PHOT 1320 concurrent
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. adjust image resolution correctly
    2. create test print slices
    3. define aspect ratios
    4. define, adjust, and convert color spaces
    5. describe and perform cropping
    6. describe color gamut issues
    7. describe eyedropper set points
    8. describe printing procedures
    9. evaluate print quality and problems
    10. explain RGB vs CMYK modes
    11. explain interpolation
    12. explain subtractive printing colors
    13. identify color issues on test prints
    14. list & describe primary, secondary and complimentary light colors
    15. locate and load custom paper profiles
    16. perform color corrections using curves
    17. perform color corrections using levels
    18. perform monitor calibration
    19. print 4x6 test prints
    20. produce a 11 x 14 print
    21. produce a 5 x 7 print
    22. produce a 8 x 10 print
    23. use Photoshop color adjustment tools
    24. use Photoshop info palette
    25. use good color management techniques
    26. use soft-proofing techniques
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted