Weekend Courses

Digital imaging and Photo Lithography

Full Price: £170 / £140 concession

Combine digital imaging with printmaking. Learn to prepare images in Adobe Photoshop and print out acetates for a printmaking process. Expose images onto light sensitive photo litho plates and print in transparent and opaque colours, exploring the subtle layering of colour lithography. Bring along photographs, a digital camera or drawings to scan and manipulate in the computer. See how the process of printmaking can extend and enrich your images.

Select a date:

  • 2 & 3 November 2019

Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm

Class size: 6

Materials: Included

Tutor: Alastair Clark

Course Level: 3 star, Intermediate

To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

Some previous experience of computers essential, during this course we will be working with Apple Mac computers and Adobe Photoshop software. A basic working knowledge (or better) of Photoshop is expected. No previous experience of lithography required

The size used during the course is aprox 28 x 38cm. The course includes:

  • Some basics about working with Adobe Photoshop
  • Working with Layers in Photoshop
  • Working with tone and ways of creating separate tonal separations
  • Working with full colour, CMYK and RGB
  • Creating optimum separations and dot sizes for litho
  • An overview of different printers and printing acetates
  • Registration systems and placing registration marks
  • Plate making, exposing and developing
  • Paper preparation and placing registration marks
  • Setting up to print & printing a small edition
  • Clearing up after printing
  • Ink Mixing. Mixing transparent and opaque inks
  • Printing & overprinting, using blends
  • Cleaning up and storing plates
  • Working in the studio after the course & studio practice