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.
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.15am - 5:30pm
Class size: 6
Tutor: Alastair Clark
Course Level: 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.
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
We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.
Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.