u201cInteractive, slow paced and funu201d is how Iridius is billing its first Summer School for photographers, creatives and print professionals.

?Interactive, slow paced and fun? is how Iridius is billing its first Summer School for photographers, creatives and print professionals.

The company has organised five seminars to take place this summer, covering Apple?s Aperture software and Photoshop. Each daylong workshop costs £147 and provides a group of 20 people the chance to master various aspects of these two professional level software packages.

COURSE DETAILS

Aperture: A complete workflow

17 August 2006

Irrespective of photographic style, Aperture’s RAW workflow allows photographers to easily import, organise, catalogue, retouch, edit, publish and archive their images without ever needing to convert to another file format. In addition, seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop and support for the Adobe DNG format makes Aperture an efficient and effective tool for all workflows from capture through to print. This event is aimed at those who are serious about reducing the amount of time spent in front of their computer and wish to develop new skills.

Suggested content:

Advanced RAW workflow

Project management

Non-destructive image editing

Integration with Adobe Photoshop

Dynamic web and print publishing

Successful printing

Location: Apple Store, Regent Street, London

Photoshop: From film to digital

22 August 2006

For many experienced photographers making the move from film to digital has been challenging. A transition requiring users to become familiar with new tools, develop new skills and learn an entirely new vocabulary. This seminar is aimed at photographers working or planning to work digitally.

Suggested content:

Understanding the relationship of image size and resolution

Considering bit depth

Organising your images

Working with IPTC metadata

Shooting RAW or JPG

sRGB versus Adobe RGB

Camera RAW workflows

Optimising images

Non destructive image editing

Automating routine tasks

Location: Adobe UK, Stockley Park, Uxbridge (Nr Heathrow)

Creative Photoshop: Beyond the basics

23 August 2006

Recognising that the pressures of working within a design environment often means working long hours and tight deadlines; with little opportunity to spend time developing new skills or honing existing ones, we have created the ultimate day of creative know-how for Adobe Photoshop.

This day aims to fast-track attendees up to speed with the latest techniques, offer new solutions to common problems and deliver results in minutes.

Suggested content:

Discovering Adobe Bridge

Demystifying layers

Understanding layer masks

Creating and scripting layer comps

Advanced use of channels

Selective sharpening

Combining vector and pixels

Working with 3D

Mastering the Wacom tablet

Location: Adobe UK, Stockley Park, Uxbridge (Nr Heathrow)

To book a place on an Iridius course, visit: www.iridius.co.uk/summerschool