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Scanning 101

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Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Location: at gallery in Hollywood
Duration: one half day
Dates: See available sessions below

Think you know how to use your scanner? Think again. To be fair - there ARE huge differences between different scanners - and getting the right unit is definitely part of the struggle in acquiring phenomenal images. Did you know that you can get a phenomenal scanner that can handle many formats of film and prints for a hundred dollars or less?  Don't believe the hype! Use your scanner to create high quality artwork or publication.

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Topics covered in the workshop are:

  • Identifying and finding an exceptional scanner on a budget (get the same results as a $10K scanner for a hundred dollars)
  • calibration and learning to home in on your scannner's 'sweet spot'
  • using the right software
  • using histograms to set up initial color balance and setting up color profiles for film and other uses
  • scanning film and transparent materials for reproduction and print production
  • alternative uses for your scanner that never occurred to you
  • scanning for success - mastering workflow and getting amazing prints
  • troubleshooting session/Q&A

Prerequisites: Intermediate experience with photoshop required or else Photoshop 101

Please see our membership page for additional discounts on all workshops.

Space in this workshop will be limited to 10 (ten) participants.  Workshop length is three hours, held each Wednesday from 7-9:30 PM. Each participant will be given attention according to their needs. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout the session and individual help is available during the workshops . The workshop fee is $105 and $90 for members (and a further $10 off if purchased online). Groups also welcome by prior arrangement. Individual instruction is also available upon inquiry.  All workshops must be paid for (or else a deposit left) before 72 hours (three days) from the start of a workshop or else a penalty fee of $25 will apply. Payment may be made online in advance (see below) at a discounted rate. Payments taken by telephone, fax or in person will be at the normal rate and will not reflect the discount for online purchases.

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C4 Contemporary Art
5647 Hollywood Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA  90028 
e-mail: info@c4gallery.com