Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production


Digital Post Production (13%)
Items measuring this specification will include: (1) color space; (2) file formats and resolution; (3) color management; (4) digital manipulation and (5) storage. Basic knowledge of post-production software will be necessary.


Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production – Section A

A. Understand the best color space in which to work. (1 item)
1. Knowledge of color spaces (RGB, CMYK, SRGB, Adobe RGB 1998, Pro Photo RGB)
2. Knowledge of color space for printing and reproduction


Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production – Section B

B. Select appropriate file format. (2 items)
1. Knowledge of file formats (TIFF, DNG, JPEG, EPS, PSD, PNG, GIF, RAW, etc.)
2. Knowledge of PPI versus DPI


Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production – Section C

C. Create/employ a color management system. (4 items)
1. Knowledge of monitor calibration and viewing characteristics
2. Knowledge of color/ICC profiles

Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production – Section D

D. Select appropriate file management and archival systems. (2 items)
1. Knowledge of back-up/archive media (CD, DVD, clouds, flash drives, hard drives, etc) 2. Knowledge computer operations (RAM, storage, virtual memory)


Preparing for PPA Certification: Digital Post Production – Section E

E. Manipulate digital images (4 items)
1. Knowledge of available techniques to manipulate digital images (exposure, color correction/balance, adjusting levels, details, dodge & burn, etc.)
2. Knowledge of cause and effect in the manipulation of digital images

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