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Image Editing Seminar
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM CT / 3:00 PM MT / 2:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Andrei Larionov, MBA
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Do you have to create multiple proofs and tweak machines settings again and again before you can get the image look good on stone? Are you frustrated by complexities of image editing software?

This one hour course is meant to provide training for image preparation, while dispelling myths and misconceptions. Some key topics we will cover are:

Why is image editing required before etching?
o Stone is not paper! So stop preparing your images to look good on paper or your PC’s screen, and start preparing them to look good on stone !
o How to show proofs to customers.. Set the expectations right.
o What software to use? Free or commercial off-the shelf? Is Photoshop worth its money? Are there better alternatives?

Image acquisition, DPIs and formats
o How to scan images correctly
o What image formats to use
o Beware of JPG compression artifacts, and how to avoid them
o What are those DPIs , and why higher resolution does not always help

Steps of image editing
o Cropping
o Sharpening
o Unsharp mask and High pass edge – why knowing how to use these filters is half of your success
o Color balancing, why [almost] everybody does it wrong. How to check that your image is color-balanced

… and many others

Presenter Bio(s)
Andrei is the Director of Economical Solutions Corp, located in Ontario, Canada Web address of his company is : http://www.ImpactEtching.com

Economical Solution offers unique Granite™ Brand Impact Etching Machines for monument and sign industries.
Andrei’s company also provides outsourced image editing, preparing hundreds of images every month for users of laser and impact etching machines.

Cost
$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.

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What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
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CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

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Ideal for multiple attendees.
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Affordable.
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