Prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC exam

The ultimate guide on how to successfully prepare for the Adobe Photoshop Expert exam by an Adobe Certified Instructor. | taught by Martin Perhiniak Watch Intro Video
  • 72 Videos
  • 11 Quizzes
  • 2 Texts
  • 6.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Everything you need to know about the Photoshop ACE exam
The aim of this course FREE
Why take this exam? FREE
How much do you need to know about Photoshop to take the exam? FREE
Career paths with Adobe certifications FREE
Some important facts about the exam FREE
How to prepare for the exam? FREE
Recertification FREE
Test your knowledge! FREE
Test Exam FREE
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Getting Images Into Photoshop
Overview of the topic
View options
Quick Search
Quick Search
Show Items from Subfolders
Copyright status
Tools menu
Placing images into Photoshop
Placing vector artwork into Photoshop
Getting Images Into Photoshop test
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Navigating and Customizing the User Interface (UI)
Overview of the topic
Working with panels and menus
Using workspaces
Document windows
View options
Navigating and Customizing the User Interface test
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Understanding Tools and Tool Settings
Overview of the topic
Selection tools
Retouching tools
Drawing tools
Vector tools
Understanding Tools and Tool Settings Test
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Creating and Working with Layers
Overview of the topic
Understanding layer concepts
Working with blending modes and opacity
Using layer masks
Filtering Layers and working with Layer Comps
Applying layer styles
Creating and Working with Layers Test
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Adjusting Images
Overview of the topic
Cropping images
Resizing images
Straightening images
Adjusting Images Test
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Applying Global Tonal and Color Adjustments to Images
Overview of the topic
Levels and Curves
Other Adjustment Layers
Content-aware tools
Applying Global Tonal and Color Adjustments to Images Test
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Working with Filters
Overview of the topic
Understanding and working with smart filters
Working with Filters Test
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Using Pixel and Vector-Based Tools
Overview of the topic
Vector Drawing modes
Working with Vector Shapes
Working with the Pen Tool
Using Pixel and Vector-based Tools Test
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Creating Selections
Overview of the topic
Basic Selection tools
Advanced Selection tools
Color Range
Refine Edge
Editing selections
Creating Selections Test
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Getting Images Out of Photoshop
Overview of the topic
Printing images from Photoshop
Understanding file formats when saving images
File Formats PDF
Color modes
Getting Images Out of Photoshop Test
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Before taking the exam
Checklist PDF
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Useful Resources
Useful Resources
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Course description

This course will help you to prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC Exam. This exam is the highest official certification you can get, proving your skills in Photoshop and it can help further in your career in the creative industry.

Adobe suggests to have at least 2 years solid experience of working with Photoshop before taking the exam. Using this course you will be able to prepare and pass the exam with much less previous knowledge. Every topic and feature is explained in this course with all levels of users in mind.

The exam is made up of 10 big topics, which are all covered in great detail with video tutorials in this course. At the end of each topic you will find a test, which will help you to prepare for the real exam and summarise what you have learnt in each topic. At the end of the course there are 5 main test exams. Each of them has 40 random questions from all 10 topics. Taking these will be very similar to the real exam situation and it will help you to gain confidence.

It is recommended to spend time practicing what you have learnt in Photoshop, so if you wish to prepare thoroughly it will probably take 1-2 weeks to finish this course depending on your Photoshop skills.

Currently this is the only online course available offering a complete preparation guide for the Photoshop CC Expert exam. Watch the videos in the first section to find out more about the exam and you can also cover the whole first exam topic for free. This course will get you up to speed to pass the exam with flying colors.

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Martin  Perhiniak
Martin Perhiniak
Yes I'm a Designer

Martin Perhiniak is a Certified Adobe Design Master and Instructor. He was voted to be one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world by student feedback in 2015. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin will also teach you a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels. He feels it his mission to share his insights of the design industry and its latest trends with beginners and creative professionals around the World.

You can find lots of useful free tutorials from him on his Pinterest board if you want to see how he teaches and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be updated about his latest projects.