Ultimate preparation for the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC exam

The ultimate guide on how to prepare for the Adobe Photoshop Expert.

A little more information

This course will help you to prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC Exam. 

Passing this exam provides you with the highest official certification you can get, demonstrates your knowledge of Photoshop and can help further your career in the creative industry.

Adobe suggests you have at least 2 years of solid experience working in Photoshop before taking the exam. However, this course enables you to prepare for and pass the exam with much less previous knowledge. Each 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. These 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 will help you to gain confidence.

It's recommended you spend time practicing what you've learned 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 so you can pass the exam with flying colors.

Learning resources

  • 72 Videos

  • 11 Quizzes

  • 2 Texts

  • 6.0

Course curriculum

  • 2
    Getting Images Into Photoshop
    • Overview of the topic
    • View options
    • Preferences
    • Find
    • Quick Search
    • Collections
    • Labels
    • Ratings
    • Reject
    • Show Items from Subfolders
    • Filtering
    • Metadata
    • Copyright status
    • Keywords
    • Tools menu
    • Auto-Stack
    • Placing images into Photoshop
    • Placing vector artwork into Photoshop
    • Getting Images Into Photoshop test
  • 3
    Navigating and Customizing the User Interface (UI)
    • Overview of the topic
    • Working with panels and menus
    • Toolbar
    • Using workspaces
    • Document windows
    • View options
    • Navigating and Customizing the User Interface test
  • 4
    Understanding Tools and Tool Settings
    • Overview of the topic
    • Selection tools
    • Retouching tools
    • Drawing tools
    • Vector tools
    • Understanding Tools and Tool Settings Test
  • 5
    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
  • 6
    Adjusting Images
    • Overview of the topic
    • Cropping images
    • Resizing images
    • Straightening images
    • Adjusting Images Test
  • 7
    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
  • 8
    Working with Filters
    • Overview of the topic
    • Understanding and working with smart filters
    • Working with Filters Test
  • 9
    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
  • 10
    Creating Selections
    • Overview of the topic
    • Basic Selection tools
    • Advanced Selection tools
    • Color Range
    • Refine Edge
    • Editing selections
    • Creating Selections Test
  • 11
    Getting Images Out of Photoshop
    • Overview of the topic
    • Printing images from Photoshop
    • Understanding file formats when saving images
    • File Formats PDF
    • Color modes
    • Behance
    • Getting Images Out of Photoshop Test
  • 12
    Conclusion
    • Before taking the exam
    • Checklist PDF
  • 13
    Final Tests
    • Test 1 - 30 questions
    • Test 2 - 40 questions
    • Test 3 - 50 questions
    • Test 4 - 60 questions

About the instructor

  • Martin  Perhiniak

    Adobe Certified Instructor

    Martin Perhiniak

    Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe Max the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world. As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press. Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.

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Reviews

What others have been saying about this course:

  • Best Tutor Ever

    AJAI VICTORIA

    I am using PS for past year ,i thought i knew everything about PS, and this tutorial proved me wrong ! Best PS tutorial i had taken so far,i saw martin youtu...

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    I am using PS for past year ,i thought i knew everything about PS, and this tutorial proved me wrong ! Best PS tutorial i had taken so far,i saw martin youtube channel and i got lured by the way he teaches and i enrolled myself to the paid course, The way he teaches show how much love he got for the software and is such a humble and cool person and very entertaining through out the complete tutorial :) Looking forward to take other classes from him too..!

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  • Comprehensive and interesting

    Amanda Zhang

    This course covers a broad range of topics related to photoshop, with abundant examples on implementation of techniques.

    This course covers a broad range of topics related to photoshop, with abundant examples on implementation of techniques.

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  • The most extensive Photoshop course I've ever taken.

    Ross Wilkinson

    Martin goes into great detail in this series, ensuring extremely vital elements of the program are not ignored. I've completed a few other tutorials on Photo...

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    Martin goes into great detail in this series, ensuring extremely vital elements of the program are not ignored. I've completed a few other tutorials on Photoshop and studied it as a module for two separate academic courses and I was amazed by how many important tools and features of photoshop were overlooked in the past once I took this course. There's a lot of information to take in, so I'd recommend taking it section by section and practicing what is taught to ensure you fully understand it. I've still got a lot of practice to do myself, but I definitely view Photoshop in an incredibly different light now and see this course as a major milestone in my path to become a professional designer.

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