01 Introduction
0101 What is Photoshop
02 Interface
0203 Document Wind
0204 The Toolbox
0205 Menu
0206 Palette
0207 Options Bar
0208 Shortcuts
0209 Getting Assistance
0210 Workspaces

04 Documents
0401 Document Settings
0402 Image Size and Resolution
0403 Resizing Documents
0404 Canvas Size
0405 Undo and Stepping
0406 Raster vs. Vector
0407 Dragging and Dropping

05 Cropping
0501 Crop Tool
0502 Crop and Rotate
0503 Crop Perspective

06 Navigation
0601 Navigation and Viewing

07 Color Tools
0701 Color Palettes
0702 Creating Swatches
0703 Color Picker and Eyedropper

08 Selections
0801 Selection Tools
0802 Marquees and Strokes
0803 Magic Wand
0804 Lasso Tools
0805 Pasting Into and Inverting
0806 Feathering and Anti-aliasing
0807 Adding and Subtracting
0808 Saving and Loading

09 Masks
0901 Understanding Masks
0902 Clipping Masks
0903 Quick Mask
0904 Layer Masks

10 Type
1001 The Type Tools
1002 Fonts and Colors
1003 Type on a Path
1004 Type as a Mask
1005 Editing and Rasterizing

11 Layers
1101 How Layers Work
1102 Add / Delete / Merge
1103 Layer Options
1104 Opacity and Fills
1105 Blend Modes pt. 1
1106 Blend Modes pt. 2
1107 Layer Comps
1108 Adjustment Layers
1109 Layer Styles

12 Painting
1201 Painting Tools
1202 Gradients
1203 Dodge / Burn / Sponge
1204 Smudge / Sharpen / Blur
1205 The Eraser Tools
1206 Defining Patterns

13 Brushes
1301 Defining a Brush
1302 Brush Dynamics

14 Drawing
1401 The Pen and Paths
1402 Editing Paths
1403 Clipping Paths
1404 Vector Shapes

15 Filters and Effects
1501 Filters Explained
1502 Filter Gallery
1503 Blurs
1504 Textures
1505 Lighting Effects
1506 Smart Sharpen
1507 Drop Shadows
1508 Styles
1509 Lens Blur
1510 Liquefy pt. 1
1511 Liquefy pt. 2

16 Transformation Tools
1601 Transform
1602 Free Transform
1603 Warping
1604 Arbitrary Rotation

17 Smart Objects
1701 Smart Objects pt. 1
1702 Smart Objects pt. 2


20 Color Correction
2001 Histogram
2002 Curves
2003 Replace Color
2004 Variations
2005 Levels
2006 Matching Color
2007 Red Eye

21 Retouching
2101 Retouching Tools
2102 Clone Stamp
2103 Clone with Two Images
2104 Patch Tool
2105 Healing
2106 Dust and Scratches

22 History
2201 History
2202 Art History Brush
2203 History Brush

27 Saving and Exporting
2701 Saving Documents
2702 Flattening
2703 Exporting to Illustrator
2704 PDF
2705 Using in 3D Applications

28 Scanning
2801 Scanning in Artwork


Course Description
Photoshop is the industry standard for the utmost creative control in image editing and compositing. Photoshop enables users to animate video frames, paint and clone over multiple video frames, and import and export video files in a wide range of formats, engaging user experiences that create more accurate composites. The Adobe Certified Associate program offers the exam for the following Photoshop versions: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe Photoshop CS3.


Setting Project Requirements
Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Images
Understanding Adobe Photoshop
Manipulating Images Using Adobe Photoshop
Publishing Digital Images by Using Adobe Photoshop
Click here to view the list of exam objectives (PDF).

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Ap Digital Upload

Quality =Total amount of work is 5 / maximum size is 18" x 24"

The Quality section promotes the development of a sense of excellence in art. For this section, students submit five works that best demonstrate excellence. There are no preconceptions about what the works will look like -- they may have been created quickly or over a long period of time; they may be drawn from observation, imagination, or a combination. The five works chosen for the Quality section may come from the student's Concentration section and/or Breadth section, but they don't have to. They may be a group of related works, unrelated works, or a combination of related and unrelated works.

Since this section requires physical submission of actual artworks, students will not be using the web application to prepare this part of their portfolios.

Select your best five works of art that demonstrates mastery of design and variety of materials.

Section II: Concentration (12 images)

The Concentration section shows the student's in-depth exploration of a particular design concept. It is presented as 12 images, some of which may be details of works. The stress is on a coherent idea and development of the work, in addition to the artistic success of the work.

1. What is the central idea of your concentration? (500 characters maximum)

2. How does the work in your concentration demonstrate the exploration of your idea? You may refer to specific images as examples. When referencing specific images, please indicate the image numbers. (1350 characters maximum)

Section III: Breadth (12 images)

The Breadth section shows the range of experimentation and experience in drawing. It is presented as 12 images, each of which shows a different work. In addition to its quality, each work is scored on the degree to which it actually shows a variety of approaches to drawing

Requirements and Recommendations for Digital Images

All images must be submitted in JPEG format (file name extension .jpg) and RGB color mode. We recommend uploading files that are 72 pixels-per-inch (ppi) because a higher resolution does not add clarity when viewing images on a computer screen. We recommend that you keep copies of your original images.

Image size: The image sizes below are recommendations. Your image sizes may be different.

Landscape orientation:

Recommended maximum size: 780 × 530 pixels (10.83 × 7.36 inches)
Recommended minimum size: 480 × 480 pixels (6.67 × 6.67 inches)
Portrait orientation:

Recommended maximum size: 530 × 780 pixels (7.36 × 10.83 inches)
Recommended minimum size: 480 × 480 pixels (6.67 × 6.67 inches)
Maximum file size: 3.0 MB per image. (Your image files will likely be considerably smaller than 3.0 MB.)

Free Disk Space

Drawing and 2-D Design Portfolio: Based on the maximum file size of 3.0 MB and a total of 24 digital images, each student would need a maximum of 72 MB of free disk space.

Labeling Images

To label your images with the dimensions of the artwork and the medium or media used to create it:

. Click Images & Labels to display the label fields.

. Dimensions: Enter the actual height and width (and depth, if applicable) in inches, of the artwork that is pictured.

. Medium: Enter a brief description of the materials used to create the artwork.

. Click Save All Changes to save your work before moving to another section of your portfolio or exiting the application.

Certification Testing CS4
1 - Photo Correction Basics
101-set default workspace
102-customize workspace
103-save workspace
106-unsharp mask
107-save as psd
108-save as jpeg
109-convert to bw

2 - Photo Restoration
2.01 Fix Levels
2.02 Clone Stamp
2.03 Layers & Blending Mode
2.05 File Size
2.06 Crop
2.07 Canvas Size
2.08 Text Intro
2.09 SoftProof
2.10 Resolution & Print Size
2.11 Save as PSD
2.12 Flattening & JPG
2.13 Review
Add Layers

3 - Power Quote
1- Set Up Documents
2-Create a Fill Layer
3-Enter Text
4-Modify Text
5-Layer Styles
8-Soft Proofing

Chernobyl Zoo
1-get images
2-copy rights
3-switch open
5-mod selections
6-copy paste
8-layer masks
9-mini review
10-hsl bc
11-save as psd
12-fit to paper print
13-shrink and save

5 - Typographic Logo
1-setup & guides
2-new fill layer
3-adding text
4-elements art
5-text settings
7-rambling example
8-layer groups
9-gif facts
10-soft proof print size
11-replace color
12-more logo groups
13-working with groups
14-contact sheet PDF

6 - Digital You
2-rule of thirds
3-Import images
5-copy & paste
6-smart objects
7-inverse selection
8-selection perfection
9-load & save selection
10-ctrl click selecting & masks
11-smart filters
12-text effects (bonus)
13-group layers
15-gradient shadow
16-save as psd
17-pdf and tif
18-picture package
19-resize, flatten, jpeg

7 - Review
1-red eye
2-bw to color and restoring