Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for visual communication.
The following skills will be assessed on the Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop exam.
1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing images.
1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules for images and image use.
1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.
1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of image resolution, image size, and image file formats for web, video, and print.
2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of design principles, elements, and image composition.
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of typography.
2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of color correction using Photoshop.
2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of image-generating devices, their resulting image types, and how to access resulting
images in Photoshop.
2.6 Understand key terminology when working with digital images.
3.1 Identify elements of the Photoshop user interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.
3.2 Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks.
3.3 Demonstrate knowledge of importing, exporting, organizing, and saving.
3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of producing and reusing images.
3.5 Demonstrate an understanding of and select the appropriate features and options required to
implement a color management workflow.
4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of working with selections.
4.2 Use Photoshop guides and rulers.
4.3 Transform images.
4.4 Adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image.
4.5 Demonstrate knowledge of retouching and blending images.
4.6 Demonstrate knowledge of drawing and painting.
4.7 Demonstrate knowledge of type.
4.8 Demonstrate knowledge of filters.
5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for web, print, and video.
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