Photoshop CS6

Advanced, ACE Edition

Topic-Level Outline

                         Days:  1

          Prerequisites:  Photoshop CS6: Basic, ACE Edition or equivalent experience

                         Unit 1 :  Working with multiple layers

                               Topic A: 0  Layer groups

                               A-1:                               Grouping layers

                               A-2:                               Clipping a layer to an underlying layer

                               A-3:                               Filtering layers

                               Topic B: 0  Blending modes

                               B-1:                               Applying layer blending modes

                               Topic C: 0  Smart Objects

                               C-1:                               Creating and transforming Smart Objects

                               C-2:                               Working with Smart Object contents

                               C-3:                               Placing and editing vector Smart Objects

                               Topic D: 0  Layer comps

                         D-1:                         Creating layer comps

                         D-2:                         Exporting layer comps

                         Unit 2 :  Working with color

                               Topic A: 0  Filling image areas

                               A-1:                               Creating swatches

                               A-2:                               Filling selections

                               A-3:                               Creating fill layers

                               Topic B: 0  Gradients and overlays

                               B-1:                               Creating gradients

                               B-2:                               Filling areas with overlay layer styles

                               Topic C: 0  Color adjustments

                         C-1:                         Selecting with the Magic Wand tool

                         C-2:                         Selecting with the Color Range command

                         C-3:                         Changing color by using adjustment layers

                         C-4:                         Colorizing an image

                         C-5:                         Adding a spot-color channel

                         C-6:                         Replacing a color by painting

                         Unit 3 :  Masks

                               Topic A: 0  Mask channels

                               A-1:                               Editing a Quick Mask

                               A-2:                               Saving and loading a selection

                               Topic B: 0  Layer masks

                               B-1:                               Creating a layer mask

                               B-2:                               Editing a layer mask

                               B-3:                               Creating a type mask

                               B-4:                               Creating soft edges with a grayscale mask

                               Topic C: 0  Refine selections and masks

                         C-1:                         Using the Refine Edge dialog box

                         Unit 4 :  Vector shapes

                               Topic A: 0  Vector layers

                               A-1:                               Identifying attributes of raster and vector graphics

                               A-2:                               Discussing the uses of vector paths

                               Topic B: 0  Vector shapes

                               B-1:                               Creating a freeform path

                               B-2:                               Converting a selection to a path

                               B-3:                               Creating paths with the Pen tool

                               B-4:                               Creating a vector shape layer

                               B-5:                               Stroking a path with a brush shape

                               Topic C: 0  Editing vector paths

                               C-1:                               Adjusting path points

                               C-2:                               Combining subpaths

                               Topic D: 0  Vector paths and type

                         D-1:                         Converting type characters to editable shapes

                         D-2:                         Wrapping type on a path

                         Unit 5 :  Creative image effects

                               Topic A: 0  Warping

                               A-1:                               Warping text

                               A-2:                               Warping image layers

                               A-3:                               Using Puppet Warp

                               Topic B: 0  Liquify

                               B-1:                               Using the Liquify filter

                               Topic C: 0  Black and white and duotone images

                               C-1:                               Creating a grayscale image

                               C-2:                               Converting an image from RGB to Grayscale

                               C-3:                               Creating a duotone

                               C-4:                               Adjusting duotone curves

                               Topic D: 0  Smart Filters

              D-1:              Applying Smart Filters

              D-2:              Masking Smart Filter effects

              Appendix A :  ACE exam objectives map

                               Topic A: 0  Comprehensive exam objectives