Adobe® Photoshop® CC: Part 2

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

1 day

Course Description


Adobe® Photoshop® CC is a leading graphic creation application, popular among graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Photoshop’s numerous features work together to provide a comprehensive toolset for you, the design professional. This course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

This course covers the Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CC objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This course is also designed to cover the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.

Course Objectives:

This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC. In this course, you will:

Target Student:

Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs, and anyone interested in working toward the Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop exam certification.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with the following tasks:

To meet these prerequisites, you can take the Logical Operations course:

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:


This course was created and keychecked using Windows 8.1.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Raster Images

Topic A: Draw with Brushes

Topic B: Create Gradients

Topic C: Apply Tool Presets

Lesson 2: Applying Vector Image Tools

Topic A: Create Images with Vector Paths

Topic B: Apply the Shape Drawing Tools

Topic C: Work with Type

Topic D: Apply Type Special Effects

Lesson 3: Applying Advanced Layer Techniques

Topic A: Modify Images with Masks

Topic B: Apply Special Effects by Using Filters

Topic C: Apply Special Effects to Layers

Topic D: Apply Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing

Lesson 4: Automating Tasks

Topic A: Create and Apply Actions

Topic B: Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Lesson 5: Editing Video

Topic A: Edit Video

Topic B: Add Graphics, Titles, and Animation to Video

Lesson 6: Setting Project Requirements

Topic A: Identify Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs

Topic B: Adhere to Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use

Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

Appendix A: Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop CC Certification Exam Objectives

Appendix B: Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop CC Exam Mapping