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Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Visual Communications
The minimum passing score is 700 out of 1000.


The Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop exam is a member of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam suite. Successful testing candidates will validate they possess entry-level skills in visual design using world's most advanced image editing software application, Adobe Photoshop.

Skills Measured:

Domain 1.0 Setting Project Requirements:1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing images.1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of rules for images and image use.1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of production process tasks and responsibilities.1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.Domain 2.0 Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Images: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. Not clear on meaning.2.6 Understand key terminology when working with digital images.Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe Photoshop: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 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 basic level color management.Domain 4.0 Manipulating Images by Using Adobe Photoshop:4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of working with selections.4.2 Use Photoshop rulers and units of measure.4.3 Transform images.4.4 Adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image.4.5 Demonstrate knowledge of the drawing and painting tools. (I didn't see this).4.6 Demonstrate knowledge of type (Doesn't offer enough to really assess this skill).4.7 Demonstrate knowledge of filters.Domain 5.0 Publishing Digital Images by Using Adobe Photoshop:5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for web, print, and video.Setting project requirements 13%;Identifying design elements when preparing Images 18%;Understanding adobe photoshop 27%;Manipulating images by using adobe photoshop 33%;Publishing digital images by using adobe photoshop 9%.
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