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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Graphic Design
The minimum passing score is 700 out of 1000.


The Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam is a member of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam suite. Successful testing candidates will validate they possess entry-level skills in graphic design and illustration using the computer industry's premier vector drawing environment for creating scalable graphics, Adobe Illustrator.

Skills Measured:

Domain 1.0 Setting Project Requirements:1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing graphics.1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules for artwork, graphics, and graphic use.1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.Domain 2.0 Identifying Design Elements Used When Preparing Graphics:2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of design principles, elements, and graphic composition.2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of graphic resolution, graphic size, and graphic file formats for web, video, and print.2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of typography.2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of the use of symbols and representative graphics.2.5 Understand key terminology when working with graphics.Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe Illustrator:3.1 Identify elements of the Illustrator user interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.3.2 Use nonprinting design tools in the interface.3.3 Demonstrate an understanding of and select the appropriate features and options required to manage color, pattern, and gradient swatches.3.4 Demonstrate an understanding of vector drawing concepts.3.5 Demonstrate knowledge of how to work with brushes, symbols, graphic styles, and patterns.3.6 Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks.3.7 Import, export, and save files.Domain 4.0 Create Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator:4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of how to create documents.4.2 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use drawing and shape tools.4.3 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use type tools.4.4 Demonstrate knowledge of how to use scanned or photographic images.4.5 Demonstrate the ability to create realistic graphics.4.6 Demonstrate knowledge of how to modify and transform objects.Domain 5.0 Archive, Export, and Publish Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator:5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing graphics for web, print, and video.Setting project requirements 13%;Identifying design elements used when preparing graphics 18%;Understanding adobe illustrator 33%;Create graphics using adobe illustrator 27%;Archive, export, and publish graphics using adobe illustrator 9%.
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