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Adobe Photoshop ACA Certification (4 days)

Course Information

  • Price : £675 + VAT
  • Level : Introduction to Expert
  • Version : Photoshop CS6 & CC
  • Venue : City Centre, Nottingham
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Times : 9:30am - 4:30pm

This four day ACA Photoshop training aims to give you the skills to use Photoshop in the workplace and prepare you for the official ACA exam

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A 4 day, Photoshop ACA Certification training course hosted in Nottingham, East Midlands.EventScheduledWeb Studio Training£675021st - 24th July 2014East Midlands, UKNottingham, East Midlands, UK40 leftfinished
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This course includes

Adobe Certified Associate Certificate
  • Three days trainer led Photoshop training in small groups
  • Plus one day exam preparation training
  • Practise exams to help you prepare
  • The option to sit the Official Adobe Exam immediately
  • Printed course manuals and prep notes
  • Lunch provided
  • Printed course certificate
  • Certificate from Adobe (after passing the exam)
  • Access to our FREE workshop days

Photoshop ACA Overview

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Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard image editing software, used worldwide by photographers, designers and marketeers who want to perfect their digital images by going beyond what is captured by the camera.

With our Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification training, you gain the skills and discipline needed to excel in a digital world. The Adobe certification is an industry-recognised certification that demonstrates that you have the skills required on the job. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop is one of today's most sought after skills in the job market.

Our Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop training aims to give you the skills and understanding to use Photoshop in the workplace and the confidence to prepare you for the official ACA exam. As a certified testing centre you can sit the exam with us, as soon as you feel that you are ready.

All the skills needed to understand and pass the Adobe Certified Associate exam will be covered during the three days of in-depth Photoshop training.

The fourth day will provide you with an opportunity to sit practise exams and discuss any Photoshop questions you may still have with your trainer before finally sitting the ACA exam.

Important: If you feel that you need a little more time to prepare for your exam, you have the option to delay the taking of the exam until a later date.

Course Outcomes

At the end of the training course, students will be able to use Photoshop to manuipulate images and be able to :

  • Set project requirements
  • Identify design elements when preparing images
  • Understand Adobe Photoshop
  • Manipulate images
  • Publish digital images

Course Requirements

To attend the Beginner to Photoshop Adobe Certified Associate training you should have experience using either the Windows or the Mac operating systems, be capable of basic file management and know how to use standard menus and commands.

No previous image editing software experience is required, however, a basic knowledge of graphic design, a bit of creative flair and an eye for detail are always helpful. Previous experience using any of Adobe's Creative Suite software is also beneficial.

If you wish to attend our Photoshop training, but do not wish to study for the Adobe Certified Associate certification, then we also offer the Introduction to Photoshop as an alternative option.

Course Description

The Photoshop ACA training course will guide you through the workspace, toolbox and multiple panels, which allow you to customise your workspace to best meet your final media output goals, be they for print or the Web. Working within the Creative Suite, we will briefly touch on how Photoshop correlates with some of the other CS programs. Incorporating hands-on practice lessons will teach you to the basics of image resolution, colour-space and how and when to use certain selection tools.

You will also gain an understanding of how to obtain the best possible use and control of Photoshop's powerful layers features. This will include applying effects, styles, working with text and managing groups of layers to better organise your work.

We will also cover how to utilise masks and channels to allow one even greater control of photo enhancement. In conjunction with all of these techniques, colour control and the use of filters, you will be able to build one professional looking image out of many components.

Further building on these foundations, we will look at how Photoshop handles characters, paragraphs and how typography can be enhanced and manipulated.

Finally, we will look at the output functions within Photoshop to either proof your images for print or optimise them for web publication.

Course Highlights

The course covers the following areas :

  • Getting to Know Photoshop
    • Adobe Photoshop Workspace
    • Using the Tools Panel
    • Customizing the Workspace
    • Getting to Know the Panels
    • Contextual Menus
    • Support Using Photoshop
  • Basic Photo Corrections
    • Understanding Resolution & Image Size
    • Color Touch Up
    • Tool Options for Image Correction
    • Images for Four-Colour Printing
  • Using Selection Tools
    • Selection Tools Overview
    • Moving & Manipulating Selected Areas
    • The Lasso Tools
    • The Quick Selection Tool
    • The Magic Wand Tool
  • Layer Basics
    • Understanding the Layers Panel
    • The Layers Panel Menu
    • Repositioning Layers
    • Applying Layer Effects & Styles
    • Managing/Grouping Layers
    • Flattening Layers
  • Masks & Channels
    • Conceptualising Masks & Channels
    • Creating & Refining Masks
    • Producing Quick Masks
    • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    • Content Aware Fill
    • Using Channels
  • Typographic Design
    • How Photoshop Treats Type
    • Clipping Masks from Type
    • Type on a Path
    • Warping Type
    • Character & Paragraph Panels
  • Vector Drawing Techniques
    • Basics of Bitmap Images & Vector Graphics
    • Working with the Pen Tool
    • Drawing Paths for Selection
    • Creating Vector Shapes for Artwork
    • Working with Custom Shapes
    • Importing a Smart Objects
  • Preparing Files for the Web
    • Web Design Workspace
    • Exporting as HTML
    • Using Zoomify
    • Web Gallery Features
  • Printing Consistent Colour
    • Colour Management Overview & Settings
    • Colour Proofing Your Image
    • Saving Images for Print
  • Photoshop ACA Exam Prep
    • Exam Specific Objectives
    • Up to Three Practise Exams
    • Sitting the Official Exam

Course Feedback

"I learned everything I wanted to and was able to ask questions about some of the things I needed to know. " - Donna @ NCHA
"The course was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I hope to use the course to produce marketing materials for my business." - Paula
"Relaxed informal approach, small group for personal attention. Good introduction with lots of practical examples which will make my work more efficient " - Jonathan @ Yellow6

Course Trainer

Bjorn is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, the industry recognised certification for Adobe products.

He has been involved in working with and training Adobe products for over 15 years. He has a wealth of experience using Photoshop and Lightroom for editing digital media for use in print, web and video campaigns.

Having insights into both the design and development worlds, he is able to understand the capabilities of design packages such as Illustrator, Flash and Photoshop as well as develop with server side platforms such as PHP.

Course Software

The trainers of our Adobe training courses are familiar with most previous versions of Adobe's Creative Suite and therefore will be able to guide your learning no matter which version of the software you have.

We try to provide course content that is generic to versions CS3 to CS6, but your trainer will also showcase the features of the latest version. Currently we now demonstrate the functionality of the Adobe CS6 and Creative Cloud suite.

Course Location

This Adobe Photoshop ACA training course is run from our rooms at Cumberland House in Nottingham, located in the city's main commercial district. These are serviced by a state-of-the-art tram system allowing easy access to the city centre as well as direct hourly rail services from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.

Please note that all course prices exclude VAT.