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Photoshop 401: Adobe Certified Expert



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This is delivered as a Live Online “Virtual Class” – What is a Virtual Class? More info here

An Adobe certified Academy Class Instructor will help prepare you for your Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop CC and provide you with the best exam preparation available. During the course you will work through example test questions and find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

The course will give you confidence in taking the Photoshop CC expert exam, which can be done at the end of the class or at a later date (exam fee not included). Passing the exam is a big step to your successful design career. This exam is the highest official certification you can get and it can help you get recognized in the creative industry. It is the best way to tell the world about your expertise and communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe. Becoming an Adobe Certified Expert allows you to:

  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Get your CV noticed
  • Attract and win new business
  • Gain recognition from your employer
  • Leverage the power of the Adobe brand


A typical candidate should have a minimum of 1 year experience using Adobe Photoshop in a digital imaging/design environment. You may be responsible for digital asset management, production, and execution of projects in the fields of (but not limited to): photographic art, advertising design, photojournalism, news and media production, new media (Internet, Social, Mobile), and video.


The Photoshop CC Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop course is built on the 301 class prerequisites. You will need to know all the content from 101-301 classes. Candidates should also be familiar with Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge.


We will work through example test questions and find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. The exam can be taken at the end of the class or at a later date (exam fee not included).


Exam topics may include:

  • Getting Images into Photoshop
  • Working with Bridge
  • Importing and opening images

Navigating and Customizing the User Interface (UI)

  • Working with panels and menus
  • Using workspaces

Understanding Tools and Tool Settings

  • Choosing an appropriate tool
  • Adjusting tool settings

Creating and Working with Layers

  • Understanding layer concepts
  • Working with blending modes and opacity
  • Using layer masks
  • Filter layers
  • Applying layer styles

Adjusting Images

  • Cropping images
  • Resizing images
  • Straightening images

Applying Global Tonal and Color Adjustments to Images

  • Working with tools to retouch an image
  • Working with tools to adjust the tone of an image

Working with Filters

  • Understanding and working with Smart filters
  • Using Pixel and Vector-Based Tools
  • Understanding the differences between pixel and vector tools

Creating Selections

  • Understanding available methods for creating selections
  • Editing selections

Getting Images Out of Photoshop

  • Printing images from Photoshop
  • Understanding file formats when saving images


Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.


We can organise training for you. We can do it for only one person or a group. Give us a call an we can make arrangements for your course.


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You know that in the long term it pays to be skilled up in the latest software. But you’ll also know that, in the short term, investing in yourself can feel painful on your pocket. So we’ve got a solution that will help you learn the skills you need, at a monthly price that you can afford.

Introducing Academy Class Payments.

Because we’re committed to your success, we’re offering you the opportunity to pay for your training monthly, rather than the whole cost upfront. We want to remove every barrier we can to your success, and if having the flexibility to spread the cost of your training helps you, as it helps thousands of others, then let’s do it.



Academy Class Vouchers are a flexible, cost-effective solution for training multiple individuals within a team or across an organisation and allow any member within your organisation to book a training course anytime over a 12 month period.

Multiple users can make dramatic savings, booking 10 to 30 day training blocks from the Academy Class schedule. It’s up to you how many Academy Class Vouchers you purchase.

All you need to remember is that, the more you buy, the more you save.


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