High School

Adobe Photoshop Certification Preparation

0.5 Credits
18 weeks
Open
Digital Badge

This course introduces students to the world of Adobe Photoshop. Students will get an insight into what it is like working in the visual and graphic design industry. Over 11 modules, students will learn everything from absolute basics like navigating Photoshop to performing complex tasks like editing and retouching photos, applying filters and effects, and even creating original artwork. The course contains guided tutorials, do-it-yourself projects, and great resources that will help students practice and learn how to work in Photoshop.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Competencies

Adobe in the Design Industry

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe in the design industry by explaining the role of Adobe Creative Cloud and applications, describing techniques for communicating about design plans and summarizing project management concepts.

Technical Applications in the Design Industry

Students will demonstrate an understanding of technical applications in the design industry by explaining design techniques, comparing principles of design, and describing rules of composition in the design industry.

Adobe Photoshop Project Setup

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Photoshop project setup by explaining creation of new documents, explaining the interface of Adobe Photoshop, and explaining management of Adobe Photoshop documents.

Adobe Photoshop Interface

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Photoshop interface by explaining the navigation of document creation, describing customization of assets in documents and explaining the use of the interface to process images.

Adobe Photoshop Color Tools

Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Photoshop color tools by describing the use of color in Adobe Photoshop projects, explaining the creation of color in Adobe Photoshop projects and explaining the creation of personalized presets.

Layers in a Document

Students will demonstrate an understanding of layers in a document by explaining the use of the layers panel, explaining the addition of layers to a document, and describing the types of layers in a document.

Layers for Editing Images

Students will demonstrate an understanding of layers for editing images by explaining the adjustments to a layer’s opacity, describing the use of a layer’s masks and explaining destructive and non-destructive editing.

Art in an Adobe Photoshop Document

Students will demonstrate an understanding of art in an Adobe Photoshop document by explaining drawing in Adobe Photoshop, explaining the use of the shape tools in Adobe Photoshop, and explaining text in an Adobe Photoshop document.

Creating and Modifying Visual Elements in Photoshop Documents

Students will demonstrate an understanding of creating and modifying visual elements in Photoshop documents by describing editing for shapes, explaining editing for sizing, and describing editing for impact.

Publishing Digital Media

Students will demonstrate an understanding of publishing digital media by explaining the digital metadata, comparing image file formats, and explaining the export of files.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Understand the critical concepts related to working with colleagues and clients as well as crucial legal, technical, and design-related knowledge.
  • Navigate the interface setup and program settings that assist in an efficient and effective workflow.
  • Identify the process as well as demonstrate the ability to ingest digital assets for a project.
  • Organize document structure such as layers and tracks.
  • Manage document Structure for efficient workflows.
  • Use core tools and features of the application to create visual elements and manipulate text and selections.
  • Transform digital graphics and media using basic reconstructing and retouching techniques to manipulate digital graphics and media as well as modify the appearance of elements using filters and styles.
  • Save and export documents or assets within individual layers or selections.

Course Materials

Please read the system requirements before signing up for this course. Chrome OS doesn’t allow any third-party installations onto their laptops therefore a Chromebook cannot be used for this course.