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Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

With Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification, students gain the skills and discipline needed to create their unique digital world. And as educators offer industry-recognized certification as an integral part of their curriculum, students add confidence to skill as they certify the software knowledge needed to succeed in higher education and on the job.


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

The Adobe Certified Associate program offers the exam for the following Photoshop versions: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Click here to download the Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop® datasheet.

What is covered in the exams?

  • Setting Project Requirements
  • Identifying Design Elements When Preparing Images
  • Understanding Adobe Photoshop®
  • Manipulating Images
  • Publishing Digital Images

Click here to view the list of exam objectives (PDF).