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Adobe Certified Associate: Photoshop CS5. Study Guide Commercial Photography Technology 1 2012-2013. Directions. This guide will ultimately prepare you to pass the ACA Photoshop CS5 certification test. Read through each slide carefully, and ask for help when needed.

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Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

Adobe Certified Associate:Photoshop CS5

Study Guide

Commercial Photography Technology 1

2012-2013


Directions
Directions

This guide will ultimately prepare you to pass the ACA Photoshop CS5 certification test. Read through each slide carefully, and ask for help when needed.

Most slides will have a practice file associated with it. After reading the concept provided on the slide, try it for yourself in Photoshop.

Some slides will merely serve as flashcards for you.

You will receive 100 participation points for completing this interactive PowerPoint twice, to ensure understanding of material.


Get prepared

  • You will find all practice files on the C: drive of your computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”

  • When practicing with these files, do not ever save over them. Just exit out when done.

  • Begin by opening “Practice File 1” in Photoshop.

  • Once opened, continue with the PowerPoint.

Get Prepared


Concept 1 layer styles

  • In computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Photoshop, you can change the way text layerslook by creating new “styles”.

  • Instructions

  • Follow the steps to the right, after opening “Practice File 1.”

  • 1. Double click on the text layer.

  • 2. Click the button that says “new style.”

  • 3. Name the style “Hang”

  • 4. Hit OK twice.

  • You’re done. Close file and don’t save, and You are ready for concept 2.

Concept 1: Layer Styles


Concept 2 expanding canvas size

  • In computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Photoshop, you can expand the size of your canvas to “create more room” on the file.

  • You can specify which side of the canvas you want to increase.

  • The image to the right will show you what the end result should look like. >

Concept 2: Expanding Canvas Size


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

Follow the steps computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”below, and try on your own with “Practice File 2.”

  • 1. From the top menu, Select “Image.”

  • 2. Click on ‘Canvas Size’

  • 3. Under ‘Anchor,’ click on the left, middle arrow. (This is telling Photoshop to only expand the right side of the canvas.)

  • 4. Change the unit of measurement to pixels.

  • Increase the width only by 50 pixels. Hit Ok. You’re done! Close file 2, don’t save.


Quiz yourself
Quiz Yourself computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”

Open Practice File 1 and 2.

Create a new style named “Hang” from the text layer “Hanging” on Practice File 1.

2. Expand only the right side of the canvas by 50 pixels on Practice

File 2.

See if you can complete the following questions in Photoshop without looking for help. If you need to refer back to the PowerPoint, continue practicing until you no longer need it.


Concept 3 applying gradients

  • In computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Photoshop, you can create Gradients, or graduate color fills on new layers.

  • You will create a vertical, transparent gradient to Practice File 3.

Concept 3: Applying Gradients

  • Example


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

Follow the steps computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”below, and try on your own with “Practice File 3.”

  • Load the saved selection, “grass” by going to Select > Load Selection.

    2. The gradient tool is located in the same ‘drawer’ as the paint bucket.

    3. Select Gradient tool. Choose the ‘transparency’ option from the gradient options.

    4. Click and drag the mouse from the bottom to the top of the selection.

    You have now created a vertical, transparent gradient on just the selected part of the image.

    You are done!


Quiz yourself1
Quiz Yourself computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”

Open Practice File 4.

Place a vertical, transparent gradient to the selection “grass.”

Make sure the gradient is black at the bottom and transparent at the top.

See if you can complete the following questions in Photoshop without looking for help. If you need to refer back to the PowerPoint, continue practicing until you no longer need it.


Flashcard section

Flashcard Section


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Three Main Principles of Design computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”

  • Harmony, when some or many of the components share a common trait or two.

  • Repetition, recurrence of an element in a piece.

  • Unity, refers to a sense that everything in the drawing belongs there .


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Q: computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Which principle should you apply to ensure a visually appealing layout?

  • A: Rule of Thirds


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Q: What Is the rule of thirds? computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”

  • A: 9 equal sections, dividing the image by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines.


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Q: computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Which color mode is the most effective to use for final output when a poster will be printed on an offset press? (RGB, CMYK, sRgb?)

  • A: CMYK.

Offset Press (industrial printer)


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Q: computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”How can RGB document be previewed to see what it would look like when printed in CMYK without modifying image data?

  • A:

  • View,

  • Proof setup,

  • Working CMYK

Changing the color mode of a file to see what it would look like CMYK color.


Adobe certified associate photoshop cs5

  • Q: computer in a folder called “CS5_Practice.”Which file provides the data for an image in an unprocessed form?

  • A: Camera Raw