Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop CS6—Study Guide

What is demographic data used to identify in the design process?
the target audience
Which two must be identified when developing a Photoshop Project plan?
resource allocation
Which two must be identified when developing a Photoshop Project plan?
task owners
What is a common way to change the resolution of an image?
image size
Which two are graphic design elements?
Line
Which two are graphic design elements?
Shape
Which two pieces of information are the most critical when creating images for video?
video use: television, the Web, or CD distribution
Which two pieces of information are the most critical when creating images for video?
video standard of the system the graphic is to be used on
Which camera feature is crucial to taking an image of an eagle from 150 yards away?
optical zoom
What is a Smart Object?
It allows a user to alter, transform, and warp without ruining the original information.
What are three ways to convert a selected layer to a Smart Object?
Filter > Convert for Smart filters
What are three ways to convert a selected layer to a Smart Object?
Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object
What are three ways to convert a selected layer to a Smart Object?
In the Layers panel, right click on the layer and choose “Convert to Smart Object”
What are three image criteria that must be checked before uploading to the web?
file size
What are three image criteria that must be checked before uploading to the web?
dimensions
What are three image criteria that must be checked before uploading to the web?
optimization
What could cause a problem with text in a video?
text outside the title-safe area
Place the text truck in a 36 point font below the truck.
Method of Completion:
1. Click the Horizontal Type Tool
2. In the Option Bar click the drop down arrow for Font Size
3. Click 36pt
4. Click below the truck
5. Type truck
Dock the layers panel to the bottom of the Colors panel.
Method of Completion:
1. Click and drag the layers panel to the bottom of the colors panel until it shows that it is linked (with a blue line) and then release the mouse click
Convert the background layer to a regular layer
Method of Completion:
1. Click Layer > New > Layer from Background
2. Click OK
Using a tool that allows for a single click with a tolerance of 100, select the red band of the young man’s hat.
Method of Completion:
1. Right click the Quick Selection tool
2. Click the Magic Wand Tool
3. Click in the tolerance text field in the Options Panel.
4. Type 100
5. Click on the red hat band
Display the rulers.
Method of Completion:
1. Click View > Rulers
Expand only the left edge of the canvas by 50 pixels.
Method of Completion:
1. Click Image > Canvas Size
2. Click the drop down arrow for height
3. Click Pixels
3. Click in the text box for Width
4. Type 550
5. Click the top-right anchor point
6. Click OK
Make the image black-and-white non-destructively, adjusting the resulting levels automatically.
1. Click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Black & White…
2. Click OK to accept the default name
3. Click Auto to apply the auto conversion mix on the Black & White Adjustments panel
PS.4.5.1
Using the current foreground color, create a new Solid Fill Layer with a 45% Opacity and a 75% Fill.
Method of Completion:
1. Click Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
2. Click OK
3. Click OK
4. Click in the text field for Opacity in the Layers Panel
5. Type 45%
Create a new vertical type layer that says Adobe in a size 48 Arial font.
Method of Completion:
1. Click-and-hold the Type Tool
2. Click the Vertical Type Tool
3. Click Window > Character
4. Click the drop-down arrow for Font in the Character panel
5. Click Arial
6. Click the drop-down arrow for Font Size in the Character panel
7. Click 48 pt
8. Click on the image
9. Type Adobe
10. Click the check mark to accept the changes (unnecessary for scoring)
Save the file for the Web as a Very High Quality (80), Optimized JPEG scaled to 25%. (Note: Accept other defaults.)
Method of Completion:
1. Click File > Save for Web…
2. Click the drop down arrow for Optimized File Format
3. Click JPEG
4. Click the drop down arrow for Compression Quality
5. Click Very High (Quality: 80)
6. Click the checkbox for Optimized (if necessary)
7. Click in the text box for Percent under Image Size
8. Type 25
9. Click Save
10. Click Save