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    Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 1

    Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 1
    Course Description Overview

    Course Specifications

    Course Number:


    Course Length:

    1 day

    Course Description Overview:

    Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 1 focuses on some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. In addition, the orientation to Adobe® Bridge and organization of files in Bridge is covered. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to videographers, Photoshop Part 1 will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

    This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 exam.

    Course Objectives:

    This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop. In this course, you will:

    • Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop.
    • Create basic images.
    • Manage selections and layers.
    • Modify and repair images, and manage color.
    • Refine images by adjusting layers, using camera raw, and applying advanced image refinement.
    • Import, export, organize, and save files.

    Target Student:

    Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs, and anyone interested in working toward the Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 certification.


    To ensure your success in this course, you should have a basic comfort level with digital photography. For example, you have used a digital camera and have downloaded images to your computer or other storage device.

    Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:

    For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

    • Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor
    • 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (8 is recommended)
    • 3.1 GB available hard disk space and additional free space required during installation
    • Graphics card with 2 GB of dedicated video RAM (NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050 or equivalent; NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1660 or Quadro® T1000 is recommended)
    • 1,280 x 800 (at 100% scale factor) resolution monitor with 16-bit color and megabyte (MB) or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
    • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
    • Internet connection and registration necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services
    • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
    • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen

    Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:

    • Microsoft® Windows® October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809 or later
    • Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 (You might also see this version referred to as the November 2019 release or version 21.0.)
    • Adobe® Bridge
    • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides (instructor machine only)

    In November 2019, Adobe updated Photoshop to the 2020 Release. This book is based on version 2020, and will refer to the software as Photoshop 2020.

    This course was created and keyed using Windows 10.

    Course Content:

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

    Topic A: Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge

    Topic B: Organize the Photoshop Workspace

    Topic C: Customize the Photoshop Workspace

    Lesson 2: Creating Basic Images

    Topic A: Manage Image Elements and Formats

    Topic B: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphic Composition

    Topic C: Work with Digital Devices

    Lesson 3: Managing Selections and Layers

    Topic A: Use Selection Tools

    Topic B: Manage Layers

    Lesson 4: Adjusting Images

    Topic A: Modify Images

    Topic B: Repair Images

    Topic C: Implement Color Management

    Lesson 5: Refining Images

    Topic A: Adjust Layers

    Topic B: Apply Camera Raw

    Topic C: Refine Images by Using Advanced Tools

    Lesson 6: Managing Files in a Production Workflow

    Topic A: Import, Export, and Organize Files

    Topic B: Save Images for the Web

    Topic C: Save Images for Print

    Topic D: Format Images for Other Programs

    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Exam

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