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Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) objectives

Assessment Published 10/1/18 Last updated on 3/2/20

This document identifies the skills an individual must master in order to earn a current version of the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop CC (2018) release.

This certification is valid for three years after the date on which it is earned.

For more information on the Adobe Certified Associate program, visit

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

1+ Month
Content Standards
Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
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Jean Menezes

Posted on 10/1/19 6:37:05 PM Permalink

​Great cheatsheet. Thanks for sharing.

Celeste Payne

Posted on 7/24/19 12:01:45 AM Permalink

​Thank you for posting

Roberto Ferrera

Posted on 6/14/19 1:53:38 PM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing!!!


Posted on 6/8/19 4:43:37 PM Permalink

Very useful resources, thank you for sharing ​

Daniel Meza

Posted on 3/6/19 2:57:33 AM Permalink

​Does anyone know if there are paid resources for students for the 2018 version? I can only find resources for 2015 and I heard that the actual test has changed from a simulation to actually using the program to create a product. Any ideas would be appreciated!

Youssef Wzin

Posted on 3/2/19 6:09:03 PM Permalink

It's adorable resources thanks for that ​

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 2/20/19 7:52:18 PM Permalink

​Thanks for posting this wonderful resource.

James Tyler

Posted on 2/1/19 9:20:34 AM Permalink

​A very useful resource, many thanks!

Mitchell Saa

Posted on 1/21/19 11:14:43 PM Permalink

​When will Adobe premiere a more millenial way to Education Exchange ? I mean this content can be produced in video and use the participation of foreknown experts to provide a more robust platform.

Ray Cooper

Posted on 11/10/18 2:36:44 AM Permalink

​Good to know. Thanks for posting.

Stuart Murdoch

Posted on 10/10/18 10:45:45 PM Permalink

I would have liked to have attempted this certification. ​Sadly there are no certification centres near me in Melbourne, Vcitoria, Australia.