ACA Prep (Visual Arts, Photoshop CC 18) The Digital Way

Curriculum Published 10/19/17 Last updated on 3/2/20


As a recently certified associate and aspiring teacher, I created this brief course that helps prepare students for the Adobe Certifed Associate exam. Each lesson consists of a lecture and 2 activities that reinforce the content learned in the lecture. At the end of each module, there are 2 tests: a MC and Reasoning test (vocabulary and skills) and a visual test (Photoshop demonstration).

This is NOT certified by Adobe or Pearson in any way and is free to use/edit for anyone, by anyone. Enjoy!


  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Creative apps and services for everyone.

  • Photoshop

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

ISTE Standards
Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

Photoshop CC
Google Docs/Drive

Adobe Bridge

Adobe Lightroom (in some instances)

CC License
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Kelly Sari

Posted on 7/17/18 9:48:04 PM Permalink

Thanks for Sharing Zac go to Nepris!​

Maryellen Gross

Posted on 6/7/18 2:29:22 AM Permalink

Amazing! You are my new best friend! Do you have this resource for any other Adobe products (ie. Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, etc.).

Zac DeLane

Posted on 6/7/18 4:06:13 AM Permalink

jeffrey plummer

Posted on 4/6/18 5:58:29 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing your hard work.

Olsen Ross

Posted on 11/2/17 6:43:31 PM Permalink

​This looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing this work. It IS really difficult to prepare high school students for this certification.

ellen flaherty

Posted on 10/20/17 1:57:56 PM Permalink

Congrats on getting your ACA. It seems you haven't provided a file to download or a link. I'd love to see what you created!

Zac DeLane

Posted on 10/20/17 5:25:12 PM Permalink

ellen flaherty

Posted on 10/23/17 4:10:48 PM Permalink

Wow - extensive! Thanks for sharing.