Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced

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About this Course

Photoshop CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a three day course ILT series that will help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Photoshop CS6. Students will modify digital images and learn additional techniques for creating image effects. After completing this 1 day instructor-led course, the student will be able to use Photoshop CS6 to work with multiple layers, use color and gradient fills and adjust color, create layer masks, create and edit vector shapes, and apply a variety of creative effects such as Puppet Warp and Liquify.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop and is an indispensable tool for anyone responsible for the production of print and web graphics.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  •   Work with the more advanced tools and features available in this advanced version of Photoshop.
  •   Enhance your ability to create accurate masks and image effects.
  •   Learn the use of the vector tools.
  •   Automate repetitive tasks.
  •   Work with 3D objects.
  •   Prepare files for both print and web.


Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop Elements software before starting the class. You can purchase the software of obtain a trial version of it for the Adobe website.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Working with multiple layers

  • Topic A: Layer groups
  • Topic B: Blending modes
  • Topic C: Smart Objects
  • Topic D: Layer comps

Unit 2: Working with color

  • Topic A: Filling image areas
  • Topic B: Gradients and overlays
  • Topic C: Color adjustments

Unit 3: Masks

  • Topic A: Mask channels
  • Topic B: Layer masks
  • Topic C: Refine selections and masks

Unit 4: Vector shapes

  • Topic A: Vector layers
  • Topic B: Vector shapes
  • Topic C: Editing vector paths
  • Topic D: Vector paths and type

Unit 5: Creative image effects

  • Topic A: Warping
  • Topic B: Liquify
  • Topic C: Black and white and duotone images
  • Topic D: Smart Filters

Appendix A: ACE exam objectives map

  • Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives