Adobe's 9A0-303

Adobe Photoshop CS6

The ACE: Photoshop CS6 certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including web designing, photo editing, and use of various Photoshop tools etc. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 9A0-303 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 220 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 305 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



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The Photoshop CS6 exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-303. This certification is targeted at professionals who are involved with graphics editing program and professionals who want to enhance their technical abilities and demonstrational proficiency in Adobe Photoshop CS6 software.

Skills Measured

  • Managing Assets Using Adobe Bridge
  • Using Camera Raw
  • Understanding Photoshop Fundamentals
  • Understanding Layers
  • Understanding Selections
  • Understanding Adjustments
  • Editing Images
  • Working with Design and Print Production
  • Working with Videos
  • Outputting for Web, Print, and Mobile

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9A0-303 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you plan to spend 3-4 hours per day.

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9A0-303 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Getting started
    • Topic A: File types
    • Topic B: The Photoshop environment
    • Topic C: Tool options and presets
    • Unit summary: Getting started
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 2: Image selections
    • Topic A: Selection techniques
    • Topic B: Modifying selections
    • Unit summary: Image selections
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Layers
    • Topic A: Creating layers
    • Topic B: Transform controls
    • Topic C: Using type layers
    • Topic D: Using layer effects
    • Unit summary: Layers
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Basic image adjustments
    • Topic A: Levels adjustments
    • Topic B:TAT, clipping, and visibility
    • Topic C: Refining masks on adjustments
    • Topic D: Curves adjustments
    • Unit summary: Basic image adjustments
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Repairing and retouching images
    • Topic A: Repairing image defects
    • Topic B: Retouching images
    • Topic C: Removing image areas
    • Topic D: Painting
    • Topic E: Using filters
    • Unit summary: Repairing and retouching images
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Resizing images
    • Topic A: Image resolution
    • Topic B: Image canvas size
    • Unit summary: Resizing images
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Managing files with Adobe Bridge
    • Topic A: Browsing files in Adobe Bridge
    • Topic B: Working with metadata
    • Topic C: Organizing collections
    • Topic D: Outputting projects
    • Unit summary: Managing files with Adobe Bridge
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Working with multiple layers
    • Topic A: Layer groups
    • Topic B: Blending modes
    • Topic C: Smart Objects
    • Topic D: Layer comps
    • Unit summary: Working with multiple layers
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 9: Working with color
    • Topic A: Filling image areas
    • Topic B: Gradients and overlays
    • Topic C: Color adjustments
    • Unit summary: Working with color
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 10: Masks
    • Topic A: Mask channels
    • Topic B: Layer masks
    • Topic C: Refine selections and masks
    • Unit summary: Masks
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 11: Vector shapes
    • Topic A: Vector layers
    • Topic B: Vector shapes
    • Topic C: Editing vector paths
    • Topic D: Vector paths and type
    • Unit summary: Vector shapes
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 12: Creative image effects
    • Topic A: Warping
    • Topic B: Liquify
    • Topic C: Black and white and duotone images
    • Topic D: Smart Filters
    • Unit summary: Creative image effects
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 13: Camera Raw and batch processing
    • Topic A: Basic Camera Raw adjustments
    • Topic B: Selective Camera Raw corrections
    • Topic C: Batch processing in Camera Raw
    • Topic D: Automation in Photoshop and Bridge
    • Unit summary: Camera Raw and batch processing
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 14: Photographic techniques
    • Topic A: Panoramas
    • Topic B: HDR images
    • Topic C: Photographic adjustments
    • Topic D: Lens adjustments
    • Unit summary: Photographic techniques
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 15: Color management
    • Topic A: Color management basics
    • Topic B: Color space conversion
    • Topic C: Printing with color management
    • Unit summary: Color management
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 16: CMYK separations
    • Topic A: Prepress color settings
    • Topic B: CMYK image adjustments
    • Unit summary: CMYK separations
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 17: Web images
    • Topic A: Optimizing images for the Web
    • Topic B: Creating transparency
    • Topic C: Creating frame-based animation
    • Topic D: Animations
    • Unit summary: Web images
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 18: Timeline animation
    • Topic A: Working with video in Photoshop
    • Topic B: Editing video clips
    • Topic C: Video transitions
    • Topic D: Video design elements
    • Topic E: Publishing video
    • Unit summary: Timeline animation
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

A Photoshop CS6 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Graphics designer
  • Web publisher


9A0-303 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 9A0-303 exam?
If you pass Adobe's 9A0-303 exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

Adobe has the following prerequisites for the 9A0-303 exam:

  • Candidates should have a minimum of three years' experience with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Candidates should also be familiar with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge, and pen and tablet inputs.

The following are typical tasks that you should already be able to perform:

  • Navigate and customize the Photoshop experience based on varying tasks.
  • Analyze ingested media and determine the format needed based on intended needs (web, video, offset press).
  • Apply basic tonal and color corrections to images.
  • Document and organize image data for easy retrieval.
  • Organize individual Photoshop files using best practices for layer organization (layer sets, naming of layers).
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 180

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Photoshop CS6 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple choice questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 50 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
55 minutes
What is the passing score?
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 9A0-303 examination, Adobe's retake policy is:

  • Candidates should wait for a period of 14 days from the date of the last failed attempt before they can retake the exam.
  • The candidates who failed their exams in first attempt cannot retake it more than three times in a 12-month (1 year) period. They need to wait for 12 months before attempting the 4th retake exam.
What is the validity of the certification?
Adobe's Photoshop CS6 certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 9A0-303 exam, click here.

At a Glance

9A0-303 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 18
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 4
Total Questions 27 220
Interactive Quizzes 13 305
Final Test No Yes

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