9A0-094 : Adobe Photoshop CS4 ACE Exam

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The Adobe Photoshop CS4 certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including web design, photo editing software, and how to use shape tools, lasso tools, other Photoshop tools etc.
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 ACE Exam

Here's what you will get

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 (9A0-094) exam is developed for Photographers, graphics designers, Web publishers, and other business professionals who want to demonstrate proficiency with Adobe Photoshop CS4. The Adobe Photoshop CS4 ACE exam measures your knowledge and expertise on Adobe Photoshop CS4. Adobe has specified more than sixty objectives for the 9A0-094 test. These objectives are grouped under thirteen topics. Following are some important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the 9A0-094 test.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 180
Where do I take the exam? The Photoshop CS4 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 liner, fact based, multiple choice, adaptive and simulation.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 74 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 70% minutes
What is the passing score? 70%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the Photoshop CS5 certification, Adobe's retake policy is:

  • If a Candidate fails their first attempt to pass any Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam, there is no waiting period for retaking the failed exam a second time.
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam the second time, the candidate must wait for a period of at least five calendar days from the date of their last attempt to retake the exam a third or any subsequent time.
  • All original vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 30 days of the initial failed exam. If a retake was purchased, the retake voucher is sent by email after a failed exam.
  • Test results found to be in violation of this retake policy will result in the candidate not being awarded the attempted credential, regardless of score.
What is the validity of the certification? The Photoshop CS4 certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 9A0-094, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Photoshop CS4 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Graphics designer
  • Web publisher

Here's what you will learn

  • Describe how to arrange panels and save workspac...ing menus and shortcuts, and saving workspaces.)
  • Describe how to use tabbed documents and the app...udes screen modes, canvas rotation, n-up views.)
  • Describe options for changing the document view ...Includes: GPU-assisted pan and zoom techniques.)
  • Add Given a scenario, describe the best way to r...ee Transform, Options bar, resolution concepts.)
  • Explain the advantages of and when you would use 32-bit, 16-bit, and 8-bit images.
  • Explain how to use filters and the Filter Galler...le formats, compression methods, color support.)
  • Given a tool, paint on a layer by using that tool.
  • Given a tool, retouch an image by using that tool.
  • Adjust the tonal range of an image by using an adjustment layer.
  • Explain how blending modes are used to control h... effected when using a painting or editing tool.
  • Create and use gradients and patterns.
  • Create and edit a custom brush.
  • Create and arrange layers and groups.
  • Explain the purpose of layer comps and when you would use a layer comp.
  • Explain how or why you would use a clipping group. Create and edit layer effects and styles.
  • Explain how or why you would use a layer mask.
  • Create and save a layer style.
  • Given a scenario, select, align, and distribute multiple layers in an image.
  • Given a scenario, create a selection using the a...Marquee tool, Color Range, luminosity shortcut.)
  • Save and load selections. Move and transform selections.
  • Modify and preview a selection by using Refine Edge.
  • Create and modify selections by using the Channels panel.
  • Given a scenario create, a new document by selecting the appropriate document preset.
  • Explain the purpose of Video Preview.
  • Describe the purpose of pixel aspect ratio correction.
  • Explain how to retouch video by using tools and features in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Create shape layers and paths by using the Pen and Shape tools.
  • Explain the advantages of using vector drawing tools versus using raster drawing tools.
  • Given a scenario, alter the properties of type.
  • Create and edit paths by using the Paths palette.
  • Create and use Smart Objects.
  • Convert content to be used with Smart Filters.
  • Create and use video layers.
  • Import, transform, and edit textures on 3D layers.
  • List and describe the functionality Adobe Bridge provides for viewing assets.
  • Explain how to apply metadata and keywords to assets in Adobe Bridge.
  • Given a scenario, select and use the appropriate...on function from the Tools menu in Adobe Bridge.
  • List and describe the functionality and set the ...rences dialog box and the Develop Settings menu.
  • List and describe the advantages of the Camera Raw format and the Digital Negative Converter.
  • Given a Camera Raw adjustment setting, explain the purpose of that setting.
  • Explain the purpose of and functionality provide..., and Done buttons in the Camera Raw dialog box.
  • Explain the functionality provided by High Dynam... images and describe the workflow for HDR files.
  • Describe how to use Photomerge to create a panorama.
  • Create and use actions.
  • Create and use batches.
  • List and describe the automation features available in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Describe the difference between scripting and actions and when you would use one over the other.
  • Discuss the color management workflow process that is used in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Describe the difference between assigning and converting to ICC profiles.
  • Configure color settings by using the Color Settings dialog box.
  • Explain the purpose of and how to use the Proof Setup command.
  • Discuss the relationship between color gamut and rendering intents.
  • Given a scenario, describe how to set up the Print dialog box.
  • Using the Print dialog, position an image at a given size and location on a sheet of paper.
  • Explain the differences between monitor, and dev...elationship of Photoshop to the printer driver.)
  • Given a scenario, prepare an image for use in a ... layer comps, Photoshop PDF with vector layers.)
  • Set up the Print dialog box to proof one device on another.
  • Given a scenario, choose the appropriate Save fo...e format, transparency, and metadata inclusion.)
  • Explain the options in the Save for Web and Devices dialog box.
  • Explain how to create an animated Web image.
  • Explain how slices can be used to optimize images for the Web.
  • Explain the use of layers when creating an animation in Photoshop.
  • Explain how to preview content for a mobile device by using Device Central.