9A0-150 : Photoshop CS5

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The Adobe Photoshop CS5 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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Photoshop CS5

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The Photoshop CS5 certification exam is a standalone certification from Adobe with the exam code 9A0-150. The certification is targeted at professionals involved graphics editing program and Adobe Photoshop CS5 is the 12th major release of Adobe Photoshop. The Photoshop CS5 test is right for those candidates who want to enhance their technical abilities and demonstrational proficiency in Adobe Photoshop CS5 software.

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What is the exam registration fee? USD 180
Where do I take the exam? The Photoshop CS5 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 64 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 140 minutes
What is the passing score? 74%

(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 CS5 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 9A0-150, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Photoshop CS5 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Fashion Photographer
  • Graphics designer
  • Web publisher

Here's what you will learn

  • Given a scenario, create a selection using an appropriate tool or method
  • Save and load selections
  • Move and transform selections
  • Given a scenario, use Refine Edge controls to ca...ges (options include decontaminating edge color)
  • Create and manage layers in the Layers panel (in...ocking, clipping, grouping, and deleting layers)
  • Given a scenario, use layer Blend modes to achieve a desired effect
  • Given a scenario, use Opacity and Fill controls ...ability to vary Opacity/Fill of multiple layers)
  • Given a scenario, successfully work with Smart O...ing and editing vector objects as Smart Objects)
  • Given a scenario, combine images to make a colla... layers, Paste in Place and Paste Into commands)
  • Apply, customize, and set default values for Layer Styles
  • Use Layer Comps to save different designs within a single image
  • Using the Masks panel, painting on a mask, and converting a selection to a mask
  • Explain the benefits of using layer masks and vector masks
  • Explain the differences between color channels and alpha channels
  • Describe how to create a spot color channel suitable for prepress
  • Create and edit type layers
  • Describe the difference between pixel-based and vector-based images
  • Create graphic shapes using the Shape tools
  • Use the Pen tools to create or edit a vector path
  • Understand how to manage one or more paths in the Paths panel
  • Given a scenario, correct the color and tone in ...ss/Contrast, Shadows/Highlights, and Auto Color)
  • Explain the advantages of using Adjustment layers
  • Use the Adjustments panel to create and manage one or more adjustment layers
  • Successfully perform on-image adjustments with C...aturation, and Black and White adjustment layers
  • Convert a color image to black and white with the most control
  • Create a panorama from multiple photographs
  • Enhance the dynamic range of an image with Merge to HDR Pro
  • Correct lens-related errors with the Lens Correc...hromatic aberration, distortion, and vignetting)
  • Given a scenario, use the appropriate retouching...ch tool, Clone tool, and the Clone Source panel)
  • Given a scenario, correctly use Puppet Warp to d...objects, and correcting photographic distortion)
  • Explain the purpose of the primary Camera Raw adjustment settings
  • Given a scenario, successfully apply a local cor...sh, Gradient filter, and the Spot Removal brush)
  • Use Camera Raw controls to reduce luminance noise and color noise
  • Explain the Camera Raw to Photoshop workflow
  • Given an option, open and manipulate a JPEG or TIFF in Camera Raw
  • Describe the Camera Raw to JPEG workflow
  • Given a scenario, use the Mixer Brush and its options properly
  • Given a scenario, adjust Bristle Tip brush settings appropriately
  • Given a scenario, choose and use the proper meth...atches panel, Color panel, and the Color Picker)
  • Understand how and why to use Smart Filters
  • Create and use gradients and patterns
  • Use Mini-Bridge to view, manage, and open images inside Photoshop
  • Describe how to arrange panels and manage worksp...custom workspaces, using the workspace switcher)
  • Work with tabbed documents and controls in the A...s, canvas rotation, Application Frame, and n-up)
  • Given a scenario, choose an appropriate method t...w (options include the new scrubby zoom feature)
  • Given a scenario, create a new file (options include size, color mode, and resolution)
  • Given a scenario, properly resize an image (opti...orm options, Crop tool, and Content Aware Scale)
  • Given a scenario, know how to crop and straighte...other metadata to images in Photoshop and Bridge
  • Understand common file formats and the pros and ... Mac, and understand the advantages of each mode
  • Understand the process of color management in Ph...lor management settings in the Print dialog box)
  • Given a scenario, configure settings in the Print dialog box for output
  • Given a scenario, soft proof an image in Photoshop
  • Create a Web Gallery using Adobe Bridge
  • Optimize photographs and graphics for the web using Save for Web and Devices window
  • Correctly slice a web layout into multiple files using layer-based slicing and the Slice tools
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