Photoshop ACA Study Guide
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Which feature on the welcome screen displays tutorials that offer great tips for beginners?
Each icon on the toolbar represents a stack of tools that you can access by:
Clicking and holding down the mouse button over the tool's icon
Where is the Workspace switcher located?
Which preset workspace is the default workspace?
If you have the Motion workspace selected and want to reset to the default layout:
choose Window > Workspace > Reset Motion
To access workspace options from the menu bar choose:
Which of the following are options you can save with a new workspace?
Panel locations, menus, and keyboard shortcuts
To create a new panel group, drag a panel tab and release the mouse button when:
a horizontal blue highlight appears
To move an entire panel group, drag the group by _______ on the right, where the tabs end.
its title bar
One of the most important tips for organizing your data is to have:
1) a designated location for your Photoshop work
2) an organized file structure
3) a location that is easily accessible and just a click or two away from the Save dialog box
Which of these is true about files that have been saved and closed after being edited destructively?
You cannot go back to the original, untouched document
How do you open a file in Photoshop?
1) Choose File > Open
2) Drag the image into the interface
3) Copy and paste
Under which tool is the Redeye tool icon located?
Spot Healing brush
For the web, you'll typically want to reduce your images to _____ in the largest dimension.
Which setting in the Unsharp Mask dialog box adjusts how much sharpening is applied to the spaces between detected edges?
Which image format is the most popular for photographic images?
What is the term for when the color of the light is tinting an image?
To automatically set the white balance of a selected image, choose:
Image > Auto Color
Which tools should you use when the Redeye Tool won't work?
Sponge and Burn tools
If you rotate an item that is upside down to right side up, you are rotating the image:
Which tool is most helpful in restoring color in aged photos?
To convert a color image to black and white, which Adjustments should you use?
Black & White
What does the Dust & Scratch filter do?
It reduces noise from an image
What does increasing saturation in an image do?
It boosts all color evenly
In addition to acquiring technical and digital skills, it is also important that you:
1) know when to apply the skills
2) take time to reflect, think and analyze
3) identify your starting point
The keyboard shortcut to manually adjust levels in your image is:
Ctrl + L (Windows) or Command + L (Mac OS)
What does the Content-Aware fill tool enable you to do?
Remove an object and automatically fill in the blank area
Which keys adjust the brush size of the Spot Healing brush?
Left and Right Bracket keys
The default color space for working with images in Photoshop is:
Where will new layers be placed?
Above the currently selected layer
When you add color to an image, it's best to:
isolate every color on a different layer
What does the blending mode of a layer determine?
How the layer blends with layers beneath it
Which new blending mode for layer groups allows each layer in the group to maintain its own layer settings?
When you create a solid color fill layer, what color is selected by default?
The current foreground color
Type layers are specifically designed to contain text, and are which kind of layer?
What does flattening an image do?
It converts all the layers into a single raster image layer
To export multiple versions of an image in a single file choose:
File > Export > Layers to Files
What is the term used to describe the pixel density (how many pixels per inch) of an image?
What is the keyboard shortcut to show rulers on your document?
Ctrl + R (Windows) or Command + R (Mac OS)
Bridge is an important application that enables designers to _______________ without the need to open the application that created it:
browse, manage, and view Adobe documents
Smart objects are nondestructive layers in Photoshop which means that:
you can always return to the original image, even after the document is saved
To create a mask on a layer, click the layer on which you want to add a mask and in the Layers panel click:
When you add text, it is placed on a layer and to indicate where you want this layer to go, you need to select the layer that will be:
immediately below the text layer
Which of these settings adjusts the space between the baselines of text?
Which of these terms is often used interchangeably with Layer Style?
Which of these settings can be included when you save a new style?
1) Layer Effects
2) Layer Blending Options
3) Add to my current library
Each time you save your file, it is a best practice to also do this:
Save it again using a different filename
Smart filters always include a ___________ that allows you to control the visibility of the effect on that layer.
By default, an adjustment layer affects:
all of the layers under it
If your image is going to be commercially printed, it is best to convert the Photoshop document to:
When you have two images open simultaneously, how do you control which image displays?
Click the tab at the top of the document window to display an image
Which option affects the entire document and all layers?
Image > Image Rotation
How can you adjust the hue and saturation of an image?
Choose Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation
When you add multiple adjustments to the same smart layer, where are they placed and how can you edit the adjustments?
All adjustments stack under a single smart object and can be edited individually
How can you quickly select everything on a layer except the transparency?
Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) on the thumbnail
When using Quick Mask mode, how can you tell which areas are not selected?
Non-selected areas display in red
The modes for the Content-Aware Move tool are Move mode and:
If the Content Aware Move tool doesn't produce the results you'd like, what should you try?
Undo and then reselect the area and try again
Which setting should you adjust in the Content-Aware move tool options If you want to further restrict the pattern matching?
Increase the Structure values
What should you set the Patch tool to so it does not blend automatically?
Which settings can be adjusted for the Patch tool?
Structure, Color, Sample All Layers
An advantage of designing for screen instead of print is:
screen images are smaller
Artboards are a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 that enable you to:
create multiple images in one document
To mix raster effects with a smart object:
create a group with a smart object, duplicate, and rasterize the copy
When using the Patch tool, which option should you select if you want to drag the selection to the destination as a blended copy?
Instead of going to the Layers menu, you can add a new solid fill layer by:
using the Adjustments menu within the Layers panel
Where will you see the recent brushes you have used?
At the top of the Brush Preset Picker in the Brush panel
Which new tool was created for refining masks of textures like hair?
The Refine Radius tool
How do you remove a pin you have placed when using the Puppet Warp feature?
Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) on the pin you want to remove
What can you adjust in the Replace Color dialog box to change the color of a sampled area?
Hue, Saturation, and Lightness
How can you tell in the Layers panel that two layers are clipped?
The layer is indented with the clipping arrow preceding the thumbnail
What is true about shape layers?
Shape layers are created with vectors
When creating a custom splatter brush, which setting will randomize the size of the splatters?
Options you can select in the New Layer Comp dialog box include Visibility, Position, and:
What determines how visible a section of a gradient is?
Where is the Artboard tool located?
Nested with the Move tool
Which color space are most home and basic office printers calibrated to work with?
To open the Print dialog box in Photoshop, click:
File > Print
What does the gamut of a device describe?
The complete range of colors a device can produce
What resolution must web images be set to in order to display properly online?
When dealing with web images, resolution doesn't matter
Which color space should you convert JPEGS to when you are planning to use them for the web?
Which of these statements is/are true about the PNG-24 format when compared to JPEG?
PNG-24 allows for true alpha transparency while the JPEG doesn't
A logo with solid areas of color would best be saved in which format?
an indexed file format such as PNG-8 and GIF
A best practice when creating images for commercial printing is to:
design in RGB, but convert to CMYK before sending to the printer
When your Photoshop document will be used in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, a best practice is to:
do the text entry in Illustrator or InDesign, not in Photoshop
What is the term for converting a nonraster image or effect into a raster image?
Images that have no detail in the brightest areas due to overexposure are described as:
When discussing the print industry, we're referring to images created for the four-color process printing on:
A very high quality lossless file format that is common for the print industry is:
The most common resolution for print files is:
Which file format is small in size but can contain multiple frames that will act as an animation?
Which color mode should you use when creating images for video?
According to the Design Hierarchy, what should you start with when creating your design?
The Focal Point
What is a critical element of design for graphic designers?
Which of these most accurately describes the Rule of Thirds?
Invisible tic-tac-toe pattern with design elements falling on line intersections
Which element of art is defined as "an area enclosed or defined by an outline?"
The trash can icon is a good example of what?
For additive colors, the primary colors are:
Red, Blue, and Green
What is true about Complementary Colors?
1) Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel
2) Complementary colors create contrast
3) Complementary colors can be visually obnoxious if overused in a design
What media type is typically associated with serif fonts?
Which term describes the overall space between all the letters in a block of text?
Which Principle of Design describes the focal point to which the eye is naturally and initially drawn in a design?
The Principle of Emphasis
f you see a drawing of a person and observe that the head is too small, which Principle of Design are you using?
What should be your guiding principle when answering design questions about a particular project?
Understand your client's needs
How can you develop a target demographic for your client's project?
1) Identify the common characteristics of the target audience
2) Create an image of the typical customer
3) Think of yourself as a matchmaker
When does something original you've created become copyrighted?
As soon as it's recorded in a fixed form
How can you add copyright information to digital content without having a visually distracting copyright notice on the artwork?
By adding metadata into your digital files
Issues a court would likely consider when making a decision about fair use include Purpose, Nature, Amount, and:
Which type of Creative Commons license requires that you not change the material when you incorporate it into your own work?
The first step of the problem-solving process is to:
When brainstorming, it's important to:
Let your ideas flow
Two critical points that must be a part of every project plan are:
the Project Scope and the Project Deadline
What is Project Creep?
When a project becomes unfocused and out of control
What's the best way to avoid project creep without jeopardizing the professional relationship?
Make sure the project's scope is clearly stated
What is an important part of a feedback loop?
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