Photoshop CC18 Series

Everything you need to know about PHOTOSHOP CC18

Adobe Photoshop™ CC18

Adobe Photoshop™ is the cornerstone product for Adobe. It is also the beginning certification to acquire if you choose to move further in your design career. This set of tutorials will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exams for CS5 or CS6.

Through hands-on, activity based projects that focus on the methods used in industry, you will learn everything from basic photo editing to advanced photo manipulation and design. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!


We recommend that you use the tutorials that correspond to the version you will take (You should practice in that version as well). But if you want to prepare for the older exams, use the old tutorials, they can be found here: CSCC15

You can also use the CC15 tutorials to prep for the CC18 exams as we get the new tutorials recorded and uploaded here for you to use!

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Pedagogical Ninja

I’m fascinated by design, creative solutions to unique problems, and community dynamics. Though a successful educator, author, designer, and consultant- I enjoy my work as a father, friend, and mentor the most.

In Progress

We’re posting the videos as we build them so you don’t have to wait, but the curriculum is incomplete. We’re working hard to finish as soon as possible, but we put quality and completeness before the calendar. The CC15 tutorials work GREAT for the CC18 exam, and we have many schools successfully reporting very high pass rates on the new exams. We think this is because the Live In The App exams are so much better for students that really know the software! 


Main thing to know with CC18 vs CC15 is that Select and Mask has slightly changed and moved, but basic tasks in the window are exactly the same. 


Project Intro

ps18-100 - Launching Photoshop

This quick intro is to introduce you to our tutorials, and our unique way of approaching effective, industry-ready curriculum. We do things differently here, in a way that mimics the real world as closely as possible. We don’t want to teach you how to use Photoshop CC18- we want to teach you to design using Photoshop! The version that you work with doesn’t matter (but new is always fun!) If it seems too weird for you, then we recommend the Adobe Learn series of books– the only books published by Adobe Press and targeted directly at the Adobe Certified Associate exams!

NOTE- If preparing for the ACA Exams, we suggest using the CC18 software.

Tips on launching and keeping the software handy for Windows 10 and in general. You can also review these other videos on how to launch on Mac OSX.


Project 1

Social Tweaks with Adobe Photoshop™ CS

Project 1 Files

pscs1splitThis introduction will help you  get familiar with the interface and learn great tricks to get your photos looking GREAT online! Learn to fix common photo problems and export in the best formats for print or web.

  We recommend taking the practice test BEFORE AND AFTER watching the videos- This strategy is PROVEN to help you remember the information! When taking the test AFTER the exam- See how you do without using any Hints!

Project 1 Practice Test– PS 15 quiz until we get the new quizzes up

Review 1

We’ll update this area when we have the new quizzes in place for CC18. For now, try the CC15 quizzes for review!