What is Adobe Certification?

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Posted by: Joshua Hester
Published: July 9, 2019

Adobe certification demonstrates that you're able to use Adobe creative and analytics solutions in your job role. In other words, the certification reflects your hard-earned Adobe skills and expertise. Let’s take a look at what it’s all about, which products you can get certified for, and what you can do once you’re certified.

Who is Adobe certification for?

In the simplest terms, anyone who uses or is interested in careers that will use Adobe products should consider Adobe certification. The careers range from web developer to graphic designer for print and online layout, as well as jobs in video production and online marketing. But when it comes to popular programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, knowing how to manipulate photographs and other graphics is important in almost any job, especially in management presentations, and at some point, everyone will be in that position!

Which popular products have Adobe certification?

Adobe offers a wide range of creative and analytics products. You can earn certification for the following popular Adobe offerings:


Whether you are interested in just modifying the color balance or light of a photograph or applying one of its thousands of preset filters to create a one-of-a-kind effect with an image, Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate photographic editor. It provides a wealth of tools to create and enhance photographs and other raster graphics for print and online media. The term raster refers to how these graphics are stored as pixels, or colored squares, in a grid. Raster graphics are known for their highly detailed images, which are ideal for photographs, but they are limited to certain sizes, known as resolution. If you enlarge a raster graphic, then it begins to blur into its colored squares, a process known as pixelation. Photoshop is widely used by digital graphic designers and artists, photographers, interactive/web developers, marketing designers, and technical editors and writers.


Enabling line art and complex logo design, Adobe Illustrator is an important vector graphics editor that has been around since 1985. Although you can use raster graphics in Illustrator, it creates points, lines, and shapes (rather than pixels) to create graphics. This is known as vector graphics. Illustrator is an ideal choice for different resolutions because vector graphics can easily scale up and down without any degradation. Illustrator is popular with digital graphic designers and artists, interactive-web developers, marketing designers, and technical editors and writers—although not as widely popular as Photoshop.


Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting program used to lay out graphics and text into online and printed media for posters, brochures, ebooks, and magazines. With InDesign, the page size, whether printed or not, dictates your available space, and its tools provide methods to manage the placement and flow of almost any kind of object. InDesign is commonly used by desktop publishers, user interface prototypers, and font developers.


Adobe Dreamweaver is a graphical web page designer that includes advanced site management and development capabilities. In Dreamweaver, the primary output is web pages that use HTML and CSS for their display and programming languages like JavaScript for interactive content. Dreamweaver is intended for web developers who understand code but need its automation tools to streamline the creation and management of enterprise websites. As the web page becomes more common for all kinds of media, Dreamweaver has become the de facto standard for digital publishers who want to create online documents.

What can you do with Adobe certification?

Experience with Adobe products is important, and Adobe certification goes a long way toward proving to employers and clients that you have what it takes to leverage those products to their full potential. If you are Adobe certified, you can display Adobe certification logos on your business cards, resumes, and websites. Your information is entered into an exclusive Adobe Certified Expert database, which is constantly frequented by hiring managers. Plus, you get the latest updates on new features and products before they are announced to the general public.

If you’re ready for the next steps, then read our article on how to get Adobe certified today!



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