The Image Editing 2.0 module sets out the knowledge and skills required to digital image concepts and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare an image for printing and publishing.

Compelling images can help when presenting facts, explaining concepts, or influencing sentiment or emotion. Image editing software makes doing this easier – and supports the creation of professional outputs. The Image Editing module certifies best practice when creating, editing, and outputting digital images.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Imaging concepts
  • Digital images
  • Graphic formats
  • Colour concepts
Image capture
  • Capturing images
Using the application
  • Image creation
  • Settings
  • Enhancing productivity
Working with images
  • Selection
  • Image manipulation
  • Layers
  • Text
  • Effects and filters
Drawing and painting
  • Drawing tools
  • Painting tools

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Can be applied to a range of image editing software from professional packages to freeware
  • Certifies best practice in basic digital image editing.
  • Provides a solid grounding in working with digital images.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the main concepts of using digital images; understand graphic format options and colour concepts.
  • Open an existing image; save an image in different formats; set image file options.
  • Use built-in options, such as displaying toolbars, palettes, to enhance productivity.
  • Capture and save an image; use various selection tools; manipulate images.
  • Create and use layers; work with text; use effects and filters; use drawing and painting tools.
  • Prepare images for printing or publishing.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Image Editing module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Image Editing module and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the Image Editing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

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ICDL Professional is made up of groups of modules that are tailored for different sectors, covering the core skills that will only become more important over time.

Each module is supported by training materials that cover the syllabus content in a way that is easy to relate to day-to-day tasks and responsibilities within a particular sector.

Modules can be mixed and matched from different sectors to create a unique ICDL Profile. For example, someone working in marketing might take Digital Marketing, Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Presentation, and Image Editing.

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