Adobe Photoshop Test

Adobe Photoshop tests are designed to assess a candidate's knowledge and proficiency using Adobe Photoshop.


What is an Adobe Photoshop test?

The Adobe Photoshop test is a pre-employment assessment that is designed to allow recruiters a way of collecting objective and quantifiable data about a candidate’s proficiency.

Simple to administer to a large number of applicants, the Adobe Photoshop test gives each candidate the opportunity to demonstrate their current level of skill and knowledge using the software. This includes: Photo editing Print design Using pen tools Layout Vector tracing

This test has been crafted to make it simple for the recruitment team to actually see which candidate has what it takes to be successful in the role - which is most useful when a large pool of similarly qualified candidates have applied for a single job.

About the Adobe Photoshop Test

The Adobe Photoshop test consists of a varied set of questions, putting candidates through a number of different scenarios that demonstrate their knowledge of the software and their skill in using all the different tools and settings.

For the recruitment team, it is a straightforward way to get real data to use when narrowing down a candidate pool. High-performing candidates will have the required competencies and skills to be successful in the role.

The test is received by the candidates via an email link and they take the test online and in their own time. Accessible for every applicant, the results produced by the test are reliable because they take the human element out of the equation - giving recruiters a realistic view of what the candidates are capable of, without any bias.

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Why should you use an Adobe Photoshop test for recruiting?

For job roles that need Adobe Photoshop skills, recruiters can receive potentially hundreds of similarly qualified applicants. This unwieldy candidate pool is difficult to manage even after essential criteria are met following a paper sift of application forms and CVs - there could still be dozens of candidates left.

With these candidates claiming similar qualifications and experience, recruitment teams need a way to ensure the applicant can do what they are claiming to do - and that is where the Adobe Photoshop test makes a real difference to the cost per hire because the candidate pool can be reduced before time is spent in interviews.

The Adobe Photoshop test is suitable for a number of roles, such as:

  • Photographers
  • Photo/Video editors
  • Graphic artists and designers
  • Production artists
  • Front end developers
  • Social media managers

For the applicant, the Adobe Photoshop test is simple to complete, with questions that explore the different skills in editing photos - from layering and vectors to colour correction and typography, paying particular attention to proficiency in navigating the software, including exporting, saving and publishing.

Once the candidate has completed the test, the recruitment team will receive their results in an easy-to-read report. Recruiters can use this raw data to choose the most qualified, experienced and knowledgeable applicants to take forward to interviews, saving time and money.

Sample Adobe Photoshop Test question

Which of these statements is true about the interface in Photoshop?

  • The Healing Brush tool can be used to select multiple layers in an image.

  • The Magic Wand tool is used to adjust the brightness and contrast of an image.

  • The Patch tool can be used to remove blemishes and other imperfections in an image.

  • The Clone Stamp tool is used to change the color of an image.

View a sample report

Results for the Adobe Photoshop Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

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How our test assesses Adobe Photoshop skills

In Neuroworx's Adobe Photoshop test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the software. This includes using features such as vector tracing and freehand drawing, configuring settings, and troubleshooting.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Adobe Photoshop based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by Adobe Photoshop specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Adobe Photoshop experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of Adobe Photoshop proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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  • Fully accredited

    All our Adobe Photoshop tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer Adobe Photoshop tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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  • Analytics dashboard

    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

  • Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.


You’re in good company

Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


Curated by our team of experts

Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

Adobe Photoshop Test FAQs

How can proficiency in Adobe Photoshop be defined?

Adobe Photoshop has some very specific and clever features in editing and design, so a proficient user should be able to make use of all the tools, including cropping, editing, using adjustment layers, freehand drawing and the different pen tools, as well as using different layouts. They should also be knowledgeable in print design for different products, like flyers, brochures, magazines and posters.

What other skills are needed for Adobe Photoshop?

Aside from the software usage skills in Adobe Photoshop, candidates will also need to have a good eye for design, an understanding of colour theory, and confidence in using other online programs and software that might be used in the job role, such as programming and coding for front end developers, for example.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's Adobe Photoshop test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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