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Photoshop for Fifth Graders: the Basics
Students review the basic tools for Adobe Photoshop. In this Photoshop lesson, students choose a picture and discuss its properties. Students use tools to see how pictures are altered. Students use layers to change their pictures.
Fifth Grade Photoshop: Change That Background
Students explore the Photoshop program. In this technology lesson, students use cropping tools to crop photos out of the background on a Photoshop file. Students edit and paste a picture onto a new background.
Students will learn the basics of their desktop; from turning on their machine to opening Photoshop and beginning a new program. The activity is technology based and the user should have the necessary software.
Photoshop for Fifth Graders: The First Step is Word
Fifth graders create an image in Microsoft Word. In this technology lesson, 5th graders take an image and practice backgrounds, borders, rotation and more. They start with Microsoft Word before trying the Photoshop program.
Play on Words Design
Students create a design of an image that combines two words to create an unusual visualization. They improve their drawing skills by completing a detailed, colored pencil rendering of the "Play on Words" they design. Using technology and its Photoshop program, they manipulate the colored pencil drawings and design a creative lettering for their play title.
PhotoShop Filters & Web Tables
Young scholars examine the offerings of PhotoShop and explore the use of web tables. In this technology skills instructional activity, students explore website design as they use tables as well as PhotoShop filter tools to create webpage samples.
Students participate in different activities in this unit using Photoshop. They practice new vocabulary. They are to be as creative as possible when creating these photos.
Introduction to Photoshop - Appropriated Portraits
Fourth graders hone their computer skills through practice with Adobe Photoshop. They choose a famous portrait painting, working on seamless integration of their own face into the picture. They work on the skills of using filters, cropping photos and other Photoshop techniques that will help them with projects throughout their lives.
Mondrian - Primary/Secondary Color Study
Utilizing computer software, learners demonstrate the color spectrum. They investigate the life of the artist Piet Mondrian and define his style of artwork. Then they use Photoshop to recreate some of his designs while discovering the difference between primary and secondary colors. Connect to science by discussing the color spectrum as it relates to light and visible colors.
Portrait of the Artist - Georgia O'Keeffe
Students study the work of Georgia O'Keefe. They use a digital camera or scanned images from a regular camera and the PhotoShop application to create a landscape of their own which reflects the important shapes or objects in their everyday life.
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The lesson provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
Analyzing Folklore: Redwall
Brian Jacques’ novel Redwall provides the focus for a series of lessons involving the analysis of folklore. Adopting the persona of a character, groups write letters in the voice of their character, assemble a collage using Microsoft Adobe Photoshop, and create a mask, using Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, representing the literal and figurative aspects of the character. In addition to writing daily summaries of their readings, class members submit individual reviews to amazon.com.
Information Technology: Photoshop Scale
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice exercises for your learners, involving the resizing of photos and postcards. This resource comes with a terrific variety of approaches for a math class and the topic would be of interest to most middle and high schoolers!
Business: Designing Business Cards
Students design and create business cards using Adobe Photoshop. Once they have applied techniques of typography and layout design, students identify redesign aspects and its importance in the design process. In a slide show, completed student business cards reflect how tone, audience, and purpose impact design and readability.
Middle schoolers explore language arts by utilizing computer imaging software. In this Photoshop lesson, students read several pieces of poetry and discuss the visual impressions they get from the words. Middle schoolers utilize Photoshop Elements to create an illustrated presentation of the material in the poem.
Public Service Graphic Design
Twelfth graders create a billboard design (on the computer) to promote and increase awareness of a social problem. Students conduct research of public service issues that are of interest to them. They collect photos and images through internet research. Students use a digital camera to crate their own images and may also scan fabrics, papers, and drawings for use. They manipulate images and text to create a design for a billboard or web page in Photoshop.
Photoshop for Fifth Graders - Autofixes
Sixth graders complete Photo-shop activities. In this technology integration lesson plan, 6th graders open a picture in Photo-shop and complete several adjustments using the program.
Photoshop Brush and Shape Tools
Learners are introduced to Photoshop and the tools to assess it properly. They are shown how to manipulate a piece of writing with shapes utilizing the brush tool. Each students writes an original haiku to describe their painting.
Using Photoshop to Create a Travel Brochure
Learners create a travel brochure. In this Social Studies instructional activity, students observe and discuss different travel brochures. Learners look on the Internet and find interesting photos for a particular place. Students then insert their photos into photoshop, crop, resize, and edit the photos in order to create their own travel brochure.
Students practice using the computer application of Photoshop in conjunction with a digital camera. They take photos of themselves and change them using Photoshop to morph the image into that of another person.