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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Students 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. Students utilize Photoshop Elements to create an illustrated presentation of the material in the poem.
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.
Students create a travel brochure. In this Social Studies instructional activity, students observe and discuss different travel brochures. Students 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.