PS.1.20-Photoshop Intro

Project Scenario:

So you want to get a new relaxing job since your career as a rodeo clown took a turn for the worst (we won’t go into it here… I know it’s a painful memory). A friend of yours works at a small print-shop and they need a designer. You’ve been offered a trial position to see if you might work out long term. Tomorrow is your first day and you need to brush up on your skills! Get to it!

Project Objective:

Understand the basics of the photoshop interface and workflow.

Specifications:

  • WATCH THE INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP VIDEOS
  • Create a Photoshop Document
  • Create an image with multiple layers
  • You must name the finished file “Intro1-lastname.psd”
  • Journal or use the report format in the resources section to document what you’ve learned
  • OPTIONAL- Complete at least one photoshop tutorial you find online for Extra Credit.

Concepts Learned:

  • Photoshop Workspace
  • Layers
  • Problem Solving Process
  • Saving work and Class rules for saving

Materials/Equipment:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet (for tutorials)

Resources/References:

Guidelines:

  • TUTORIALS ARE ALL DIFFERENT!!! If you’re on one that is written poorly, move on. Don’t spend too much time on a tuturial that has bad directions. The next one may be much better!
  • Be aware of your limits. Don’t be afraid of quitting a tutorial that’s too hard… (but never give up too fast, either!)
  • Make sure you do a tutorial that you like! If it’s easy, but boring or ugly, you won’t have any fun with it and you’ll never use it again!
  • Try to steer toward the “abstract” and “text effect” tutorials, they tend to be easier.

Evaluation:

Did you complete three tutorials? Are they properly named? Are they saved in your “Photoshop” folder? Did you include the URL of the tutorial you used in your image in a text layer? Is the image still layered?

Enrichment:

  • Do an extra tutorial!
  • Create a new image using the skills you learned in your tutorials

State Standards Met:

6.0,7.0, 8.0, 9.1,9.4, 9.5, 10.0, 12.1-4, 19.1, 19.9