Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners

Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
Adobe CS6 - 20 Complete Flash & Photoshop Lessons for Beginners
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If you are teaching a multimedia or ed tech class, and are looking for lessons designed for middle and high school learners of Photoshop and Flash, you have come to the right place. This comprehensive, classroom-tested 20 lesson bundle provides plenty of variety and interesting, attention-grabbing activities for your students. It is priced to save you over 45% off buying each of the products individually. You also save on buying this bundle as opposed to my Photoshop and Flash bundles separately.

I have been giving these assignments to beginners of Photoshop and Flash and they have worked extremely well. Each lesson comes with detailed step by step instructions with plenty of screenshots.

The Flash lessons include interactive PDF instructions complete with a navigation system and Table of Contents which is accessible from each page of the document. This makes it super convenient for students to click their way around the document and find things easily. The Flash lessons also include selected video instruction!

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding this bundle! I hope that you find it useful and I look forward to hearing from you.

Notes:
- This product is designed and intended to be used on a PC (Windows) and not a Mac.
- In addition to being part of this bundle, the 10 Photoshop lessons and 10 Flash lessons are also sold separately as bundles in my store.

PHOTOSHOP lessons Included in this package:
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Creating a Retro Polaroid Collage
This is an engaging, beginner and intermediate level project that my students have really enjoyed sinking their teeth into. Students choose an image that they will use as the basis for a Polaroid Collage. Using Clipping Masks, they construct realistic looking pictures complete with drop shadows.

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Turning a photograph into a 3D oil painting
In this creative activity, students will choose an image from the Internet and make it appear to be an oil painting. Students will use Layers, Masks and various selection tools to accomplish this task. After they have changed the appearance of their chosen image, they will place the image onto another file which includes the easel image.

This is a project that beginners can follow and enjoy!

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Adding Color to a Black and White image
In this assignment, students bring an old photo or image alive by adding color to it. Students begin by searching the internet for a Black and White image that they would like to use. They copy the image into Photoshop and begin selecting areas of the image and colorizing them using Curves Adjustment Layers. Students are amazed that they can take a drab, aged image and breathe life and color into it.

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Creating a Music Collage Poster
Students are engaged in this eye-catching assignment for a couple of reasons. First, almost everyone loves and listens to music. Also, they enjoy the blending of the background texture with the images of musicians they love. Though I used Musicians in this activity, it could easily be amended to suit the interest of individual students. Instead of musicians, they could choose actors, athletes or historical figures.

Photoshop CS6 Intro Tutorial - Spot the Differences
This assignment is great for introducing or reviewing a very important fundamental in Photoshop - using the selection tools. Students will create a Spot the Differences type graphic that you might see in a magazine. I get students to come up with their own unique Spot the Differences graphic using the internet to find images they like. You can then display the students work via projector and have classmates try to find the differences. They really enjoy this!

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Industrial City Collage Poster
In this activity, which is appropriate for beginners and intermediate level users, your students will create an artistic, textured collage depicting a city of their choice. Landmarks and symbols of a city are combined with a couple of industrial textures to create a gritty, urban feel.

There are plenty of screenshots included in the easy to follow instructions!

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Creating a Photo Mosaic Portrait
his fun, engaging activity will allow beginners to quickly build an interesting optical illusion. Using a few image sources, students will cobble together a photo mosaic face portrait. When looked at from a distance, the picture will look like the larger image of the person's head. Upon closer inspection, smaller details (pictures of the same person or people connected to that person) become more apparent.

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Retro Car Poster
Students really enjoy this beginner level assignment! The concept is for them to find an image of a car and turn it into a funky, bold, bright 1960's style poster. Students are free to choose either a modern car or an old model they love. Of course, for students who aren't into cars, they could choose another object or person for a theme.

There are plenty of screenshots included in these easy to follow instructions.

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Pop Art Intro
Students respond to this introduction to Pop Art, and soon will be creating brightly colored Pop Art from photos and images. Beginners can handle this activity for sure provided they know how to use selection tools and can follow directions step by step. They also enjoy being able to transform their favorite actor, athlete, musician or historical figure into a vibrant piece of art. There is a detailed set of step by step instructions complete with plenty of screenshots.

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Pop Art Panels
In this fun activity, students create that Photoshop eye candy known as Pop Art. An image is selected from the internet, turned into pop art using some basic filters and color adjustment layers, and then copied into a four-panel format. Beginners can handle this activity for sure provided they know how to use selection tools. They also enjoy being able to transform their favorite actor, athlete, musician or historical figure into a vibrant piece of art.

FLASH lessons included in this bundle:
Flash CS6 Lesson - Ten Second Countdown, Owning the Timeline!
Students get familiar with the timeline in this activity designed with beginners in mind. The concept is simple; students are asked to create a basic (and accurate) ten-second countdown. Suggested extensions are provided for differentiation.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Adding “time” to the timeline by inserting frames
- Converting shapes to symbols
- Distributing symbols to their own layers (a GREAT habit!)
- Creating regular and blank keyframes.


Flash CS6 Lesson - Thanksgiving Animation, mastering the Spray Brush Tool
A turkey tries to trick his chicken buddy into wearing a turkey suit on Thanksgiving. This beginner level animation exposes students to fundamental timeline skills. These skills will prove useful as students progress into more challenging animation techniques.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Using the spray brush tool
- Creating symbols
- Organizing layers on the timeline
- Creating keyframes and blank keyframes
- Learning to use the playhead (aka “scrubber”) to time movies.


Flash CS6 Lesson - Intro to Motion Tweening
A simple “dot” race provides a quick immersion into Motion Tweening. Students repeat simple steps and consolidate their learning in this straightforward exercise. Video available for portions of exercise and extensions suggested for faster finishers. This allows for nice lesson differentiation.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Motion Tweening
- Creating symbols
- Organizing layers on timeline
- Adding curves to tweens
- Learning to use the play head (aka “scrubber”) to time movies


Flash CS6 Lesson - Modifying Motion Tweens
This lesson is a great way for students to get a deep dive into some of the options available for Motion Tweening. Students not only motion tween movement but also resize, make invisible, change colors, ease in, ease out and make custom paths. Moving monkeys and mastering motion tweening, what fun!!

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Motion Tweening
- Working with symbols and the timeline
- Learning to use the play head (aka “scrubber”) to time movies


Flash CS6 Lesson - Intro to Shape Tweening
Students eat this activity up, mostly because Shape Tweens are so cool. They get the opportunity to pick an animal life cycle and have these animal shapes morph into each other. In my example, an egg morphs into a tadpole, which turns into a froglet, and this froglet transforms into a Frog. It is an engaging activity.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Shape Tweening (shapes)
- Shape Tweening (words)
- Tracing images
- Learning to use the play head (aka “scrubber”) to time movies


Flash CS6 - Using Layer Masks
In this jam-packed lesson, students learn how to use layer Masks to selectively reveal parts of objects. In this example, we mask a garage door opening and a car emerging from inside the house. Students also learn how to apply textures to the house and yard. Optionally, they create a stucco texture in Photoshop.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Masking
- Motion Tweening
- Adding photorealistic textures to the house, lawn, and driveway
- Learning to use the play head (aka “scrubber”) to time movies


Flash CS6 - Using the Bone Tool
Students are always attracted to techniques that allow for rhythmic, natural movement. In this lesson, students learn how to use Inverse Kinematics via the Bone Tool to make a cat’s tail wag. They reinforce this concept by making grass sway in the background as if blown by the wind. This is a relatively quick and straightforward activity, but it teaches a tool that students will want to use over and over again in future projects.

This lesson works great for beginner to intermediate learners of Flash. After they have a good sense of the basics (using symbols, the drawing tools, tweening), this lesson will give them more confidence and another tool they can wield to make better more nuanced animations.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Using the Bone Tool
- Creating realistic looking backgrounds
- Nesting animations inside of symbols
- Learning to use the play head (aka “scrubber”) to time movies


Flash CS6 - Owl and flying boy nested animation
This is a super fun and engaging activity which touches on several Flash animation skills. Students will create a 2 scene movie in which a boy gets inspired by watching an owl flap its wings and fly. Not to be outdone, the boy proves to the owl that he can indeed fly as well, and decides to pay the owl a visit on his branch. In addition to reviewing motion tweening skills, students learn how to use nested animation (movement nested inside a symbol) and single framing techniques. For students who already have had some exposure to Flash, have used the drawing tools, and know the basics, this is a great activity to expand their knowledge. Motion tweening knowledge would be a beneficial but not essential pre-requisite for this lesson. It would also be an ideal independent or extension activity for those motivated front-runners in your class who just love producing work. This project is ready to go out of the box!

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Nested Animation
- Motion Tweening
- Single framing
- Using glow and blur filters on movie clip symbols
- Creating interesting, colorful background scenery


Flash CS6 Lesson - Using Parallax Scrolling to create awesome moving backgrounds
Parallax scrolling is a powerful technique that makes animations come alive! Students learn this trick to make their backgrounds appear to have real depth as they move. Elements of the background move at different rates of speed. This all adds up to a realistic, 3-D like feel that students are blown away by. In this lesson, students create a dusky desert scene and imagine that they are driving through the desert. They use the parallax scrolling technique to make it appear as if closer objects (foreground objects such as dirt and cactuses) are moving very fast while other objects that are further away (mountains) are moving much slower.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Nested Animation
- Motion Tweening
- Parallax Scrolling
- Using rulers and guides to help with alignment
- Creating realistic background movement in animations


Flash CS6 Lesson - Creating camera movements!
This lesson opens students eyes to the wonderful potential of creating a virtual camera in Flash to mimic film-making techniques such as panning, close-ups, and zooming. It is a game changer! In this animation, a hot air balloon flies over a cityscape, and students create a virtual camera that captures everything. I have to admit, this is my single favorite skill in Flash and it really opens up a world of craft and creativity for your students to inject into their movies going forward. They can now quickly and easily make their movies have more appeal and visual pop by learning this skill.

Students practice the following skills in this lesson:
- Creating and coding a virtual camera using the Flash programming language Action Script 3.
- Motion Tweening and Classic Tweening
- Panning, zooming, and close-ups in Flash


Tips:
- Take the time to do these exercises yourself prior to presenting to the students so you are familiar with the steps.
- Whenever possible, show off students work when they are done, this is motivating for them.

Others you might like:
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial - Creating a Cool Text Graphic Image using Clipping Masks
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