PROJECT LENGTH: 1 day (with 1-1.5 hour long class periods)
DESCRIPTION: This lesson teaches students how to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool and the Motion Blur Filter. This Powerpoint includes a Warm-Up and Exit Ticket as well as 16 step-by-step instructions that guide students through the exercise of selecting the figure of the running man with the Magnetic Lasso Tool and then applying the Motion Blur Filter. Each instructional step includes a written direction as well as a pictures to help guide visual learners. I print these steps as handouts and distribute them to my students so that they can follow along when I demonstrate the lesson and then work at their own pace during independent work time. After editing the first image, students are prompted to complete a second exercise with an additional image (also provided), using the same steps from the first exercise, but adapting them to accommodate the new image. This activates students' prior knowledge and teaches them problem-solving skills.
1. Powerpoint which includes step by step exercise instructions, teacher exemplars, definition of the Magnetic Lasso Tool, a prompt for a second exercise, and additional tips for tool and function use.
2. Original image files.
3. Edited image files (teacher exemplars).
- Adobe Photoshop*
*This lesson was created using Adobe Photoshop CC, but can be easily adapted for other versions of Adobe Photoshop.
- Students will be formatively assessed on their knowledge of the Magnetic Lasso Tool, Levels, and applying a Motion Blur Filter by completing 2 exercises.
- Warm Up and Exit Ticket questions.