These five Photoshop assignments can be used for both beginning and advanced students. There are no directions as to how to do the particular assignments, and that is intentional. I discovered that students often learn processes better when they discover the processes on their own, rather than following my step-by-step directions. I gave my students the option of using my reference library of Photoshop books, or looking online for directions. Some students simply used their intuition and came up with their own way to create the finished product.
Whichever way students choose, they have to be able to turn in the final product.