Interested in teaching an introduction to using Photoshop CS6 or CS5 in a fun and engaging way? This Introduction to Photoshop CS6 Unit Plan includes everything you need to get started teaching your students basic graphic design skills. The 7 day lesson plan includes a daily outline along with required materials & resources. The 42-slide Powerpoint includes review, instructions, & examples for students to learn Photoshop with ease. 2 handouts are included for students to take notes (you can use these as formative assessments as well). 2 Photoshop (.psd) practice files are included to make sure your students get the experience of utilizing Photoshop files just like real graphic designers.
This unit plan ends with students creating a personal header (the summative assessment). Finally, a rubric is attached at the end of the lesson plan. You can personalize all of the .docx versions of handouts and lesson plans to suit your needs and standards. This unit plan makes an excellent visual art, graphic design, or media arts lesson. Check out the preview for a peak at the lesson plan & rubric!
-42-slide Power Point (.pptx)
-7 day lesson plan with rubric (.docx & .pdf)
-Layers Notes handout (.docx & .pdf)
-Saving, Opening, File Types handout (.docx & .pdf)
-2 practice Photoshop files (.psd)
-7 student project examples (.jpg)
What will my students learn?
-File types (.png, .jpg, .psd, .gif, .pdf)
-Opening & Saving images
-How layers work in Photoshop
-Changing background colors
-How to resize layers
-How to use layer adjustments & filters
-How to add an image found on the internet
-How to add text
-How to use blending options
-How to create a personalized graphic design project