Middle, High School Art Book Cover Intro to Graphic Design, Photoshop Project

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This book cover design project tasks students with designing a cover for an already existing book while also teaching them the basics of Adobe Photoshop. In an Introduction to Design or graphic design course, learning program basics is an essential part, but by adding a pop culture theme by incorporating a project with options will give students more buy in with the assignment.

This lesson plan pack is extremely comprehensive. Even if you have zero experience with Adobe Photoshop, you can learn along with the students with the resources included. In addition, this could be an easy project to implement in distance learning. Handouts can be e-mailed or sent home with students and step by step instructions are already done! This is a perfect intro into learning about design based careers such as graphic design.

All in all this pack has:

➣Lesson Plan (with big idea, national standards, vocabulary, step by step instructions, and more)

➣2 PowerPoints

➣Book research sheet

➣Photoshop basics info sheet

➣Client information sheet

➣Photoshop how tos specific to the project

➣Project checklist

➣Critique reflection sheet

➣Critique labels


The design field is ever growing. Introduce students to the variety of creative careers they can pursue through design classes.

Give students choice with this assignment and introduce it in conjunction with album covers. Allow students to decide which design project is more interesting to them. Check out the lesson bundle here.

Check out my elements of design worksheet pack here. Use these handouts with this project to further deepen your student's understanding of the elements of design.

Check out my principles of design worksheet packet here to reinforce ideas in your Introduction to Design course. These are also perfect for distance learning art and have digital fill in options.

Check out my shoe design project and teach your students the basics of Adobe Illustrator.

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Total Pages
72 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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