This Adobe Photoshop tutorial covers most of the basic image editing tools (Lasso, Move, Eraser, Brush, Clone Stamp, Magnetic Lasso, Smudge, Zoom) and many common techniques (editing Photoshop's preferences, saving, creating and renaming layers, making and modifying selections, and more) by having students take a head shot of themselves and replace various parts of their face with pieces from other student's head shots. Students get extensive experience making and modifying selections, dealing with scale, adjusting shadows and shading, matching skin tones, and having fun with Photoshop. This is generally a short lesson and is a great first activity in Photoshop as students have tons of fun with it.
This lesson assumes students have never used Photoshop. A file is included which lists of all the tools this lesson covers. Includes instructions for both Photoshop CS3 and CS6, but can be easily adjusted for use with any version of the software. CS3 instructions are in .docx format while CS6 instructions are in .html format and work like a website (CS6 version is more detailed and includes additional screen shots). Both versions can be edited so you can personalize the instructions to meet the needs of your class/course.
Don't bother with poorly written tutorials on the Internet that you can't edit - download, modify, and use this lesson with your students today! Enjoy!