This fun Adobe Photoshop Tutorial covers how to add snow to any photograph. We then take things a step further by covering how to create an animated graphic where the snow is actually falling. Students have a lot of fun with this activity, which is great for the winter months.
Students gain experience with such Photoshop techniques as creating, duplicating, and renaming layers, filling a layer, adjusting levels, modifying blending mode, scaling and rotating, merging layers, changing layer visibility, cropping, using relative positioning to move selections, working with the Timeline, tweening animation frames, and much more. Students also work with such Filters as Noise, Motion Bur, and Pixelate. Following the instructions, all students will add animated snow to the same image. Extension Activity allows students use an image of their choice to animate.
This lesson assumes students have never used Photoshop. Includes instructions for Photoshop CS3 and CS6 with the following differences: the CS6 instructions are more detailed and include additional screenshots; the CS3 animation is done using simple image replacement on each frame while the CS6 animation is done using tweens so that the snow actually moves across the image. Instructions can easily be adjusted for use with any version of Photoshop. Offered in .docx format to allow you to edit and 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!