Don't let the static graphic in the preview window above fool you - the end result of this project is an awesome animated image that has everyone who views it saying WOOOOOW!
This short lesson focuses on 2 basic Photoshop techniques: applying a color adjustment and creating a simple animation. All students work with the same image to create an awesome optical illusion that has them seeing color where no color exists. They will then make a simple animated GIF to show off their work. The extension to this lesson requires students to apply the optical illusion to an image of their choice. This lesson covers lots of great Photoshop tools (such as adjusting hue/saturation, modifying levels, inverting colors, working with layers, inserting and modifying text, and much more) and students have lots of fun creating this fascinating optical illusion!
This lesson assumes students have never used Photoshop. Instructions are written for Photoshop CS3, but can be easily adjusted for use with any version of the software. Offered in .docx format to allow you to edit and personalize the instructions to meet the needs of your class/course. Enjoy!