In this short Adobe Photoshop lesson, students create a photo montage by overlaying several photos onto an existing image. The end result is an interesting effect that can be used to show the relationship between images, or just to create a cool graphic. This lesson covers many of Photoshop's basic tools and thus makes a great first lesson in the software.
Students gain experience with the Rectangular Marquee Tool, Move Tool, Layer Blending mode, Opacity, Zoom, Crop, Copy, Paste, Desaturate, and Flatten. Students also learn how to create a new image, make selections, adjust an image's size, define a pattern, and fill a selection. This assignment only takes a day or two to complete and ends with students having to locate images of their own to create a new, unique montage.
This lesson assumes students have never used Photoshop. Includes instructions for Photoshop CS6, but can be easily adjusted for use with any version of the software. Offered in .doc 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!