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Discovering Photoshop Basics

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Introduction

Introduction 0:45

The Basics of Photoshop

Getting Started with Tools

Getting Started with the Brush Tool 4:26

More Brush Tool Tips 2:00

Using the Shape Tool 3:12

Using the Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools 3:30

Using the Type Tool 5:02

Advanced Tool Options

Using the Pen Tool 0:42

Using the Lasso Tool 1:38

Beginner Photoshop Projects

Introducing a Project with Layers 0:45

Hamburger Layer Project 8:42

Wrapping Up Hamburger Layer Project 0:47

3D Forms Project 12:05

Pop Art Portraits Project 10:31

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:34

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Discovering Photoshop Basics

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to get started with the ins and outs of Photoshop.

  • 2 Explore project ideas for beginning lessons to incorporate basic tool options.

  • 3 Immediately add depth and interest to your digital art curriculum.

Photoshop can be an intimidating and confusing digital medium to introduce to your students. In this PRO Pack, gain the confidence to introduce basic tools, processes, and simple artmaking methods to overcome your hesitation. Discover beginning project ideas to encourage your students to independently work in the program. Embrace Photoshop in your digital art curriculum!


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
5. Engagement
E. Selects technology resources to supplement instructional strategies

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

Writer at AOEU, Middle School Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator

Abby is a 7th and 8th grade art teacher in Omaha, NE. She focuses on creating meaningful experiences for her students through technology integration, innovation, and creativity.

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Resources

https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.2PhotoshopToolbox.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.2PhotoshopBrushDynamics.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/PhotoshopPenModes.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.2DigitalArtRubric.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.2HamburgerAndFoodLayersProject.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.23DFormsProject-1.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/11/15.2PopArtPortraitsProject.pdf

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