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 Learning 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 Professional Art Educator Competencies
STUDIO TECHNIQUES
Media
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media

Techniques
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes

Abby Schukei

Abby Schukei

AOE Writer and Middle School Art Teacher

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://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.2PhotoshopToolbox.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.2PhotoshopBrushDynamics.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/PhotoshopPenModes.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.2DigitalArtRubric.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.2HamburgerAndFoodLayersProject.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.23DFormsProject-1.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/11/15.2PopArtPortraitsProject.pdf

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