Photoshop CS5.1

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Getting Started With Photoshop: You are to create a series of folders in your documents folder on the Mac side of your computer. The format of the folders should be as follows:

My Documents



  1. Photoshop Lesson 1: Editing a Photoshop Image

  2. Photoshop Lesson 2: Using Selection Tools

  3. Photoshop Lesson 3: Using Layers

  4. Photoshop Lesson 4: Drawing and Painting with Color

  5. Photoshop Lesson 5: Magazine Cover

  6. Photoshop Lesson 6: Placing A Photo Inside Text Tutorial
    *You are to have a minimum of 4 photos, at least one picture has to have you in it.
    *Use the brush tool to place some fun shapes on your project
    *Put your name on it somewhere with a text layer
    *Be creative and have fun with it!
    *Save in your Photoshop or Bag-O-Tricks folder as photos_in_t-a_yourname

  7. Photoshop Lesson 7: Comic Book Assignment

  8. Photoshop Lesson 8: Ocean Scene

  9. Photoshop Lesson 9: US Passport Photo

  10. Photoshop Lesson 10: Photoshop Christmas Project
  11. Photoshop Lesson 11: Three Image Photo Frame Template
    We will complete together.
    Save in your Photoshop folder as Yourname_3_image_photo2 -----------Assignment for
    Complete this assignment with another set of pictures, different from before!! Have fun with it!

  12. Photoshop Lesson 12: iME Silhouette Project PDF

  13. Photoshop Lesson 13: FBLA Poster DESE Workshop PDF

  14. Photoshop Lesson 14: "Food for Thought" Collage Assignment

  15. Photoshop Lesson 15: DUMMIES BOOK COVER PDF Web

  16. Photoshop Lesson 16: Adding Texture to Skin PDF Web Image Stone Texture
    You are to complete:
    * PS Lesson 16 of you with a stone texture
    * A second photo of you with a stone texture of your own choice. It can be a texture with wording or shapes. It should be an obviously different pick. Go above and beyond and make your eyes funky looking.
    *Both of these assignments are due on Tuesday.

  17. Photoshop Lesson 17: Adding Color to an Image Web

  18. Photoshop Lesson 18: Celebrity Selection Fun Styles Project PDF Web

  19. Photoshop Lesson 19: Photoshop Clone Project PDF

  20. Photoshop Lesson 20: Photoshop Selective Coloring Effect Web PDF

  21. Photoshop Lesson 21: Teen Acne Instructions Image

  22. Photoshop Lesson 22: Need to Know Stuff About Photoshop and Text

  23. Photoshop Lesson 23: I AM AWESOME PDF Assignment for

  24. Photoshop Lesson 24: Crazy Text Web

  25. Photoshop Lesson 25: Thankful Wallpaper Web

  26. Photoshop Lesson 26: Cereal Box Web

  27. PHOTOSHOP FINAL: Dress Max Web Assignment for - Finish Portfolio

Awesome Photoshop Tutorials -

I do not expect to see anyone setting around doing nothing in this class. You should have something to work on at all times. If you finish your assignment quickly, you are expected to expand your horizons and complete one of the tutorials below on your own. You can pick the tutorial you want to complete. It will help you learn more about PhotoShop. Each tutorial walks you step by step through the assignment. Take your pick and learn something new! Have fun with it. Make sure what you create is school appropriate. You may also be assigned these tutorials at some point. They are a lot of fun!

Photoshop Bag O' Tricks from Tonya Skinner



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Easy Fix #1 PDFsave as yourname_easy_fix_1

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2. Easy Fix #2PDF save as yourname_easy_fix_2
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3. Easy Fix #3 PDFsave as yourname_easy_fix_3
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4. Some Quick Text Effect (brick building) PDFsave as yourname_text_effect_building
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5. Text on Circular Objects PDFsave as yourname_text_on_water_tower
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6. Recolor Skin PDF save as yourname_recolor_skin
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7. Blending with Layer and Gradients, Custom Brushes PDFsave as yourname_Carrie_Underwood_Mix


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8. Healing and Cloning PDFsave as yourname_healing_cloning

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9. Combining Techniques: Patch, Blur, Masking, & Layer Adjustment PDFsave as yourname_purple_jacket
10. Lets go crazy PDFsave as yourname_hand_on_thumb
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  Lets go crazy assignment #2. Save as yourname_hand_with_heads
click to download hand
You are to:
  1. Then create a new document named as above
  2. Make it a width of 8 x height 10.5 inches
  3. Resolution 150
  4. Color Mode RGB
  5. Background Transparent
  6. Click create
  7. Download the hand image, cut out the background (or select the hand) and move it to the new document.
  8. You are to add a head on to each finger for a total of five heads. You are to use the techniques learned in lesson 10 to make the photos blend. Atleast one of the faces should be of you.
  9. Your background should be a pattern.
  10. Be creative and have fun with this assignment.
  11. You are to add your name in a fun font and color. Use at least a two color gradient to fill the text. Rotate it appropriately.
  12. Be sure and save frequently!!
  13. Assignment is worth 75 points
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11. Panoramas PDFsave as photomerge_park save second activity as yourname_polaroid_photomerge_park

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Second activity for panoramas is create a photomerge for the T-A School using merge_t-a folder.

  1. Select t-a_school_3 pics.
  2. You are to add two separate text boxes to your image. They should include Dragons and Tina-Avalon School.
  3. You can use the font type, size and color of your choice.
  4. Save it as yourname_photomerge_t-a

Third Polaroid Activity:

  1. Select t-a_school_3 pics.
  2. You are to add two separate text boxes to your image. They should include Dragons and Tina-Avalon School.
  3. You can use the border color of your choice.
  4. Save it as yourname_polaroid_photomerge_t-a


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12. Combine Photos and Mask PDFsave as yourname_three_pose_girl

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  Second photomerge activity is taking three pictures of yourself in a manner that can be merged and masked. Save it as yourname_photomerge_me.
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Clipping Groups/Masks PDFsave as yourname_clipping_groups_mask

Complete this assignment with a picture of Mrs. Rucker.

Then complete a second assignment with a picture of YOU!!! :-)

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If you are finished with your portfolio

  Assignment to be completed after clipping groups/masks. You are to complete the exact same activity with a picture of you. You will also need to add a text layer. You will be graded on neatness and originality. Save as yourname_clipping_groups_mask_of_me
14. Patterns PDFsave as yourname_patterns
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Assignment to be completed after Patterns. You are to complete another patterns assignment using the website links to define a new pattern and using an image of yourself. You are to use text and a brush. Save as yourname_patterns_on_my_own.

15. Photoshop Assignment: From Scratch save as ps_from_scratch

Assignment 1: Blend Photos Like a Hollywood Movie Poster in Photoshop - Web
save the new photo in your PhotoShop folder as PS_Movie_Poster_Yourname

  1. You will start out by selecting two pictures you want to combine
  2. Then create a new document named as above
  3. Make it a width of 8 x height 10.5 inches
  4. Resolution 300
  5. Color Mode CMYK
  6. Background Transparent
  7. You will move both picture files onto this new document
  8. Follow the link instructions from here on - Web

Assignment 2: Selecting two pictures you want to combine. You should be in both pictures. Then follow the steps above and the steps on the link. Save the new photo in your PhotoShop folder as PS_Movie_Poster_ME_Yourname

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17. Christmas Card Project PDF Web for you save as2016_Christmas_Card_Yourname
recommended image size is a 8.5 x 5.5 or 5.5 x 8.5
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18. Halloween - Blood-Shot Eye, Web, PDF
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19. Halloween - Jack-O-Lantern Activity Web
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Decorate the Christmas Tree Tree IMG

Download the image and save it in your bag-o-tricks folder as Tree_YourName
You are to have no less than 30 ornaments on the tree!
You are to include a picture of you by the tree. Whoop! Whoop!

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Extended assignment for Carroll County Memorial Hospital - Target Health Design

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22. Be A Hero Project Web Assignment for

23. Extended assignment for Carroll County Memorial Hospital - National Hospital Week is May 12-18

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Photoshop Extra Assignments

1. Total CRAP PDF  
2. Digital Imaging Terms PDF  
3. Extra Fancy Text Fun PDF  
4. Storefront Project PDF  
5. Storefront Project Scoring Guide PDF  
6. Typography Project PDF