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Adobe Photoshop Help/Reference Manuals/Guides

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by Mircea Lungu Last Activity on Dec 17, 2014

I have uploaded this resource which contains the Web links to the original Adobe Photoshop help/reference manuals/guides for those people who needed them, but didn't know where to find them and, therefore, couldn't get them. They are PDF files that can be downloaded and used offline, anytime, without the need of an Internet connection. There are different documents corresponding to the versions/releases of the software. All these electronic documents are copyrighted to Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors - they have all the rights reserved. The documents are licensed for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License. To view a copy of this license, please visit You can download the PDF files from the following links: Adobe Photoshop CC reference: Adobe Photoshop reference - Archive (older versions - CC, CS6,  CS5, CS4, CS3): Read More
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Animation in the Classroom? Yes you can, it is easy.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Trevor Milevskiy Last Activity on Dec 16, 2014

Animation is a powerful tool to use in the classroom, however many think that creating a simple animation can be very difficult. This PD should help those who are willing to try something new by creating two types of animations using the motion feature in Photoshop. I have had the opportunity to present this PD to a group of 24 adults recently. While the plan worked, one of the biggest challenges was the amount of time allowed for the session. By the time all the participants were ready to begin I lost 5 minutes which meant that an already tight session became more so, in terms of the time allocations. To overcome this the PD plan has been changed from one session to two sessions. Another challenge was that some of the participants did not bring their computer to the session which meant they had to work with another person. While this was not ideal it did allow for those with limited skills to work with participants with better skills. All the feedback provided by the participant... Read More
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Create a Poetry App for the iPad 1

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Siobhán Murphy Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

This lesson is proposed as the first of three sessions during which participants will create a magazine-style poetry app for the iPad. This (first) session deals with creating an animated title/intro page in Photoshop (think of it as an animated front cover for a magazine). The completed 5 second video that will be created in direct and guided practice may be viewed here. Here is a link to the resources created for this plan. 'title_intro.mp4' – MP4 of final video, so participants can see what they are working towards. 'title_intro.psd' – so participants can cycle through the layers during direct instruction, to see the effect of each step. 'daylight.jpg' and 'ambient.m4a' – so participants can recreate the video in Photoshop, during guided practice. 'session1_notes.pdf' – e-copy of notes to be emailed to participants (with clickable links to further resources). 'session1_notesPRINT.pdf' – hard-copy hand-outs for class, for use during guided and ind... Read More
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Optimizing Images for the Web

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Dec 11, 2014

This is an interactive .PDF describing the steps to successfully complete the task of optimizing two different images for the internet. There is a link to a tremendous video by Adobe TV:  and two hi-resolution images for students to optimize at three different widths: 800ppi, 350ppi, and 100ppi. Meant for a 60-90 minute class, depending on the abilities of the students.
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Make a Hero Wall

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 by Jason Lane Last Activity on Dec 11, 2014

This workshop activity will help teachers learn basic-intermediate skills using Photoshop to create a Hero Wall. By combining, layering and styling images and text, teachers will develop essential skills using Photoshop to reward achievement in a visual poster-styled resource that can be updated and modified as needed. I have included the full workshop guide and a cheat sheet for participants to complete as they are guided through Direct Instruction. This cheat sheet also features a 'Questions for the Facilitator' section allowing workshop participants to jot down ideas/queries during the workshop for later discussion.
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Tribal Animal Designs

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by MaryEllen Bridges Last Activity on Dec 10, 2014

This project involved using a Bamboo drawing tablet in Photoshop.  The students found a photograph of an animal that they wanted to use. Some brought in their own photos and others found them online. A high resolution image is important so that when it is enlarged their is no breakdown of the details. Close-ups work best. Open the image in Photoshop and crop it if necessary to create a strong composition. Size it to at least an 8.5" x 11" print document. High resolution is best, especially if you want to enlarge them to poster size. We used 200. The few students that never changed it from the 72 from the internet lost a lot of detail when we enlarged them. Add a transparent layer. Using the Bamboo tablet, select various brush sizes and do a basic contour drawing of animal. You are not drawing in details, just capturing the basic form of the animal. Take the eyeball off of the photograph periodically to make sure you haven't missed any important shapes. I encourage my students to... Read More
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Representative Colour Session Plan (Middle School Science)

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by A J Butler Last Activity on Dec 10, 2014

I put together a session plan for a Middle School level science topic, on Representative Colour, commonly called False Colour Imaging. The project the students will complete uses Photoshop to create a Nebula (gases) on a starfield from scratch. I’ve attached a Video that works through the steps and included a few links to space telescope websites which contain explanations of Representative Colour.
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Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by silvio nocilla Last Activity on Dec 10, 2014

In this tutorial you will learn how to create motion dynamic effects  and change your photos into a more interesting piece of art photography. During this tutorial you will make use of: Marquee toolsTransform toolVarious tips with regards to photo manipulation Link to Video Tutorial
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Visual Report

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by Christia Bowden Last Activity on Dec 10, 2014

This professional development plan is for one three hour session that teaches educators how to show their students how to use Photoshop to create graphic representation for their reports and assignments. In this session participants learn how to alter an image by: using the crop tool, filters, rotating, and more. The image is used to create a planet that can be customized for a history report, book report, and more. In the example provided it shows an Edgar Allan Poe planet that could accompany a report or assignment for an English class. This session is easily adaptable to any subject.
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Help Portrait Worldwide

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

This is taken direct from the website; "Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need." I participated in this for the first time this year and I would highly recommend that every educator finds their local group that will be participating in this next year (Dec. 5th, 2015) and volunteer to work it with a few of your students that are interested in photography. It was a great day of "giving, not taking portraits" and proved to be incredibly rewarding. It was a founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. It is a great opportunity to share the successful career that Jeremy has, as well. My students did a little research into his work before attending the event.
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Advertising and Critical Thinking

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by Craig Richardson Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

Advertising and Critical Thinking Skills Advertisement is a powerful manipulative force as well as a powerful creative force. Learning how to identify the different strategies used by advertisers and how they are used is an important life skill and involves critical thinking skills.   One project involves having students first evaluate advertisements from different media and brainstorm on the different strategies they believe are being utilized and how effective they believe them to be and whether they are used alone or in tandem.   Second, students will learn about different advertising strategies by watching video and reading articles before creating a summary chart.   Third, students will use various media to create their own advertisements using digital manipulation including still photos and video as well as audio effects.   Fourth, we will explore our views on the ethics of digital manipulation and the inaccurate messages they convey in both advertising and other medi... Read More
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World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

From 9 February to 20 March you can register teams to enter the World Skills Graphic Design Competition. The winner's will go on to the Global World Skills Competition  to be held in 2017. They will be coached by international renowned designers on that path. This competition is sponsored by Adobe, Ogilvy Mather Advertising, Coley Porter Bell, Ideas Foundation. It is open to any level 3 student currently studying at a UK College or Sixth Form. 
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Where do you see yourself in the future program plan

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 by Mamdouh Samy Last Activity on Dec 17, 2014

This program plan uses the youth media create with purpose principle to urge students to think about their success in the future, where do they see themselves and how are they going to work to reach their goals. I thought of this to motivate youth to learn the media making process while taking the time to imagine their future and start planning for it early. I hope you find this useful and I look forward to your comments and suggestions to enrich it further  
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Assessment 3 (Flash Professional): Fun with Flash

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

For this task you are going to create a small interactive object with the sole purpose of amusing you.  It must contain 3 – 5 separate (but connected) scenes/pages. Sources of inspiration:
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Dodge, Burn, Blur and Hide & Seek

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

This short tutorial and activity will run you through the Dodge, Burn and Blur Tools which replicate dark room techniques.  You will then use these skills for a game of digital hide & seek. Digital hide & seek involves using your Photoshop skills to hide images inside another image without them looking out of place.
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Corel Photoshop Ultimate

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by James Grasmick Last Activity on Dec 4, 2014

I use corel Photoshop to manipulate my photos. I find it easier to use then adobe and other editing software.  If I use adobe I like using the cs3 for working with layers if I can do it in corel.
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Photoshop CC - Outlines to Comic (or painting)

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Mel Wolverson Last Activity on Dec 6, 2014

This is a 2 minute video follow-up to one of my previous resources, Photoshop CC - Photo to Outlines. In this video I show how to blur the original image into the outlines, so they work better together.  Video link:
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Digital Panel

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 by Simone Fiume Last Activity on Nov 28, 2014

At the end of the professional development session, participants will be able to: - Use the tools and resources free transform, shape layers, magic wand, magnetic lasso to cut and edit images. - Create a photo montage of low complexity, using the layers panel, inserting text and multiple images.
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Using Premiere Pro with After Effects and Photoshop

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

Make amazing videos with help from the Dynamic Link feature in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects! Premiere Pro CC is a powerful nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. In this advanced session, educator Matthijs Clasener will teach you how to create eye-popping effects using dynamic linking between Premiere Pro and Adobe’s image-editing and visual effects creation apps. Session links and recording can be found below.
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Printmaking PowerPoint Presentation

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Last Activity on Dec 9, 2014

This is a PowerPoint Presentation for a printmaking unit. Students can first use Photoshop or Illustrator to create images for their print then they can use appropriate tools to create a hand cut print. This resource is just a a basic introduction to printmaking.
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