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Share Your Experience--Editing Images Project

Share your experience creating and implementing an image manipulation project. What was your project and who was your audience? What were your successes and challenges?

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Tracy Grant

Posted on 5/18/15 3:30:53 AM Permalink

I am pretty new to the area of Photography and have only been using Photoshop as a Graphic design tool so using the Photo side of it has shown me loads. I have found that some student pick up the techniques very easily and often branch out on their own. However for some the learning curve is steep and you need to sit with them and take them through it step by step. Still the level of interest is always high and the students gain a huge amount of satisfaction form completing their work.

James Grasmick

Posted on 12/3/14 1:05:19 AM Permalink

I have worked with photography for about 5 years and I have worked with manipulating pictures and fixing pictures all the time. I think it is a lot of fun and you can be very creative with it. I use a green screen to do a lot of my studio type shots for photo shoot and I take pictures that have damage to them and fix them and manipulate them to make them look better. In an after school program a few years ago I had students work with some pictures to see if they could make changes to them and it was a challenge for some but after a few tries they were getting the hang of doing it and found it to be fun.

Sunyee Chang

Posted on 12/2/14 11:45:11 PM Permalink

I've done several photo manipulation projects in my classroom thus far. My favorite has been the one that involves the community where we took pictures of little siblings on Back to School Night in front of the Chroma Key Screen and photoshopping them into various kid-friendly backgrounds and returning them as gifts for attending Back to School Night. All students involved LOVED it.

Also the Photoshop students had to write a letter describing what they did to the photoshop pictures before returning the printed picture + the letter to the parent that brought the little sibling. This project showcased to the community that our school was doing amazing projects even though we are a Title 1 / Program Improvement school.

tannizia anthony

Posted on 8/30/14 10:54:50 PM Permalink

I took an old picture of two horses on a farm I had on the wall in the classroom, scan it and give my 12-14 years students to edit using photoshop. It was delightful to see the variation of ideas.

Pamela Hollmon

Posted on 8/24/14 11:24:14 PM Permalink

I've partnered with the art teacher at our elementary school for a photography/photo editing grant. Because of the cost of licenses, we chose to use Pixlr as our photo editing software. Our students, 4th and 5th graders, were very enthusiastic about this project; which definitely made me enthusiastic. After taking a Photoshop course, I'm looking forward to this school term as we continue this project.

Mavis McLean

Posted on 8/24/14 8:20:03 PM Permalink

My experience with the image manipulation project was a positive one. My project was to create a an image of a celebrity or political figure who is transported to another era in time. My project is geared towards middle and high school students. The project was successful in that I was able to combine all of the images in order to create the composite. The challenges were that the selection around the images could have been better.

karin h

Posted on 7/30/14 1:25:36 AM Permalink

After I did one of the beginner adobe photoshop courses late last year (2013) I was inspired to introduce my students to the BAM project. This was very achievable work to do in a short period of time for beginners.

Edward Mondragon

Posted on 7/29/14 11:06:40 PM Permalink

Since I have not taught Photoshop in the past, I believe the project that I have created will be engaging and fun for students to complete. This project allowed me to integrate several features while developing my sample project, and it allowed me to process copyright guidelines throughout the process of creation which integrates a high volume of creativity throughout the activities.

Karen Ellis

Posted on 7/21/14 2:56:41 AM Permalink

My project is a simple way of engaging with student in the first few weeks of the course. Find out what their key goal is in the course they are studying . They create a simple PS project (image with text) to creatively communicate this.

Linda Ehley

Posted on 1/23/14 8:54:38 PM Permalink

I teach at an all women's college in Wisconsin and have both traditional and non-traditional students with a variety of learning styles and experiences with technology. To assist my students I created a basic introduction to PhotoShop focusing on layers and selection tools. In class I demonstrate a basic overview of the things they will be doing. In addition, I hand out a se tof step by step instructions. Students are told they can "play" to complete the assignment, use the step by step directions, or a combination.

Non-traditional students do not always like to "play" and explore -- they want to know what they have to do, which is why I created the directions.

Jean Discorfano

Posted on 11/9/13 9:36:34 PM Permalink

My current project is a combination of three photos that tell a poignant story. I will not be teaching this project to the class until the spring 2014 semester.

Lacey Hale

Posted on 11/4/13 11:41:43 PM Permalink

I have one assignment in my Photography class where the students must photograph the sky, then change the color(s), add zoom effects (to make it appear as if the clouds are coming towards you), and make any other adjustments to create an enhanced, dramatic sky scene. They must turn in their original sky photo, along with the enhanced one. When we view the images, they must describe to the class what they did to make the creation they made. They seem to enjoy this because it's sort of like "playing with Mother Nature."

carolyn brown

Posted on 10/15/13 5:59:46 AM Permalink

I have a nice image editing project that involves duplicating a product photo and recoloring it to create 4 versions of the same product. Students like this a lot.

Imelda Hernández

Posted on 7/26/13 2:10:46 AM Permalink

Una de las prácticas que más les gusta a mis estudiantes desarrollar es el ejericio titulado Re-interpretación de una obra pictórica a través del uso de la fotografía. Ellos comprenden la importancia de la composición y de la luz en la pintura. Eligen a su artista preferido y aprenden a ver con otra mirada una de sus obras. Se plantean el reto de re-interpretar fotográficamente la obra elegida, lo que permite poner en práctica sus conocimientos sobre iluminación y el manejo de la cámara digital. En un segundo momento experimentan con las herramientas de Photoshop para obtener un efecto pictórico en la fotografía creada por ellos mismos.Principalmente utilizan los pinceles y los filtros artísticos para lograr el efecto pictórico deseado. Para completar este ejercicio ellos tienen que reflexionar sobre el proceso creativo que desarrollaron y reconocer la destreza y habilidad del artista plástico elegido en la realización de la obra que fue el punto de inspiración para realizar su re-interpretación.