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Editing images and graphics

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 3/2/20

In this activity, students learn to edit images and create and edit graphics from images in Photoshop and Illustrator.

File Updates:

  • Files updated on December 5, 2016 to Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
  • Files updated on February 24, 2017 to Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
  • Files updated on January 29, 2018 to Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2018 (version 22.0 - October 2017) release.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
ACA Dreamweaver 5.4; ACA Photoshop 2.1, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1; ACA Illustrator 2.5, 3.4, 4.4, 4.6
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
CC License
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Dilki Nimasha

Posted on 5/14/20 11:39:20 AM Permalink

Good !​

Peter Krizovensky

Posted on 4/26/20 8:40:48 AM Permalink

​Great guides. Thanks for sharing!

Tonya Washam

Posted on 1/27/20 7:52:21 PM Permalink

​How can I get the assets to download from the tutorials. For example, I am needing the files for the How to Fix Images tutorial.

Grows logo Design

Posted on 12/24/19 7:24:57 AM Permalink

​thank for sharing

Wilder Ones

Posted on 9/28/19 2:46:29 AM Permalink

thank u for sharing,,,, i think is good,,better​

Alper Ciftci

Posted on 9/7/19 1:47:44 PM Permalink

​Thank you

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 7:54:50 PM Permalink

I want to also like to mentioned when I am sharing resource on Facebook it doesn't work I shared it via copy pasting link but on twitter it was directly published from here showing no preview of post just a link

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 7:53:00 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing really helpful for me and add a valuable addition as an educator to me ​

Zoltan Nagy

Posted on 6/20/19 5:56:11 PM Permalink

I really like how easy you made all of these. Nothing helps better than actual hands-on projects to start growing my students' appetite for more Photoshop : )

Ma. Mercedes Buendia

Posted on 6/19/19 6:47:18 AM Permalink

​I need these materials! Thanks.


Posted on 6/2/19 10:35:33 PM Permalink

Very good resources that can help us better use Photoshop and Illustrator

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 5:31:16 AM Permalink

​A well taught lesson plan. Keep it up!

Mervin Go

Posted on 5/17/19 12:26:35 PM Permalink

​All the best.

Mike Victorio

Posted on 5/10/19 5:34:02 AM Permalink

​Very helpful resources.

Roberto Ferrera

Posted on 5/9/19 3:26:45 AM Permalink

​This is great! But just try to bear in mind that whenever we work with images we should always consider checking the resolution. We must start with the highest resolution possible for us to have good and quality output. Remember that we can have our original high resolution images from its original size to smaller one, but not making it bigger. Our output will be pixelated. Hoping this reminds us Instructors and Designers to be careful with our image resolution.

Jonathan Doyle

Posted on 4/27/19 4:28:12 AM Permalink

​Fantastic. Great information.


Posted on 4/11/19 9:51:58 AM Permalink

Thanks ​

Stoyanka Veselinova

Posted on 4/3/19 2:14:59 PM Permalink

​Thank you very much !

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/20/19 2:24:32 PM Permalink

​thanks for posting this helpful resource

Nazurah Kamaruddin

Posted on 3/15/19 5:53:41 PM Permalink

​thanks for these source. i love it

Prakash Singh

Posted on 2/19/19 10:05:54 AM Permalink

​Awesome documents sharing lot of stuffs we can do...thanks !!!

Silvia DAgruma

Posted on 1/23/19 2:26:08 PM Permalink

Thank you! I will look through them and see if they may help me! ​

Lona U

Posted on 1/2/19 8:44:45 AM Permalink

​Thank you for these resources

Richard Montero

Posted on 11/12/18 10:14:22 AM Permalink

​Nice Tools. it would be helpful. Thanks

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/24/18 5:33:43 PM Permalink

Thank you, Adobe for these valuable resources. Especially useful in my Yearbook class.​

Matthew Sterner-Neely

Posted on 8/29/18 7:20:00 PM Permalink

​This is going to be really helpful. Thanks so much.

Margaret Purvis

Posted on 5/15/18 11:16:10 PM Permalink

​Thank You so glad you updated so useful

Adobe Education

Posted on 1/30/18 8:28:36 PM Permalink

We recently updated our files to the Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2018 (version 22.0 - October 2017) release. We've also added links to assets used in the technical guides.

Adobe Education

Posted on 2/24/17 5:55:17 PM Permalink

We recently updated our files to the Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 (November 2016) release. We've also added links to image assets used in the technical guides.

The AEE Team

Jose Pause Carrero

Posted on 12/8/16 10:32:01 AM Permalink

​Thanks guys this very influential to my process, it is a handful o remember and cover everything. I can recall certain concepts of the process only surface when using the application with that method in mind. As well know certain projects use certain tools and applications to use and file size and handling. So have a folder full of PDF's in the cloud would come in handy, the assets are a plus but I suggest using your own. Not that is becomes harder or more challenging but more intuitive and essential to your process. Thank you once again and please stay blessed.

Adobe Education

Posted on 12/6/16 2:49:46 PM Permalink

We recently updated our files to the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (November 2016) release. We've also added links to image assets used in the technical guides.

The AEE Team

Steve Solis

Posted on 8/2/16 9:21:22 PM Permalink

This is great. Thank you Adobe Education! Is there a lesson plan or unit study for Lightroom?

Adobe Education

Posted on 8/3/16 8:21:09 PM Permalink

Hi Steve - we don't have curriculum like this activity for Lightroom, but here's a link to a filtered search for teaching materials for Lightroom. Hopefully you find something useful to you in that list.

Laurie Boettcher

Posted on 6/22/16 8:42:13 PM Permalink

Is there a book that contains all of the handouts for the entire Visual Design curriculum?

Adobe Education

Posted on 6/23/16 3:59:29 PM Permalink

Laurie Boettcher

Posted on 6/23/16 7:53:14 PM Permalink

OMG! Thank you so very much.

maria di gaetano

Posted on 1/9/16 11:45:57 AM Permalink

Amazing! Thankyou very much indeed for sharing!

Lars Sundin

Posted on 11/17/15 10:23:40 PM Permalink

Very good example for a well organized teaching plan.

Salheddine Boumaraf

Posted on 10/17/15 11:07:06 AM Permalink

Great resources, thank's.

Ben Tan

Posted on 3/19/14 6:38:09 PM Permalink

I don't think the sixth resource listed in the lesson plan, "How to use layers in Photoshop" is linked in the Downloads section. Could you please check that? Thanks!

Adobe Education

Posted on 3/20/14 6:25:28 AM Permalink

Penny Prichard

Posted on 2/17/14 4:59:37 PM Permalink

I love using these worksheets, etc. but do not know where to find the file with the original pictures. Does such a file exist?

Penny Prichard

Adobe Education

Posted on 2/18/14 12:53:48 AM Permalink

HI Penny,

That's great that the worksheets are so helpful! Unfortunately, due to copyright issues we don't provide the original pictures. You need to supply your own images.


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