Course overview

This five-week course empowers educators to create and manipulate digital images in an intensive, hands-on collaborative experience. Learn how different kinds of digital images are made using the latest Adobe tools, and explore best practices for integrating digital media into your classroom.

All the content you produce can be used to model good practice within your own school or college. Each week of the course will introduce you to a new theme and in weeks 2, 3 and 4 an industry expert from the world of digital design. As a result, you’ll become more confident with cutting-edge digital tools, more effective as a teacher, and more of an inspiration to your students.

This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

Learning objectives

By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Create digital images using Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom.
  • Develop a critical language and deep understanding of how digital images are made.
  • Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  • Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.

What to Expect

The course blends asynchronous learning and live online classes over an intensive five-week period with a break for your final project.

The course kicks off on November 16, 2015 and ends on January 8, 2016. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Exchange at any time during the course. We provide a suggested pacing to keep you on track during this intensive time period.

For the first week, you will be attending a live class session (or viewing a recording) and completing a simple creative challenge. For the final week, you’ll be creating a final project that you’ll submit for review by the instructors. We’ve also built in time for you to catch up if you need to miss any days during the course. All work must be submitted no later than midnight UTC on January 8, 2016 if you’d like to graduate and earn course credit.

Live Classes

Live class sessions will be hosted at the below dates and times. You may choose to attend either the Australian session, European session (new), US session or view a recording. All live classes are hosted via Adobe Connect feature live instruction and classes 2, 3 and 4 feature industry guest speakers.

Live class sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays. We offer three choices in terms of time zones and you are welcome to attend any session that is convenient for you:

  • Option A (for course members in South, Central, and East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)
    • 7:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Time (GMT+10 hours) Sydney Time.
  • Option B (for course members in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East)
    • 7:00 p.m. UTC London Time.
  • Option C (for course members in North, Central, and South America)
    • 7:00 p.m. Central Time (GMT-6 hours) Chicago Time.
  • Option D (for any location)
    • View a recording (the link will be posted as soon as possible after the live sessions on the course homepage)

Course Timeline and Important Dates

  • Monday, November 16: Course opens on the Adobe Education Exchange.
  • Wednesday, November 18: Class 1
  • Wednesday, November 25: Class 2
  • Wednesday, December 2: Class 3
  • Wednesday, December 9: Class 4
  • Wednesday, December 16: Class 5
  • Friday, January 8, 2016: Course ends. Last day to submit assignments to the Education Exchange if you want to graduate from the course.

Note: Dates and times are subject to change up until the course starts.


This is an introductory level course. No prior experience with Photoshop is assumed.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require a minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you have successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.

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