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How to draw and add text with Adobe Photoshop

Lesson Plan Published 11/11/13 Last updated on 5/30/19

In addition to its photo-editing features, Adobe Photoshop gives you a remarkably wide set of options to do things like create realistic painting effects, utilize a full suite of drawing tools, and the ability to add text directly to an image. In this activity students are introduced to the drawing, painting, shape, and text tools in Photoshop.

File Updates:

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

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

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
ACA Photoshop 2.2, 2.3, 4.6, 4.7
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

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Zoltan Nagy

Posted on 6/20/19 7:54:49 PM Permalink

​Awesome: another practical material : )

Bridgie Dunne

Posted on 4/27/18 4:57:01 AM Permalink

​Thank-you for this!

Susan Mango Curtis

Posted on 2/1/18 7:11:07 PM Permalink

​Instructions here was superb, I will use in my building a visual brand course