Jacqueline Coll

Introduction to Photoshop

Project Published 9/18/13 Last updated on 5/16/18


This is your Introduction to Photoshop! This program for a major part of the year! Fasten your seatbelt!

My goal and objective:

I will learn the basics of Photoshop by completing the tutorials provided by the teacher.


30 minutes

Project Specifications:

  • While watching the tutorials on Photoshop, follow along and complete your own Photoshop image.

Concepts Learned:

  • Opening Photoshop
  • Workspace
  • Layers
  • Basic Shapes
  • Type Tool


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet



Image 1

  1. Opening your Canvas
  2. Workspaces & Palettes
  3. Filters
  4. Text
  5. Layer Styles
  6. Saving a PSD

STOP! Turn in your work before continuing!

  1. Brushes
  2. Changing Brush Color
  3. Basics Shapes
  4. Layers
  5. Saving a JPG
  • NOTES – Make sure to take notes on your own sheet of paper with the proper heading! You have to write each bullet point and do the questions at the end!


  • Be sure to pay attention to the directions!


Image 1A

  • Saved properly as YourPeriodYourName.psd
  • Picture with an applied filter
  • Text with at least one layer style

Image 2B

  • Saved properly as YourPeriodYourName.jpg
  • At least one brush used
  • Two shapes
  • One layer style on at least one shape

Enrichment (aka extra credit):

  • Create something new in Photoshop using what you’ve learned

Communications Tech Literacy Standards: 03.01, 12.04

  • Photoshop

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

Age Levels
Content Standards
Common Core State Standards
Creativity and Innovation

Adobe Photoshop 


CC License
4 / 5 • 3 Ratings

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Tarek Saad

Posted on 5/13/15 9:01:01 AM Permalink

Where are the tutorial Video?.....

Denise Bramley

Posted on 10/6/14 8:23:34 PM Permalink

Where are the tutorials that they are to watch? If tutorials are on Adobe site, are they titled with the same titles you listed? Also, how do your students turn in their work? New iMac lab and no way to submit image to instructor. I have them save and show it to me for now.

Lorraine Buchan

Posted on 10/1/13 10:51:53 PM Permalink

Ideal for instruction at a very basic level

Michael Ross

Posted on 9/29/13 1:53:20 PM Permalink


I noticed your Intro to Photoshop resource does not have a creative commons license. I would like to use your resource in a free online course for adults who are new to Photoshop. Please let me know your thoughts on the use of your resource. Excellent work!