Attached is a resource I use with my Year 7 and 8 ICT classes, also suitable for higher levels. The tutorial allows students to develop a range of Photoshop skills through remaking an existing Hollywood movie poster. I find that my students are particularly engaged with projects like this as they are familiar with the topic in this case "Guardians of the Galaxy". This tutorial is broken down into three key production phases including: background, images and text. It address skills like: deep etching, using the text tool, gradients, masking, free transform, groups, layering and blending modes. I also usually run a unit on design analysis before proceeding to practical tutorials. Students are also encouraged to create their own remakes or original posters after completing this tutorial. I have attached some student examples for your referral.
This Photoshop tutorial is at an intermediate level and requires some basic knowledge of Photoshop and is suited for both Adobe CS6 and CC. The images used here are only for educational purposes and have been edited to the point where it no longer resembles the original image. Image assets are attached as a zipped file.
I have developed a series of these tutorials over the year. I will be creating video tutorials for these projects as well in the near future. Would love to see you implement these into your own classes and would love to hear feedback on how it goes. Happy to create more if people find it useful!