Samantha-Leigh Churchill
Digital Technologies Teacher

Formative Assessment Photoshop Activity Book

Assessment Published 10/21/16 Last updated on 3/2/20

This activity book was created for Year 7 and 8 students with no previous Photoshop experience.

I created an activity book with tutorials (including my own Youtube clips) outlining particular skills for students to work through.

This was used as a formative assessment before students complete their task.

The activities include; adding images, saving a .psd file, saving a JPEG file, quick selection tool, crop, liquify tool.

  • Photoshop

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

Age Levels
1+ Week
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

- Introductory Power Point

- Photoshop CC

- The Simpsons images in a zip folder

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Karen Brown

Posted on 8/18/18 6:08:47 AM Permalink

This is a great beginner's project.​ Thank you!!

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 8/19/18 6:00:48 AM Permalink

My pleasure :)​

Bridgie Dunne

Posted on 4/27/18 4:49:50 AM Permalink

​Great! Thankyou

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 8/19/18 6:00:59 AM Permalink

My pleasure :)​

Dale Patterson

Posted on 4/4/18 5:11:49 PM Permalink

Thank you so much. Great lesson!!​

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 4/5/18 12:18:33 AM Permalink

Thank you, I am glad it helped!

Tessa McNamara

Posted on 11/20/16 12:57:23 PM Permalink

​This is a great basic start to teaching students about the software. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Rediess

Posted on 11/16/16 7:44:12 PM Permalink

Finally got the book to open after I renamed it, taking off the html extension. It's way simpler than I expected. I haven't yet looked at the videos


Posted on 11/16/16 8:41:26 PM Permalink

What or how did you renamed for it to open? I am have the same problem where it will not open?

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 11/17/16 12:31:01 AM Permalink

I will upload it as a PDF for you now Maureen.​

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 11/17/16 12:31:39 AM Permalink

It was made simple due to students never using Photoshop before. The aim of it was to teach students how to use basic skills.​

Marie Rediess

Posted on 11/16/16 7:39:04 PM Permalink

​All I get for the download is gibberish. I would have expected the activity book to be in pdf format rather than html. Here's an excerpt:

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Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 11/17/16 12:35:04 AM Permalink

Sorry about that Marie​

molly goodart

Posted on 11/16/16 5:51:27 PM Permalink

​This is great! Do you have the images it says to use in the activities?

Samantha-Leigh Churchill

Posted on 11/17/16 12:31:55 AM Permalink

I do! I will attach the zip folder for you ​

molly goodart

Posted on 11/18/16 7:56:04 PM Permalink

Thank you!!​