Beginning Photoshop - Broadcast Graphics
Teach the basics of Photoshop as your students explore a simple project you can implement in your classroom. This project also inspires and introduces the career of Broadcast or Motion Graphic Design. All files are provided; the images to use in the lesson, the final PSD result, and the original unedited images. All images carry a Creative Commons license (except the ABC logo) and are free to use. The PowerPoint slides (you can change) has step by step instructions, screenshots, and notations on best practices. The Photoshop tools covered in this lesson are: Preferences, New file, Open existing file, gradient tool, layers panel management, layer blend modes, transform tool, move tool, brush tool, the Motion Blur filter, and the type tool.
There is an advanced lesson for this as well. Utilizing the same final result, but actually producing the imagery, including 3D typography.