Kathryn StAmant

Beginning Photoshop - Broadcast Graphics

Lesson Plan Published 11/30/13 Last updated on 2/28/20

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.

  • Photoshop

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

1-2 Hours
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Computer running Photoshop CC or Photoshop CS6.

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/23/19 12:14:00 AM Permalink

​Great Work

Anita Kaddoura

Posted on 8/10/14 7:03:16 PM Permalink

I really enjoyed this. I learned a few things about layering. Thank you.

Adobe Education

Posted on 1/29/14 2:33:04 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this Kathryn! This could be a great compliment to the portfolio project and activity in the Digital Careers curriculum for a student focusing on graphic design or video production, specifically in broadcast graphics.


~Adobe Education

Kathryn StAmant

Posted on 2/12/14 3:27:54 AM Permalink

Super! That is a major goal with a project like this... to teach skills and career possibilities. Thanks for pointing out the connection.

Kimberley Martin

Posted on 1/15/14 5:15:54 PM Permalink

Excellent lesson, with a lot of teaching/learning opportunities!

Kathryn StAmant

Posted on 1/16/14 12:18:16 AM Permalink

Thank YOU!

R Kay Richardson

Posted on 1/15/14 4:17:19 PM Permalink

I LOVE that the lesson is directly related to a career path. Extremely engaging and relevant lesson.

Kathryn StAmant

Posted on 1/16/14 12:20:02 AM Permalink

Thank you so much. It seems my students work harder when the projects relate to a career path.