Suzanne OConnor
Classroom Teacher/Photography Teacher

Annoying Orange - Combining images

Lesson Plan Published 11/14/13 Last updated on 5/16/18

This is a great introductory lesson to Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I use this with my Year 3 class. It takes about an hour. Students will design a fruit with facial features.

This topic can be related to the PD, H, PE outcomes (healthy eating); Science and Technology outcomes (digital manipulation of images) and CAPA outcomes (using digital media to create an image)

At the end of the lesson you will have introduced:

* the user interface

* the project bin and the layers palette

* importing images from google

* many basic tools - crop, transform, erase, copy, paste

* how to merge/flatten an image

* how to save to a USB

  • Photoshop

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

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

Age Levels
Content Standards
New South Wales
Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts

Adobe Photoshop Element or Adobe Photoshop

Access to digital images (either using a camera or google)


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L Wolf

Posted on 3/18/19 9:04:06 PM Permalink

​Very cute idea

ashley wilson

Posted on 2/12/14 10:07:00 AM Permalink

This looks like a fun little activity you could put a health spin on

Elaine Langille

Posted on 11/24/13 3:00:53 AM Permalink

Thanks Suzanne - what a great idea!

Kim Sandford

Posted on 11/18/13 3:09:43 PM Permalink

I love this idea! I think students would love it as well. I could see the students taking pics of themselves to incorporate instead of searching for the face images (if they wouldn't be too shy about it.)

Thanks for sharing!

John Frick

Posted on 11/15/13 10:05:31 PM Permalink

Hi Suzanne, This looks like an enjoyable project to introduce PS.