Week 1 – Intro to Photoshop

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Understanding the Interface
  • Creating/Customizing your workspace
  • Creating a new photoshop project
  • Placing Photos in Photoshop
  • Selecting, zooming and moving around your project

Project

For the first photoshop project, you will be fixing and coloring a damaged black & white photo. In the process, you will learn about the following tools:

  • Crop Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Layer Mask
  • Blending Mode
  • Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Layers
  • Brush Tool

Week 2 – Photoshop Filters & Layer Styles

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Creating/adding filters
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
  • Adding & Editing Text

Project

For the first photoshop project, you will be manipulating two photos to create a new photo composition. You will learn about:

  • Layer Styles
  • Filters
  • Layer Mask

Week 3 – Photoshop Shapes and Text

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Creating/adding shapes
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
  • Adding & Editing Text

Project

For this week’s photoshop project, you will create a poster for your favorite band’s next CD. The poster must be 11 x 17. Here are some examples:

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Week 4 – Photoshop Pop Out Effects

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Creating 3D pop out effects
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
  • Adding & Editing Text

Project

For this week’s photoshop project, you will create a 3d pop out illusion like the example below:

Week 5 – Watercolor Effects in Photoshop

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Loading and saving brushes
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
  • Working with Layer Masks & Adjustment layers

Project

For this week’s photoshop project, you will create a watercolor  illusion like the example below:

Week 6 – Combining multiple images to create one image.

For this week we will cover the following:

  • Loading and saving selections
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
  • Working with Layer Masks & Adjustment layers

Image result for combining image in photoshop

Week 7 – Photo retouching

For this week we will cover the following:

  • photo retouching
  • layers
  • blending
  • auto correction
  • filters
  • masks

Week 8 – Double Exposure

For this week we will cover the following:

  • creating a double exposure effect using:
  • photo retouching
  • layers
  • blending
  • auto correction
  • filters
  • masks

Example: