Work through each of these tasks to help you learn some of the cool things you can do in Photoshop! Sorry I’m not there to help you this week, but you can figure it out with the help of the tutorials I linked to below. You can also help each other out, since some of you are probably already Photoshop experts. Have fun, and don’t worry about it being perfect! Email or tweet me if you have questions!

**Remember, with great power comes great responsibility, and this is a loving and caring learning community ((LC)^2). Please do not photoshop people without their permission, and there is absolutely no tolerance for disrespect and/or cyberbullying. You might think that photoshopping someone is funny, but often it’s not. THINK BEFORE YOU SHOP.

Before you begin, here are a couple reminders about file types:

  • Photoshop files are saved as .psd. If you want your image to be editable, it MUST be saved as a .psd file.
  • Once you’re done editing and are ready to submit your work, convert it to a jpg. Find out how here!

And now, your tasks! Submit them to the drop box as you go. Instructions for how to submit to the drop box are linked below. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FILE NAMES AND NAME YOUR FILES CORRECTLY. Note that all files must be submitted as .jpg files, not .psd.

  1. Take a look at the samples at the bottom of this page.
  2. Download Photoshop cheat sheet and skim it.
  3. Download flower picture. Use the magnetic lasso or magic wand to select the flower. Play around with the effects to change the yellow flower to look however you want. Invert your selection and alter the green leaves. Save your file as flower_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box (you will need to manually change the file extension to .jpg. Ask for help if you need it).
  4. Download the image of Ms. Lamp holding an apple. Cut her out of the photo and put her in a different setting. Save your file as apple_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box.
  5. Create a poster that promotes one attribute of the IB Learner Profile. To see the IB Learner Profile, click here. Save your file as learner_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box.
  6. Download the image of Ms. Lamp and the kangaroo. Get rid of those unsightly bags under her eyes! Save your file as roo_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box.
  7. Download the image of Ms. Lamp with straight hair. Change her hair and eye color! Touch up her skin and whiten her teeth. Save your file as straighthair_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box.
  8. Use Photoshop to create one design of your choice. Your design must be school appropriate. If you use a photo of another person, you must ask permission and only Photoshop them in a positive way. Save your file as originalcreation_lastname.jpg and put it in the drop box.

Tutorials (there are literally thousands of them)

**If you are an advanced user, feel free to experiment and do other school-appropriate things in Photoshop. Share tips and tricks by commenting on this post!

Sample images

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