If you’re a teacher who has to teach Adobe products, it can be pretty overwhelming. There used to be a real lack of education-level resources; everything was targeted at the professional designer. But as the popularity of Photoshop has risen from a niche job to a necessary skill, so have the resources for the classroom.
I’ve been teaching Photoshop and Illustrator for over 7 years, and I’ve found a few things that work. So I’ve compiled them into a couple of resources that I hope you’ll find useful.
Adobe Teacher on Pinterest – Infographics, tutorials, and free resources to use in Photoshop & Illustrator.
Photoshop Resources on Symbaloo – A collection of brushes, textures, fonts, and styles, as well as the best professional tutorial sites. These sites are where I go to find ENGAGING Photoshop projects for my kiddos.
Express Yourself! Photoshop Projects on Canvas LMS- This link will take you to my 2016 TCEA presentation that is set up in the Canvas Learning Management System. You’ll have to enroll, but it doesn’t cost anything. Once you’re inside, the class is set up as a basic introduction to Photoshop, and contains key principles that students need to grasp. I have a ton of links to video tutorials, as well as starter files for students to create engaging, fun projects that have been classroom tested and approved. There’s also several links to additional professional tutorials.
Each project has a set of tutorials leading up to the project itself.
Making Connections with Adobe Illustrator on Canvas LMS – You guessed it! This is the Illustrator version of the course above. If you teach both, I’d definitely start with the Photoshop side, and ease into Illustrator after they get comfortable.
If you want to use the Canvas courses in your own classroom, feel free to download the class and modify it to work for you! And if you’re looking for something particular, drop me a message!