In this class, students will learn how to use Photoshop as both a tool to alter digital images and as a means of creating finished pieces of original artwork. The course begins with an explanation of Photoshop tools and soon has students using these tools to manipulate images. Students will then learn how to use Photoshop to improve digital photos. For this purpose, students are encouraged to work from their own image bank, but images will be provided if necessary. Finally, students will use their acquired knowledge to create original pieces of artwork, including a print advertisement and a photo collage.
Damian Barneschi is an art teacher at Lexington High School.