Mini Lessons: Digital Collage in Photoshop

Today’s essential question: How can I create a digital collage in Adobe Photoshop?

If you feel like you understand Photoshop well, consider becoming a student leader and help teach your classmates how to do the mini lessons. (Notice that I said teach, not do their projects for them!)

Today we will complete a series of Photoshop mini lessons. These tutorials will teach us how to combine multiple images into one Photoshop file, how to use the transform tool to scale and rotate an object, and how to use layers to make an object look like it is in front of parts of the scene but behind other parts of the scene. We will complete both the kitten dress up and kitten in a box tutorials, save a Photoshop version of our file and a png of each tutorial to our username, and post the PNG to our blogs. You must create a new blog post that contains the work you did today in order to receive participation points.

Links to the resources we will use today:

Kitten in a Box (teaches us how to make an object look like it is inside a container)

cat_in_box_starter

Kitten in box tutorial starter file

Completed cat in box tutorial

Completed kitten in box tutorial

  • Click here to view the step-by-step instructions for the kitten in a box tutorial. (If you do not have this file open and cannot tell me what step you need help with, I will not help you.)
  • Click here to download the kitten in a box tutorial starter file.
  • If you have time, personalize it by adding other accessories, and perhaps a background that you have downloaded from the internet. You can even switch up the animal in the box if you’re not a cat person. Here are some examples created by Media students:

Kitten Dress Up Tutorial (teaches us how to combine multiple images into one Photoshop file, and how to use the transform tool to scale and rotate objects)

Completed kitten dress up tutorial

Completed kitten dress up tutorial

  • Click here to view the step-by-step-instructions for the kitten dress up Photoshop tutorial. (If you do not have this file open and cannot tell me what step you need help with, I will not help you.)
  • Click here to download the kitten dress up Photoshop file.
  • If you have time, personalize it by adding other accessories, and perhaps a background that you have downloaded from the internet. Here are some examples created by 9th grade students:

Today we will:

  • Complete the kitten in a box tutorial. Save your file to your username as both a photoshop (.psd) file and a .png file.
  • Complete the kitten dress up tutorial. Try to personalize it by adding other accessories, and perhaps a background that you have downloaded from the internet. Save your file to your username as both a photoshop (.psd) file and a .png file.
  • Create and publish a new blog post with the following:
    • a png of your completed kitten in a box image (if you got that far)
    • a png of your completed kitten dress up image
    • a paragraph describing how you create each image. Include any challenges you faced, and how you worked through those challenges.
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