I did a semester's worth of tutorials for Photoshop 4.... detailed stuff,
step by step, including screen shots..... then version 5 came out, then 5.5.
I tried using the tutorials from version 4 but the students said they were
worthless. Ouch. I learned my lesson. Adobe is on an 18 month development
cycle for new versions of PS. I would be spending forever rewriting
tutorials and doing new screen shots if I tried to keep up with them.
I use the tutorials that come in the goodies folder of the application, which
are basically half of Adobe's Classroom in a Book lessons. They explain
enough about the technical aspects of the program. Its what the colleges and
professionals use, so I think it is good enough for high school students. I
think the book is totally appropriate for their age and grade level.
Once they understand the tools I turn them loose on more open-ended projects
like designing postcards and cd covers. The other thing I learned from the
tutorials is that you can assign too many. The students come to rely on them
and don't do enough creative problem solving. That's why I use them just
enough to teach them the tools.
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