Lesson Plan

Subject: Digital Media Design
Topic: Making and modifying selections in Photoshop
Period: 1
Date: 13 May 10
Year: 13
Lesson #
Resources
Introduction to Photoshop pp. 32 to 39





Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop an understanding of using rectangular, elliptical, single row/column marquee tools
  • Students will be able to add, subtract and intersect selections
  • Students will be able to use lasso, polygonal lasso, magnetic lasso tools
  • Students will be able to use magic wand and quick selection tools

Expected prior knowledge:
Students will have already looked at the tools used in Photoshop as well as the principles of design (aesthetics and function); this lesson could be a refresher at the beginning of a new project.

Time
Activity
Content
5 minutes

5 minutes

15 minutes


5 minutes

5 minutes


5 minutes

5 minutes

5 minutes

10 minutes
Introduction…

Samples of work done

Showing using some tools in Photoshop


Making money exercise (Chap 3 - 3.1)

Vignette Exercise (Chap 3 - 3.2)


Selection Exercise (Chap 3 - 3.3)

Magic wand Exercise (Chap 3 - 3.4)

Quick Selection Exercise (Chap 3 - 3.5)

Wrap-up Exercises (Chap 3 - 3.6 & 7)
Recap: work done in the previous class, comment on the poster work that they have finished so far

Using the data projector, take them through quickly the use of tools:
  • Use of magic wand and quick selection tools
  • Use of lasso, polygonal lasso, magnetic lasso tools
  • Use of rectangular, elliptical, single row/column marquee tools

Practicing elliptical marquee tool

Practicing elliptical marquee tool using 15px Feather setting

Practicing magnetic lasso tool

Practicing magic wand tool

Practicing Quick Selection tool

Practicing selection modification and pasting into one document to make abstract shapes