CB_AEL.jpgGet creative with Adobe Photoshop CS4

Chris Betcher - Adobe Education Leader

Session Outline

Adobe Creative Suite CS4 enables you to do some seriously cool stuff. This session aims to get you exploring your creative side using Photoshop CS4. We will begin by looking at some web based design tools for customising images, before we delve into Photoshop and create our very own works of art. Unleash your creativity while learning a whole bunch of useful Photoshop skills at the same time.

Don't be put off by the word "creativity"... templates will be provided, there's no drawing skill required, and you don't even need to be all that artistic. Just come and have some fun making stuff with Photoshop!

This workshop is based on suggestions I came across at the recent Adobe Summer Institute in San Jose, California. This unit of work was originally created by Scott Waldman, another AEL who teaches in New York, and has been used with great success with his students. Using a range of predesigned templates, students design their very own range of sports shoes, clothing and skateboards. In the process, they learn a number of useful Photoshop skills for digital imaging.

Design Websites

http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/index.jsp
http://www.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Create-t-shirt/Create-your-own-59/
http://www.cafepress.com.au/index.aspx
http://www.zazzle.com/create
http://en.boardperso.com/

Photoshop Templates

http://pigmag.com/it/2004/07/09/official-sneaker-templates/
http://arsenal.gomedia.us/t-shirt-templates-volume-2.html
http://downloadpsd.com/layered-psd/psd-skateboard-template-file.html

Need help with a colour scheme? Try Adobe Kuler!
http://kuler.adobe.com

About Chris Betcher

Chris Betcher is an Australian teacher, author, blogger and podcaster. He currently works as ICT Integrator at Presbyterian Ladies College Sydney, one of Australia's oldest and most respected independent girls' schools,. In this role he works with students and teachers from Reception to Year 12, assisting them make learning richer and more meaningful through the wise use of technology.

Chris is also a member of the Adobe Education Leaders program, a network of outstanding educators who inspire each other, share ideas, and collaborate with peers in the education community. The AEL program highlights the contributions of innovative educators involved in K12 education utilizing Adobe tools and applications. He recently attended the Adobe Summer Institute in San Jose, a week long series of workshop sessions with other AELs from around the world.



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