02/10 – 02/16 : Module 5

Module 5

Photoshop Roundup

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 9.11.18 PMIn this module, we finish up the following tutorial by completing a project: Photoshop for Beginners (PDF, 1.5 MB).

The project is to design a book cover from scratch. You need to utilize what you learned from the previous three modules.

Goals and Outcomes


During this module, students will:

  • explore more functions in Adobe Photoshop
  • understand how to work with paths and the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop
  • gain basic knowledge about how to manage complexity and work smart with Adobe Photoshop.


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • use paths & the pen tool
  • work with smart objects
  • adjust colors and layers
  • apply filters
  • set blending modes
  • set up a document with Adobe Photoshop
  • apply 3D paper type effect
  • manage complexity and work smart
  • create a personal logo
  • add type to the design
  • save for print in Adobe Photoshop
  • save for web in Adobe Photoshop.

Selected Readings


  • Section 3 (Episodes 24 – 33) from the following online resource:
    Photoshop for Beginners (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    Download corresponding files: MAC practice files (ZIP, 261 MB), PC practice file (RAR, 242 MB)
    (Note: It is highly recommended to download these practice files and open them while viewing the video tutorials. You will remember those techniques better by following the tutorials while using Adobe Photoshop.)


“To Do” List

  1. Finish Adobe Photoshop Exercise #3: Self-Introduction Infographic with Adobe Photoshop.
  2. To submit your work, post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Submissions inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday (the first day of Module 6).