Adobe Photoshop

Course Syllabus and Lesson Planner

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This course is written for 6-12 graders. In this course students will learn how to use photoshop to edit photos in a professional way. There will be vidoes for the students to use to follow along as well as quizzes to test their new skills.


In Adobe Photoshop CC there are 7 different modules that will introduce you to this digital photography software.

  • Module 1 Introduction
  • Module 2 Getting Started
  • Module 3 covers Understanding Tools and the Workspace
  • Module 4 covers working with Layers
  • Module 5 Making Selections Part 1
  • Module 6 Making Selections Part 2
  • Module 7 shows you how to Create Text

Course Length:   

As an elective course, we recommend one or two modules / week. Therefore, we feel that this course should take approximately 5 weeks to complete all modules/quizzes, and leave time to study, and take, the final exam. (See Lesson Plan below)

Course Prerequisites (if applicable):


Course Requirements:    

    Computer– Students must have access to a computer with internet access and an internet browser.  Simply STEM has been successfully tested using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  In addition, we have tested many versions of smart phone/tablet browsers as well.

    Internet Access – Although results may vary, based on connection type and speeds, we have tested our online videos on DSL, Satellite, Cable, and cellular connections.  Our courses cannot be download and require internet access to view them.

Course Grading:  

Grading will be based on quizzes, project uploads, and teacher requirements.

Lesson Plan:
Module 1 – Introduction Week 1
Module 2 – Getting Started Week 2
Module 2 – Quiz Week 2
Module 3 – Understanding tools and the workspace Week 3
Module 3 – Quiz   Week 3
Module 4 – Working with Layers Week 4
Module 4 – Quiz   Week 5
Module 5 – Making Selections Part 1 Week 5
Module 5 – Quiz   Week 5
Module 6 – Making Selections Part 2 Week 5
Module 6 – Quiz   Week 5
Module 7 – Creating Text  Week 5
Module 7 – Quiz   Week 5
Study for Final Exam   Week 6
Final Exam Week 6