This is a basic idea of what could be done.
1 – Basic Photo Editing
Straightening, cropping, composing - Rule of Thirds - saturation or similar - add a layer so that it saves as a PSD, spot heal tool to remove seagulls (and possibly boat at bottom left if it won't crop out). Downloading, renaming, folders, saving.
Slides from class – Rule of Thirds
Composing an image – Guide 1
Improving an Image – Guide 2
Adjustment layers – quick guide
There's a lot to do with the photo, but that can be simplified.
2 – Gallery, folders and spot heal tool
Make a gallery in PowerPoint - requires image from last lesson (retrieval!) to be saved as a JPEG first so can teach about formats a bit here.
I might do the majority of the clearing out of the user area here - tie in with need to retrieve the image quickly etc...
Straightening, cropping, composing - Rule of Thirds - saturation layer, clone tool to remove building at bottom. Possible black and white and colour pop. Downloading, renaming, saving as.
Slides from class – Bitmap theory
Slides from class – web version for lesson page
Lighthouse image guide – Guide 3
There's lots that can be done, but it can also be simplified.
3 – Selective colour and layer masks
Add to the gallery - retrieve, save as etc... Use of layer mask and black/white brush to remove colours. Can have different sat layers added if needed. Screenshot of layer stack as added skill. Adding text somehow - not sure what theme to use here? Want to add using a text layer in somewhere to setup 5.
Ducks image - I'll see if I can find the original version of this so that it's bigger
Basic ducks image guide – Guide 4
Advanced ducks – three colours
The layer mask is quite advanced but isn't too tricky - the added colours are extension. I can't think of a good maritime image for this but I like the skill idea.
4 – Batman and the Lighthouse
Add to the gallery, crop, removing backgrounds, combining images, resize.
Slides – Combining images
Combining images Batman – Guide 5
Adding a shadow – screenshots need updating
A shadow can be added with a bit of trickery - we can talk about how you can tell if an image has been photoshopped.
5 – Postcard making
Combines all the skills. We could provide these images in a shared folder (??) and provide choice - different download skill. Could have a basic project brief and a generic design sketch to show the layout and they have to follow that. Then add a "greetings from..." note to it (with a stroke layer style) and the national flag of the place (we cab dig these out but make them too big). Could crop to postcard size if we really want to.
Images to use: