Photoshop: Impossible Creature

Objective (I can:)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of software applications
  2. Delineate compatibility issues involving digital file formats
  3. Use vocabulary related to digital graphics
  4. Analyze the designs to decide the point of interest and prominence
  5. Combine graphics for foundation or enrichment curricular projects
  6. Read and use technical documentation
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in and appropriate use of the Internet
  8.  Use lightning techniques including shadows and shading to create an effect
  9.  Publish information in saved files

Method (by:)

This lesson uses a variety of Photoshop tools to merge pieces of two (or more) different animals to create an entirely new creature. Students begin with an animal image and make a selection of a part of another animal using the Magnetic Lasso and Lasso tools, then move the selection into the first image. Students then transform, clone, erase, blur, adjust opacity, and perform other operations on the selection to make it appear as though it belongs on the animal. Students get valuable practice making and editing selections as well as blending two images together to make them appear seamless. Students end the unit by creating an impossible hybrid creature of their own.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Impossible Creature Instructions

Retrieve the Rabbit and Parrot pictures from  Google Classroom




After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and give examples of stop motion animation
  • create their own stop motion animation


Your task is to create a short stop-motion film about any subject you like.
You may work in pairs or individually to complete this project. The outcome
should be as professional as possible. Familiarize yourself with recent
award-winning stop motion films to get an idea of the quality of work being
done. Also ensure that you pay close attention to the marking guide so you
know exactly what you need to do/include to gain maximum marks.

Your animation should be between 30 seconds to 1 minute long. You must include at least one character. It need not be a humanoid, in fact, it might be more interesting if you use an inanimate object instead, but overall you should be able to demonstrate a range of
animation principles and timing with your project.


Camera, Iphone

Objects/Clay/Toys etc…


Photoshop: Tattoo


Students will gain an understanding of the basic functioning of Photoshop
be able to edit images to meet a specific purpose. They will  gain experience with the Photoshop’s 3D tools as well as various image editing tools such as Hue/Saturation, Gaussian Blur, Layer Style, and create a custom image that includes a 3D model.


This lesson uses a variety of Photoshop tools to take an image of a celebrity (or of the student) and add in fake tattoos. Students begin with a photograph and give it tattoos using such Photoshop tools as the Move tool, Transform Scale, Layer Blending Mode, Gaussian Blur, Transform Warp, Layer Opacity, Color Range, Layer Visibility, the Eraser and Brush tools, and adjusting the foreground color. The lessons ends by having students place tattoos on themselves. They will turn in the assignment (before and after) into their blog page.


Tattoo Instructions

Google Classroom

Introduction to After Effects CC


Gain a working understanding of the After Effects User Interface and the art of Motion Graphics.


Work through the provided course on to learn the basic fundamentals of After Effects CC by adding animation to text and syncing to music.

Turn In:

Post screen snips at least every other day to your blog as you progress through the course. Give a summary of work completed since last blog post.


Click Here to get your resources from Google Classroom

Photoshop: Colorize


The students will use layers, layer adjustments, magnetic lasso, lasso, magic wand, quick mask and quick  selection tools to edit an object in Photoshop.


Students will take a simple black and white image and add some color to it to create a wonderful emphasis effect or to breathe new life into an old, worn out image. This will give us some great work with masks as well as modifying selections and working with Adjustments. Other tools used will be the magnetic lasso, quick selection tool, and magic wand tool. 


Colorize Soldier Instructions

Flipbook Animation


Students will depict movement using simple flipbook techniques and will be able to
define basic animation vocabulary: persistence of vision, registration, key frames, and


​You will design a simple 24 page flip book, that shows fluidity of motion and attention to detail.  Use the resources below to help you understand the medium.  The drawings do not have to be complicated, but the final version should be done in pen and in color!

1.  Add a title and your name to the front of the flipbook.
2.  Decide on the “story” you will tell in the flipbook – there should be a beginning, a middle and an ending
3.  Number the pages somewhere on the page.
4.  You may start your drawings in rough draft in pencil, BUT they must be finished in pen and in color.
5.  When you have completed your flipbook, you will take a movie – close-up, to show how your flipbook works.  Be sure that the movie is clear and it shows your flipbook in the best light.



How to Make a Flipbook

Making a Flip Book Animal-YouTube

Doing the Walk-Animation Technique YouTube