As an graphic design or visual arts educator, creating a Photoshop lesson plan must be carefully done so that the students clearly understand your objective for each assignment. Think about the overall focus that you would like the students to achieve with Photoshop.
For example, the project could be a caricature you want the students to create with a photorealistic background. The Photoshop lesson plan for this objective must carefully outline how to draw the caricature, ink and paint it, and finally how to incorporate the proper background. This lesson plan must also keep in mind that the same lesson could be used to achieve a similar objective.
Students will learn the various drawing tools in Photoshop in the span of three months. The Photoshop tools will include the blur, magic wand, marquee, pencil, paint brush, paint bucket and rubber stamp tools.
The student's overall objective is to digitally draw a realistic portrait using each of the named tools. The original illustration will be hand drawn, then it will be scanned into the computer for post production in Photoshop. The digital painting will be created using Photoshop tools.
Students will learn how to take the portrait from assignment one and simplify it to create a cartoon or caricature look.