Digital Photography- (PhotoShop Semester) Curriculum Map
Content session 1 session 2 session 3 Standards Vocabulary
Resources Assignments Calendar
Content (Weeks 1-6) This six week period
focuses on graphics and the tools used to create them.
Skills Students will use Adobe Photoshop assignments to create projects using
basic Photoshop skills such as layers, filters, stamping, cloning, etc…
Assessment Students will be able to successfully use Photoshop to create a
file browser, make basic photo corrections, work with selected areas of a picture
and create using multiple layers.
Activities Painting with IrfanView, Photoshop Vocabulary, Principles of design
Content (Weeks 7-12) This
six week period focuses on masking, repairing, editing and basic pen tool techniques.
Skills Students will create projects using the digital camera. Students will
make faux pictures, postcards and logos.
Assessment Students will be able to retouch photos, take digital photos and
blend them with multiple layers to create a graphic.
Activities Button Company Marketing, group posters, logos, postcards, faux
Content (Weeks 13-18) This
six week period focuses on vector graphics, advanced layer techniques, special
effects and preparing images for printing.
Skills creating advanced logos, brochures, advertising, how to address world
issues, begin working with flash animation.
Assessment Students will be able to add special effects and advanced layering
techniques to their work.
Resources Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book,
PhotoShop handouts, web resources Assignments
2008-2009 Adobe CS3 software The Design Collection Revealed
Media Support and Services Pathway
Students in the Media Support and Services Pathway prepare for careers that
involve creating, designing, and producing multimedia products and services,
including the development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced media
used in business. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media (e.g.,
CDs, DVDs, Web sites) to communicate with existing and potential customers.
Media support experts can find jobs in organizations doing such work as creating
e-business Web sites.
B1.0 Students understand the effective use of tools for media production, development,
and project management:
B1.1 Know the basic functions of media design software, such as keyframe
animation, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design.
B1.2 Use appropriate software to design and produce professional-quality images,
documents, and presentations.
B1.3 Analyze the purpose of the media to determine the appropriate file format
and level of compression.
B1.4 Analyze media and develop strategies that target the specific needs and
desires of the audience.
B1.5 Understand the development and management process of a show (e.g.,
television programs, musicals, and radio programs).
B1.6 Know the basic design elements necessary to produce effective print, video,
audio, and Web-based media.
B1.7 Use technical skills (e.g., pagination, printing, folding, cutting, and
binding) to produce publishable materials.
1.3 Organize work into a meaningful folder structure.
2.2 Produce a publication that applies good design principles.
5. Discuss copyright, email etiquette, Web site viewing, and privacy issues
related to responsible use of technology and describe personal consequences
of inappropriate use.
Graphing and x, y coordinates
(12.2) Students analyze the elements of America's market economy in a global
(12.2.8) Explain the role of profit as the incentive to entrepreneurs in a market
(12.4.3) Discuss wage differences among jobs and professions, using the laws
demand and supply and the concept of productivity.
Students understand the principles of effective oral, written, and multimedia
communication in a
variety of formats and contexts
(2.1) Analyze the structure and format of functional workplace documents, including
the graphics and headers, and explain how authors use the features to achieve
(2.3) Verify and clarify facts presented in other types of expository texts
by using a
variety of consumer, workplace, and public documents.
(1.8) Design and publish documents by using advanced publishing software and
(1.8) Integrate databases, graphics, and spreadsheets into word-processed documents.
(1.4) Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the
conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
(2.4) Deliver multimedia presentations:
a. Combine text, images, and sound by incorporating information from a wide
range of media, including films, newspapers, magazines, CD-ROMs, online
information, television, videos, and electronic media-generated images.
3.0 Career Planning and Management
Students understand how to make effective decisions, use information about careers,
and manage personal career plans:
3.1 Know the personal qualifications, interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills
necessary to succeed in careers.
3.2 Understand the scope of career opportunities and know the requirements for
education, training, and licensure.
3.3 Develop a career plan that is designed to reflect career interests, pathways,
and postsecondary options.
3.4 Understand the role and function of professional organizations, industry
associations, and organized labor in a productive society.
3.5 Understand the past, present, and future trends that affect careers, such
as technological developments and societal trends, and the resulting need for
Students know how to use contemporary and emerging technological resources in
diverse and changing personal, community, and workplace environments:
4.1 Understand past, present, and future technological advances as they relate
to a chosen
4.2 Understand the use of technological resources to access, manipulate, and
information, products, and services.
4.3 Understand the influence of current and emerging technology on selected
segments of the economy.
4.4 Understand effective technologies used in Web site development and Internet
4.5 Know procedures for maintaining secure information, preventing loss, and
5.0 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Students understand how to create alternative solutions by using critical and
creative thinking skills, such as logical reasoning, analytical thinking, and
problem solving techniques:
5.1 Apply appropriate problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills
to work-related issues and tasks.
5.2 Understand the systematic problem-solving models that incorporate input,
outcome, and evaluation components.
5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
5.4 Understand how financial systems and tools are used to solve business problems.
7.0 Responsibility and Flexibility
Students know the behaviors associated with the demonstration of responsibility
in personal, workplace, and community settings:
7.1 Understand the qualities and behaviors that constitute a positive and professional
7.2 Understand the importance of accountability and responsibility in fulfilling
community, and workplace roles.
7.3 Understand the need to adapt to varied roles and responsibilities.
7.4 Understand that individual actions can affect the larger community.
8.0 Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
8.2 Understand the concept and application of ethical and legal behavior consistent
8.3 Understand the role of personal integrity and ethical behavior in the workplace.
9.0 Leadership and Teamwork
Students understand effective leadership styles, key concepts of group dynamics,
team and individual decision making, the benefits of workforce diversity, and
9.1 Understand the characteristics and benefits of teamwork, leadership, and
citizenship in the school, community, and workplace settings.
9.2 Understand the ways in which preprofessional associations, such as DECA—A
Marketing Association and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and
competitive career development activities enhance academic skills, promote career
choices, and contribute to employability.
9.3 Understand how to organize and structure work individually and in teams
for effective performance and attainment of goals.
9.4 Know multiple approaches to conflict resolution and their appropriateness
for a variety of situations in the workplace.
9.5 Understand how to interact with others in ways that demonstrate respect
for individual and cultural differences and the attitudes and feelings of others.
Graphic Arts Vocabulary
- aspect ratio
- background color
- bevel and emboss
- brush strokes
- canvas size
- clone stamp
- color overlay
- count tool
- custom shape tool
- custom shapes
- direct selection tool
- drop shadow
- elliptical marquee
- eye dropper
- foreground color
- free transform
- Gaussian blur
- hand tool
- healing brush
- history brush
- image size
- inner glow
- inner shadow
- layer style
- line tool
- magic eraser tool
- magic wand
- magnetic lasso
- motion blur
- move tool
- notes tool
- outer glow
- paint brush
- paint bucket tool
- patch tool
- path selection tool
- pattern stamp
- polygonal lasso
- quick selection tool
- rectangular marquee
- red eye tool
- rotate canvas
- spot healing brush
- step back
- step forward
- vector mask
- vertical text