This is an introductory digital image editing project in which students will create an absurdist collage from images they find online. Students will be challenged to exercise their web research skills as well as develop familiarity with digital image manipulation software.

To get started, I gave all of the students the same T-Rex JPEG and encouraged them to try upsetting audience expectations by repurposing this image. Students should be familiar with selection, transformation, history, and layers.

Although I have used this project in a lab with Adobe Photoshop, it can also be run successfully on free software such as the GIMP.

This project assumes that students have access to the Web.

This project could be improved by adding art historical context re: dada, surrealism, and pop art.


Photoshop Project Rubric

by Kevin Driscoll
This is a generic rubric for use with many different Photoshop projects.
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Quick reference for students working with Photoshop. I'd love to see more people adding to this document!
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Quick reference for students working in Photoshop. The information has been copied into the Curriculum Builder so that the Curriki Community can add to this resource!
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Sample image (T-Rex)

by Kevin Driscoll
Sample image to use with Photo Collage project
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Sample image (T-Rex) PSD

by Kevin Driscoll
Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in Photoshop format
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in editable Photoshop format
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in editable Photoshop format
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in editable Photoshop format
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in editable Photoshop format
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Sample image to use with Photo Collage project in editable Photoshop format
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