Adobe Photoshop is kind of like KidPix for grown-ups, as well as the default photo-editing program for anyone serious about graphics. This series of projects (available in the first volume of the book, 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom) introduces students to a traditionally-challenging program in an easy to understand way, each project scaffolding to the next, thus avoiding the frustration and confusion inherent in most Photoshop training.
The clone tool duplicates a hard to crop-and-copy image (like the flowers below) or deletes part of a background—a sign or a post in a nature scene—you don’t want there. You can clone within a picture (as with the flowers), (more…)
Before I start, Adobe offers huge education discounts for Photoshop. If you don’t own it and your child likes art, graphics, computers, check it out. There’s also a open source version of Photoshop, but it escapes me at the moment. If you know that link, let me know and I’ll pass it on. (more…)