Scheme of works for using a scanner, digital camera and Photoshop Course spring 2004


Lesson 2


Digital camera section

The basics of how a digital camera works

Common features of digital cameras.

Protecting the lens / camera / use the strap and lens cap

Introduction to the "lock down" technique.

If you just push down the shutter button without
using the lock down technique it's more than likely
the camera will focus on a part of your picture that you don't want it to.

Here I used the lockdown technique and WOW! it's in focus. See I told you.


Photoshop section


A resolution to understand Pixels (Picture elements) get students to create a 10 pixel image then define it to print at A4 then do the same with different size pictures. Demonstrate then try out.

The toolbox and its sections

The options toolbar.

Using TAB

Using F key

Using shift and TAB

Creating a new file - basic

The different palette windows > moving them around and switching them in to groups.

Defining a custom workspace

Defining how big the "canvas is"

Selecting the basic drawing tools

Changing brushes

Changing colours

Changing opacity


Using the magnifying class to zoom in

Double clicking on the hand and magnifying glass icons to change the view

Undo and history

Saving the image at different points by using "Save as"


Understanding different file types

End of lesson 2

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