Design, Digital, Education

How To Make A Business Card In Photoshop

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I participated in a 10-week online course through the Adobe Education Exchange on how to teach technology, specifically Adobe products, to participants. The final project was creating a lesson plan and I did my project for Photoshop. My lesson plan is a beginning-level roughly three-hour workshop where the participants will learn how to make a simple business card in Photoshop. The workshop is aimed at mostly high school and college students to get them thinking of their personal brand and where they want to be working.

Feel free to check out my lesson plan and give me any feedback! Thanks! I made this lesson plan in InDesign and you can also access this via the InDesign tab on my website.

Beginning Photoshop Lesson Plan

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Design, Digital, Education

Adobe Education Exchange

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I’m officially half-way done through the “Teach the Trainer” course offered by the Adobe Education Exchange! This free, online 10-week course shows how to introduce the basics of Adobe’s software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesgin, and more. Throughout the course, you work on a lesson plan and the final project is a well thought out lesson that you could teach to a number of students. At the end of the course, you are certified as an Adobe Education Trainer and you are required to teach a certain amount of people each year on the software to keep up your certification.

I’m most familiar with Photoshop so I wanted to do a lesson plan introducing the basics for it. My lesson plan involves creating your own business card, setting up a new project, adding text and colors, and how to move around the different layers within Photoshop. I am still trying to find a way to make my lesson more interactive, and figure out the length of each section.

If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage checking out the Adobe Education Exchange. There are many great resources to help you learn the creative software as well as community initiatives such as youth creating art.