I really like this video tutorial from Nicole Dalesio of Fairlands Elementary School in Pleasanton CA. This is an awesome lesson that shows just how easily you can achieve great results in just a few minutes of work. In this case Nicole shows how to create a silhouette from a digital photo and how you might use the images with your students in Language Arts or Reading classes.
Although this tutorial is for Photoshop, the same techniques can be used with Photoshop Elements 8.
Nicole and hundreds of other teachers are posting lessons like this one at the new Adobe Education Exchange. If you haven’t joined this group you really should! There are lots of great resources being posted every day and all you need to do to sign up is create a (free) Adobe ID and away you go.
On to the tutorial (click the Play button to watch) and be sure to read Nicole’s notes below the video.
Photoshop for Kids(of all ages) Here’s a great Photoshop project that’s great to do with kids or adults, and is suitable for just about any level of Photoshop user. This can also be modified as you like to work into a language arts lesson if you add words or pictures on top of the silhouettes.
Enjoy, and if you make any silhouettes of your own using my tutorial, please send me a link/copy of what you did to add to my collection.