Photoshop Elements Semester Ending Projects (Exam)

These Projects will count as your semester exam for the Photoshop Elements portion of the class. All projects will be due the friday before exams start. If you are not finshed all the projects you will be required to come in the day of the exam to complete the projects.

All files should be saved in you Z drive following this path Z:/digital photography/Photshop Projects/Project name ..........where project name is the name of the project you are saving ie. Bookmarks, or Christmas Tree Garland.

Any templates or data files can be found by following this path: marchese on Nazar:4/data/ Digital Photography and Video Editing/Photoshop Projects

You will need approximately 97 pictures to complete the 15 projects. A brief explaination of the projects are given below to help you choose your pictures wisely.

Good Luck and Be Creative!


    Racks and racks of bookmarks ranging from funny to inspirational are available in most bookstores. But for a truly unique bookmark, make your own from a treasured digital photo .

    This idea came from my wife, who wanted to give something meaningful to the ladies in her group she met with regularly. She and her friends love reading books, so the bookmark idea sprung in her mind. After a few minutes of searching our digital photo database, we found the perfect image from a rare Valentine's Day snowfall in Dallas.

  2. Christmas Tree Garland

    As this year's Thanksgiving came to a close, I began reminiscing about Christmas during my childhood. One of those memories took me back to the times when my family made garlands as Christmas tree ornaments. Start a new tradition by making this easy Christmas crafts project with your kids. These were simple garlands, made mostly from colored paper circles. Today, access to inexpensive digital photo processing makes it possible to create very unique photo garlands . If you are looking for Christmas craft ideas that your kids will remember into their adulthood, follow along as I show you how to create the photo garland.

  3. Collage Composition

    Try this as a fun family project—collect your favorite digital photos from your most recent vacation or family gathering and create a photo collage. You can print your composition on 8.5x11" photo paper to put into an album, or have it developed into an over-sized poster.

  4. Coloring Pages From Your Digital Photos

    Add a little more fun to your kids' coloring pages—create your own from digital photos. Imagine printing out a set of coloring pages from a recent visit to grandma or that memorable family vacation. It is easier than you might think. In this article I will walk you through a couple of methods of creating coloring pages from photos.

  5. Create a Photo Recipe Card
    People who enjoy cooking also like to share their recipes with others. Create a unique recipe card with your favorite chef's photo and give it as a gift.
  6. Family Photo Alphabet Flash Cards
    Alphabet flash cards are a fun way for preschoolers to learn letters and basic words. Imagine how much more fun they will have learning from flash cards with pictures of family members and familiar items.
  7. FilmStrip Frame Collage

    A popular collage frame is the filmstrip. You do remember filmstrips, don't you? The medium used for recording pictures before digital cameras? The content of the collage can take many forms to fit your needs. You may choose to place unique photos in each frame, or duplicate a single photo four times.

  8. Kids in Space

    When I was a kid, one of my dreams was to become an astronaut. There was no Space Camp for kids at that time; my parents encouraged me by guiding my studies towards topics important to space travel. Learn how to add a kid's face to this spacesuit photo. Notice the Space Shuttle's reflection on the face glass. With digital photography, you have another way to encourage your kids—by putting them into space photos.

  9. Making 3 D Digital Photos

    Would you like to have some unique fun with your digital camera? Take 3D digital photos and wow your friends. I will walk you through the process of making 3D images, also called stereoptic images, with nothing more than your digital camera and your favorite digital photo editing software.

  10. Multiple Photos on One Print
    Combining multiple photos on a single print
  11. Photo Cutouts for Scrapbook Layout
    A staple of the scrapbooker's toolbox is the cutout. Now you can add unique flavor to the page layout with custom cutouts created from your own digital photo .
  12. Putting Words Into Their Mouth

    Putting words into someone's mouth is a deplorable habit, unless, of course, you are scrapbooking. Go ahead, embellish those photos with your witty comments.

  13. Valentine's Day Photo Card

    If you are like me, you probably spend way too much time agonizing at the greeting card racks, trying to find the best Valentine's Day card for your sweetheart . This year, put that time toward making something really special—a photo Valentine's Day card. It can be two other people like an aunt and uncle or mom and dad.

  14. A-Z
    Look at the world in a different way. Find the letters of the alphabet in everyday settings than highlight them in your digital pictures.
  15. Widescreen Photo

    At the movies I enjoy watching previews almost as much as the main feature. Have you noticed one of the filmmaking techniques used to capture our attention? Digital photo cropped into widescreen format. It is the super close-up. These over-sized images incite within us a desire to learn the reason for the hero's agonizing expression.