Integrate Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements into Your Writing Class

Joe Dockery Teacher, Mount Si High School | [email protected]



These basic tutorials will give you the skills neccessary to start using these two fun and easy programs. This project based learning module was created by an Adobe Education Leader Meredith Blache (

It is based off the poem "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon, poet and writer:


High School/Elementary Joint Project

My high school Digital Imaging class recently worked with a 4th grade class at the elementary school around the block on this project. It was fun and educational for both groups. Check out my project outline and the article from the local paper.

More Tutorials: I have created Flash based tutorials for all the projects we will cover. If you get behind or need to hear something twice and I am tied up with someone else, launch the tutorial for the current project and I will be back by your side walking you through the project. Feel free to use these tutorials with your students when you get home. You can also find many useful tutorials for yourself and your students at:

Bonus Workshops

Portrait Retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements
Course Description: Learn how to improve those photographs of your students and faculty. This workshop will give you a variety of easy to use techniques for improving your subject’s eyes, smile, blemishes, skin tone and more. You will leave with a DVD of tutorials and sample files to use in your classroom.

Adobe Photoshop Elements in the Classroom
Course Description: Learn how to take advantage of the organization, editing and creation tools within Adobe Photoshop Elements. You will learn how teachers use tags to organize their classroom photos, how to improve your photographs with the editor and how you and your students can create powerful slideshow and photo galleries


Adobe Premiere Elements:
Classrooms take on the energy of high-charged film festivals when educators place easy-to-use video-editing tools at students’ fingertips. Adobe® Premiere® Elements 4.0 software helps teachers engage students in learning with digital video-editing tools for producing personal masterpieces — complete with the look and sound of Hollywood productions.

Adobe Photoshop Elements:
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0 software combines power and simplicity so you can do more with your photos. Instantly fix flaws or adjust color and lighting with new advanced controls. Quickly drop your photos into customizable layouts and show off your creativity with dynamic web photo galleries created using Adobe Flash® technology. And view all your photos and video clips in one convenient place.