Module 8 – Photo editing

  • INTRODUCTION TO MODULE 8 (formerly 7)
  •   Click here to view a screencast video that includes directions for how to complete this module.
  • DUE DATES FOR MODULE 8 (formerly 7)
  •   The assignments below are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 5

    • Digital Photo Editing Project
    • Add Digital Photo Editing Page to Weebly portfolio
  •  Goals and Objectives
    • Approach new computer-based tasks more easily and with greater confidence
    • Describe key terms and concepts associated with computers and software applications
    • Demonstrate electronic information management habits (e.g. backing up files, organizing files in a logical fashion, transferring files to various storage areas, etc.)
    • Navigate and research the World Wide Web for information, assess and document the validity and reliability of the information gathered
      Positive Thinking
      Daily Tech Tip

    Kindness Only Takes a Moment

    YouTube keyboard shortcuts: j=rewind 10 seconds; k=pause; l=fast forward 10 seconds
  • Attached Files:
  •  This module is designed to introduce you to digital photo editing. There are a number of editing tools available. For this project, we will be using the editor app to edit a digital image of your own. (If you know how to use a different photo editor then go ahead and use that one but be sure you meet all the assignment requirements.)Follow the steps below to complete the digital photo editing project.
    1. View the Photo Editing Rubric document attached above to see the items you will need to include in this project.
    2. Click here to view a set of images that have been “Photoshopped“.
    3. Click here to view a set of before and after celebrity images that have been enhanced digitally. As you can see, images that you see online can easily be manipulated.
    4. Watch the two tutorials on some of the things you can do with Pixlr – Cutting out an image | Combining two images
      1. This is screencast which is pretty much a step by step guide to completing the assignment.
      2. Here is a list of Pixlr tutorials which go into greater detail if are interested.
    5. Go to to start editing your photo. You do not have to create an account to use Pixlr.
    6. Choose an image you would like to edit.
    7. Open your ORIGINAL image in Pixlr.
    8. Open this page of Creative Commons licensing icons. You will assign one of the six licenses to your image by placing a copy of the desired license on top of your image. (see examples below)
    9. Below you will find a link to a folder where you can view a few finished products from previous students of Dr. Kisicki’s.
    10. Begin editing your photo.
    11. Be sure to save your ORIGINAL IMAGE and MODIFIED image using the format provided in the grading document.
    12. Complete the Digital Photo Editing Changes-Made form attached above. You will complete the yellow fields that help explain what you did to edit your photo. Save the file and submit below.  NOTE: You should use Word 2013 or newer to edit this document. If you choose Pages to edit this document and then forget to save it as a Word document I will not be able to open it and you will receive a zero on that part of the assignment.
    13. Submit BOTH images and the Digital Photo Editing Changes-Made form below so all three files are attached to a single submission. If you forget one file or submitted a wrong file, start a new submission and attach ALL THREE files or we could easily miss the earlier submitted files which will affect your grade.
  • Keeping with the theme of the course, you will want to choose an image that relates to your major or future career so that you keep everything consistent in your portfolio (cover letter, Glog, etc.). This might be an image you use for a lesson, an icon or banner that you create for a business or social cause you start, and so on. If you cannot find such an image you may use a personal image. The image should be YOUR PROPERTY, meaning that you took the image yourself, you purchased the image (including the rights to alter it), or you are using a Creative Commons licensed image that allows remixing/alterations/derivatives.
  •  Click here to view previously past students’ photo editing projects.
  •  Click below to view tutorials for These show an older user interface than the current version but the concepts and tools are the same.
  •   For this module, you will be creating your DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING page.
    1. Click here to see Dr. Kisicki’s model portfolio/website
    2. Click here to go to
    3. In this module, you will be creating the DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING page in your portfolio.
      •  IMPORTANT NOTE: Mute your computer’s sound before watching this screencast. The narration on this screencast is trashed. However, the video by itself is clear about the steps to add this page to your Weebly so go ahead and watch it to see what to do.  Click here to watch the screencast video that will show you how to create your DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING page.
    4. You do NOT need to submit your portfolio URL again. I already have the URL.
  •  Helpful reminders:
    1. Check your grades weekly. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    2. Technology Lab in Payne 213  – Just a reminder that you can go get technology help in Payne 213 on the Tempe campus or communicate with them electronically. You can also check out equipment, practice with Smartboards, work on group projects, and get help on assignments.
    3. ASU Counseling Service is available to help you with anything you might need – no matter how small or large (notations of counseling are not part of your university record)
    4. ASU Ethics and Compliance Hotline – The purpose of the hotline is to promote a safe, secure and ethical environment for all students, faculty, staff and guests of the University