Category Archives: Technology Skills

How to Make a Gradient Map to Create Duotone or Blended Images in Photoshop






A gradient map is a smooth blending from one color to another. The Gradient Map adjustment in Photoshop converts existing colors to a gradient based on whether the area is a dark, mid-tone, or light color. The dark color becomes the color to the left of the gradient map, the light color becomes the color […]






How to Make a Contact Sheet in Photoshop






How to make a contact sheet is an essential skill for students who use Photoshop. A contact sheet is a one-page document that has thumbnails of photos arranged in a grid. It is an excellent way to show multiple images in one publication. It is commonly used to show a summary of images, allowing others […]






Teach Blog Formatting Techniques to Students






Teach blog formatting techniques to students as part of a blogging unit. This knowledge will guide them when organizing the content of their post. It will also focus students’ thinking towards their audience and the purpose of their writing. Blog formatting techniques can be used to hook the reader’s interest and draw their attention. You […]






Why Not Use Paint?






It is simple and has been around for a long time. Microsoft Paint is an effective and surprisingly powerful tool for the classroom. There are many more capable graphic editors and drawing programs available. But Paint is free and available as it is found in every Windows Start menu in the Accessories folder. It’s also […]