For year 12 and 13 students working on their database projects, this course on Khan Academy might be useful.
This is a quick and easy to understand tutorial on blending modes in Photoshop.
A List Apart is a great resource for all aspects of web development. It has well written tutorials and current articles that help keep us “in the loop” on all things webdev.
Here’s a very useful article about the process for designing a logo for a company. Notice how he didn’t just open up Illustrator or Photoshop and start designing. First he gathered information via a questionnaire (interview) from the client.
The Computer Science Field Guide is an online interactive resource for high school students learning about computer science, developed at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and funded by Google.
We’ll be using this as a first point of reference as it was developed here in New Zealand specifically for the purpose of Digital Technology classes like ours.
digitalartsonline.co.uk have excellent tutorials. Here’s one that shows you how to make a vector illustration from a camera image. It uses both Photoshop and Illustrator and is a good way to experience the strengths of either.
In this tutorial, Eelco van den Berg lets you behind the curtain to see how he creates his incredible vector portraits by turning a photo into a ‘poppy’ vector illustration.
It says that it could take 3-4 hours so you may want to make a cuppa.
photoshopessentials.com has a lot of well developed tutorials. I find them easy to follow even though some of the tutorials are for different versions of Photoshop than the one I have a license for. Regardless, most of the features are the same as Adobe is one of those companies who release new versions often despite very little change (something I find annoying).
This tutorial on how to use the Free Transform tool is a great place to start.