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The year is rounding down! The end is in sight and you can smell the summer air wafting through your classroom windows…or maybe you just have to imagine that you can smell it because the windows in your room don’t actually open for student safety…

Either way, the end is near and you need to think about how to assess student learning for the end of the year. No worries! I’ve got you covered! I have created a simple Digital Art Final that you can use in your classroom. As long as you have taught both Illustrator and Photoshop and you’ve explored the elements of design in your classroom, you can use this unit!

The final project idea is simple, present a set of images for your students to recreate in both Illustrator and Photoshop. Then have them explain which program was easier to use when recreating. Then have them explain what elements of design they see in the image they recreated. 

If you don’t have time to have them recreate an image in both programs, have them choose one of the programs and then explain why they didn’t use the other program.

Below are some images (found on and you can use:

Image by ptra from Pixabay


Image by ptra from Pixabay


Image by ptra from Pixabay


Image by ptra from Pixabay


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay


Image by Bellinon from Pixabay


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Of course, you don’t have to use these images, you can search for your own if you’d like. These images will be easy to recreate because I wanted to make sure that there would be time to complete the recreation in both programs and write a reflection afterwards. However,  if you’re wanting more of a challenge, you may want to look for some different ones. 

But if you’d like to use these images, click below to download the images used for the final project exam in a zipped file!

Click here if you’d like the full unit, including the test form, student instructions and teacher’s guide.