How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. Additionally, there is no way of knowing that the Clipart library will be the same as the images offered by Bing. Their clipart library usage has been in decline, as users gain more familiarity with search engines.

Create Your Own ClipArt


You can easily create your own ClipArt in PowerPoint that can be saved as either PNG or vector (EMF) format. I’ll show you some techniques you can use to quickly create ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint. Click here to download the PowerPoint file I used to create the clipart. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint. I have a whole bunch of lessons on clipart, and icons, and recoloring, and animating. Synopsis.


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Recolor ClipArt in PowerPoint


You can easily recolor ClipArt in Microsoft PowerPoint if the files are in the EMF format. This video teaches you step-by-step how to ungroup and recolor ClipArt. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and then recolor it in PowerPoint. So the first thing I’m going to do, this is a piece of clipart, I’m just going to duplicate it. I’m doing a bunch of lessons right now on icons, and clipart, and regrouping, ungrouping, recoloring. Synopsis.

Animate ClipArt in PowerPoint


Did you know you can animate individual elements of your ClipArt, not just the entire image. Check out the cool effects you can do once you ungroup your ClipArt. Synopsis. Video Script. Hey this is Bryan Jones from eLearningArt. Today I wanted to show you how you can ungroup clip art and add some animations for some cool effects. So for example, with this phone, if you look at the phone on the right, I have it ungrouped and I added animation.

Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2


Learn how to save ClipArt drawings from PowerPoint into the vector EMF format. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint. I have a whole bunch of lessons on clipart, and icons, and recoloring, and animating. Synopsis. Video Script. Hey this is Bryan Jones from eLearningArt. I’m just following up here.

Ungroup ClipArt and Modify to Create New Images


Sometimes you don’t quite have the perfect image in ClipArt. Today I’m going to show you how you can ungroup clipart and change it to meet whatever your needs are. So basically everything on the left here is the clipart that I started with, and then what’s on the right here is how I ungrouped it and modified it. Synopsis. Never fear! You can easily ungroup and mix and match shapes to create brand new custom images. Video Script.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Over Use of Clipart and Freebies. Clipart and other one-size-fits-all freebies are handy to have but can only take you so far. Since computer clipart became a thing in the early 80′s and 90′s, it has been used millions of times over as cheap illustrations for both personal and professional projects. New clipart is getting created all the time, but most people can sense when an illustration is an original design or a free stock image if they look at it long enough.

iSPRING SUITE 10: No Faster Way to Go From PowerPoint to eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I’m betting that you have seen your fair share of presentations containing too many slides packed with as much text and clipart as possible. Most of the slides have a main headline, a subhead, a bulleted list, clipart images, and copious amounts of animation (the bullets fly here, there, everywhere. I've recently wrapped up work on my iSpring Suite 10: The Essentials  step-by-step book.

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What Do You Look For In ELearning?


Seeing a course with Clipart from 1998 is distracting more than anything. Most people have taken an online course at some point in time. Whether it is for academic purposes or for workplace compliance, elearning very much has a presence in our lives. Which got me thinking: what do you look for in elearning? To be more specific, what makes an elearning course that you take good ? As you would probably expect, the answer to this question is likely to have a variety of answers.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Editing Graphics to Draw Attention Tom Kuhlman wrote about not only ungrouping ClipArt elements in PowerPoint to create custom ClipArt, but also about using silhouettes to draw attention and convey meaning. Do you have any tips for sprucing up less-than-stellar stock photos or clipart? by AJ George.   In Parts 1-3 of this Graphics series we've covered the different learning benefits of dynamic and static images as well as some free image resources.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download


On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question. Instead, [.]. Graphic Design Tips Instructional Design Tips Posts blog

Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?


Clipart. I was messing around with Articulate Storyline and found myself wondering: are the popular rapid elearning development tools being held captive by the learning industry’s past? Don’t get me wrong, the major players all have very nice and robust offerings. Every year they are adding new features, which is great, but at the same time these new features are all built upon the same foundation – and in many cases this foundation is Microsoft PowerPoint.

Tips for Creating Better ELearning


Black and white charts with various Clipart images aren’t going to do any favors with regards to attention span. Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective. There is a lot of theory out there regarding the best ways to accomplish this, often times making the entire process seem rather complicated. Truth is, creating effective elearning can all be traced back to one thing: learner engagement.

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Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download


On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. In my opinion, it matters less what style of image (realistic photos, clipart, etc) and more that the themes match throughout your course. For example, if you’re going to use clipart, that’s fine, but use the same style. Check out these 4 lessons below that I was able to tweak with the EMF versions: Ungroup and recolor clipart to create different styles.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning


If you were lucky there would be some Clipart included as well. Well, gone are those days (and same with Clipart , if you didn’t know). The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. Fast-forward to today and people demand more out of the elearning programs, and they should.

Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Another user on the community wrote about the need for cliparts, backgrounds and such media elements people need in course design. According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. Well, when it comes to software tools, who knows what users want better than the users themselves? We recently discovered this quite serendipitously.

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

TechSmith Camtasia

In PowerPoint 2007 / 2010, choose Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and choose a background image to add to a plain white slide. Use the Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and add a frame image. Add Some Clipart Images. Use the Insert > Image > Clipart option to search for and add some pieces of art. Perhaps someone out there is a little like me… I enjoy “making” things.

Interactive White Boards for Free

Moodle Journal

I registered for an account and though you do not at this stage get all the fancy clipart and sound clips etc; its still in beta, I was impressed with the functionality. Using Virtual-whiteboard you can include text, images, files and notes, freehand drawing plus some symbols and clipart. I discovered a really promising web based application the other day that was promoted as an interactive whiteboard, not surprisingly it’s called Virtual White Board.

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How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning


Your image should be more than just generic clipart. To keep your course looking neat and professional, don’t mix and match clipart and photos. Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space. Instead, you should use images to make—or reinforce—a point in a clever, clear and captivating way.

Be a Better eLearning Designer

B Online Learning

Avoid bad imagery such as artificial stock images, blurry images, MS Office 97 clipart. I could probably write a book, not an article, on the things that designers and developers should do naturally when building eLearning, especially using Articulate Storyline. Here are a few quick tips that hopefully can help you be better at what you do. Tips to impress your boss and save you time! Design.

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

From the Coleface

Use of imagery e.g. background full screen photos and the early culling of clipart. If e-learning has a creation myth, it is that the e-learning industry was born out of the dotcom crash at the turn of the century – swarms of freshly unemployed web designers and developers started applying their skills to changing learner behaviour rather than consumer behaviour.

The Good (and Bad) of ELearning


It also beats going through the course slide-by-slide reading bullet points that are accompanied by Clipart. For most people, elearning is seen in a positive light given its vast number of benefits. It is giving people the opportunity to learn from anywhere at anytime, and all at a reasonable cost. These three benefits alone are the reason why millions of people enjoy taking elearning courses each year.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. by Kelly Barett, COTP. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all. Some of the courses I’ve taken were clearly PowerPoint presentations and designed to be eLearning. The "courses" were usually  text-heavy affairs and visually boring.

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8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

There you’ll find a variety of buttons, character poses, ClipArt, Flash activities, online media, music, and status indicators. Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. She enjoys blogging, social media, and researching. Adding an image to your course increases the value to learners if done right. Maybe you want to have a visual for your story or evoke an emotion about a topic.

What’s in Your Media Library?


Stock Media: the characters, ClipArt and more to which you have access. Lectora and Lectora Online come with pre-loaded media assets including buttons, characters, Flash Activities and ClipArt. You can find it within the ClipArt folder. Both Lectora® and Lectora® Online include a Media Library and access to characters, stock buttons and images as well as providing a location where you can store and share custom project assets.

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know


Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry. For example, one year drop-shadows were all the rage and the next it is all about flat design. Trends go beyond the visuals and can also determine how the content is delivered.

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Microsoft 2019 – What to expect


The 3D model’s option sounds like something engineers might use, but really it’s great for clipart – you can grab a 3D model from Microsoft’s library at and then tilt or rotate it to just the right angle to fit your need.

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

Insert pictures & clipart. Access clipart online. A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. As they were talking about the features, one of them mentioned the ability to combine shapes to create your own. I thought it was a pretty cool feature so I asked in what tab it was, and the reply was that it wasn’t in a tab. Why create a cool feature and bury it where it can’t be found?

Microsoft 2019 - What to expect


The 3D models option sounds like something engineers might use, but really it’s great for clipart – you can grab a 3D model from Microsoft’s library at and then tilt or rotate it to just the right angle to fit your need. . For devotees of Microsoft Office, it is almost time for the unveiling of new versions of Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and the rest of the important office apps used by many companies like yours. . How this year will be different from the rest.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.) Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. Clip Art for foreign/second language instruction. Basic but still valuable.

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Create a Unique Work of Art Using Collage With Snagit 12

TechSmith Camtasia

Just do a search for “ free black and white clipart “ The key to creating a great work of art is to start with a black and white image that has strong lines that create partitioned sections that will not bleed into other sections when filled. A collage made up of several different photographs, screen captures, or other graphics makes for an interesting, creative work of art. While this technique may look complex, it is actually quite simple and fun!

15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India : Here, you can find 5,000 free photos and 8,000 cliparts for personal and commercial use. Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. It is often hard to find images suitable for a e-module. It is hard to find images relevant to the content in our internal libraries.

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Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics. But there is an easier way to improve the look and feel. In this article we'll explore an alternative that won't blow your budget.

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744 New eLearning Character Images (and other goodness, too!)


Illustrated backgrounds – It was a sad day when Microsoft scrapped their ClipArt gallery. It’s September already. We’re turning the corner toward year-end, and all the fun that brings! This month, we’ve got a new guy bursting on the scene, a couple of fun design treatments, and a few other good things to share with you. No snow — believe it or not — but soon, I promise! Today, in addition to being a great day, was also a big day for the Jones household.

Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using PowerPoint - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

What restrictions are there to using clipart ( changed or unchanged) in commercial products. However, I would like to point out that as far as I know the editing of the cliparts is not allowed. Microsoft does not own the cliparts. The same would be true for any alterations made as the cliparts are copyrighted although one does not see that immediately because the EULA (End-user licence agreement) comes up only upon installation of the software.

5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

The Resources library provides you with clipart, symbols, and other shapes. Have you ever wondered why you are unable to remember much from a lecture on compliance training that you attended recently, but remember an animation movie that you watched long ago as a kid? It is because visuals help you comprehend, recollect, and retain information.

Basic Golden Rules for Designing Materials

Focus Learning Solutions

Do not use clipart. Rules! Who needs 'em, amirite? I do. I like rules. Life is difficult enough without some guidance about what to do and what not to do. There's a caveat, however. I worked in the dorm snack shop during college. I knew that if I ensured all the money was facing the same direction in the drawer, it would be easier to count at the end of the night. I was diligent about arranging the money and won praise for my efforts (not much is expected of a freshman).

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to believe that the default layouts, color palettes, and clipart in your slideware of choice will result in well-designed slide masterpieces. Unfortunately, we all see those same tired title-bullets-and-clipart layouts and stick figure graphics every time we open PowerPoint or sit down in a weekly meeting, and using them won’t give your audience the wow-factor you’re after. Original Article published on Written by Mark Fidelman.

The Powerpoint Dozen

Sticky Learning

Do not use cartoonish clipart , what does it add (distraction). If you need an image to support a point, use real images, you can download many images from Microsoft's clipart page. I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives. I have, on the other hand, been a participant where slides have been the 'star'!

Use Your LMS to ???Get Personal??? with Your Learners


No longer should learners need to sit through blocks of mind-numbing text, a multiple choice quiz following each block, with a clipart graphic or two peppered in for variety.With Online training is typically made for mass consumptionone reason why its so cost effective compared to classroom training. It is typically not meant for private tutoring or coaching.