Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. It’s frustrating to locate an image only to find it just isn’t quite right. In these cases, it’s possible to tweak the image with a graphics editor. Some also assume that in order to make basic changes to an image, they need to buy expensive software with a long learning curve such as Photoshop. Basic effects (such as drop shadow and soft edges).

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Using People Pictures in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes it is very effective to add people pictures to your online courses. Below are a few simple examples and layouts for using cut-out people pictures in eLearning. The pictures are copied into PowerPoint using pre-build eLearning course styles. (A Tags: Featured Instructional Design eLearning graphic design images They could be used as a guide/narrator that directs the learner through the course or you could use people to create scenarios and graphics.


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How to Clip out People Images in Photoshop

eLearning Brothers

In this tutorial I show a quick and effective way to remove a background using Adobe Photoshop. eLearning eLearning Tips People Cutouts Tutorials graphic design images People Pictures photoshopHave you ever wondered how to cutout an object from a background?

PowerPoint 2010: Change the Picture, Keep the Animation

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On one slide you have an image fade in. Then when you click the image, it hyperlinks to another slide. But then the client contacts you and says they'd like to swap the image with another. You can replace an image but keep all of the actions and effects used on the previous image. Here's how: In PowerPoint, select the image you would like to change. From the Ribbon, select Picture Tools Format > Adjust > Change Picture.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

accurately describe images on first sight. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. image of their workspace. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

Using People Pictures in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Sometimes it is very effective to add people pictures to your online courses. Below are a few simple examples and layouts for using cut-out people pictures in eLearning. The pictures are copied into PowerPoint using pre-build eLearning course styles. (A Tags: Featured Instructional Design eLearning graphic design images They could be used as a guide/narrator that directs the learner through the course or you could use people to create scenarios and graphics.

How to Energize Your eLearning with Cutout People Images

eLearning Brothers

Such an effect will vastly improve any course. If you are using PowerPoint to work on your course, you can easily add an image of a character in a specific pose with iSpring Suite 7. All images come with a transparency mask so you can put a character in front of any picture or background and preserve the silhouette flow. Whenever you need to change the pose, select the image on a slide and click the Character button again to bring up the library.

Six Google Slides image editing hacks for amazing presentations


As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So, if you’re looking for new ways to enhance your presentations, why not start with the pictures? Both PowerPoint and Google Slides offer some great image editing tools that are so easy to use you don’t need to be an expert to make your presentation look striking, but we’re going to focus our time today on what Google Slides image editing can offer. Really simple, but so effective!

Images used to support learning


We are sure you’ve heard this Chinese proverb many times: a picture is worth a thousand words. But, have you thought about the power of images in learning? Continue reading and we will tell you how to leverage images in your courses to make them more powerful, impacting and educational. ­. So, you must leverage on the resources needed to meet your objectives: video, audio, and above all, images. Where can you place images? Which images have better effect?

Image, Shape and Button Effects in Lectora 12


With Lectora® e-Learning software’s latest release, we’ve given you the ability to add a number of styles and effects to your images, shapes and buttons. In Lectora 12, you can easily create professional-quality graphics without purchasing additional image editing software or hiring a graphic designer. Lectora’s new object adorners allow you to rotate or flip images, shapes and buttons. Images. Borders: It’s easy to add a border around any image.

Micro learning: From small points to the big picture


Do you have any idea of what this picture represents? Definitely no popcorn in this picture. But if you take a few steps back or even go to the opposite side of the room, you are able to distinguish details and actually see the big picture! Millennials love videos and learning materials with images and graphics usually get higher engagement rates. Cotton balls, maybe?

How to create effective visual training content


Here are some tips on why and how you can make your training content more effective through its structure, visuals and design. . But often this pushes us to the other extreme – where instead of bullet points, we have beautiful Instagram-worthy images and no text at all.

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint as an Image Editor

Rapid eLearning

Today I am going to cover five ways to use PowerPoint as an image editor. This is great for quick image editing or for those who don’t have other image editors on hand. Save PowerPoint Content as an Image. Since we’re talking about PowerPoint as an image editor, the first tip is that whatever you create in PowerPoint can be saved as an image. And then I right-click and save as picture. Export PowerPoint Slides as Images.

Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. I recently attended a webinar presented by Trivantis, the company that owns the eLearning development software Lectora , on effective storyboarding. By Dean Hawkinson.

Using Images and Audio in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

It’s now 2011 and every eLearning designer knows that creating a page full of text is not effective design. So, as we try to create more engaging and creative courses we are using more images, animations, and audio. Six Principles of Effective e-Learning: What Works and Why ) Her research is from Richard Mayer. Images. Ruth’s article sites research that shows an increase in learning of almost 89% in courses with images.

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Delivering Course Content Effectively: The Segmenting Effect


Given this fact, shouldn’t we be concerned about effective course delivery? In online courses, words and static or dynamic pictures are involved-what is called ?ultimedia Learners organize information in their brains, making connections between pieces of verbal knowledge and images. When learners receive fast instruction, they don’t have sufficient time to organize the essential words and pictures into a model mentally. What it the Segmentation Effect.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The answer explained how to make a picture look like a puzzle, but not how to have the separate pieces come in one-by-one. The original answer referenced this tutorial:  Puzzle Pictures in PowerPoint. Make an Image Look Like a Puzzle.

How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


Have you ever launched a course to find that some of your course content images take a long time to render? One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . In this post, we give you a basic explanation of image compression and share some of the best tools that make compressing images easy. What is image compression? Compressing images reduces the file size of an image.

Effective Instructional Graphics in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We’ve all heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” ” However, just because you have some open space on a page, that doesn’t mean you can get lazy and plop some meaningless image down. We always recommend finding a way to create an image that engages learners and effectively communicates a message. They are more than just a simple picture of a person or an office.

Training Simulations: An Effective Corporate Training Tool

Designing Digitally

Virtual learning and simulations are now effectively bridging that gap. . In this interactive application, users experience images and graphics interspersed with voice, background music, and special effects. . Any good teacher will tell you that a “hands-on” approach to learning is always beneficial and highly effective. . Their results showed that a business simulation or a business game were far more effective learning tools than case studies. .

Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image

TechSmith Camtasia

Some images have a natural border, while others require you to decide where an image begins and ends. With a Region capture, you decide where an images borders are. Consider these three images. The difference in framing changes the information each image presents. Let’s look at each image and see how the differences impact the focus of each image. This image provides context of the desktop.

Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

TechSmith Camtasia

But how do you decide when to use text, images, or video for your product assistance? Is the use of images or video forbidden by law? Most regulations don’t say whether or not it is legal to use video and/or images, but using these mediums can be hard sometimes because of applicable laws which could cause problems. This makes the use of video as the primary medium quite difficult, but using images may not always be the best solution either.

3 Simple Factors To Help You Make Better Image Choices For Your Courses

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However, it will still only be effective if you’ve considered the bigger picture and how it supports your learning goals. Beyond this, image sourcing is the main process that breeds eLearning inconsistencies. Colorful images draw learner attention.

Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils


Using masking effects in PowerPoint is a great way to add some design finesse to your presentations, without needing a design qualification or several weeks to do it. Specifically we’ll show you how you can use PowerPoint shapes as stencils to cut out shapes and images to make beautifully designed slides that look like they’ve been to a professional. Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils. Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

This week, we will show you how to pull off the Green Screen Effect. The green screen effect is a post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues ( chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture, and video game industries.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle, Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  Last week  I showed you how to animate a picture in PowerPoint so that it came in as a puzzle, piece by piece.    Click the more arrow on the last animation effect and choose  Timing. I see this effect being really nice in conjunction with a team photo to show how everyone is a part of the bigger picture, but I'm sure there are many other applicable uses for it.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? Relevant, attractive, and appropriately stylized images can serve as powerful visual stimulation in online training. Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. Dragging from the corner will ensure that your picture scales properly and help prevent it from becoming distorted.

Using advertising tricks to maximize training effectiveness


When film-making first started, it was a blast just to see a short motion picture of a train entering the station. If there is a story (amazingly images have the power to actually tell one in a very short time), audiences need to be interested enough to follow it. It’s very tempting to add spectacular images and effects because it is so easy to do that nowadays but trying too hard can be counterproductive.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Elements of Effective Scenarios. Here are some elements that designers should consider when creating effective scenarios: involves mentally processing and connecting the content presented to the question/task. Here is more research done about the effectiveness of scenarios.). Below you have a driver’s license, bank system screenshot with account information, deposit tickets, and an image of the check. Have a picture with various items that are used to change a tire.

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Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning


In fact, a lot of what I learn from movies and TV is more about storytelling than special effects. For example, in the example below, I used images of office buildings to establish the scene. If you only have a single shot, I also created a video showing you how to create multiple angles with a single background image. If you don’t do the photo shoot yourself, you’re only likely to find a single image to use.

4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff


One of the most important elements of good scenarios, quizzes, and templates is the background image. The backgrounds that I created were done in Photoshop with filters and effects. Here’s what I had come up with: You can download the source files of the images above. Here are some examples of the some background effects you can create in in PowerPoint. If you want to try creating your own effects in PowerPoint, here is a video that shows you how to do it.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? In my role as a video editor, I deal with graphics, videos, and images on a daily basis and have learned a lot about which ones work best for specific situations. Common Image File Types. Other more advanced image editors (such as Adobe Photoshop) offer additional formats like.psd,psb,bmp,eps,raw, to name a few. The main difference between all of these image formats comes down to two things: compression and compatibility.

How To Create An Effective Online Course In 2020- Detailed Guide


Detailed Steps In Creating An Effective Online Course. When it comes to building an online course , there are no right or wrong ways concerning how to create an effective online course. Not because text content is boring, but because learning by reading along is not very effective.

Introducing effects in Captivate.

Adobe Captivate

"A picture is worth a 1000 words. An animation is worth a 1000 pictures." Adobe Captivate 5 introduces a powerful new feature called Effects. With effects not only will you be able to move objects in or out, but you can also apply certain filters to objects such as Drop Shadow, Blur, Glow and more. You can use effects to emphasize an important element on a slide or to explain a complex workflow through an animation, or just to jazz up the course with some cool effects.

Why you need to get a Thermal Imaging Camera for House Inspection


Thermal imaging cameras; what are they and how they work? You must have seen images with only different colors from red to yellow and blue. It effectively detects the loss of heat from any surface. Using a thermal camera you can detect the durability and built of the doors or any surface effectively. For instance, the below image depicts an overheated dimmer switch that is being burdened with the wattage it is not designed for. Image saving.

Effective Training Visuals—Clarify Complexity


Here’s the fifth in a series of blog posts written to help you evaluate elearning courses by considering how well their visuals add to the effectiveness of the training. Coherent means it should make sense—providing both the cause and effect, for example. For example, the image below shows a three-step process for lifting safely (it’s based on a NIOSH poster). For example, the image below shows the tiny fibers that join together to form paper.

Keep your eLearners Engaged with Effective Storytelling

360 Training

Which situation can help the learner paint the mental picture of the subject matter and create a bonding between the two? By now, we have realized the importance of storytelling in elearning; however, a huge amount of text with tons of confusing words can have a disastrous effect on your online courses. A picture is worth a thousand words. Choose easily relatable images that best fit the situation. We all have stories to tell.

4 Misconceptions Using eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

Our templates are designed to assist the developer in creating effective, high quality, and interactive training courses. Think about the prime possibilities you’ll have at your fingertips like the thousands of cutout people images. eLearning eLearning Template Library People Pictures Products/Reviews Skins Templates elearning templates For my first blog this year I wanted to share a few misconceptions about using eLearning Templates.

How to Develop Effective Microlearning

Ed App

Here are some activities one needs to perform to ensure that the microlearning course is developed efficiently and is rolled out effectively: Plan the training goal. Use images and media. You can save the learners a lot of time and effort by replacing sentences and words with pictures and graphs. If the message can be communicated well with an image, do not waste the learner’s time by describing the same thing in words.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Free Images Databases (sorta!)

E-Learning Acupuncture

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Free Images Databases (sorta!) Any images created by staff of the Federal Government can be shared with other staff for the purposes of government business. So when I design courses here at the Royal Military College of Canada, I sometimes consult image databases that are held by the Federal Government.