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.

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Effective Graphics

CourseArc

Good visuals help learners absorb material more effectively and make training memorable. By identifying the main idea of each slide, instructional designers will be able to select the most appropriate font, colors, and images. Instructional Design graphic design graphics images visual

Announcing Lectora Version 11.3

Trivantis

Meet Lectora® Version 11.3, the latest version of your favorite e-Learning authoring software. Now you can fade in images and text, apply a modern fly animation and apply other transition effects to Web-based objects, such as elastic and bounce animations—all HTML5 compatible.

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. Vector vs. Raster (bitmap) Images.

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. different version of your courses for the myriad.

5 Reasons You Should Check Out Upside2Go’s New Version

Upside Learning

Just yesterday we released the new version of Upside2Go , our revolutionary mLearning platform. A first, major release since Upside2Go’s launch back in 2011, the new version takes mLearning delivery and performance support to a whole new level.

How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images

LearnUpon

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. . What is image compression? Why compress images?

Image Cropping 101: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

By now you know that images are essential to creating great content and communicating clearly. Whether you’re trying to explain something, show how something works or just adding elements to help grab a reader’s eye, images add interest and can help get your point across better and faster.

Image, Shape and Button Effects in Lectora 12

Trivantis

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. Lectora’s new object adorners allow you to rotate or flip images, shapes and buttons. Images.

Image hit boxes not resizing/repositioning with image animation via GSAP

Adobe Captivate

Here’s a summary of my question – how does Captivate determine the hit box of images and is there a way to adjust to hitbox via javascript? Here’s the longer version – I have a slide with two images on it and I would like the user to be able to click on each image to have it enlarge and center in the screen, almost like a lightbox effect. I have used GSAP to animate the tweening of images to scale them up and center them on the screen.

Create an Image or Video Mask Using Snagit 12

TechSmith Camtasia

Image masking allows you to create unusual and unique edge effects for your photographs and other graphics. You can also use these images in Camtasia Studio to add masking effects to your videos (see a sample video here.). This is the image mask created in this tutorial.

Captivate 8 Custom Motion Effect Example

Experiencing eLearning

I created a Captivate activity with a custom effect using motion and scaling to animate two cars driving away to the horizon. Click the image to view the activity (Flash only). One note about these custom effects: they seem to be very glitchy and unstable.

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Custom Effects in Advanced/Shared Actions

Adobe Captivate

Almost 8 years ago I posted this article on my personal blog: Editing Motion Paths and Using Custom Effects. . Since that time Effects have been improved a lot, advanced and shared actions can make life much easier. When do you need a custom effect? Intro.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

TechSmith Camtasia

A screenshot, sometimes referred to as a screencap or screengrab, is an image that shows the contents of a computer display. Marking up design concepts is faster and more effective than a wordy email. How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute. Take quick image screenshots.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Make an Image Look Like a Puzzle. A presentation will open with an image of a whale overlaid with puzzle pieces.   Navigate to your own image, select it and click the Insert  button. Your image will now be the background of the slide.  

New version of Camtasia for Mac bends time and space

TechSmith Camtasia

Image credit: Tomasz Stasiuk We don't usually give codenames to minor releases but if we did, this one would be called Dr. Who. Use clip speed to achieve a time-lapse effect. These effects are created with time-lapse.

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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? This makes the use of video as the primary medium quite difficult, but using images may not always be the best solution either.

7 Highly Effective Tips on Technical SEO

Hurix Digital

In SEO parlance, it’s optimizing your website and server to enable search engine spiders to crawl and index your site more effectively. Optimize your website in terms of images, videos and other content to ensure that it loads in the least possible time.

Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning

eLearningArt

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 don’t do the photo shoot yourself, you’re only likely to find a single image to use.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo

There are many reasons as to why K-12 students must leverage digital textbooks in their learning journey; portability and cost-effectiveness being two of the major factors inspiring this change. Let us have a look at why digital textbooks are more effective for K-12 curriculum: 1. Moreover, a digital textbook can present content in different styles, such as infographics, videos, click and reveal images and texts etc., Videos, images, animation, etc.,

How Start to Using Intelligent Content Practices in Video and Image Creation

TechSmith Camtasia

Simply put, intelligent content practices produce more of the effective content that drives and delights customers without adding a huge burden to your content team. Ways to Make Image and Video Creation More Intelligent.

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at five free desktop image editors. If you do a search, you’ll find that there are a lot of online image editing products. In today’s post we’ll look at five very capable online image editors. Aviary Feather is a basic image editing tool.

Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

As a result, the expectations for this type of content have risen and video creators are finding it more difficult than ever to ensure that their content is effective and engaging. Use zoom and pan effects to bring sections of your content into focus.

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The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. If you’ve ever met someone and instantly disliked him because of his wrinkled shirt or unflattering hairstyle, you’ve experienced the Halo Effect.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. the version 2.1 and version 2.1.

Effective Training Visuals—Abstract to Concrete

OpenSesame

We’re back with the fourth 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. For example, the image below is from a course on evaporators. The image below is another example.

New Release: Camtasia Studio 8.1 Adds Green Screen Effect & More!

TechSmith Camtasia

We’re looking forward to hearing what users like you will say when they get their hands on the latest version. Also known as chroma key or the green screen effect, Remove a Color helps you create more professional videos without having to be a video pro. Camtasia Studio 8.1

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing

Rapid eLearning

In Atlanta I was sharing how PowerPoint makes a good image editor. After the session, someone asked about this video where you learn to create a stickout effect that lets the image stick outside the box. It lets me demonstrate how PowerPoint can be used to edit images.

PowerPoint Artistic Effects and Recoloring

eLearningArt

PowerPoint comes with some really cool picture effects that you can apply to your images. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create my favorite 5 effects when I work with background images: pencil sketch, blur, cutout, photocopy, and also some recolorization effects.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. the version 2.1 and version 2.1.

Dev Corner - Camtasia Studio and Cursor Effects

TechSmith Camtasia

Orians is a developer on the Windows version of Camtasia Studio. There are some really cool features in Camtasia Studio 7; my personal favorite is Cursor Effects. The spotlight effect and the ability to change the highlight effect post-recording is very cool!

Can You Make Yourself More Creative? – Exploring the Creative Expectation Effect

Learningtogo

In their study, the Creative Stereotype Effect , Dumas and Dunbar wanted to see if they could produce a change in creativity as measured by the Guilford test. What Dumas and Dunbar have discovered is a specific application of the Expectation Effect.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mindflash.com Version – Product Review

eLearning 24-7

I deck out the house with special effects, ghostly lights, the whole works. While this makes sense if the archive is an older version and you are updating it, it seems an extra step, if you pulled the course because of whatever reason and it wasn’t because there is a new version online. In the beta version of the product, Mindflash.com included T/F, yet for the final version removed it. Labeling items in an image. I love Halloween.

Effective Training Visuals—Add a Spark of Interest

OpenSesame

Here’s the sixth 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. Or, to tell a more detailed version of the same story, the graphic below is more appropriate.

7 Instructional design principles for professors and teachers looking to create effective eLearning modules

QuoDeck

As teachers and professors, was today begin incorporating eLearning as a key part of their curriculum, what are the instructional design principles they must keep in mind to make learning most effective? For example, make learners click on an image to learn more on what the image depicts.