MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

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Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Previously, we’d pretty much exclusively been using iStock for our commercial-use presentation photos. Often in a presentation, when trying to tell a visual story with lots of relevant images, our designers want photos that work well as a sequence. This means that we can easily use Shutterstock photos in presentations to tell stories. With iStock you have the option to view the whole series of pictures, which is useful, but not to see more images of the same model.

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Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

My guess is that about 25% of the people I run into do not have a profile photo. I'm writing this post to encourage you to: Spend a little bit of time to create a reasonable profile photo Attach it to every online profile when you create it And when I say every, I mean every – don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. It doesn't take a lot to add a profile photo, and it's fairly significant.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

outcome with the most effective and efficient set. effective learning solution or curriculum. specifies the most effective and. project charter can be an effective tool to determine if content belongs. picture of the costs of. and even a photo as this will make.

Choosing the Best Complimentary Photo Editor on the Web

Hurix Digital

While getting the perfect picture is predominant, it’s what you can do with this image after that really makes it home. When you have taken it with your camera or your digital camera, the fact remains you are likely to wind up with a good looking product for a lot less money by taking advantage of a free photo editor. However expertly you take your images, there are strategies to improve them having a qualified quality photo editing program.

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Shoot Great Photos and Videos This Holiday Season

OpenSesame

Learn to create home videos everyone will want to watch with tips on editing, using effects and transitions, as well as how to improve sound. Perfect for beginners, this course will help you move away from automatic mode and take manual control to shoot beautiful photos! . Ready to take amazing pictures with your dSLR camera?

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How to create effective visual training content

BrightCarbon

Here are some tips on why and how you can make your training content more effective through its structure, visuals and design. . But how do you reach that happy medium to create this effective visual training content? HOW to create effective visual training .

Picture Books

The Learning Circuits

However, the real point of the post is the way Crammer and Wasiak's book is designed -- pictures fill up the pages just as much as the text, if not more. While I like a good picture to help understand or reinforce the text, it seems that Change the Way You See Everything goes beyond this. Many of the photos do nothing to help understand the book.

10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

Rapid eLearning

Going to a stock image site and looking for just the right pictures can be very time-consuming and a drain on your limited resources. Obviously, this approach doesn’t work for everyone and taking good photos is an art in itself. However, it is a cost effective approach and with some practice very viable. However, when you get into the office to edit the photo you see that the image is a little out of focus. He had room for something like 5000 photos.

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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.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! To use PowerPoint as your image formatting tool, start by adjusting the dimensions of the PowerPoint deck so that the output perfectly fits the position you intend to put the pictures onscreen. Resize a photo. Crop a photo. Click your picture, then the crop button.

Storytelling, Communication through Pictures - Dialoogle

Vignettes Learning

At the Organizational Storytelling Conference, Washington DC, April 16-18, 2009, I noticed how wonderful Dialoogle used photos to help people to communicate with each other. With the aid of high quality photos, persons can select the photos that help them express themselves, which otherwise would be difficult without the aid of the photos. I met Jacob and Pernille and they are very effective workshop facilitators.

Seven Innovative Ways To Measure Training Effectiveness

WhatFix

Also, with the growing importance of L&D departments in digital transformation initiatives, there will be a more dire need in L&D to demonstrate how effective each training was and how it contributed to business. . Visual Authentication of Effectiveness .

Wild and Wacky Friday: Just in time for Halloween, photo editing made fun

Take an e-Learning Break

This online photo editing tool has a Touch Up suite! 15 cool effects like Sunless Tan, Airbrush, and Lip Color to guarantee that every picture shows your best side. Goodbye shine, goodbye wrinkles; hello Mascara, Blush, and Highlights! Advanced Tools (Dodging and Burning) keep shadows off faces and make spotty lighting consistent. Check it out: [link] Be sure to pay attending to the loading messages!

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Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model

Matrix

Of course learning itself is never really over but a training cycle is deemed complete once its effectiveness has been evaluated and plans for the next steps on the learning path have been drawn. The effectiveness of a training session is not only measured by the short quiz at the end of it or by what trainees say on the feedback form. Photo source. In this way, as we get higher on the pyramid, we get a more precise measurement of the effectiveness of the training program.

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. Back before PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010, anytime you wanted to create effects like this you actually had to do it in Photoshop or another graphic editing tool. Synopsis.

10 Do’s and Don’ts for eLearning Visuals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Your images must add value to the course, whether it is a graph or chart explaining the information, or just an example photo that the student can relate to. Your images must add value to the course, whether it is a graph or chart explaining the information, or just an example photo that the student can relate to. These include charts, handouts, photos, or even bullet points or lists. Do use words and pictures together.

PowerPoint artistic effects – add visual interest and contrast

eLearningArt

PowerPoint artistic effects are a powerful tool to create contrast and add visual interest. In this tutorial, I show you several of my favorite effects, and combinations of effects, with step-by instructions. If you add a little blur effect to the background… and this character is blurred out too… but the blurred out background really puts the focus on this character here. So that can be a really useful effect. Here I did a line are effect and colorized it.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website. Once the problems have been identified in an audit, remediation might an effective choice.

The Effect of Cat Videos on Work

Everwise

If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can’t ignore Internet cats anymore.”. A study at Hiroshima University in Japan found that being surrounded by cute objects (toys, figurines, baby pictures, photos of our pets), not only makes us much happier, but also improves performance in situations when taking care is very important (such as driving or doing work in the office.).

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website. Once the problems have been identified in an audit, remediation might an effective choice.

Expert Advice on Effective Small Business Marketing

Your Training Edge

That creative spark and drive is what makes them GREAT entrepreneurs and less effective implementer. With that in mind, it is totally appropriate to present your product or service with different pictures that represent different aspects of your offering. You could take a picture of a necklace on a person and put it on a board of people wearing your products. Then you could take a picture of the necklace by itself and put it on a jewelry board.

How to create a DIY green screen video effect (aka chroma key)

TechSmith Camtasia

Achieving a good green screen effect used to be difficult and expensive. Why would you ever want to use a green screen effect in your video? Quite simply, it offers the most natural-looking way to integrate a human with other types of content you might want to show, such as presentation slides, screen video, screenshots, photos, or animated elements. Instead of putting each visual element in its own frame (a la picture-in-picture), green screen lets you blend them seamlessly.

Make Employee Training Effective With These Online Quiz Maker Hacks

ProProfs

In today’s hyper-competitive world, there is a need to place utmost importance on an Effective Employee Training Program that would enhance worker performance and provide better bottom lines. An effective training program should be designed by considering these three essential micro-learning characteristics: Lean – The solution should not require an “army” of trainers to implement.

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Create a Vintage Circle Frame For Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Recently, I’ve noticed vintage television show “effects” coming back in vogue for use in screencasting and online videos. And now, in this new music video by Peter Hollens, ( available here on YouTube around 3:28 ), you see his take on using the circle effect. So, I used my camera phone to take a very close up photo of one of the scenes in the videos. I then sent the photo to my Google Drive and opened it in Snagit where I could create the circle holes.

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Create a Vintage Circle Frame For Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Recently, I’ve noticed vintage television show “effects” coming back in vogue for use in screencasting and online videos. And now, in this new music video by Peter Hollens, ( available here on YouTube around 3:28 ), you see his take on using the circle effect. So, I used my camera phone to take a very close up photo of one of the scenes in the videos. I then sent the photo to my Google Drive and opened it in Snagit where I could create the circle holes.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. SMES get married to the content and often lose sight of the bigger picture. Put the labels right on the picture.

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PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Start with a photo. Here are some options: Use your own photo. In this case, you'll be using the photo to create an illustration so it doesn't even need to be particularly high quality photo. In the steps below, I'll create an eLearning character based on this image:      Insert the photo on a PowerPoint slide as large as you can. Look at the photo as if it is comprised of layers.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

It’s a narrative about cause and effect. Retold for instructional designers on focusing on the big picture and business impact rather than getting lost in the details of “order taking” for developing courses. A: Full bleed photos are good when you can. Just having the picture of a character and having that thread increases retention (cited Karl Kapp citing research saying 80% increase– I need to verify this stat ).

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Six Google Slides image editing hacks for amazing presentations

BrightCarbon

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? Before we get started, if you need quality stock photos for your presentation, you can try sites like Unsplash or Pexels , as they offer a large online library of copyright-free, high definition images. Now the picture has been inserted, let’s crop it. Really simple, but so effective!

8 Things You Must Never Do with Graphics in PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Honey I Shrunk the Picture. It helps even out your picture and ensures you’re providing a balanced image. Pictures of people provide the most power! When you insert a picture of a person we automatically gravitate to the face. The human eye automatically sees the picture as unnatural and discredits its message. Why Can’t I Use an “Insert Random Topic” Photo? Transitions are a great effect in PowerPoint. Unsplash – Free High-Resolution Photos.

3 FREE Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

LearnDash

Not all of us in instructional design can whip up a professionally altered photo in Photoshop. If you don't have the time to read Photoshop tutorials and you just want to make your pictures look great (with effects, cleaning them up, or just altering their output file), then you'll find great use in one of these 3 Photoshop alternatives. . Try these 3 FREE alternatives instead!

eLearning and PowerPoint: The Right to Bare Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The good news is that you don't have to be a seasoned designer to produce beautiful and effective presentations. Steer Clear of Bullets, Old-School Clip Art, and Backgrounds and Animation Effects There are certainly occasions when maybe a bullet really is the most successful way to convey an idea. If you find the selection isn't enough to suit your needs, try looking online for stock photos. A useful list of stock photo sites can be found  here.

2 New Games You HAVE to See

eLearning Brothers

All pictures, videos, and questions are customizable. We created an eLearning Brothers themed example using a photo of this wall in our office. . The Training Arcade is a library of fun, casual games that can be rapidly customized with your content to reinforce educational material, assess knowledge retention, measure overall teaching effectiveness, and improve learning outcomes. Do you like games?

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Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph

BrightCarbon

In this post we look at the mind-bending world of Morph and how to use it create stunning design effects in PowerPoint. You can achieve this with an animation effect, but the animation would only happen once the transition is complete, so the timing would be off. As you go through the sequence you also realize that the slide uses visible elements in different layers to achieve an effect of revealing or hiding other content. Welcome to the playground of my imagination!

Snapchat, Millennials, and the Micro Revolution

Grovo

When it exploded onto the scene in 2012, pearl-clutching journalists assumed one use for an app that let its mostly-young users take self-deleting pictures. All of this sexting, as the practice is known, creates an opening for technology that might make the photos less likely to end up in wide circulation. Micro content—especially photos and videos that delete themselves—frees users from the need to overanalyze what they’re posting.

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Authoring Tools for E-Learning: The Definitive Guide

Docebo

Don’t get me wrong, powerpoints and word docs have the capacity to be moving, entertaining, and effective, but it’s unrealistic to think your learners can maximize their experience and retention with the limited interactivity that they have to offer. Top Notch Reporting: Authoring tools help you to measure the effectiveness of and collect data on your training. Related: How To Create Engaging e-Learning: 10 Highly Effective Strategies For e-Learning Professionals.

Learn a New Skill: Create Engaging Visual Content with Canva

OpenSesame

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to social media, visual content might be worth even more. Research consistently shows posts to social networks are more effective when images are included. For example, photos on Facebook receive more likes , comments, and shares than text, videos, and links. Or you can set an photo as the background of your design in the Upload tab. You can also search the web for images or use photos from Facebook.

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Fuse Application Plus More…For Genealogy

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only that, but I transfer the new files to Snagit for storage and manipulation (cropping and enhancing photos) to enrich my records. This template allows me to include pictures of my ancestors to enhance the presentation of their details. Taking Pictures in the Wild. take digital photos of these original documents. Then using your Fuse-empowered smartphone, all of these photos can be transferred to Snagit.