5 Super-Easy Techniques for Removing Backgrounds from Stock Images


Have you ever found yourself struggling to find a stock image with a transparent background? In fact, whenever I mention being a PowerPoint junkie and online training developer, I always get the same question: “What’s the easiest way to get rid of backgrounds on stock images?”. On the one hand, removing backgrounds from photos can be tedious and time-consuming work—often with only so-so results.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.


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The case for clip art and stock photography

Clive on Learning

You'd be able to call in whatever specialist expertise you wanted and have the time to wait while they delivered the goods. Well, sometimes you can strike lucky and find exactly what you want on Google Images or in your organisation's own image library (chance would be a fine thing); you could take your own photos or knock up a simple chart or diagram in a graphics programme. That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography.

Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Team?

The Learning Dispatch

Stock images are getting better, but too many of them showcase only a narrow slice of humanity (primary white, young, conventionally beautiful, and depressingly happy—and that’s not even mentioning the lack of representation of people with disabilities). Photo shoots are useful, but can be time-consuming and expensive to set up. And often the most effective images aren’t photos, but rather diagrams, sketches, or charts. Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash.

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Organizing Course Content with Storyboards


– Watch stock photos and graphics. – Hotspot Examinations (The learner clicks a hotspot on a photo or graphic and identifies what is wrong or right). Have learners discuss over a question you make in the course community and let them show their expertise. The platform features an extensive royalty-free stock image library so you can tell your story effectively, regardless of your drawing ability.

PODCAST 143: Getting in Touch: How to Talk to People Who Don't Know You with Kata Nyitrai

Sales Hacker

So the first thing that we want to do is contextualize your expertise by giving you an opportunity to tell us a little bit more about Meero. This is maybe instead of accessing a traditional stock photo library, would that be accurate?

Insights from a design doyen: Q&A with Mark Heaps


We were lucky enough to meet Mark at the inaugural Click event in 2018 and knew that our blog readers would be blown away by his photography, Photoshop, and presentation expertise. So, you essentially applied your existing expertise to this new storytelling approach. I often tell clients when they have too much on a slide, this is a good chance to use a photo. We’ve also seen this shift with lifestyle photography on stock image sites.

Interview on lms-selection.com


We used all the inside information, feedback and features request, programming and eLearning expertise we gathered through time to produce this version. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

As you develop expertise building courses and get things to look the way you want, focus on what makes the course most meaningful. Stock Image Sites. There are a dozens of stock image sites where you can buy low cost images. You can modify the clip art images or take your own photos. Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. Their organization needs to take existing content (usually a bunch of PowerPoint files) and get it online as soon as possible.

PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts


You can dim photos, create duo-tone overlays, darken, brighten, add exposure, add a vignette or do pretty much anything regarding colors with this type of object! Bleed photos and videos to the edge. Power-crop photos with SmartArt. The favorite hack is Power Cropping a bunch of photos in seconds. (1) 1) In PowerPoint select a bunch of odd sized (or shaped) photos. (2) Bleed photos and videos to the edge | Tony Ramos.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. In fact, the name Animoto is some kind of combination like animated photos. You could have up to like 25 photos, sometimes people had none, or just five and they weren’t that good. So, a lot of people listening to this or watching this on YouTube, they may be strong and expertise and teaching ability, but not necessarily as an entrepreneur, specifically at marketing.

A Dedication to the Craft

CLO Magazine

Photos by Brian Flaherty When Brian Miller was just 6, his mother, an accountant by training, would take out her ledgers and spreadsheets, lay them on the floor and invite her young son to play a game. Miller’s experience at a peer company along with his consulting expertise were strong selling points but it was his preparation and approach that sold Watson. “He ” Photos by Brian Flaherty.

From basketball courts to Nintendo rooms, here are 9 of Chicago’s hottest tech offices


Answers from talent development director Kelsey Kline, photos by James John Jetel. The team’s favorite hangout spots: Our team frequently gets together to enjoy catered meals and fully stocked refrigerators during “Beer O’Clock.” This enables a strong culture of entrepreneurship where technologists, traders, and researchers can capitalize on each other’s strengths, learn new skills and build relationships with people from differing points of view and expertise.

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Learning and the Older Worker

CLO Magazine

As stock prices rise and recovery continues following the Great Recession, another phenomenon is quietly taking shape. “We have to carefully craft roles in the organization around the expertise that’s needed and the passions of the people who deliver on the business goals,” said Leigh Mires, chief learning officer for engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. Many workers are choosing to delay retirement.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

What I see by 2018, are the “experts” within the company or outside (as in not part of your business) not just appearing as photos within a profile, rather, video enabled, whereas a person can ask them in real time on X topic or schedule a video call for Y topic. The key for asking an expert, is having someone who not only has expertise and knowledge, but is willing to espouse that knowledge and insight to others using terms and vernacular that anyone can understand.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

They didn’t keep up because they failed to see that digital was the way of the future because they were so expert at old-fashioned ways, or at producing photos and videos. And really to value the expertise of the workers and to recognize that, so the safety manager finds out what they really do on the job as opposed to work as imagined, really find out about work as performed. Do they acknowledge their own limitations in their expertise and seek information and input?

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Now it could have been the subject matter (I don’t know enough accountants to be sure), but my guess is that we spent too much time listening to the client and not enough trusting our expertise. Leverage your expertise. I was intimidated and not prepared to offer my expertise. When he submitted photos to the customer for review, he’d always slip in one with a fuzzy thumb in the image (or some other obvious issue). Thanks for sharing your expertise!

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 1, 2018

Mike Taylor

Moose Photo Creator – don´t search for stock photos, CREATE them! Cindy Hugget ( @CindyHugg ) shares her expertise on virtual classrooms on the latest episode of The Lounge Podcast. “When I’m reading, I’m looking for something to steal. Readers ask me all the time the traditional question ‘Where do you get your ideas from?” I reply: ‘We are all having ideas all the time. But I’m on the lookout for them. You’re not.’” —Philip Pullman.

Your WordPress LMS Freelance Business Transformation with Matt Inglot


It’s not just like an online course, it’s a, for example like a stock photo membership site or a site with financial tools or a site that the quizzes students and lets teachers see their results and things like that.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


There’s a multitude of free stock image websites out there, but we think Pexels is a great one. If you have expertise on a topic, submitting answers will help you build your reputation among peers. The app gathers articles, videos, and photos from Twitter, YouTube and RSS feeds on the keywords you choose to create a newspaper-like publication to share with your community. It’s quick to upload and create course content without needing technical expertise.

How to Get Publicity and Influencer Marketing for Course Creators with Esther Kiss


Like if you live in a small town, for example and they have a conference going on, or something that you could tie your expertise to. Esther Kiss: And now you ask yourself, what is my expertise and how can I connect it to something the media is already interested in? Esther Kiss: It was better to find this offering that maybe is relevant to expertise, maybe it’s not.

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque


Ryan Levesque: So, I like to tell people if you don’t feel like you have expertise right now, if you don’t feel like you are an expert in many ways that can be something you use to your advantage. I talk to a lot of course creators, would-be membership site folks and their usual story is they’re trying to monetize their expertise, their knowledge, their experience. ” In which case, build a team of people who have expertise in these other areas.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained

eLearning Weekly

EB: In our area of expertise (custom development) a more common issue like budget is resolved by lowering the level of complexity or total seat time of a completed course. You might be pulling stock photos one day, animating a character another day, programming a quiz, then working on a virtual tonsillectomy surgery. What Can You Learn from This Guy? If you haven’t heard of Eric Bort, or don’t follow him on Twitter, don’t be surprised.