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How to Make Your Animated GIF Lose That Ugly White Border or Halo

The GIF image format was developed by CompuServe in 1987 and has been a mainstay since the infancy of the internet. From cats and batman, to falls and the ice bucket challenge, GIFs have been used to entertain us. But as soon as you make it with a transparent…

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Scenarios and Characters in Lectora: Have your Cake and Eat it Too

My Brother Sean recently wrote a blog on Branching Scenarios, and how useful they can be in helping an elearning course reach a higher level of engagement by introducing safe choices into the learning process. With the release of Lectora 12.1 inserting scenarios from…

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Easily Insert People Characters into Lectora

Software: Illustrator Project Time: 10 minutes Objective: Create amazing colored arrows with depth in six easy steps Creating amazing eLearning 3D arrows is actually a quick and easy process. Let me show you some of my sweet sauce so I can save you some time, and help…

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3 Mindsets to Help your eLearning Courses

There is a plethora of information to help you succeed in eLearning, but there are three mindsets that are hurting your eLearning courses. 1. Get Ahead of the Game Success is how you spend your time. Dissect other eLearning courses. Look at existing design trends and…

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How to Make an Awesome Animated Button in Articulate Storyline 2

A while back I saw a cool animated button online. This button was extra cool because the words animated to the left and an arrow appeared on the right. I thought, “I wish Articulate Storyline could do that.” It got me thinking, “Wait, can it?” After…

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How to Use DAZ 3D Images for eLearning

So you need a host for your eLearning course but don’t have time to set up a photo shoot? We have all, at one time or another, have been low on images for eLearning. And it seems when we are in the heat of development, our boss or client asks for a 3D image…

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How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Captivate 8

More than a year ago Brother Bryce wrote a successful blog on 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline. I’ve always enjoyed this eLearning tip, so I figured it would be a good idea to do the same thing in Adobe Captivate 8….

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eLearning Design Tips: Using GIMPShop Repeatable Textures

So you do eLearning Design, but don’t have the budget to buy an expensive Creative Suite? But, how are you going to edit that image? How are you going to open up the image and edit the vector file? There are plenty of open source alternatives out there to help…

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So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Sound…

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6 Easy Steps to Make Amazing 3D Arrows in Illustrator

Software: Illustrator Project Time: 10 minutes Objective: Create amazing colored arrows with depth in six easy steps Creating amazing eLearning 3D arrows is actually a quick and easy process. Let me show you some of my sweet sauce so I can save you some time, and help…

 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective eLearning Designers

Good habits help drive successful eLearning courses. The job of an eLearning Graphic designer is to create user interfaces and user experience design effectively. This includes creating all the content envisioned by Instructional Designers. Together they plan and…

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The Basics of eLearning Themes

When making eLearning themes, you have to own it. For example, if you work with dogs. Live in the world of dogs. Everything should be about dogs. Think doggie bones, balls, fire hydrants, frisbees, dog catchers, and paw prints. Everything in your eLearning would…

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What is eLearning Gamification?

You know you have become an eLearning nerd when watching a movie all you think about is gamification and instructional design. Elearning Gamification in Ender’s Game I recently went and saw Ender’s Game, and love it. It’s about a kid named Ender who is a…


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12 Steps on How to Set up Your Machine for Virtual Testing

by Nate Stoker | Oct 4, 2013 | eLearningGraphic Design ResourcesProject Management ResourcesResources

Brother Nathan from eLearning Brothers checking in with tips on how to set up your machine for virtual testing. No matter how hard you follow best practices of web design it’s always broken in another browser. When I first learned web design it was aggravating to get…

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How to Use Illustrator to Speed Up Workflow to Make Awesome Storyline Interactions

by Nate Stoker | Aug 22, 2013 | Articulate Storyline ResourceseLearningResources

I’m going to show you how to use Adobe Illustrator to speed up workflow to make awesome Articulate Storyline…