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Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! How to Find Public Domain and Creative Commons Images. In last week's survey of Free Technology for Teachers readersFlickr The Commons, Photos for Class, and Pixabay were chosen as the best places to find public domain and Creative Commons images. All three can be used to find images that can be re-used in a variety of presentation formats. The videos embedded below provide an overview of how to use each image source. Pixabay hosts high quality public domain images. You can search on Pixabay by using keywords or you can simply browse through the library of images. When you find a Pixabay image you can download it in the size that suits your needs.

Registered users do not have to enter a captcha code to download images. Photos for Class is a free site that helps students find Creative Commons licensed images. You can put the the Photos for Class search engine in your own blog or website. Flickr The Commons hosts images from libraries and museums around the world. Here's an Inexpensive Way to Get Multimedia for E-Learning. Multimedia for elearning is something common to all of our courses. There’s only so much you can put on the screen. It’s either going to be text or some sort of multimedia like shapes, pictures, or video.

In addition, you may have audio narration to complement what’s on the screen. At some of our workshops we discuss inexpensive ways to acquire multimedia for elearning. We’ll reference some of the previous posts when we’ve discussed different ways to either get free multimedia for elearning or learn to create them yourselves: However, sometimes you don’t have the time or skill to create your own assets. And all of those free media assets may not fit the real needs of your course design. Fiverr is a site that offers access to all sorts of multimedia and graphic artists for $5 a project.

Here are a few examples I pulled together to give you some ideas. Multimedia for E-Learning: Custom Illustrations Proposed plan: Many of the artists only do head and shoulder images.

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Vector Images. Free CCO Photo Sources. FindA.Photo. Everystockphoto - searching free photos. A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Explanatory Animated GIFs. 60 Awesome Free Tools To Create A Visual Marketing Campaign On A Budget. Creating a visual marketing campaign is not just about telling the story of your brand or product, but finding the right tools to do it. The marketplace is not hungry for tools, but some of them can be extremely costly (hello Photoshop) and complicated to use (another glance at Photoshop). If you just need a tool that works without requiring you to take a course, and without requiring a hefty part of your budget, you’ve come to the right place.

Visual marketing is pretty much a requirement these days, and the tools that follow will help you get your message across cleanly and quickly. Get your bookmarking finger ready because we’re about to look at the best tools in the business for designing a visual marketing campaign. First, we’re going to start with finding the right images, if you don’t already have one. 01. We made a huge list of 74 places to find free, high quality stock photos for your personal and commercial projects. Foter. Gratisography. Pixabay. FreePik. Unsplash. CG Textures. How to Create Image Collages and More on Canva. The Process of Designing an Infographic.

The Process of Designing an Infographic is an interactive design that outlines my own infographic design process. My data visualization and infographics design company, InfoNewt, uses this process when designing infographics for clients, and I teach this process in my workshops and classes. The team at created an interactive infographic version of it using the Visme design platform. is a fantastic online design platform for infographics, presentations, reports and more. Most of my designs follow this 5-step process: Data Research - Start with the data. What's the insight or story? One of the advantages of using Visme as the platform to design your infographic is that you can create interactive elements in your design. You can embed the interactive infographic on your own site by using this HTML code:

How to Move Past Free Clip Art | The Rapid E-Learning Blog. A few months ago I wrote a post on Microsoft getting rid of free clip art. For those with a budget that probably wasn’t that big of a deal. But there are many who relied on the free assets that Microsoft provided, especially since they didn’t include just clip art. Losing free clip art isn’t all bad news. There is some good news in all of this. How to Find Free Clip Art Most online searches for “free clip art” produces very limited results and most of them are worse quality than the stuff Microsoft dumped. Another option that I’ve mentioned before is to scavenge clip art images from older graphics programs. Switch from Free Clip Art to Free Vector Illustrations If you change your search term from “free clip art” to “free vector images or illustrations” things change for the better.

The challenge with free vector illustrations is how to edit them. Customizing Free Vector Illustrations Most of the free vector illustrations include a bitmap output such as .png. Create Your Own Images.


How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics. Earlier we looked at the essential guide to visual thinking where we discussed how to communicate visually. Coupled with that post, we explored practical ways to apply visual thinking skills to elearning course design. One advantage of visual thinking is learning to see the concepts and how to express them to others. Another advantage is that you gain the skills to create real assets that can be used in your elearning courses. Today we’ll look at ways to create your own hand-drawn graphics. How to Practice Sketching Hand-Drawn Graphics Hand-drawn objects can create a personal and organic look. A couple of weeks ago, Blair Rorani facilitated a Twitter Draw-a-Thon.

Start with Basic Shapes Most objects are basic shapes, so you need to learn to see the basic shapes in the objects. Once you recognize the basic shapes you’ll get better at streamlining your drawings. Practice Drawing Common Course Objects There are a few objects that are common to many elearning courses. My Experience. 8 Hand-drawn Objects - Downloads. Photos, images and illustrations. 12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts. November 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss The image you choose can make or break your social media updates, blog posts and other content. But, finding the right picture to accompany your post can be challenging. Not only do you need to find one that complements your post and grabs readers’ attention, but you also have to make sure you are free to share the pic.

You can purchase stock photos, but that could take a bite out of your budget and even then, the choices are not always ideal. When you know where to look, you can find professional, attractive photos that are free for you to use. Why We Love It: Every 10 days, Unsplash releases 10 new, high-resolution photos that you can use in any way you want. Searches and Downloads: There is no search feature, so you’ll have to browse to find the photo you want, but you can subscribe and have the 10 new pics emailed to you each week. The site includes a helpful search feature and you have the option of downloading various sizes of each photo. Related. 200+ High Quality Free Paper Background Textures to Grab. Using paper backgrounds is quite common these days.

Paper is a not only used to write but it can be also useful as a texture in doing some web design or graphic projects as well. In fact you can see some websites on the web applying more paper concept now a days and come up with a very neat results. Looking for some High Quality Paper Textures? Here I compiled 200+ High Quality Paper Textures for everyone to Grab for FREE. These Paper Textures were made by some talented designers and texture lovers all over design community. Most of these Textures are grunge looking,vintage and even some are neat.Check them out.

Scrapbook paper 1 to 5 If you feel like adding scrapbook looks in your design, this texture is right for you. Textures: Paper This set of 9 Paper Textures is just perfect if you like a notebook paper background or graphic paper. Paper Textures 01 A set of 8 Paper Textures 13 HQ Old paper Textures A set of 13 Old Paper Textures 19 Free Hi-Res Burnt Paper Textures 1 Craft Paper Texture.