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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's...
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This is 'premi-free' business model = reverse of freemium business model!

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Graphic design, computer graphics and computer animation play a major role in materials development in print, audiovisual or computer based applications. Curtin's experienced Graphic Designers can create attractive and informative visuals for teaching, learning and research by schools/departments and by external users.

 

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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons
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8 Free Web Tools To Boost Your Drawing Skills | SmashingApps.com

8 Free Web Tools To Boost Your Drawing Skills | SmashingApps.com | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you are searching online app which help you to improve your drawing and sketching skills then wait for a minute and have a look at this collection. In this post, we are going to showcase 8 free, useful and best web apps which help you to improve your drawing skills. In the internet you will find so many online apps and tools some are free and some are costly. But in collection all these apps are free, fresh and new. You can also download these apps.

You can easily improve your drawing and sketching ability with the help of this collection. Do have a look into this collection and feel free to share your opinions with us via comment section below. Enjoy!
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Adobe Generation Professional: Motion Design (Advanced) | Adobe Education Exchange

Adobe Generation Professional: Motion Design (Advanced) | Adobe Education Exchange | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This five week Motion Design course aims to meet the needs of educators wishing to gain higher level skills with animated graphics.

“Motion graphics is a digital technique that combines pictures, words, sound and video. Examples of motion graphics abound online and in real life, from the credits in Hollywood motion pictures to keynote addresses…...Motion graphics combine the languages of film, animation and graphic design. Combining different creative elements like typography, illustration, logos, shapes and video. They are then animated or moved in a way that tells a story.” Al Boardman AGP Guest Expert and Motion Designer

This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.

This is a free course.

Course Credit

We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 25 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 25 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.

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Toonz Premium - Digital Video - Rome

Toonz Premium - Digital Video - Rome | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Digital Video, the makers of TOONZ, and DWANGO, a Japanese publisher, announced today they have signed an agreement for  the acquisition by Dwango of Toonz, an animation software which was independently developed by Digital Video (Rome, Italy).   


Digital Video and Dwango agreed to close the deal under the condition Dwango will publish and develop an Open Source platform based on Toonz (OpenToonz).  Effective Saturday March 26, the TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version will be made available to the animation community as a free download.
 
OpenToonz will include features developed by Studio Ghibli (*Toonz Ghibli Edition) which has been a long time Toonz user. Through OpenToonz, Dwango will create a platform that will aim to have  research labs and the animated film industry actively cooperating with each other.
 
With this agreement in place, Digital Video will move to the open source business model, offering to the industry commissioning, installation & configuration, training, support and customization services while allowing the animators’ community to use a state of the art technology at no cost.

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An Animation Creator That is Ideal for the Classroom

An Animation Creator That is Ideal for the Classroom | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Powtoon is an animation creator that provides teachers and students with an easy way to create professional-looking presentations and animated videos.
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13 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Maps to Use in Class via @Medkh9

13 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Maps to Use in Class via @Medkh9 | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Luciana Viter
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RESENTICE's curator insight, February 14, 3:00 AM

Des exemples d'outils de création de cartes à utiliser en classe et à partager... 

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Thanks for the mentions, Peter!
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Ethical use of PowerPoint - Opinion

Ethical use of PowerPoint - Opinion | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
PowerPoint (Keynote, Prezi, or any other presentation software that you may use) is a visual medium and is generally better suited for image use rather than loads of text. In my experience, having a
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11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations

11 Dos and Don'ts of Using Images in Presentations | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Many presenters are using images horribly in their presentations! Check out these 11 best and worst ways of using images in PowerPoint slides.
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A great article about how to effectively use images within your presentations.

 

They did miss out on one thing - the ethical use of images in presentations - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ethical-use-powerpoint-opinion-peter-mellow?trk=prof-post

 

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How to Create Animated Hover States in Articulate Storyline

How to Create Animated Hover States in Articulate Storyline | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features in Articulate Storyline is states. States are used to create multiple variations of a single object, and they can be used on buttons, images, shapes, captions, characters,
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Create your own whiteboard videos | VideoScribe

Create your own whiteboard videos | VideoScribe | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Make your own whiteboard video animations with Sparkol VideoScribe – award-winning video scribing app for PC, Mac and iPad. Free trial available.
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The Complete Guide for How to Marry Text and Images In Your Designs – Design School

The Complete Guide for How to Marry Text and Images In Your Designs – Design School | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Increase the quality of your designs by learning how to marry text and images like a professional designer.
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Google's new Cloud Vision API helps teach machines to better understand images

Google's new Cloud Vision API helps teach machines to better understand images | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google announced today that it’s offering up its powerful image recognition through the release of Google Cloud Vision API.

The robust REST API uses Google’s image recognition tools that help give context to photos so that machines may understand then in the same way they understand text.

Cloud Vision API classifies images into thousands of categories of recognized items, such as boats, lions, and landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower. It also detects faces associated with common emotions like anger and happiness.

The API allows you to build metadata on your image catalog with label and entity detection that picks a dominant entity (a dog, a child) from numerous objects within the photo.
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10 Amazing Free Online Creativity Tools for Students

10 Amazing Free Online Creativity Tools for Students | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here are some great free and fun online creativity tools and resources for letting students get super-creative. Try them out with your next projects.
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Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years - public domain (Open Culture)

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years - public domain (Open Culture) | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr.

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Public Domain Pictures

Public Domain Pictures | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Royalty free stock photos. All pictures are free for commercial and personal use.

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Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint

Split Image into Multiple Pieces to Create the Most Breathtaking Effect in PowerPoint | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This article will guide you step-by-step how to create the split image effect. Breaking an image into multiple pieces gives a unique visual look to design.
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5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is PowerPoint a useful teaching tool? A few days ago on the Teaching English - British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint - Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he…

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, March 31, 9:32 AM

Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Awesome resource for teachers - fun things to do with PowerPoint including ready-made templates.

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Thinking of doing a PowerPoint for your next classroom presentation? Check out this resource to assist you in creating a more interesting and engaging presentation that your audience will love.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

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22 Awesome Websites with Stunning Free Stock Images

22 Awesome Websites with Stunning Free Stock Images | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I know your pain.  You’re looking for free images for your website.  You’ve looked far and wide for gorgeous, free images to use online, but keep running into c

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15 Stunning Interactive and Animated Infographics (And What You Can Learn From Them)

15 Stunning Interactive and Animated Infographics (And What You Can Learn From Them) | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A hand-picked list of animated and interactive infographics that incorporate innovative and impressive design elements, motion graphics and effects.
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PowerPoint: Are you square?

PowerPoint: Are you square? | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recently Instagram announced that it now supports landscape format photos, joining the likes of SlideShare, Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube (as well as Linkedin!). 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio is fast
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Graphic Design online course | Coursera

Graphic Design online course | Coursera | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Explore Graphic Design Certificate offered by California Institute of the Arts. Make Compelling Design - Learn and apply the principles of graphic design towards a comprehensive branding project. . Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal.

 

This four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography.

 

The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio. The goal of this specialization is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the field of graphic design. This core skill set will equip learners for formal studies in graphic design, and a starting point for further work in interface design, motion graphics, and editorial design.

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Pixar in a Box - Animation Course.

Pixar in a Box - Animation Course. | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Overview of Pixar in a Box for students & teachers.

 

A comprehensive animation course delivered by Khan Academy and backed by Disney.

 

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

The Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Good graphic design doesn’t happen by mistake, and neither does clever font marriage. Use this guide to font pairing to create your own beautiful designs.
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2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 1:39 PM

Simply useful!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 12, 11:12 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 20, 4:35 PM

Here's an excellent guide to sizing visuals for various social media channels. Recommended reading. 9.5/10

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On Repeat: How to Use Loops to Explain Anything

This article was co-published with Source.

As visual journalists, one of our central responsibilities is to inform people. We do this in lots of ways. One technique I think we have only just begun to use for visual explanations is the visual loop. Specifically, the animated gif.

 

From animated gifs to looping interactives, we're seeing more and more ways of presenting ideas, explaining processes, and just capturing small moments in endless, repeating sequences. Here's how loops work and how you can use them.

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The benefits of visual materials in learning are well documented.  The animated GIF has many applications in explaining concepts, revealing the hidden, exploring processes, etc.

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