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Getty Images Makes 35 Million Photos Free to Use Online

Getty Images Makes 35 Million Photos Free to Use Online | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Getty Images surprised consumers and competitors yesterday when it announced that it would make 35 million images free for publishers to use, with a few strings attached.
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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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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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Tabletop Whale's guide to making GIFs

Tabletop Whale's guide to making GIFs | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An animated infographic about making animated infographics! Whoa.
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How to Turn Your Bullet Points Into Visually-Engaging Elements

How to Turn Your Bullet Points Into Visually-Engaging Elements | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Professional designers will advise against ever using bullet points in a deck: Bullet points act like bullets — they kill your presentation. However, this mentality can change if you transform your bullet points into a visual component of your presentation.


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peterlakeman's curator insight, May 8, 2015 3:23 AM

Goog examples. This shows exactly how to avoid bullet points.

 

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:06 AM

Great tips on transforming those old "bullets" and how to make a more engaging presentation.

David Bell's curator insight, May 17, 2015 4:03 PM

Single best design tip for bullets I have seen. 

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Visual Literacy: Addressing Data Overload

Visual Literacy: Addressing Data Overload | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Visual literacy is a tool that educators use so that they have the necessary ability to interpret and decode visual messages.
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StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos

StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The #1 source for beautiful free stock photos. High quality and high resolution images free from all copyright restrictions - no attribution required.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 3, 2015 1:50 PM

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Great collection of images for materials or students' projects. All CC and free even for commercial use.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 12, 2015 11:55 PM

Pour trouver de belles photos libres de droits et gratuites.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2015 3:02 PM

The first place to look for stock photos for projects.

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How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint (The Fast Way!)

How To Create Transparent Pictures in PowerPoint (The Fast Way!) | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creating picture transparency is one of those zany things in PowerPoint that is technically impossible…you cannot directly add a transparency to a picture…but there just happens to be a workaround....
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:58 PM

Do you need picture references? Here are some links to free images.

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 16, 2015 1:34 AM

Images grabs people's attention easily. You use these free image sources for all your image needs.

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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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Antoine Cheret's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:47 AM

Toujours pratique !

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

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On Repeat: How to Use Loops to Explain Anything

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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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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 30, 2015 3:11 PM

An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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The new Visme: better user experience, better templates

The new Visme: better user experience, better templates | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Visme Launches Brand New User Interface to Redefine Presentations & Infographics. Create interactive presentations and engaging infographics that will help you

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 28, 2015 1:17 PM

Great news for Visme users - it's got a new interface and improved look. Check it out!

Thanks for the suggestion to Payman Taei.

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...
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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2015 4:46 PM

Get your ideas and data across in a very effective way.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:49 PM

Here are links for to help with creating info-graphs.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, March 23, 2015 6:21 AM

Omdat ik heb zitten stoeien met Easel.ly en dat niet echte een fijne tool vind (heel beperkt en grafisch niet zo...), hoop ik dat hier een tool bij zit die me meer aanspreekt! Uitproberen dus...

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Seeing is Believing: Making Best Use of Your Images in eLearning

Seeing is Believing: Making Best Use of Your Images in eLearning | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Include images in your eLearning that would speak volumes and make lifelong impressions in people’s mind. Don’t produce eye candy.

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10 Infographic Tools for Data Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation

10 Infographic Tools for Data  Visualization in the Classroom - Avatar Generation | Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.

If you’re hoping to incorporate infographics into your lessons, or to encourage your students to learn to communicate information visually, we’ve come to the rescue! These ten web-based and iOS apps will help you integrate infographics into a host of different lessons.

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