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Avoid Low-Quality Graphics to Create Better Designs (Pro Tip #3)

Another very common question I get from new designers is, “Where can I find good graphics for my projects? Google Images doesn’t cut it for me.” I hate hearing that folks have relied on Google Image search for so long—and I cringe thinking how many copyright violations are happening on the daily from those who don’t know how many incredible resources actually exist.

Use the Right File Type to Design Better Graphics (Pro Tip #1)

The #1 question I get asked from new IDs is “What type of file should I use for this?” While there are many of files you’ll use throughout your instructional design career, a good rule of thumb when it comes to learning the basics is this: If you can easily identify the difference between a JPEG and a PNG, you’ll be ahead of the pack.

Design Better Graphics With These 3 Pro Tips [BLOG SERIES]

Looking for some help getting your graphics in a good-looking state? This blog-style mini course is for you! It covers tips and techniques to improve your design skills and have fun doing it! Whether you’re a new instructional designer, a teacher transitioning into eLearning, or just someone who wants to make graphics and visual content look a bit better, you’ll walk away with valuable tips and techniques to improve your work right away.

Which Storyboard Format is Better: Docs or Slides?

In the ID community, there will always be some debate over which program is best suited for storyboarding. One camp insists that text-forward Word or Google Doc storyboards reign supreme, while the other opts to tell a slide-based story using tools like PowerPoint or Google Slides. So the question remains: Is one type of storyboard actually better than the other? Let’s explore.

What’s a Storyboard?

The storyboard is your North Star to successful instructional design! Instructional designers rely on the storyboard for nearly all content development, design direction, and development guidance. Plus, it’s used to communicate to stakeholders—an essential part of the overall eLearning/course creation process.

Creative Challengers: December ’21

Practice your visual design and development skills with this month’s creative prompt. (Free graphics pack inside!) Then, join us for our monthly Sip ‘n Showcase Zoom event on 12/27, where we’ll share our projects and network with other IDs/LXDs!🧑‍🎄

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