115 BYOL: Ten Must-know Photoshop Tips for Learning Developers

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, November 16

Tools

101/102

High-quality visuals are crucial to the success of eLearning courses and videos. Photoshop lets you create these quickly and easily, but many eLearning developers find the program too complicated and either avoid it altogether or don’t take full advantage of the features available.

In this session, you will learn 10 simple, yet powerful, Photoshop tips every learning developer should know, and you will see how they help you quickly and easily produce high-impact visuals. You’ll learn how to effectively remove people and objects from backgrounds, change colors on a part of a photo, and even create custom buttons for use in your eLearning projects. You will leave with time-saving knowledge you can instantly apply on the job.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Methods to easily and effectively cut out people and objects
  • How to create versatile image fades
  • How to export files with optimized settings
  • How to quickly change the color of part of a photo
  • How to create custom buttons

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Photoshop.

Technology required:
Laptop running Photoshop.

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Destery Hildenbrand

Senior Instructional Designer

GP Strategies

Destery Hildenbrand is a senior instructional designer with GP Strategies and an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College. Destery has over 15 years of experience in training and development. He has spent that time developing for both corporate and higher education. Destery's main focus is on engaging learners through emerging technology and immersive reality experiences.

Mark Banit

Senior Manager, Design

Royal Bank of Canada

Mark Banit is a senior manager of design at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). With a background in multimedia design, Mark has been creating engaging digital learning experiences for over 15 years. Prior to moving into corporate learning and development, he spent 10 years working in the higher education sector creating interactive online learning, providing consulting, and training other developers. At RBC, Mark manages the design and development of effective learning strategies and solutions deployed throughout the organization.

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