I’ve been working on a lot of scenario-based training lately and I have found some helpful extras that I want to share with you. First, I’d like to talk about the programs I use when creating the training. I’ve used several different programs over the last several years and have found the method that works … Continue reading Give it that extra something
Photoshop CC 2019 Content Aware Update = AWESOME!
I’ve enjoyed Content Aware since its inception. I must admit however, that it has its drawbacks. It works great when image conditions are optimum, but I’ve always struggles with it picking up pieces of background patterns, etc. and hated the time I would spend trying to make it just right. Still, it was a big … Continue reading Photoshop CC 2019 Content Aware Update = AWESOME!
Real Time Translation is the Bomb
Part of the work I do is keeping up with and examining trends in technology and education. Before I recommend anything to our staff, I will try it out myself. I do so in order to keep our educators from spending the time and effort on technology that may be a big waste or not … Continue reading Real Time Translation is the Bomb
Improving your video experience with PowerPoint – YES PowerPoint!
Adding a video to a PowerPoint presentation used to be difficult. I remember many times being at a presentation where the speaker could not get the video to work. I would tell people to be sure to have all your files, including videos, in a folder with your PowerPoint presentation. It's still a good practice … Continue reading Improving your video experience with PowerPoint – YES PowerPoint!
Tune in to PowerPoint 2016
PowerPoint 2016 Audio: There are two ways to add audio to a PowerPoint. You can add a pre-recorded file to your slide or presentation or you can record on the presentation. We will look at both methods. If you choose to record an audio, be sure to use a headset and keep the mouth piece … Continue reading Tune in to PowerPoint 2016
Using PowerPoint for Social Media Posts
You may have need of adding a post regularly to Facebook or Twitter, etc. Rather than recreate each post, set up a design with a text box for future posts. Here’s how you can do it in PowerPoint. Format your background either using an image or choose a solid color. (Hint: Keep it light so … Continue reading Using PowerPoint for Social Media Posts
PowerPoint 2016 – Who Knew?
Recently, I was asked to give a talk on PowerPoint 2016. It's what our staff uses, or at least what they have on their computers. In order to get up to date on the program I did some courses on LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). I was blown away by some of the options available that … Continue reading PowerPoint 2016 – Who Knew?
Having fun with text and Photoshop CC 2018
In the past, I have shown many of our staff members how to put an image into text. It’s fun, easy and looks really nice, particularly if you are trying for some wow (i.e. poster title, etc.). Photoshop CC has made it a lot easier to not only add the image to the text, but … Continue reading Having fun with text and Photoshop CC 2018
Using the Select Tool in PowerPoint
I mentioned in a previous post that I make games for our staff for a variety of programs. Recently, I created a game called the pollinator game or the garden game, depending on who you ask. It is 48” x 36” and has lots of animals, insects, flowers, etc. It is colorful and hopefully fun … Continue reading Using the Select Tool in PowerPoint
Finally – PowerPoint Video
Recently, I was asked by a dear friend to create a PowerPoint presentation for her mother’s memorial service. I took the scanned photos from her son and created a presentation in minutes, using the photo album option. This is easy to do, but not often known by PowerPoint users. Here’s how to create a Photo … Continue reading Finally – PowerPoint Video