Lately I’ve been feeling a “need” to be creative and unleash some of my artistic skills. I’ve been on a roll and producing tons of graphic designs for my blog over the last few days. I must say, it’s great to have this blog as an outlet for my energy and to share my creations. I really appreciate the support everyone’s been showing, as well as the positive comments and feedback.
When I had my latest burst of creativity, I created some brand-spanking new sample eLearning slides, using Adobe Captivate 5.5., for my portfolio.
A few comments about what went into the design:
- I like using rectangles with rounded corners. I feel like it “softens” the design, as opposed to really sharp and angular rectangle edges. I I use them a lot lately.
- I started out with the photo of the business woman with the headset, and then picked up the light blue background colour from her shirt using the eyedropper tool in Captivate. That’s how I picked my colour scheme.
- I love using photos with white backgrounds, or getting rid of the background altogether (as I did with the woman in this example). It looks clean and less cluttered than images with busy backgrounds.
- Here the duration is visible but I often remove the duration, which is visible at the bottom of the Table of Contents, using a widget. Very handy when you don’t want to display duration.
- The fonts are Dear Joe and Calibri.
- For the Incorrect and Correct slides, I copied ans pasted the question slide, then overlayed a grey rectangle with medium transparency. I added the “Correct” and “Incorrect” feedback on top. I like the faded-out background effect.
Anything you like or dislike about this course design? I love to hear feedback and ideas, so feel free to leave feedback and comments.