ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Recolor and Crop Content Library Images
During our beginner Articulate Storyline classes, we emphasize the importance of using images in a project instead of relying on dense, text-heavy slides. Of course, finding good images can be a challenge unless you are a subscriber to Articulate 360. Subscribers have access to an millions of assets in the Content Library loaded with downloadable Characters, Illustrations, Icons, Videos, and Photos.
While recently working in Storyline, I was in need of a photo of a horse. The project I was creating was about horse health and I was specifically looking for a horse showing as many teeth as possible. (The wider the grin, the better.)
I visited Storyline's Insert tab on the Ribbon and, from the Content Library, I clicked Photos.
From within the Search Photos dialog box, I typed horse teeth and I was pleasantly surprised when several candidates appeared. (Given that I was needing horse grins, I wasn't expecting even a single decent photo to appear and was fully prepared for a trip to a photo-supply website.)
I selected the photo shown above at the right and then clicked the Insert button. By default, the photo was inserted in the middle of my slide.
The other images I'd used throughout the project were black and white and I wanted to keep that theme. Unfortunately, the computer I was using did not have an image editing program. No worries, you can recolor an image without leaving Storyline.
I selected the Picture Tools tab on the Ribbon, clicked Recolor, and selected Accent color 3 Dark.
I also needed to crop the image. That wasn't a problem either. At the right of the Picture Tools tab, I clicked the Crop tool.
I dragged the cropping handles from both corners to crop everything out of the image except those awesome teeth.
And here's how the finished image looked on the slide.