Storyline 360 includes a content library. Learn how to retrieve images and illustrations, add them to a slide, and styling them using poses, placement, and scaling.
- [Instructor] Storyline includes lots of content for you to add to your slides to add some pizzazz to your project. One of those things is a set of characters, and that's what we're going to explore in this movie with our Orientation project, Orientation0302 if you're catching up. Let's go over here to our Scenes drop down, and go to the new scene we created earlier, called Quiz. Currently, it's one blank slide, we don't even have a title here. Well, perhaps instead of a title we could use a character announcing that we've arrived at the quiz, and if we're ready to get started.
Well, we'll start by adding the character itself. When we go to Insert, you'll notice in the Illustrations group here, a Character button. Click this to choose from a number of different characters. Now the characters can be photographic in nature, they can be illustrated with a more modern feel, and you'll even find some of the old classic ones in here as well. You can actually filter down this list, by making selections. If you want to see the classic ones choose Illustrated Classic. So, if you've used earlier versions of Storyline, you'll be familiar with these characters.
Maybe you want an illustrated character, but one of the more modern ones. Select Modern, and deselect Classic by selecting it. You can see a number of characters, and then you can see that these are included with a subscription. The ones down below are locked. And as you scroll all the way down to the bottom, there's quite a number to choose from, if you wanted to pay for those. So, we have a few that are included, and they can be downloaded. Let's go to Photographic now, and deselect Illustrated to see the Photographic ones.
There's the four at the top that you get with your subscription, and there are the others that you can unlock down below, if you wanted some more variety. You could also be specific about the gender, the clothing, and the age of your character. So I'm going to go back up here and deselect Photographic, to see a list of all of them, up here at the top, that can be downloaded. So we're introducing people to our quiz, let's say we wanted to use one of the more modern illustrated options, such as Lily. Well, all we do is click download, and we'll have access to Lily, not just Lily the way you see her here, but we can change things like the expression, and the pose, as well.
So, once it's downloaded, the download symbol disappears, we can now select Lily to see, over here, a preview of what we're about to get. Notice that we're seeing her from the Front. We could have her looking Left, we could have her looking to the Right as well. I think I like that one, but let's go over here to Expression, at the top, and select that. Now we're going to see Lily with a number of different expressions. On our initial Quiz slide she might be asking the question, are you ready to take the quiz? Here's one, an Asking expression, we'll select it.
And you can see how it changes over here on the right hand side, it includes a pose as well. And if we go over to Pose at the top, we can choose from a number of different poses. The one that's showing up here is Hands out to sides. But if we wanted maybe just one hand out to the side, we could go One hand hip one hand out. You can see some other options with pointers, and there's many others to choose from as you scroll down, even sitting behind a desk, or in a wheelchair. So, in this case, how about we go with Finger by mouth.
There we go, you can see what that looks like, are you ready to take the quiz? Well, we'll click Insert, and there she is. That's all we have on our slide so far, is our character. Of course this can be sized down, and up, we can move it around. I'm going to go down to the Timeline here, on the border with the double vertical arrows, and just drag that down to increase the slide real estate, so I can see what's happening. We'll move her over, looks pretty good like that. Notice that we can now go in here with the Character tools and make adjustments to the Expression, the Pose, the Perspective as well, if we wanted to make a change after we've made our selection, no problem, we don't have to start over.
There are also options that we would see when working with any type of graphic, like cropping. Maybe we just want the torso portion, well, we could crop that out, but I think we're good to go. The only thing is she's asking, we don't know what it is she's asking, another option is to add a balloon, or text, so that we can see what she's actually saying. We'll do that next.
- Opening a project and touring the UI
- Setting up global preferences
- Creating a project from PowerPoint
- Inserting new scenes and adding slides
- Working with slides and text
- Adding animation and transitions
- Using assets and elements
- Working with audio and video
- Measuring the effectiveness of elearning with assessments
- Publishing your project