Create a Blurred Background for Articulate Storyline 360 Courses

Have you ever wanted to apply a blurred background effect for scenarios or other slides in Storyline but then decided not to because it seemed like too much work? Well, the round-trip editing feature in Articulate Storyline 360’s Media Library makes it quick and easy to jump over to a tool like SnagIt, apply a quick filter, and jump right back.

I timed myself. It took 27 seconds.

Sometimes, it’s best to use built-in Storyline features such as color and contrast effects, to manipulate images, because you can easily make adjustments later or built the effects into a flexible template. But when you need more robust effects, round-trip editing to other applications can help you be more creative and more efficient—I like that combination!

Diane Elkins
Diane Elkins is the co-owner of E-Learning Uncovered, as well as Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company specializing in the use of Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. Diane has been in the eLearning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about eLearning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

5 Responses to “Create a Blurred Background for Articulate Storyline 360 Courses

  • Michael Fimian
    4 years ago

    Nice! Thanks, Diane…

    I didn’t know about the RT function in the Media Library; this will certainly save a lot of time!

    Michael Fimian

  • Stephanie
    4 years ago

    Great stuff, I was looking for a quick and easy way to blur my backgrounds. Thank oyu

  • Great tip! I had no idea, I used the long, multi-step process.
    This will save me a LOT of time!

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