Episode 14

The Tool You Need to Create Awesome Visual Instructions

Does your informational content take too long to create?

If you create visual instructions, like a job aid or a step-by-step guide, you’ll know that gathering the information is just part of the work. The other part is making sure that you display the information so users can effectively learn from it.

It can be time-consuming to design your informational content, especially when you might not need a whole new design.

Templates are a great way to optimize the way you create your informational content. With drag and drop functions, intuitive features, and customizable options, you can focus on providing great information without compromising the way you present it.

In this episode of The Visual Lounge, TechSmith’s Learning and Video Ambassador Matt Smith breaks down how to use Snagit and Camtasia’s template functions to help you save time and create more efficient workflows.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • Why using templates simplifies creating your content
  • How to use screen captures to make informational content
  • The step-by-step process of creating visual instructions using templates
  • How to make a video template

Important links and mentions:

Learn more about the Techsmith Academy.

To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, click here

About the Podcast

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.