Make your slides look like you used Flash
Want to make your humble slides look like you used Flash, Photoshop, or another fancy (and pricey!) Adobe tool – when you only used PowerPoint? Well here are some videos to help you do just that.
In 2013, the Duarte blog featured an animation of objects emerging from behind a line, as though rising over the horizon. And in a great 12-minute video tutorial, last month Nick Smith of AdvanceYourSlides.com showed how you can use that same effect on your own slides.
Create awesome cloaking effects
This is the 1st of 2 videos where you’ll see how to use slide background fill to create awesome cloaking effects in PowerPoint. (And here’s Part 2: Spotlight part of a picture.)
With visual effects like the ones in the video, people won’t believe you just used PowerPoint to make your slides. So that’ll really help you stand out from the crowd and get people talking about your message!
Over to you
Stand out from the crowd!
If you’ve any comments or questions about the video, please let me know. (I’m always happy to answer questions, and to thank you for joining in!)
The video that inspired me to write this post is one of many by Nick Smith. His videos show you the exact steps to follow in PowerPoint, and I especially like his 1st episode, about very professional-looking staggered animations.
In the same post, he also has a useful video on advanced rotations, which shows you how to rotate an object around any point (not just its centre, which PowerPoint uses by default). So do check out his blog, and I’m sure he’d love you to leave a comment there, or on his YouTube channel.
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