Halloween is here, and we are back with the Indezine Halloween Kit, a self-contained set of content that will help you celebrate this Halloween more visually. This kit contains 5 Standard and 5 Widescreen Halloween PowerPoint Themes, a scary font, some silhouette pictures, scrapbook style embellishments, some pictures, and even a few sample slides.
These "pushpin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides -- just copy them and paste within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin! Download and use these pushpins in your slides.
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Whichever slide objects you place on your PowerPoint slide, their position and alignment matters a lot -- be it shapes or even the many inserted pictures. In some cases, a haphazard arrangement of pictures may work -- but most of the time you will have to align objects in a proper way on your slide. Even before you align pictures, you should explore whether all pictures are the same size or not.
PowerPoint provides various picture enhancement options such as: Picture Adjustments, Picture Styles, Picture Effects, and Picture Borders. Beyond these options, there are some very significant yet basic picture editing options that you should consider -- these include learning how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures. All of these options help you to enhance the look of your inserted pictures.
After inserting pictures within your PowerPoint slide, you may want to change the appearance of the picture. Picture Styles are based on PowerPoint's Picture Effects capabilities and add some effects with a click. Most of the time, this means that a single Picture Style adds a reflection, a glow, and a border to your picture. However, you can also apply any of these effects individually to your pictures. In all, PowerPoint provides 6 effects: shadow, reflection, glow, soft edges, bevel, and 3-D rotation.
We bring you Map Pins this time that can be used over maps or anything else that you want to highlight on your slides. Also you can take part in the very interesting Business Presentations Survey, held once every 10 years, and win a gift. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn more from a bunch of Audio (Sound) and Visuals (Graphics) tutorials.
The Picture Border option in PowerPoint adds a simple outline or even a beautiful frame to your pictures. Once you insert a picture on your slide, you may want to apply various adjust picture options. Additionally, you can also apply the preset Picture Styles available. In this tutorial we'll explore how to add Borders to the inserted pictures in PowerPoint 2013.
In our ongoing iPad Presenting series, we have already published 11 posts that have been read, tweeted, shared, and bookmarked by all of you -- we plan on several more posts within this series:
- iPad Presenting - First Questions First
- PowerPoint Presenter’s View on iPad
- Air Display on iPad
- Adding an Apple TV
- What is AirPlay?
- Connecting TV / Projector to Apple TV
- Wired iPad to VGA with the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- Business use of Tablet Computing Surges
- Picture Slides on the iPad
- Quickoffice Pro HD’s new PowerPoint editing features on the iPad
- Brainshark SlideShark v1.6: Conversation with Jay Wilder
- New Features in SlideShark Team Edition: Conversation with David Klein
- SlideShark and iPad 1
- iSpring Converter
- SlideShark for iPhone: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman
- Mad for the iPad Survey: Conversation with Joan Babinski
- Electric Slide 2: Conversation with Jim Phelan
Handmade Slides: Using Scanned Pictures
Using pictures in your slides does not mean that you are limited to using photographs from stock photo houses. You can certainly use your own camera -- either a digital camera or even the camera built within your phone to source your own pictures. You can also look at some unconventional sources, such as a scanner. A scanner? Yes, that's a device that several of us have not used for many years now -- but if you have one of these devices attached to your computer, do consider it as a source of visual content.
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