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PowerPoint Infographics: Fortune Teller Origami, Matrix Diagram

PowerPoint Infographics: Fortune Teller Origami, Matrix Diagram

You've all seen matrix diagrams - and these make it possible for you to explain related and dependent concepts. However, we decided to look at the matrix diagram from another perspective and found something similar in a fortune teller origami!

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Color: Saturation in HSL

July 31, 2015

Color: Saturation in HSL

Color is a fascinating subject – a subject that evokes enough creativity and pickles the minds of many. If we were to pause looking at color as a creative subject for just a brief amount of time, we would be able to explore it from a different perspective – the perspective of science! This color science will open new avenues for us to understand why colors behave in certain ways. For example, why do some colors look more vibrant than others? What is this quality that makes them shout? And why are some colors so muted – what makes them so understated and well-behaved? Well, the quality of color that makes all this shouting and mellowing happen is called Saturation, and believe it or not – it has everything to do with the color grey. We will learn more about what grey does to colors in this tutorial.

Explore how Saturation works within the HSL color model.


Color: Luminosity in HSL

July 30, 2015

Color: Luminosity in HSL

We explored the HSL color model broadly previously -- now we will look at Luminosity, one of its three properties. So what is Luminosity? Luminosity is the value that spans from pure black (darkest) to pure white (lightest). Now how does Luminosity influence any color? If we change the Luminosity values to 0 (zero) for a given colors, it does not matter what Hue or Saturation values they have – they will all be black! This reasoning is easy to explain using an analogy. In a very dark room, if you switch off the light you will be left with pitch darkness, and any object of any color will appear black. That’s precisely what's happening here too!

Explore how Luminosity works within the HSL color model.


How Do Spreadsheets End Up On Slides

July 29, 2015

How Do Spreadsheets End Up On Slides

I often hear about leaders asking staff members to put a spreadsheet on a slide. I see this in the work I do reviewing slides from participants before my customized corporate workshops. These huge tables of numbers are overwhelming. In my workshops I prepare makeovers of slides and show the participants how the key message of the spreadsheet could be communicated as a visual instead. It is not uncommon that the participant who prepared the slide says that the visual is clearer, but they have to put the whole spreadsheet on the slide because the boss requires it.

Dave Paradi explains more.


Color: HSL

July 29, 2015

Color: HSL

We learned about the RGB Color model in a previous tutorial -- and while computers can easily understand the fact that you mix red and green to end up with yellow, that's some strange logic to us humans which we shall never comprehend! For most of us, we understand that mixing yellow and blue makes green. So how can we stay within the RGB color model, which computers understand -- and mix colors more creatively to use a method which we humans can understand? This need for a more creative model gave birth to the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminosity) color model.

Learn about Hue, Saturation and Luminosity, and how you can use these properties to mix colors.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 28, 2015

How many times have you seen a picture of a light bulb on a slide? Your answer may be "many times", and so we get you some thoughts on alternatives to overcoming this visual cliché. Claudyne Wilder then explores ways in which you can hold the attention of your audience. We also bring you the Bucket diagrams offer.

PowerPoint for iPad users will enjoy learning about removing Places and the AutoSave option. You can also explore how you can open files in PowerPoint Online. PowerPoint 2007 for Windows users can meanwhile look at altering between Curved and Straight line segments. Finally, don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

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