PowerPoint Tutorials on Slide Background Styles (Page 155)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on Slide Background Styles and inserting tables in PowerPoint 2011
These Snowflake graphics are so easy to use since they are already placed within PowerPoint slides. Just explore these silhouette style graphics, provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download.
Two animated Christmas presentations are included within this package. The first presentation is available in two color variations: white and black. The second presentation is available in seven color variations: grey, khaki, midnight blue, peach, plum, royal blue, and teal. Go ahead and download these and use as you want -- retaining credit for these slides is something we will appreciate!
These Snowflakes are already placed within PowerPoint slides as silhouette style graphics – and are provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download.
PowerPoint's Slide Backgrounds can be applied with a solid color, a gradient, a texture or a picture, or even one of PowerPoint's built-in patterns. This tutorial explores how you can use a solid color as the fill for your Slide Background -- solid color fills have the advantage of showing a large expanse in just one color. This does keep the slide uncluttered and draws the audience's attention away from the background to the foreground elements -- and that's a good thing! Unless you use a bright orange, a fluorescent yellow or some other striking color as a background for your slide! So do choose your colors with caution - neutral colors such as white, grey, black, blue, and green always work better.
These Snowflakes are PowerPoint-ready small icon style silhouettes that are already placed within PowerPoint presentation slides. These awesome snowflakes have been provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download.
After inserting a table on your PowerPoint slide, the very next task you would want to do is to fill the cells with required content. There are plenty of ways in which you can do that. In this tutorial, we will explore these ways, and also explore how you can navigate from cell to cell in a table. Let us start with exploring the ways to navigate from cell to cell in a table.
OilPaint is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that creates oil painting effects from any photograph. AKVIS OilPaint works as an artistic filter creating stylish paintings from images using its preset or tweaked algorithms. These cause a photo to painting conversion. What sets this plug-in apart is that you can choose one of OilPaint's 22 ready-to-use presets or play with the effect settings to create your own presets.
Here's another interesting callout sample where each callout is denoted by a different color. Frankly, the implementation is not too great -- I don't like the choice of some text and callout colors which are too light -- notice the pink right at the bottom -- we had to Photoshop it a bit to make it visible -- even the results don't look too great with this color. However, the general idea works well -- and this is certainly an interesting way of using callouts.
PowerPoint 2013 provides twelve default Slide Background Styles, much like the previous two versions. Apart from these Styles, you can continue changing the default Slide Background to something else such as a solid color or gradient, a pattern or a texture, or, even a picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore these options that can be accessed within the Format Background pane.
In this issue, we bring you an exclusive conversation with Carmen Simon -- about why people forget presentations and what we can do to make sure they remember. We look at a Callout in our new series, and how you can design Callouts better for your slides. And then we have another exclusive conversation with Steve Hards who talks about why Perspector, a 3D add-in for PowerPoint is being given away free. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about working with 3-D Rotation and Depth effects. We also explore Shape Styles and how you can create your own Shape Defaults. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Tables -- we all use them in our slides all the time because they present numeric data in an organized way so that the audience can easily comprehend or compare values, trends, or even messages. And it's quite easy to insert a new table -- yet there's more than one way to do this simple task. In fact, there are 3 distinct ways to insert a table on your slide.
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When you create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2013, you may typically see a single slide with a white background. Alternatively, if you open any of your existing presentations, the background of the slides may be in a different color or fill depending upon the Theme that the presentation is based upon. You can always change this slide background to a picture, a solid color, a pattern, or even a gradient. However, even without exploring all those options, there are twelve Background Styles that PowerPoint offers for every presentation by default. These styles are all coordinated and also designed to work well as a set of complementary backgrounds. You can change your presentation slides to follow any of these background styles by following the steps explained here.
When you insert a new shape on a slide in PowerPoint 2013 (or in any previous version), by default it is filled with a solid color and an outline (or something else depending on the Theme your presentation is based on). For example in a new blank presentation that we created, the shape is by default filled with a blue solid fill and has a thin dark blue outline. Whenever we insert another new shape on a slide, it will possess these same default shape attributes ( fill, outline, and effect).
Callouts are amazing -- with just an arrow and some text, you can point at something and add a whole new meaning to any picture! One of my favorite things to do is collect examples of how people use callouts. Just a few weeks ago, I saw this example in TIME magazine where a callout is not used to indicate text but instead a position on a world map! This is such a simple trick, yet so useful.
PowerPoint's fill, line, and effect attributes enable you to customize the look of shapes and other slide objects in your presentation. However, it may take ages to get that perfect color coordination and even after spending time the final look may not match the Theme of the presentation. So as an awesome alternative to end up with a coordinated color combination for the slide objects in your presentation, you can use Shape Styles. Shape Styles are a collection of prebuilt styles housed within a gallery of the same name. These styles are all Theme-specific, so if the presentation Theme is changed - you'll end up with new Shape Styles.
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