The PowerPoint animation ninja is back! This time he’s going to take you from basic animation tricks, to some pretty awesome tricks that will help you tell better stories in your presentations, and keep your audience hooked for longer. Let’s get started, chop chop!
At BrightCarbon we’re all about visual slides, so it probably comes as no surprise that we often need high-quality stock images for our presentations. Stock image websites are a good go-to for high-quality photographs, but can sometimes be pretty pricey. If you’re looking for great images to bring your next presentation to life, but you’re on a budget, Creative Commons can be a source of some excellent content. Let’s discuss…
For those of you who use Shutterstock, your life may have just got a little bit easier. Shutterstock, a stock image library website, has just released a feature for beta testing called Shutterstock Editor. Let’s take a look…
For those of you with PowerPoint 2016 and an Office 365 subscription, you may have noticed that the latest update bestowed upon you a new transition—Morph. Though unassuming, this feature possesses great power. Let’s take a look at what it can do.
We have have created a seasonal selection of PowerPoint Holiday cards. Why not grab a mince pie and download, edit and share your favourite!
When creating presentations it can be easy to go a little overboard. We feel like we need to cram in as much information as possible. Creating slides with barely any blank space left bombarded with text, images and icons. Here are five tips helping you keep your presentations simple and clean, allowing you to tell a powerful and effective story.
There are two types of people in the world: those that use animation in PowerPoint, and those that don’t. Read on to find out how to strike the right balance between too much and too little animation in your presentations.
I was given access to the latest version of PowerPoint 2016. In my day to day work I use PowerPoint 2013, which I realized at its surface is almost identical to 2016. However, if one were to go from 2010 to 2016, I think it’s safe to assume that there are many more differences, the most noticeable being the cosmetic differences. For the purpose of this review, any comparisons I make will be between 2013/2016 as those are the two versions I have experience with.
PowerPoint is widely regarded as an application that is relatively easy-to-use and accessible to all. It boasts a fairly simplistic animation system that anyone can use to add some visual spark or structure to their presentations. But like all things simplistic, it’s not hard to find restrictions put in place to achieve that ease-of-use. How can we get past these restrictions to achieve new effects?
For many reasons, going back to the basics of a creative discipline can really help build your skills and confidence as a designer. Re-reading a book or taking a refresher course, for example, can reinforce your understanding of core principles or teach you new ways of working. It’s for this reason exactly that I recently took a weekend workshop in oil portrait painting.