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I have always longed for a way to import an image into PowerPoint and simply make it transparent, but until now, have had to open up Photoshop in order to achieve what I thought would be a simple effect.

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We’re often asked whether it’s possible to ‘cut out’ images in PowerPoint. Well, the good news is that it is, and the even better news is that we've written a How-To guide to show you how it’s done.

Apr 2019

Having lots of image slides in a presentation can be great, but sometimes they don't do the heavy-lifting they ought to with your message. Using shapes as stencils to create masking effects in PowerPoint is a really easy and effective way to make your image slides stand out, and communicate something more. Here are three ideas you can try

Apr 2019

Wonky alignment and badly proportioned slides can easily distract your audience, compromise your professionalism, and invalidate your content. Read this post to find out how to use PowerPoint grids and guides to create effective layouts that not only look neat and professional, but actually leverage proportions to better communicate with your audience.

Apr 2019
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Media-rich presentations are great, but can result in a huge file size. This can cause problems when trying to share your presentation, or even cause PowerPoint to crash. But is there an answer? Absolutely. In this article we share five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation.

Apr 2019
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It's Christmas! After a late night with too much eggnog and brandy snaps we set ourselves a challenge to see who could come up with the wildest PowerPoint Christmas card! So it's the day after the night before, and through blurry eyes we can reveal our efforts...

Apr 2019

Have you ever thought about what makes some PowerPoint slides look a bit too much like PowerPoint? The Wipe animation effect is a chief culprit with its soft gradient edge. But there is an alternative, and it involves one of my favourite PowerPoint tricks, called ‘the mask’. So without further ado read on to learn three masking effects in PowerPoint to tidy up your slides, and bring them into the 21st century.

Apr 2019
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The design choices we make in our presentations all form a kind of shorthand through which our audiences recognise our brand and get a feel for the message we’re aiming to communicate. The same goes for the fonts we use. But how do we pick the right one?

Apr 2019
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Have you ever noticed that when you’re travelling on a train, watching the world go by, the trees and plants close by seem to rush past in a blur but the hills in the distance barely seem to change? Welcome to the world of parallax scrolling. Read on to find out how to make this cool effect just using PowerPoint.

Apr 2019

PowerPoint morph is a magic little PowerPoint transition that’s been around for a while now. As the world gradually discovers just how useful it really is, it’s turning out to be the gift that keeps giving. In the third of our trilogy of morph tutorials, learn how to make a cool cut-away effect.

Apr 2019
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Articulate Storyline 360 is a great tool for producing interactive eLearning content. A particularly useful feature allows you to import your pre-designed slides, so that you can convert PowerPoint to Storyline and turn your presentations into beautiful eLearning, saving you time and effort. We’ve put together our top five tips for converting PowerPoint slides to Storyline.

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