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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.

Aug 2019

This two-part series will teach you how to make an effective infographic in PowerPoint. Humans have used pictures to communicate for thousands of years – from pictograms on cave walls to eggplant emojis – so it’s no surprise that we often use infographics to share information. However, if you’re not a…

Aug 2019

Masking effects are a great way to jump-start your image slides in PowerPoint. They not only look great, but also serve many a practical purpose. We've come up with a few ideas for creative ways to combine masking and animation in your presentation.

Aug 2019
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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

Aug 2019
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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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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...

Aug 2019
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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.

Aug 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?

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