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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.

Jan 2020
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At BrightCarbon we've started to think that Shutterstock may have overtaken iStock as the commercial stock-photo site of choice for finding photos for presentation design. It's Shutterstock vs. iStock in our breakdown of the best stock-photo site.

Jan 2020
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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...

Jan 2020
07th Nov 2019

Review: PowerPointLabs

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The National University of Singapore have developed an add-on software called PowerPointLabs. If you are an ambitious PowerPoint user who doesn’t have time to fiddle around with learning all the tricks that experts such as the BrightCarbon staff have figured out, then you may find PowerPointLabs to be very helpful.

Jan 2020
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When Microsoft brought out 3D models support in PowerPoint, we were all a bit excited. From first experiments rotating objects with Morph to ambitious plans to recreate Star Wars in our favourite presentation software, we were determined to push boundaries. However, there are only so many times you…

Jan 2020
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Sometimes we struggle to find things and get frustrated when they don’t appear, whether it’s locating your house keys, finding Wally in a sea of Wally impostors or hunting down the partner to that lone sock at the bottom of the washing basket. Or maybe it’s replacing fonts that PowerPoint…

Jan 2020

    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…

    Jan 2020

      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.

      Jan 2020
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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

      Jan 2020
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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.

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