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.
PowerPoint morph is a magic little 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. We’ve compiled a trilogy of how-to tricks so that you can up your morph ante.
Before we get going, if you take a look at this and you start breaking out in a morph sweat, then you might want to take a look at this article first: it explains the basics of morph and how it works.
But if you want all of that is child’s play to you, it’s time to continue the second most important trilogy in the known universe. (This one is the most important, in case you were wondering.)
In this tutorial we use morph to create a magnified ‘roll-over’ effect on an image.
PowerPoint Morph Tutorial #2: Lens reveal
In this tutorial we create a lens, and then use morph to bring everything into sharp focus.
In this tutorial find out how to use morph to create a cut-away effect that can be used in everything from blueprints and sketches, to interior and exterior photographs.
PowerPoint Morph Tutorial #2: Lens reveal
So after completing the first of your morph quests in our PowerPoint morph tutorial series, (revisit that adventure here if you want to), it’s time to continue our journey with this nifty little trick – the lens reveal:
This is a morph trick that would give Specsavers a run for their money – a twist on the traditional “click to reveal” slide. It’s useful for those moments when you want to give the audience a blurry indication of what’s to come, without risking any spoilers.
“But how do I make such a beautiful display?”, I hear you ask. Find out in 15 straightforward steps below.
1. Insert your image of choice and use the Artistic Effects tool (“Format” > “Artistic Effects”) to blur it. You can make the image extra blurry by going into the format panel (right click your image and select the “Format Picture” option) and altering the sharpness accordingly.
2. Save the blurred image as a picture (right click the image, then select “Save as picture”)
3. Download or draw some glasses and insert them into your slide, position them how you’d like them, then Ctrl-X (cut) so that you have them in your clipboard. Now delete that entire slide.
4. Go into the slide master and create a new layout.
5. Delete all the text boxes so that you have a blank slide, then “Insert Placeholder” and insert a picture placeholder that fills the whole slide.
6. Insert a second, smaller picture placeholder, then make it circular (“Format” > “Edit shape”).
7. Ctrl-V (paste) your glasses into the slide master, and move the small placeholder into the lens. NB: you may have to send your glasses image to the back (“Format” > “Send backward” > “Send to back”) in order to move the small placeholder.
8. Edit the points on your small placeholder (right click the shape, then select “Edit points”) to adjust it to fit the shape of the lens.
9. Once you’re happy with the shape, delete your glasses template so that you’re left with the image placeholders.
10. Close the slide master (“Slide Master > “Close Master View”), and insert a new slide with this custom layout.
11. Insert the blurred image that you saved in step 2.
12. Insert the original image (i.e. not blurred) into the small placeholder (i.e. the lens of your glasses). Use the crop function (“Format” > “Crop”) to adjust the size of the image so that it is exactly aligned with the blurred picture behind it. Paste your glasses onto your slide again.
13. Duplicate your slide. One your first slide, select both your glasses and the small placeholder, and move them off the slide.
14. Crop the small placeholder again to make the two images perfectly align.
15. Apply morph to the second slide.
And there you have it! Another sure-fire way to wow your audience using morph.
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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 first of our trilogy of morph tutorials, learn how to make a magnifying glass.
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