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23
nov

How To Remix Clip Art

How to remix Clip Art. A step-by-step tutorial

Using Clip Art in presentations is usually a bad idea.

However, what if I told you there was a way to “remix” free Clip Art into some really good looking images or icons for your presentations?

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Why would I use Clip Art when there are TONS of good looking images on the internet to download?”

While there certainly are plenty of images on the internet, the nice thing about remixing Clip Art is threefold:

03
nov

How to Create Your Own PowerPoint Images

how to design your own images in powerpoint

Imagine…

You have an extremely important presentation to give, and you have a short window of time to get your slides ready.

Then, all of a sudden…

You have some awesome presentation ideas for your slides. You know EVERYONE is going to love this one!

As usual, you search for the perfect image on Google, your search TAKES FOREVER, and you have no luck finding the ideal image that’s in your head.

So, what do you do at this point?

a) PANIC

b) GIVE UP

C) CREATE THE  POWERPOINT IMAGES YOURSELF

If you answered a) or b), this blog entry is NOT for you.

If you answered with option c), then this post is definitely for you, and I advise you to keep reading.

Design your own PowerPoint images from scratch

Sometimes, the quickest way to get your hands on the perfect image is to create one yourself. When that need arises, you’ll be surprised how the careful combination of shapes and lines can help you to create an awesome looking image, template, or layout for your slides. And, the nice thing is that this can all be done straight from PowerPoint or Keynote.

Now don’t get me wrong, the standard drawing toolbars in PowerPoint or Keynote are SOMETIMES no match for the stunning professional stock imagery that professional graphic designers can put together using advanced image creation tools. However, you can adapt your slides to accommodate some really nice images and visually communicate your ideas in a meaningful and dynamic way.

Let me show you how, step-by-step with a few examples.

In the examples below you will see that all of these PowerPoint images have been designed from scratch (no internet image hunting), using the drawing tools in PowerPoint.

All that’s required is a bit of creativity and some patience.

Example #1 – Custom Silhouette

Presentation ideas : design your own PowerPoint images example #1

Presentation ideas : design your own PowerPoint images example #2

24
oct

Create A “Prezi-Like Transition” in PowerPoint

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Have you ever witnessed a presentation so eloquently designed that you were completely captivated, curious of what comes next, and did not even consider checking your cellphone?

Complete captivation happens when the advanced presentation designer makes interesting looking slides flow smoothly and harmoniously, in constant connection with our current state and expectations. One mandatory skill to make this happen is the ability to transition well from one part of the presentation to another.

In this post, I’m going to outline my creative “themed transition technique” that will amaze your audience as they follow along your smooth flowing slides.

Here are the steps needed to create a visually appealing “themed” transition from one slide to the next.

19
mar

How To Make PowerPoint Look Like Prezi

PowerPoint Tips - prezi vs. powerpoint

While PowerPoint still holds approximately 95% of the presentation software market, some people prefer using Prezi due to its unique “zoom feature”, that moves the audience back and forth between a high level overview and specific individual slides (as seen in the video example below).

28
dec

How To Create A Custom Facebook Cover Photo With PowerPoint

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Have you ever noticed how Facebook posts are becoming more and more visual?

That’s because brands are quickly realizing that the more visual a status update is, the more comments, likes, and shares that post will likely receive.

Why is this?

The reason is that people are highly visual creatures.

In fact, people are so image focused that vision overrides all of the other senses.

Want proof?

Research shows that the online world is clearly trending towards things that are image based:

* On Facebook, videos are shared 12X more than links and text posts combined.

* On Facebook, photos are liked 2X more than text updates.

* On YouTube, 100 million users are taking a social action on videos every week.

So what does this mean for you?

This means that you should be looking to include interesting images in your posts whenever possible.

While anyone can easily upload a photo to Facebook, there is an easy and inexpensive way to create eye-catching graphics and image enhancements to make your Facebook posts even better. All you need to get started is PowerPoint.

PowerPoint is great for quick image or graphic creation because you can easily copy and paste photos, add text, create shapes, and then group it all together and save it as a picture.

In the video below, I’m going to show you a fast and easy way you can use PowerPoint to create a custom cover photo for your Facebook page.

Remember, you can create these custom images (like the one in the video) for both your cover photos and regular status updates.

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Here’s my final question for you …

After reading this post, do you plan on creating some PowerPoint enhanced images or graphics for your Facebook cover photo updates? If you do, share them in the comments below.