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Discover how to integrate and enhance video and audio to create a more engaging PowerPoint presentation. In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock emphasizes the technical details necessary to make a multimedia presentation work: from working with appropriate file formats, to applying video styles, to reducing the file size of multimedia presentations for sharing.
If you have a busy background, use a glow around your media clip to make it stand out. A glow can range from a subtle dark edge to wild-colored halo. I am working on slide 6 in my presentation, and I'll click on my video. On the Ribbon go to the Picture Tools > Format tab and then click on the Picture Effect button. Hold your cursor over Glow and a gallery of presets appears. The top row are all very thin, fine glows, and the colors vary as you move from left to right.
Notice that the colors match your slide show's theme. From top to bottom, the glows become wider and more bold. I'll choose the widest orange glow. Now go back to Picture Effect again and highlight Glow again. If you don't like the colors you see, you can use the More Glow Colors button to open the Color pane. Here you can select from your Theme Colors, the Standard Colors, your Recent Colors, or you can click on More Colors and fine-tune the color to your liking. I'll click Ok.
I'll click off the video, and that looks great. Adding a glow is the perfect technique to use when you need to differentiate your clip from your background, to make sure it's easy for your audience to focus on the content of your video.
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