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Discover the power shortcuts the pros use to navigate PowerPoint 2010 with ease. Author Alicia Katz Pollock shows how to customize views, work with text, format slides, and publish your final presentation. The course also includes her top 10 tips for working with presentations, including autofitting text, creating custom bullets, and using shapes to mask images and video.
You can literally make your images and videos pop off the screen by applying 3D formatting and rotations. This makes your objects look like they're moving towards the viewer. On Slide 1 click on the picture of the sunflowers and then go up to the Picture Tools Format tab that appears. Click on the Picture Effects button and we'll start by giving it a Bevel which rounds out the sides. Use the one in the bottom right-hand corner, Art Deco, which gives it an interesting frame edge. Now go back up to the Picture Effects button and go down to 3D Rotation. Let's start tilting the image towards the viewer. Scroll down to the bottom to the Obliques and we're going to choose the very, very last one. Right now the effect is subtle, but you'll see it more when we increase the depth. So let's go ahead and do that.
In the bottom right corner of the Picture Styles group there's a Launch button and I'll click it and then come over on the left-hand inside to 3D Format. Here's the Depth setting and we're going to increase this to 15. Instantly I can see a bottom edge and a right edge and I can see that my image extends around the edge of the effect. If I wanted to, I could also change the color of that edge. I can dropdown Color and make this teal. In the PowerPoint 2010 Audio and Video In-Depth course I go into complete detail on how each one of the 3D Format and rotation settings are applied. If I change a lot of settings and don't like the way it looks, I can always use the Reset button to put it back to the way it was originally. But I like what I have. So I'll click Close.
Now look at the difference between my sunflowers and all of my other artwork. Now they look completely flat. So let's apply that formatting to all of the images in the presentation. I'll click back on my sunflower again and go to the Home ribbon. Double-click on the Format Painter. We talked about the Format Painter earlier in this course. Double-clicking allows me to apply the formatting to multiple objects. So I'll click twice and then I'll click on each of the images and they will all take on the formatting of the sunflowers.
I'll do this on all the other slides as well so that my look and feel is consistent throughout the presentation. When I'm done, I click on Format Painter again or hit Escape. When I play my presentation, you can truly see how effective this is. Adding a bevel and 3D formatting to your image or video clips is a great way to add visual interest and a modern look and feel to your slideshow.
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