Learn how to format the shape to mimic the slide's background fill. Author Heather Ackmann shows you the first step necessary to create a clickable or interactive hotspot during a presentation.
- [Narrator] In this movie,…we are starting from a completely blank PowerPoint file,…which I've included in the exercise files folder…if you are following along.…Or, you can simply create a new blank presentation…and use the blank slide layout.…Either way will work.…A key part of this effect that we're creating…depends on using a background image…as our shape will be mimicking…whatever is in the slide background.…As such, the very first step in setting up this effect,…is to set our slide background image.…
Let's right click anywhere in the background of our slide…and go to "format background".…That's going to open up our "format background pane",…and that's just the fastest way…to format the background on a PC.…Next, in the fill group, select "picture or texture fill".…Underneath "insert picture from", you can click on "file",…and navigate to where your pictures are stored.…We are going to navigate to our images folder,…which you can find with all of our other exercise files…and let's select "KenXRay.png".…
Then click the "insert" button.…
Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. She shows how to animate with transitions, and walks viewers through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. Heather wraps up by showing you how to put the finishing touches on a presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.
- Determining when to use animation
- Creating and formatting shapes
- Applying motion paths
- Adjusting the z-order
- Adding and formatting x-ray shapes
- Animating by word
- Animating and arranging layers
- Animating with transitions
- Timing animations to music
- Exporting as a video
Skill Level Intermediate
PowerPoint 2016: Audio and Video In Depthwith Garrick Chow2h 12m Intermediate
1. Understand PowerPoint Animation
2. Layer Objects for Animation
3. X-Ray Vision with Background Images
4. Kinetic Typography
5. Make Text Shine
6. Expert Zooming
Zoom with style7m 20s
7. Animate with Transitions
8. Create a Timeline
9. Use Flip-Book Animations
10. Put It All Together
Next steps2m 45s
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