A very new feature in PowerPoint, the Morph transition tool is a way to create seamless animation between slides. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton will show how to create an effect of images sliding around on the screen by using the Morph transition in conjunction with shapes over the course of several slides.
- [Voiceover] A very new feature in PowerPoint is a new transition called Morph. Morph makes it easy to create seamless animations with your slides by creating very easy to use transitions. I have here a slide containing one image. And all this image is is four shapes that I created using the basic shapes tool and then I grouped them together to make one image. Very quickly, I did that by clicking Insert, choosing Shapes, and the Basic Shapes section I chose a can, drew an object, and if you double-click on that object, you can add a label to it.
You could also change the color. I right clicked, chose Copy, and then I left click and pasted it, now I have two identical images. And after that, finally, I held down the Shift key to select them both, right clicked, chose Group, chose Group again, and now, I have one image with shapes that I made. I'm going to delete this because I did want to show you how I created this image right here. It's important that this be one image.
I'm going to use the Morph tool to create what looks like a neat animation between these objects to move between slides. To use Morph, it's a matter of duplicating each slide, making your change, duplicating it again, and making more changes. So to get started, I'll right click the slide in the Navigator View and choose Duplicate Slide. I have a copy right beneath it. Here is where I'm going to zoom out of the slide.
On the bottom right-hand side I'll click Zoom Out until I get a nice, small palette to work with. This is an important step because it's going to involve me stretching my image. I'll select my image and now I'll resize it. I want the 2014 object to be front and center and nice and large on the slide. This slide is going to feature the 2014 image. In fact, I can take this text and make it bigger if I wanted to.
I also need to tell a little bit about this slide so I'll click Insert, choose a Text Box, and draw a text box on the left-hand side of the screen. I'm going to add some text about that slide. (keyboard keys clicking) I'll make it much bigger so we can all read it. And I can even boldface it if I wanted to.
I'll arrange it on the slide so that we can read it nicely. On the left-had side, you can see what your slide is going to look like after the animation is done. Now that we have one slide done, let's animate the second one. I'll right click the slide again in Navigator View and choose Duplicate Slide. Now let's move on to 2015. I'm going to click my giant image and this time I'm going to slide it over with my mouse.
Once again, I'll make the year a little bit larger. I'm going to take this text box, slide it over to the right-hand side so it looks a little bit different and I'll change the text. (keyboard keys clicking) Now that my second slide is done, I'll right click in Navigator View, choose Duplicate Slide, and this time I'll slide it up diagonally so that we're on 2016.
I'll change the font size, and I'll move my text over to the left again so it's a little more interesting. (keyboard keys clicking) And finally, let's change to our last slide. I'll right click, duplicate, and I'll slide over the question mark and I'll change my text.
(keyboard keys clicking) Now that this is all done, we need to apply the Morph transition to these slides. You can use Morph if you're currently an Office 365 subscriber. I'll select my slide, change to the Transitions tab, and choose Morph. I can see a little preview once I click on it. I'll keep clicking on every slide and changing to the Morph transition.
If I had a lot of slides, I could also click Apply to All on the right-hand side. Now that it's done, let's see it in action. I'll click my first slide, change to the Slide Show ribbon tab and choose From Beginning.
As you can see, the Morph transition made it look like this image was sliding around on the screen. In a few short minutes, we've created a beautiful animation just out of a few shapes.
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