Explore the different possibilities that can be used when designing a presentation and things to avoid.
- [Instructor] Backgrounds are, as their name would suggest, … the backdrop to your slide environment, … and they should be subtle and simple. … What you definitely don't want are other elements competing … with the background. … The background should support the elements … of your presentation. … So what to use? … Well, solid colors work well … for just about everything, and if you need an accent … for the color, there may be a simple shape … or a line like so would work … or perhaps an unobtrusive graphic element. … Image backgrounds should be avoided … except for very special circumstances … where they may be appropriate, … and even then, it's probably a good idea … to make them less opaque … and to neutralize their colors. … Texture backgrounds, if they're going to be used, … it's probably a good idea to dial them back, … and if you can't do that in the software, … then perhaps overlay them … with a semitransparent colored block … as is happening just here, … but just tone them back a bit …
- Outlining your topic
- Creating a storyboard
- Developing your design ideas with moodboards
- Exploring slide typography
- Using colors, words, and images effectively
- Using charts and graphs
- Effectively using animations and transitions
- Beyond the presentation
Skill Level Beginner
Presentation software2m 12s
1. Developing Your Ideas
2. Design Essentials
3. Charts, Graphs, and Tables
4. Transitions and Animations
Using animation1m 45s
5. Finishing Touches
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