Learn how to establish a rule of thirds grid that will aid positioning of elements in your slide layout to achieve a better balance and more pleasing appearance.
- [Narrator] It can be almost paralyzing … to look at the seemingly vast expanse of a blank slide … and wonder how to position the elements … you'll be using in your presentation. … Now, the default guides can help you out … with things like the centers and so on, … horizontally and vertically. … But those layouts are very boring. … So what we're going to do is learn a trick … from artists and photographers … who use a way of subdividing up that space … to help them with establishing a pleasing composition. … And it's a tried and trusted technique … that has been around for a very long time indeed. … And it's called a Rule of Thirds grid. … And it makes it more manageable, visually. … And there's a way to make them fairly quickly … without having to do a load of calculations. … So what I'm going to do is do this one here in PowerPoint. … It's always a good idea to do this on the Master, … so I'll actually go out to the Master Slide here. … And just as a point to note, … I'm just going to get rid of these things …
- 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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