In this video, staff instructor Jess Stratton shows users how to use the Morph transition to create animation effects using a basic slide transition and duplicating slides.
- [Instructor] PowerPoint comes with a very special transition called Morph, which is a tool that will give your transitions almost an animated effect. Although it's just a basic transition. I like to build these things from scratch with you, so that you can go through and see how I do it. So I'm going to go ahead and do that here. I've got a simple conversation icon, and I put a text box over it. I'd like to have this turn into a different type of chat icon with a picture behind it. So let's enter that into the slide.
On the Insert ribbon tab, I'll click Icons. And I'll scroll and find the chat icon. I'll click Insert, and now I'm going to make this much bigger. I'm going to put a picture background behind it. In order to do that, I need to convert it to a shape first, because right now it's an icon.
So on the Format tab, all the way to the left I'm going to click Convert to Shape. I'll click Yes, and now if I go back to the Format tab, under Shape Fill, I can choose to put a picture behind it. We've already done this, it's nothing new, so I'm going to browse my assets folder. And find a cool picture to put behind it.
I'll click Insert. And now it has a background picture. I do want this to appear, but I want this one to get smaller first. So let's minimize this slide so that we can see it better, as a lot of using morph involves dragging things off the slide completely so that we can use them later. Down at the very bottom right-hand side of the slider, click to zoom out. I'm going to click the Zoom Out button.
I'll set it to 50% to give me blank areas all around the slide to work with. I'm going to drag this one way off of the slide so that you can't even see it in the thumbnail view. We'll add it in later. I just want to start with this on the slide. Morph works by duplicating slides. That's the key. So I'll take the slide, right-click and choose Duplicate Slide. Now we have an exact copy.
To start the animation effect, I'm going to start by making my shapes smaller. I'll select it, hold down the Shift key, and drag it to the bottom of the screen. I'll also take this text and move it off of the slide. Now, I'm ready to bring this into the picture, so I'll drag it in and put it right into the center.
Let's add one more element, which is having our logo appear. I'll right-click the slide one more time and choose Duplicate Slide again. This time, I'm going to bring this one further down also. I'll make it smaller. Drag it down. And now I'll insert my logo. I'll insert it just like any other normal picture.
I'll make this a little bit bigger. Now, we have a nice little animation. All we need to do now is tell it to use morph. I'm going to get started on my second slide, and I'll choose the Transitions tab. Right now, it's set to Fade, but I'm going to choose Morph. I can see a nice preview of it working. I'll click Got it here, and now I'll choose my last slide, and set it to Morph also.
The last step that I'm going to do is get my slides back to a normal size, so that I can see and work with them properly. All the way on the bottom right-hand side, you can see that my current zoom level is set to 50%. I can click the button all the way on the right-hand side to fit the slide to the current window. It makes it nice and big again, which is much easier on the eyes. Let's see this in action. I'll start on my first slide where I wanted Morph to begin. I'll change to the Slide Show ribbon tab and I'll choose From Current Slide.
Now, I can see it in full screen. I'll use the right arrow key or click with my mouse to advance to the next slide. And there it is. Let's do that again. And there's our nice tidy morph animation that we did just by using slide transitions. I'll hit the Escape key to get back to my presentation.
- Getting started quickly with PowerPoint
- Creating new presentations
- Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
- Changing slide layouts
- Inserting and formatting images and shapes
- Adding animation and transitions
- Sharing and collaborating on presentations
- Delivering the presentation
- Saving themes and templates
- Exporting presentations as video, PDF, or JPEG files