In my blog post, “6 steps to create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint,” I explained a dramatic technique to create photos that “stick out” from a background. I held a contest (the deadline was 3/5/2011) and it was my most popular contest ever! I received many entries and I thank you all!
I chose 3 winners based on the final look and checking the PowerPoint file to make sure that there were 2 photos, formatted as described in the technique. Congratulations!
The hand truck
Rae Drysdale submitted this slide. The back photo has lots of other content and the front photo was cropped at the bottom, making the part of the truck that seems closest to you stick out. Rae also added a shadow, for a more dramatic look.
The Saluki (it’s a breed of dog)
Thanks to Judy Capie for this entry. The back photo has a gray background and is cropped from the bottom. The front photo has no background, so the dog’s feet are the “stickout.”
An industrial example
This is from Joel Darr.It’s an interesting example, because the background of the back photo was cropped both from the left and the right. The front photo, with its background removed, therefore sticks out on both sides. That’s an interesting variation!
Again, congratulations to the winners, who will receive a free copy of “Slide Design for Non-Designers” or another ebook of their choice from my estore.