On the popular TV show, NCIS, scenes end with a still shot that starts in color and then becomes black & white. In a discussion on the LinkedIn group, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint, this technique was suggested as a fun section transition for a presentation.
Here’s how the technique looks:
Here are the steps:
- Insert a photo. If you want text on the slide, right-click the photo and send it to the back of the display order.
- Copy and paste the photo.
- With the copy selected, choose the Format tab. In the Adjust section, click the Color drop-down list and choose one of the grayscale options. (In PowerPoint 2003, use the Color button’s drop-down list on the Picture toolbar.)
- Send the grayscale photo to the back of the order.
- Move the grayscale photo so that it’s exactly behind the color version.
- Select the color photo and click the Animations tab.In PowerPoint 2007, click the Custom Animation button. In PowerPoint 2003, choose Slide Show> Custom Animation.
- Add a Disappear animation to the photo. In PowerPoint 2010, click the More button of the Animations gallery, and choose Disappear. In PowerPoint 2007 and 2003, from the Animation task pane, choose Add Effect> Exit> Disappear.
Now, when you go into Slide Show view and click, the color photo disappears and the grayscale version is revealed. Simply click again to go to the next slide.