Even top designers who disavow backgrounds sometimes use gradient backgrounds. As an example, see the link at the end to the “Create a timeline agenda in PresentationZen style” which was done by Garr Reynolds. If you look at the embedded presentation’s slides 7-12, you’ll see a slight gradient. A radial gradient background with a lighter […]
This subtle border adds a hint of color without being obtrusive. You can use it on the title and last slides, or on all slides. Insert the PNG file onto the slide or slide master, right-click, and send it to the back (Order> Send to Back, or just Send to Back).
Olivia Mitchell, who writes the Speaking about Presenting recently wrote a blog entry, “How to do an agenda slide like Garr Reynolds.” Note: There’s a special offer at the end of this tutorial, so read on! Here’s the presentation, which is posted on slideshare.net. The timeline agenda is on slides 7 through 12. Slides (in […]
Glen Millar, of Glen Millar Communications, introduced this animation/graphics technique at the PowerPoint Live conference. He called it the False Background. It isn’t really a false background, but uses the technique of giving an AutoShape (shape, in 2007) the same background as the slide. You can then animate the AutoShape/shape, or layer it, for some […]
PowerPoint 2007 introduced the ability to recolor and adjust bitmap graphics. Bitmap files types include GIF, JPG, and PNG. You can recolor both inserted images and background images. These are exciting, new capabilities. Previously, you had to use third-party software to accomplish this task. To insert a picture from a file, choose Insert>Picture and choose […]