Color can have a powerful effect on your audience. While you need to be cognizant that colors mean different things in different cultures, you can use color to influence your audience’s mood and feeling about your message. Or you can just create a fun feeling with one color or indicate a change in mood by […]
Congratulations to Rae Drysdale for the winning entry in the contest. I received several excellent entries, but Rae’s choice of photo made the color really stand out! The photo’s movement is also striking. If you missed the original post explaining how to create this effect, you can see it here.
Highlighting a part of a grayscale image in color really makes it stand out! Here are the steps: Find a photo that you want to use and insert it. Select the photo, then copy and paste it to duplicate it. Select the original photo and choose Format tab> Color and choose the first swatch (Saturation […]
An important first step in creating a new presentation, one not based on any previous presentation, is to decide on your colors. In PowerPoint 2003, these are called the color scheme. In PowerPoint 2007, these are called the theme colors. See the related tips below for some ideas on how to choose colors. But even […]
Solomon Schneider, a faculty member at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas, sent me some guidelines for choosing fonts and color to get the highest text legibility. Color Medium-colored text + medium-colored background = low legibility. To obtain the best legibility, choose either a very light font on a very dark background or vice […]