A simple way to create stunning slides is to layer an image, a shape, and text placeholders. Here are 2 examples: Here are the steps to create these slides: 1. Enter your text
You use images in a presentation for 3 reasons: To help your audience understand what you are saying To help them remember what you are saying To persuade them to change their mind and take action How do you choose the best images for your presentation? A common question people ask me is how I […]
In my previous post, I explained 4 ways to get images of people. In this post, I explain some additional picture treatments that you can use when you need to portray diversity (in this case, change skin color) or hide identity. You might take a photo of an employee or friend to show a situation, […]
Julie Terberg has written a great blog post about creating picture placeholders. A placeholder is an element in a slide layout. The secret here is to use any shape, even a custom shape, to define the shape of the placeholder. By using this technique, you can create very unique slides. Read more here.
A reader wrote me the following: I import graphics from InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I say import, but sometimes I do copy/paste out of indesign…a NO-NO i’m sure. Anyway, the deck looks great. I send it out to everyone — they make any last minute changes and sometimes send back for me to approve. This […]