Create a soft look with semi-transparent images in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You can’t make an image itself transparent in PowerPoint, but there’s a workaround. Why would you want to make an image transparent? To overlap images. How to create a semi-transparent image. Here are the steps: Insert the image onto a slide.

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Slow image animation for a cinematic look

PowerPoint Tips

A common type of animation in videos is a very slow zoom in or out — or a pan — of an image. Insert your image. Insert an image that covers your entire slide. Add the text and, of course, make sure that it’s legible over the image.

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A complete repertoire of image treatments

PowerPoint Tips

I’m sure you know that images are important for presentations. (If I’ve realized that I have a repertoire of image treatments that I use. With these treatments, you’ll always have a way to create beautiful image slides. Isolated image. Images in SmartArt.

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4 secrets to choose the best images for your slides

PowerPoint Tips

You use images in a presentation for 3 reasons: To help your audience understand what you are saying. How do you choose the best images for your presentation? It’s simple, but big images will be more impactful than small ones. Images images photos pictures

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Quickly create a grid of tiled images

PowerPoint Tips

They help you lay out multiple images in a preset pattern. They even crop the images for you! ” An array of product images. I was able to search for “hand” and get a number of images showing hands. S elect the images that you want.

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Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

As we design more and more slide decks, we inevitably create or consume an ever greater number of images, whether they’re photographs, icons, or whatever. If you have an image management application such as Lightroom, Aperture, or iPhoto, you could use it.

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Highlight one part of an image in color

PowerPoint Tips

Highlighting a part of a grayscale image in color really makes it stand out! Backgrounds & color Contests & giveaways Images background color image photoRic Bretschneider wrote a blog post a while back that uses a similar technique to create a blurred background.

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91 Places to Look for the Perfect Image

Presentation Guru

Adding attention grabbing images to your presentation is one of the best ways to give your presentation visual appeal. … Resources Visuals Elsewhere on the Web Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids

A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

Export images from PowerPoint with a precise size in inches, centimeters, or pixels

PowerPoint Tips

Do you use PowerPoint to create images for other uses — such as reports, social media, websites, newsletters, etc? The resulting image is way bigger than the size of the image in PowerPoint. I inserted the e-book cover image you see here and set its size to 2.5″

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Turn ideas into images

Speak Schmeak

Haiku Deck took my 2007 blog post "7 ways to practice public speaking at work" and freshened it up into an image-based format. (I This is fun. I don't use "elevator pitch" any more. will have to change that in the blog post!) This is pretty much what my PowerPoint presentations look like. Nice job, Haiku Deck! Fun Stuff Resources PowerPoint

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Remove an image background in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

One of the new features of PowerPoint 2010 is the ability to remove the background of an image. PowerPoint 2010 lets you specify which parts of the image you want to keep or discard. It doesn’t always work perfectly, but for the right image — usually one with clear outlines — it’s a great tool. Tags: Images background images PowerPoint This is different from making one color in the background transparent, which you can do in earlier versions. (I

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How to Add Images into Your Text in PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

In this short video, Lesley Barringer shows you how to put images into your text to change this: into this: As you can see from the example above, this type of picture fill works best with larger and thicker text.…

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How to specify the position of an image or object on a PowerPoint slide–precisely

PowerPoint Tips

Recently someone left a comment on my website asking how to specify the position of an image precisely. Setting the position of an image is easy — what’s hard is finding the setting! To switch an image, right-click it and choose Change Picture.).

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One idea, one image

Speak Schmeak

My suggestion to her was to put each point on its own slide with its own image. Sometimes people panic at the image-based slide concept with one idea per slide, thinking that there will be far too many slides for their presentation.

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One idea, one image

Speak Schmeak

My suggestion to her was to put each point on its own slide with its own image. Sometimes people panic at the image-based slide concept with one idea per slide, thinking that there will be far too many slides for their presentation.

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How to get a Photoshopped look by fading in an image

PowerPoint Tips

You can get a nice Photoshopped look in PowerPoint by fading in an image on a slide, like this: While PowerPoint doesn’t have this feature directly, you can add a rectangle with a transparency gradient that gradually reveals more and more of the image. Insert the image.

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Images are not fluff

Speak Schmeak

I've heard this several times from clients who've come to me for help with their slide shows: "My boss/conference organizer/client wants me to take all the images out of the PowerPoint.

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Presentation images: Are you making these mistakes?

Speaking about Presenting

There’s a disturbing trend – the use of irrelevant images in presentations. Stock photo sites have made it easy to find stunning images. The problem is the images often have nothing to do with the subject of the presentation! Teaming a random word with an image.

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How to combine images and make them look like they belong together

PowerPoint Tips

It’s hard to find a series of images that work together, in this case the broken egg and the whole egg. Actually, that wasn’t hard; I found them both in Microsoft Office’s Image Gallery. Images combine images persuasion

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Five Ways to Polish Your Vocal Image

Kate's Voice

On this long weekend, you might want to take some time to work on your vocal image while you have some time. vocal power intention vocal imageHere are five ways you can use the time to your advantage (Note: This also might be just what you need to add the icing to the cake when you are speaking with [.].

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Use black & white textured background images for infinite flexibility

PowerPoint Tips

Or director “colorize” the image itself. How to add a semi-transparent rectangle on top of the image. One nice thing about these images is that if they don’t fit exactly, you can resize them; they’re so abstract that no one will know!

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our fourth challenge: Review Your Image. The question is this: What image are you consistently portraying to your customers, clients, audiences and prospects? Review Your Image Challenge 1. Is it consistent with the image you hope you're projecting?

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Use abstract images to create backgrounds for slides and shapes

PowerPoint Tips

You can use abstract images to create interesting, textured backgrounds for slides or shapes. For example, Nancy Duarte’s signature slide uses a textured image background. Here’s an example, using abstract images as a fill for the shapes of a diagram.

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Images: Say more with less

Speak Schmeak

Even if there were no words in this image, you would still understand everything about it. Click on the image to expand it. Download audio here. I came across this graphic (by Headcase Design ) in a recent issue of Time Magazine.

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Images: Say more with less

Speak Schmeak

Even if there were no words in this image, you would still understand everything about it. Click on the image to expand it. Download audio here. I came across this graphic (by Headcase Design ) in a recent issue of Time Magazine.

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Book Preview: The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Christopher Caldwell writes in the Weekend FT about a new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, by Stephen Apkon (available tomorrow on Amazon). Apkon argues that there is a new kind of global literacy, based not on words, but images.

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

Hours can be wasted searching online image libraries and copying images from google is a big no. There is an art to finding visuals that support your message.

How to control your wholesale brand image

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

You’ve probably also spent a considerable amount of time finding the right distribution channels, but what about your brand image? If you are like most wholesale companies, you’ve given lots of thought to the name of your business and the products you carry. Getting started Wholesale

Book Review: The Age Of The Image, by Stephen Apkon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Stephen Apkon’s new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens more than lives up to last week’s preview in the Financial Times. Images are replacing written communication Newspaper circulation is down while [.].

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How Your Images Can Tell Your Story For You

Presentation Guru

It was written to show ‘how the visual composition of images works to engage the emotions’ and has greatly influenced the way artists, illustrators, reviewers, critics and readers look at and understand art.…

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How To: Find images for presentations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In my previous posting, I discussed how to save, crop and resize image files. But where can you find images – photographs, logos, graphics – that illustrate your subject and match the theme of your presentation? Google Image Search An obvious place to start is with a simple Google search and select ‘Images’ from the top menu bar. [.].

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Investing in Your Vocal Image: A Tale of Two Strategies

Kate's Voice

Investing in Your Vocal Image: A Tale of Two Strategies Recently, a female executive, we’ll call her Joann, came to me, complaining that too often at the end of a long day she left the office with a hoarse voice and a feeling of utter exhaustion. Speaking vocal delivery vocal health vocal image vocal power voice lessons gender characteristics of speech intention tired voice

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Your brand must have a consistent image | Reputation Management

TJ Walker Interactive

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Three traps when using images in your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

My post Presentation Images: Are you making these mistakes? German presentation trainer, Anke Troeder wrote about combining words and images in your presentation , and I invited her to elaborate on that comment. Image traps. Images can mean different things to different people.

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12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Now, for our fourth challenge: Review Your Image. I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Review Your Image Challenge 1.

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Image - The New 2 Tiers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In other professional services, such as the legal sector , image still counts.   The new 2 tire image game is a gift from the gods for those of us whose signature is hard work + being (almost) totally negotiable. 

How To: Import images into PowerPoint

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In this third and final ‘how to’ segment I’ll cover the final step of importing images into PowerPoint 2007 and some of the options you can use to manipulate them. Choose [Insert] [Picture] from the main menu and choose the image file you want. Step 1 – Import: It’s really very simple. It will be [.].

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CSI: Conveniently Sharpened Images

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

We’re sitting here working on some layouts with images the client sent over, and we’re wishing we worked for CSI Miami. It’s their image-sharpening software. Nobody believes us, because they’ve all seen Horatio ask the image guy: “What if you apply the sharpening algorithm?”

Fine Tune Your Vocal Image through Ear-Training: An Internet Resource

Kate's Voice

It is the thing I call Vocal Image, a personality we create through many elements of sound including pitch, rhythm, emotion, volume, and length of tone, among others. communication Speaking vocal power voice lessons Tomatis vocal imageHow you say what you say is called prosody. I have many examples of the importance of prosody in this blog, but I have also said that [.].

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