April 18, 2011

Create Gorgeous Textured Slide Backgrounds – PowerPoint Video Tip #10

Textured backgrounds give your slides more personality. Here’s how to create them yourself, using free images available online. Also see this post on textured backgrounds by […]
April 13, 2011

Create that Cool Polaroid Photo Effect – PowerPoint Video Tip #9

When you have a picture that fits awkwardly on your PowerPoint slide, leaving a lot of whitespace, consider turning it into picture. You can use this neat […]
March 29, 2011

Create Curved Lines in PowerPoint – PowerPoint Video Tip #8

Straight lines are dull. But curved lines are exciting and energetic! And, they’re super-easy to make in PowerPoint. Watch! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJ0ZTOTMMw] About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is […]
March 17, 2011

Secret to Choosing Slide Colors Like a Pro – PowerPoint Video Tip #7

Color choice is one of the secrets to professional-looking PowerPoint slides. Here’s a trick for choosing colors that always look professional when used together. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HpV8beK5_s] About […]
February 28, 2011

Create Tables with Nifty Rounded Corners – PowerPoint Video Tip #5

Want to create tables with rounded corners in PowerPoint? There’s no way to do this automatically, but here’s a handful of workarounds. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z3IXo01zTo] About the author: […]
February 21, 2011

Find the Perfect Set of Slide Colors Using Color Cop – PowerPoint Video Tip #4

Here’s a cool software to help you find the perfect set of colors for your slide. Download Color Cop free here (but make a small donation if […]
February 17, 2011

Make Your Slide Title Pop Against a Cluttered Background – PowerPoint Video Tip #3

Slide titles are often hard to see against a cluttered background. But here’s a great trick for making your slide title pop, even when the background […]
February 17, 2011

Create Your Own Slick-Looking Silhouettes – PowerPoint Video Tip #2

Bring your boring business slides to life by adding pictures of people. Where do you find pictures that are free, look professional and give you full […]
February 16, 2011

Turn Clip Art Into Custom Icons – PowerPoint Video Tip #1

Here’s a neat trick for turning clip art into your own set of professional-looking custom icons, which I learned from the talented presentation designer Magda Maslowska. Enjoy! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nq6UDF8evs] […]
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