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PPT 2007 Creating gradients in PowerPoint – Echosvoice. PowerPoint 2007 has given us some awesome looking shapes complete with gorgeous fills and effects.

PPT 2007 Creating gradients in PowerPoint – Echosvoice

The built-in Quick Styles are beautiful, but sometimes I just need a simple gradient fill. PowerPoint 2007 gives us a good-looking default gradient, but it doesn’t give us a good interface to easily modify or create gradients. So, I figured a quick tutorial on creating gradients in PPT might be worthwhile. These tutorials were created using PowerPoint 2007′s “Office” Theme colors.

It’s also helpful to know that closing and reopening PowerPoint resets the default gradient fill back to the 3-stop gradient based on Accent 1 of the Theme color set. To begin each tutorial, follow these steps: 1.Insert | Shape, choose Rounded Rectangle, click and drag on the slide to make a big rectangle. 2.On the Drawing Tools Format ribbon in the Shape Styles group, click the Format Shape dialog launcher. Three New Gradient Effect Options in PowerPoint 2007. If you’re familiar with using gradient fill effects in PowerPoint, you will have noticed a change in how PowerPoint 2007 handles gradient effects (see below).

Three New Gradient Effect Options in PowerPoint 2007

In a previous article, I showed how you could reproduce the familiar gradient fill effects from PowerPoint 2003 in PowerPoint 2007. A side-by-side comparison of the gradient fill effect options shows how the application features have changed from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007. Mastering Gradient Fills in PowerPoint 2007. Powerpoint Dashboard Gauge. Beatcharge's profile page on Fiverr. Piknik Color Picker. Kuler. Basic color schemes: Color Theory Introduction. With colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement.

Basic color schemes: Color Theory Introduction

You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. Color can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively. Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. A strong red color has been shown to raise the blood pressure, while a blue color has a calming effect. Being able to use colors consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results.

The Color Wheel The color wheel or color circle is the basic tool for combining colors. The color wheel is designed so that virtually any colors you pick from it will look good together. Traditionally, there are a number of color combinations that are considered especially pleasing. ColorImpact is designed to dynamically create a color wheel to match your base color. Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. Stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1. Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1

In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2! Not a Designer? Most of the content on this site is targeted specifically towards professional designers and developers, or at the very least those interested in getting started in this field. You’ve chosen a visual tool to communicate and should therefore take the time to learn a thing or two about visual communications. Follow the ten tips below and see if you don’t start getting comments about your awesome presentation design skills. Kuler Piknik. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2.

Last week we looked at part one of our two part series on designing better presentations.

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2

We learned practical tips on using photography, typography, color and more to create stunning results. Today we’ll wrap things up with tips six through ten and teach you how simplifying your designs can lead to drastically improved results. Let’s get started! #6 Simpler is Better This is a major stumbling block for non-designers. After all, if the presentation slides contain all the information begin conveyed, then why would the audience even need a speaker?

I’ve seen far too many people give presentations with slides that look like the one below: 6 ways to polish PowerPoint slides. Design principles. By Ellen Finkelstein ShareTweet Do you have a small service-based business?

Design principles

Perhaps you’re a coach, consultant, trainer, author, or speaker. Branding is as important for a small company as it is for a big one — maybe even more so. Are your presentations branded? PowerPoint Tips Blog. Iconography is hot in design now.

PowerPoint Tips Blog

Here is an example from one of my websites. The above icons are colorful and have some depth to them, but you often see icons that are flat and monochrome. Here’s an example from I often see icons that are all gray.