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Quick enhancements with powerpoint pictures

These enhancements add that little bit extra to your presentations. With a small amount of practice you can replicate these enhancements quickly and effortlessly.

1. Borders in powerpoint

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    Adding a quick line border to a picture is quick and easy
  1. Select the picture
  2. Line Color
  3. Choose a color that compliments the template or picture. White is generally safe
  4. Line Style - 6pt is good width
    The same picture behind but darkened
  1. Select the picture
  2. Edit > Copy
  3. Edit > Paste
  4. Re-size the copy slightly smaller
  5. Select the original picture
  6. Picture toolbar > Click Less Brightness about 5-6 times

2. Adding soft shadows behind graphics

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    Adding a round soft shadow lifts the graphic off the page
  1. Select the picture
  2. Edit > Copy
  3. Edit > Paste
  4. Line color > Set this to "no Line"
  5. Fill color > Fill Effects > One Color
  6. Choose a color that compliments the template or picture, black is generally safe
  7. Set the Dark to Light slider to "light" for light backgrounds
  8. Set the Transparency "To:" slide to 100%
  9. Shading style > From Center > Click the 1st variant
  10. Click OK
  11. Then re-size the shadow slightly bigger than your picture
  12. Draw menu > Order > Send to Back
    Adding a square shadow is slightly trickier
  1. Make sure you have the snap on grid set to ON . . .
  2. Draw menu > Grids and Guides > Snap object to grid
  3. Autoshapes > Lines > Freeform
  4. Draw this shape below the picture
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  6. Fill color > Fill Effects > One Color
  7. Choose a color that compliments the template or picture, grey is generally safe
  8. Set the Dark to Light slider to "light" for light backgrounds
  9. Edit > Copy
  10. Edit > Paste
  11. Line color > Set this to "no Line"
  12. Fill color > Fill Effects > One Color
  13. Choose a color that compliments the template or picture, black is generally safe
  14. Set the Dark to Light slider to "light" for light backgrounds
  15. Shading style > Horizontal > Click the 1st variant
  16. Click OK
  17. Draw menu > Order > Send to Back
  18. Repeat from step 3 for the right hand side shadow

3. Graduated fill color underneath pictures

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    Simple but dramatic
  1. Autoshapes > Basic shapes > Rectangle
  2. Draw your rectangle slightly bigger than the picture
  3. Fill color > Fill Effects > Two Color
  4. Choose a two colors that compliment the template or picture
  5. Shading style > Diagonal Up > Click the 1st variant
  6. Click OK
  7. Experiment with different colors and shading styles

4. Picture in Picture

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    A very professional trick
  1. Insert menu > Picture > From File
  2. Navigate to the awesome picture, click "Insert"
  3. Size and position your picture
  4. Select the picture
  5. Edit > Copy
  6. Edit > Paste
  7. Then re-size the picture either bigger or smaller than the original
  8. Picture toolbar > Click Less Brightness about 5-6 times

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