I work with PowerPoint on a daily basis and I am very honored to be a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP. We have a talented team of presentation designers at TLC Creative Services and ThePowerPointBlog is our area to highlight PowerPoint tips, tricks, examples and tutorials. Enjoy! Troy Chollar
Thank you to Kelli Willcoxson for the inspiration slide.
- Find an image to support the quote
- Size, position and crop the image to create a clear area for the quote text
- Stylize and position the quote text
PowerPoint Formatting Tip:
- This layout has a lot of custom PowerPoint formatting applied to the text. Easy to do in Adobe Illustrator, a bit harder in PowerPoint.
- The text is filled with a gradient giving it a subtle blending effect with the background
- The text also has a subtle glow effect applied, making it seem to glow like the stars in the background
- But most impressive, and difficult, is the text has a curved layout – using PowerPoint options, and remains 100% editable!
– Applying the curve effect is a hidden feature in PowerPoint
– Select the text > go the SHAPE FORMAT tab > go to the WORDART STYLES section of the ribbon > click TEXT EFFECTS > click TRANSFORM (I believe this is the only way to access the text transform feature in PowerPoint) > select a WARP effect, the curve down effect was selected for this slide layout
- Note: the text warp effect has no interface adjustments, but it is adjustable.
– By stretching and adjusting the text box the warp changes. As example, make the text box very tall and thin and the curve becomes more pronounced
– All warp effects have an adjust node, the yellow dot. Sometimes the adjustment is helpful, other times… well, it is obvious we are not using Adobe Illustrator with its greater control options 🙂
Download the editable version of this slide HERE.
Troy @ TLC