PowerPoint Masterclass - Presentation Design & Animation
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- Get comfortable with basic and advanced PowerPoint features
- Rapidly learn PowerPoint by working with an experienced professional
- Create engaging and well-designed slides and animations
- Be able to animate any kind of object and slide in PowerPoint
- Get better as a graphic designer and digital artist
- Create simple explainer videos ready to publish online
- Build PowerPoint templates quickly
- Have PowerPoint 2010 / 2011 MAC / 2013 / 2016 / 2016 MAC / 2019 (or Office 365) Installed
- I will explain all basics about PowerPoint and Animating in it, so we can smoothly start the real work
- Basic knowledge of PowerPoint will be helpful but is not mandatory
- Be prepared and ready to work! This will be an entertaining and professional ride to take!
Do you want to DESIGN TOP-NOTCH SLIDES like a professional designer?
Do you want to GET COMFORTABLE WITH ANIMATION in PowerPoint?
Do you want to CREATE VIDEOS in PowerPoint that are ready to publish online?
Would you like to GET BETTER AS A DESIGNER, entrepreneur, business professional, or …?
This course will prepare you with all the tools, knowledge, and skills that you need to reach the goals in the questions above. With this course, you can master PowerPoint and become a more capable and complete designer!
Avoid frustration by learning an efficient workflow from a professional designer. I will take you by the hand and teach you to design great presentation templates and slides with confidence. You can be sure that your end results will be of the highest quality.
Great presentations involve far more than just making nice PowerPoint slides – they influence your branding, appearance, personal skills etc. so you want to make sure that those are on the highest level.
This course has a core of six comprehensive chapters to teach you everything you need to know:
1. POWERPOINT BASICS - Learn to use the software properly and get a brief grasp over its most important components and tools. I will show you the essentials, so we can work swiftly in PowerPoint going forward.
2. ANIMATION BASICS – Learn how to properly use animation. Discover the different types of animation and how to properly work on the animation timeline. This will make your animation work much easier.
3. SLIDE DESIGN – This chapter is the main slide and presentation design section of this course. Since you already learned the basics in the previous chapters, it's time for us to roll out the big guns and design like a madman (or woman)! I will teach you a consistent, well-prepared design to give you a great starting point for your PowerPoint presentations.
4. ANIMATION DESIGN – In this chapter, we’ll animate some of the slides we prepared and then you’ll learn how to make simple explainer videos or kinetic typography in PowerPoint. I will show you several outstanding tricks which you can use in your daily workflow!
5. VIDEO CREATION - Learn how to create explainer videos and online lectures using only PowerPoint. I’ll show you how to record a presentation with your microphone and export a video that will be ready to publish anywhere online
6. POWERPOINT TEMPLATES - Every respected PowerPoint designer knows how to create PowerPoint templates. For your business, your clients, or as products for sale, making templates is an essential skill to have and utilize!
AFTERWARDS: MORE SLIDE DESIGN, MORE TRICKS, MORE ANIMATION PROJECTS! Once you have a solid foundation of slide design and animation, we can explore other possible projects to do. We will create a few more animations, text reveals, and videos that are useful for creating more of your content.
After completing this course, you will:
Have a solid understanding of how to work efficiently in PowerPoint without wasting time and effort
Be able to produce top-quality slides and presentations (including videos) to the highest industry standards
Gain complete control of the animations you want to create
Get better at designing, presenting, and animating to help you advance as an active entrepreneur, creator, and content publisher
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
I'm a total beginner in PowerPoint, is this course right for me?
This course will teach you all the necessary basics and advanced tools, but it's not a PowerPoint 101 for beginners. I mention basic tools and techniques, but I assume that you are computer savvy and know how to find your way around PowerPoint already.
I'm enrolled in your Master PowerPoint presentations course. Should I get this one or is the other one enough? Which one is better?
Good Question! Both courses are top PowerPoint courses that teach you the knowledge and tools to create outstanding presentations, animations, and templates. They are just two different versions that use different slides and unique content respectively. The benefit of that is you can follow a different design path on each course. Students who finished the first master course were asking me for more, and I'm happy to provide more if there is demand for it. If you already feel super-comfortable with PowerPoint, one course is enough. But if you seek even more design ideas and slides, and if you like my content and the way I teach, you won't go wrong by taking both courses.
With both courses, you can reach a similar level of PPT knowledge, but in different ways and different designs. Each of those two courses has several unique sections that allow them to expand your knowledge on their own way.
I've been using PowerPoint for 15+ years and think I know the most already, will I learn anything?
I'm an experienced PowerPoint instructor with over 250 YouTube tutorials and more than 10 published PowerPoint courses and series. Over the past few years, I have learned from both beginner and advanced students which areas to address to best influence your workflow in a positive and impactful way. My courses help you to boost your efficiency, using shortcuts and on-trend designs to help you to reach a modern, top-level standard of quality. If you need something that is not already in the course, you can always ask me about topics to add to courses that interest you.
I'm still not sure if I want to invest into this course. I don't know if I want to focus on design or on animation? Is there any fall-back plan?
Of course! First, you should watch the promo videos and watch the free preview lessons. They will give you a good understanding of the course content, pace, and what to expect from taking the course. Apart from that, you have Udemy’s 30-day Money Back Guarantee with no questions asked!
- People who are not sure they can create outstanding presentations at a top-quality level
- Students who want to greatly improve their PowerPoint skills and impress others with their advanced presentations
- People who want to create and publish explainer videos and animations with PowerPoint
- Learning PowerPoint helps you learn other graphic design programs. If you wish to improve your design skills, this course is for you.
Here I would like to introduce you to the content and explain why the course is structured like it is and what you should expect from it. Let's dig in!
With this lecture I would like to show you how the real PowerPoint lessons in this course look like. I will go over a ton of useful tips, tricks and workflows in order to make a better designer, entrepreneur and PowerPoint user in those few hours !
For the sake of this lesson we are going to crop a picture and use the FILL option and create a good looking overlay to re-color the sky of an image!
Icons are very imporatnt as they graphically represent a variety of words. You can use icons for any purpose, wether it is upgrading the design, making a complete slide with it or creating simple logos. I will show you how to properly download them and even how to download multiple icons at once.
The Selection Pane is another great feature which allows us to sort, select, make visible or invisible (hide) and rename layers in PowerPoints. It's not as detailed as the Layer panel in Photoshop but it can get the job done, especially when it comes to renaming objects or selecting items which overlap each other.
The actual Format Shape tab has a lot more options than the PowerPoint ribbon in itself. With help of the Format Shape tab we have a lot more effect options, color options and general control over the edited object. I want to show you a few details about it and give you some time to explore all it's functions.
What is the difference between Bitmap Pictures and Vector Shapes within PowerPoint? Well, one of the differences is the Coloring options that we get. I want to step over this topic a little bit and talk with you what can be done, what options do we have and which colors are available when we repaint certain elements.
Cropping is another important feature (not only for pictures, but for the way the "Cropping" option is build). When you learn how to properly crop images, change their aspect ratio and change the shape they are displayed in you will know a lot more about PowerPoint from this point onwards. I want to teach you as much hidden features as possible, and cropping & changing shapes is an essential task to know about for an advanced workflow.
Let us start the more advanced (or less used) tricks. Merge Shapes is one of the absolute essential tools when it comes to designing in PowerPoint. Any custom design, custom shape and out of the ordinary slide is most likely prepared with help of this function. We can select several items and subtract them from each other or merge them into one, working vector shape. How cool is that?
This is a very tricky topic which has to be thoroughly explained for all PowerPoint users. Adding vector objects to powerpoint (or rather importing them) is possible with use of vector software - the best software to do so will be Adobe Illustrator. In order to get those files working in PPT we need to convert them to *.EMF first, because this is the format PowerPoint reads but it doesn't always work well. Vector items and PowerPoint can be an obstacle but with the right tools and patience we can get it to work.
It is a lot more difficult to import vector objects and items into the PowerPoint for MAC version, especially the 2011 one where we can run into a lot of troubles. We can't simply take a PDF / SVG / AI / EPS file, export it as EMF and expect to work. For the MAC versions of PowerPoint there is another step required and in this lesson I would like to go over that with you and show you what I was able to learn with my students who use MAC on a daily basis.
It has finally happened. The Microsoft Developers decided to take a step towars vector image usage within PowerPoint as a native, build-in funciton. I love the new functionality of beeing able to import SVG, scaleable vector graphic images into PowerPoint. We have been waiting for such an update for a long time so be sure your PowerPoint version is up to date. go to Account and hit the update button in order to get the latest version and be eliglible for this function.
PowerPoint isn't the best vector tool but it allows and gives us some freedom when it comes to the editing of vector shapes and icons. Wether it's a vector object straight create with PowerPoint shapes or importent from an EMF file outside of PowerPoint we can add additional points to it and change it's design by editing them.
Another very useful feature is the Aligning and Distribution possibility which PowerPoint gives us. No matter how chaotic and spread out all our elements , shapes or boxes are we can make equal spaces between them with 2 mouse clicks. This is a very often used tool overlooked by some users.
This is one of my favorite features of PowerPoint. Quickly formatting an entire look onto another object with one click. I love the magic that happens in the moment you click. I know it's a simple script yet it's so intuitive and well working that I have to praise the Microsoft developers for it. Kudos brothers and sisters!
Since you already should know the types of animation let's get familiar with the Animation Pane and all timing options. The 3 types of timings that can be applied include With Previous. On Mouse Click and After Previous. Let us talk about all those options and learn the differences between them.
Since we are talking about animations there is no way we can skip the Transitions Tab. It alows us to make clean and well prepared transitions between the slides in our presentations. Even if we do a video, it most likely consists of several slides and we want the transitions between them to look good. Let me talk with you about this tab during this tutorial.
This will be an example title slide of our presentation. There are many methods of doing title slides but we definately need a big text box, a good icon and a tagline for our slide. PowerPoint gives us all the tools to create it, so let's us a picture, add an overlay and interesting text boxes.
This slide will establish and set the tone of the presentation. We will add several items and text boxes which can be then used on consequent slides - since we aim to make everything consistent and well prepared. I will teach you some good design practices.
The grid design was exciting so now is the time to do something else. With this slide design we will agian use pictures and create a different design out of them.
This lecture will start our powerpoint animation journey. We will animate the title slide by animating the icon and text separately.
Here we will animate in powerpoint mostly the text. With help of various animations like Strips or Fade we will establish an animation pattern for the entire presentation, especially the title text.
Here we will focus our powerpoint animation on the right side of the slide. Using the swirl animation we will animate our progress bars. Three elements animated together will make for a fantastic looking animated slide.
Icons and those types of slides give us the unique opportunity to bind several animations together in order to create something which looks fresh and original. I will tech you in this lesson how you can connect and progress through a slide by animating elements one after another.
Here I would like to take your animation skills to the next level and animate a very advanced slide in PowerPoint. We will use emphasis effects, normal enterance animations and exit animations - the whole palette. With one mouse click I would like to simultaniously grow and make objects dissapear to show you what is possible in PowerPoint when we use it right!
In this slide I will teach you how to prepare, start and design an engaging timeline which you can use as bulletpoints, as explanation, as a fancy animation within your presentations or for any other purpose. This is essential design knowledge which you should use daily!
With this lesson I'd like to close the timeline, since we already have the majority of items prepared we can copy the first slide and change a few elements to get this done. This will also teach you speedy slide creation since you can always use the elements you already prepared!
This will be our first simple animated text project. It is the perfect way to start with kinetic typography in PowerPoint and we will use the trick that we perform here a lot of times. We will use fly in animations to make the text appear on the screen from behind special obejcts which we use to cover up half of the motion!
Here I would finally like to approach more advanced designs and animations. We will create a fully working minimal title opener / lower third animation in PowerPoint with use of multiple animations on one object. The add animation function is essential for success in this animation and we will definately use it here!