Create Styles, Transitions and Templates in ProShow Producer

Creating your own stuff
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, you'll learn how to create your own Slide Styles, Transitions and Templates in ProShow Producer 7. You'll learn how to create your own graphics that you may want to include in your designs and we'll also cover best practices for saving them, including labeling layers, identifying replaceable layers, categorizing your Styles and Transitions, and renaming individual slides in a Template. You'll also learn about the subtle, but important differences between linked layers and matched layers in a show template.

Once you've started to create your own ProShow Designs, you may be ready to show them to the world, and maybe even make a little money on the side, by selling your designs on the Choice Slides Marketplace.

What are the requirements?

  • ProShow Producer 6 or 7
  • Photoshop or other Photo Editing Program

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a multi layered Slide Style
  • Apply the necessary steps in order to save a Slide Style, such as identifying Replaceable Layers
  • Categorize Styles and Transitions
  • Create simple, moderate, and more complex Transitions
  • Apply the necessary steps in order to create a Transition, such as designating a Source and Destination Layer
  • Save a Show Template
  • Understand the difference between Linked Layers and Matched Layers and how to use them to your advantage.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who uses ProShow Producer and wants to create their own designs!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Slide Styles
  1. Scrapbooking websites - usually cluttered with stuff, but a good idea generator
  2. Greeting Cards - Shutterfly
  3. You Tube (BlackList and CSI examples)
  4. DON'T COPY EXACTLY....use as inspiration
  • Eezy Premium License: "Upon receipt of Premium subscription payment, Eezy Inc. grants you the right to use any Premium graphic or Free graphics that are "Designed by Vecteezy" to create a unique design without the need to pay royalties or license fees–even if the unique design is sold. Re-selling or distributing an exact duplicate of the artwork prohibited."
  • Create something new with it: use pieces of it, re-design it a bit, but DON'T use it "As Is"
  • Pexels
  • MorgueFile


In this lesson you'll create your very own snowflake graphic in Photoshop.


Using an image from, we'll create a unique background. Don't forget to download the Blue Marbles image from the Downloadable content in this lecture.


Once you have an idea of what you want to build, you start creating your slide from scratch...keeping a few things in mind knowing your final product will be a style:

  1. If you use the same image in more than one layer, Producer will automatically use duplicates when the Style is applied later.
  2. The image you use won't matter, but the orientation will.

In this lesson, you'll also learn how to work backwards and create realistic drop shadows!


In this lesson, you'll add your snowflake and create several instances of it, falling in a realistic manner.


Following this checklist will ensure that your Slide Style will be created properly:

  1. Label each layer appropriately
  2. Designate Replaceable Layers
  3. Add Layer Notes, when needed
  1. Create a Thumbnail of your Style
  2. Name it and Categorize it
  3. Add a Description and Publisher Name
  4. Aspect Ratio and Compatibility with ProShow Gold
  1. Search for Inspiration
  2. Label your Layers
  3. Check Replaceable Layer Settings
  4. Categorize
  5. Accidental Creativity Happens!
Section 3: Transitions
Introduction to Transitions

Despite looking complicated, this is a simple 2 Layer Transition! In this lesson, you'll learn all the necessary steps to creating a transition. The two, most important steps are:

  1. There must be NO transition times on either side of your creation slide
  2. You MUST set Source and Destination layers

This is one of the most common types of transitions; a cover transition. Don't forget to download the Hot Air Balloon image from the Downloadable Content in this lecture so you can follow along!

Note: Most video transitions are "cover" transitions. I don't discuss video transitions in this course, because the video files used in the transitions are normally created in another program, such as Adobe After Effects.


This one is a bit more complex....multiple layers.....masking...adjustment effects. Don't be afraid to use that Pause and "Go Back 15 Seconds" buttons at the bottom of your screen!

Practice Activity - Create your Own Transition
Section 4: Templates

We won't be creating a full template from scratch in the course (Sorry!), it would simply be too labor intensive. A Show template is simply all your slides, transitions, and music saved as a completed show. In this lesson, I'll go over all the steps necessary to save your show as a template.


Linked layers, in either a Style or Template, are simply a single image that is used more than once. ProShow will "link" those layers, so when an image is added to one layer it is automatically populated into any other layer that was linked to it. Linking does NOT pertain to Effects or Adjustments.


Matching layers, unlike Linked layers, has nothing to do with the image file and has everything to do with the layers effects! You can only Match transitional Keyframes between slides.

Practice Activity - Linking and Matching
Collect Show Files, if reselling your template

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Instructor Biography

Jennifer Clark, ProShow Guru and Graphic Designer

Jennifer started her career as a Video Editor and Graphic Designer back in the 1990s. With the launch of the ProShow Slide Show software in the early 2000s, she was able to combine her professional knowledge of Video and Graphic Design with this robust, but novice oriented program.

With over 20 years of experience in Video Graphic Design, Jennifer creates stunning Slide Styles and Templates that anyone can use to create beautiful shows using the ProShow Software. Her teaching style also earned high marks by Photodex, who has invited her to be a guest speaker at two of their ProShow Conventions as well as being a contributor to thier ProShow Book, "Secrets of ProShow Experts".

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