Creating animation puzzles with Google Slides
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Creating animation puzzles with Google Slides

- Variation 4 (creating an animated greeting card with Google Slides)
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Created by Johan Claeys
Last updated 9/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • create by themselves a dynamic greeting card that can be used as it is or act as a template for variations
  • bring a smile to the recipient by personalising the card and the message
  • apply a variety of transitions to a Google slide, such as making objects transparent, flying artwork in from the side or from top
  • create an extra canvas to use as a content holder for preparing and animating the work afterwards
  • finally apply all the dynamic transitions to the final work
  • share the card by sharing a link through email or embedding code onto their website
  • use the same skills to create custom cards to any purpose, such as congratultion cards, thank you cards, valentine cards, celebrating a birth
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  • Students need to have either a Gmail account or a Google Apps account. It will be helpful if they use the Chrome browser (not mandatory, but it works best).
  • During the course, students will learn how to create a folder in their Google Drive, and how to access the image resources that will be prepared for them. They will also learn their way around Google Slides.
  • Students will be taught how to resize and manipulate an image, and also they will learn a variety of textual effects, including text animation.
  • The instructor will share his folder, so that every student will have access to the same resources, but students are free to try to create variations, and these can be shared with the instructor or with the other students.

Master the creation of wonderful festive greeting cards with Google Slides. 

In this creative journey you will be taken through the simple practical steps to access a shared folder of image resources. I have prepared and follow step-by-step the process of  creation of your card demonstrating 

  • transparency
  • kinetic typography
  • movable objects

all using Google Slide transitions available for free to any user. The clear and practical guidance will ensure an effective outcome of your greeting card.  This course  both creative and practical will help you acquire the skills allowing you to create many useful card variations and also to incorporate animated transitions into your slide shows.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to create dynamic transitions on Google slides.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
Start Here Your Creative Journey
9 Lectures 01:07:06

In this lecture you will meet your instructor, Johan Claeys, who will take you through the way that the course will work, and show you where you can find the extra resources, make notes and ask questions.

Preview 04:02

The student will be given access to a folder - already prepared for you - to show how best to organise your resources before starting the creative process.
Preview 12:29

In this lecture, you will create your greeting card with slides. Experiment with backdrops, background colours and choose what fits. This lecture is all about preparing your canvas.

Inserting the backdrop image & other image content

In this lecture, you will learn how to add images that you will convert into image slice by using the cropping technique. All set and ready to apply special effects.

Inserting images and slices

This lecture will show how to add your greeting card message text elements. Ways you can apply draw formatting elements onto your texts characters. Arranging your text elements so that you can try different effects in later lecture.

Adding text, WordArt & arranging the elements

In this lecture we will add the awesomeness to the presentation by applying transitions & finishing touches to your sliced images, drawings and text elements in the greeting card.

Applying transitions & finishing touches

In this lecture students will learn ways they can link share their greeting card through email, social media platforms (in eg Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter) and learn to publish the greeting card on their website

Sharing your greeting card

Greeting card Takeaway
6 pages

This is a bonus lecture for students who already attended one of the other greeting card courses on Udemy. Students will learn how to convert their animated greeting card into an animated greeting card 'carousel' by inserting their previous made greeting cards.

Bonus lecture : Converting your greetingcard into a carousel

When you insert an image as background....
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About the Instructor
Johan Claeys
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Johan Claeys is a multilingual cloud computing consultant, focused on listening to people's needs in terms of live events, and helping them to develop solutions via his cloud computing solutions.