Creating an animated greeting card via Google Slides
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Creating an animated greeting card via 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.

This course is both creative and practical. The instructor will take you through the simple practical steps to access his shared folder of image resources, and then guide you - step-by-step - through the creation of a wonderful festive greetings card demonstrating transparency, movable text, movable objects and may other exciting features - all using Google Slide transitions available for free to any user. The clear and practical guidance will ensure an effective outcome.

The skills acquired will allow 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 01:09:44

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.

Organising your work in a folder

In this lecture, you will create your greeting card with slides. Experiment with backdrops, background colours and choose what fits. Then you will add the other relevant images from the folder, ready for the next step.

Preview 12:53

In this lecture, you will learn how to add from the shared folder the key shapes and text for your greeting card, ready to apply special effects.

Inserting Text, Word Art, & Drawings

This lecture will show how the elements can be arranged and grouped, so that you can try different effects on a whole group, rather than each individual element.

Arranging & grouping the existing elements

In this lecture we will add the awesomeness to the presentation by applying transitions & finishing touches to 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 and social media platforms in eg Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter

Sharing your greeting card

Here you will find a pdf with all addresses necessary in order to complete this course

Greeting Card Takeaway
6 pages

Google Slides is an additional paid Service onto Gmail

In order to work with Google Slides
1 question

Here you will find the Valentines Card variant of this Greeting Card. If you follow the same procedure but customise greetings text, images and background you could make your own personal Valentines Card just like this one.
Valentine card made out of this Greeting card Tutorial
About the Instructor
Johan Claeys
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2,504 Students
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Instructor | Teacher | Trainer | Podcaster | johanclaeys

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.