PowerPoint for Beginners: Learn PowerPoint Design, Animation
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PowerPoint for Beginners: Learn PowerPoint Design, Animation

Learn to design & animate shapes, texts in PowerPoint from scratch. Know the potential of PowerPoint design & animation
4.1 (66 ratings)
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4,082 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to design: interesting 3d elements, animated block diagrams, animated video presentations n PowerPoint
  • Learn Basics of animations and motion path animation effects in PowerPoint
  • Learn the tools and features that PowerPoint has, to create a professional animated presentation
  • Create stunning animated video presentation in powerpoint
  • Learn to add transition effects in PowerPoint
  • Creating and Animating stylish WordArt or typography in PowerPoint
  • Learn to create quick and easy motion path animation effects in PowerPoint and also the every possible way to customize them
  • Learn customizations of preset animation effects, that are present in PowerPoint
  • Learn the advanced motion path animation effect and customizations of the same
  • Get 3 Premium Readymade animated, PowerPoint templates
  • Get 8 do-it-yourself PowerPoint projects with complete instructions
  • Teach tough concepts easily using Motion path animation in PowerPoint, Get 3X student engagement & satisfaction
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  • Installed Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or up (incl. 2013 & 2016) or Office 365
  • Motive to impress your target audience with something unique like Motion path animation in PowerPoint or an Interest in adding animation to your PowerPoint presentation

Oct 2016 - Completely upgraded to version 2.0: PowerPoint 2013, 2016 Animation Course (Supports from PowerPoint 2010)

What's the course about? 

In this course you will learn everything you need to know to customize PowerPoint animations, design 3D shapes and create animated video presentations in PowerPoint.

What kind of materials are included?

  • You're provided with 3 premium animated PowerPoint templates ready for your presentation. You just need to replace the default text with your own context. You'll get this once you complete the course
  • Moreover all the PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) files I used to create the course are provided as a resource in Bonus section, with which, you can simultaneously do all the practical PowerPoint tutorial lectures along with me.
  • Step-by-step instruction PDFs are attached as DIY (do-it-yourself) projects

Social Proof:

  • Over 4000+ satisfied students
  • Over 50 Positive reviews
  • Closed Captions (English Subtitles)
  • 3+ hours of HD content optimized for mobile viewing
  • 3 premium PowerPoint templates to kick-start your presentation
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 30 Days money back guarantee - No questions asked!
  • Install Udemy App and Download all Lectures for Offline viewing
  • Above all - Instructor with 'Lightning speed' badge holder for his fast response time and support

What's so Special about this PowerPoint course!

At the end of this course you will be able to create Animated video presentations in PowerPoint. In simple terms you will be able to design and animate professional PowerPoint presentations.

You will learn typography animation, customization of preset animation effects,  motion path animation basics and advanced level customization.  you will also learn to design 3D shapes  and do animations with videos on PowerPoint

See what students are saying about this course

I'm a Professor. I have not imagined to teach programming through animation. I usually teach codes by simulating them step by step, but that involves serious imaginations and follow up from students. Upon seeing the introduction lecture, I was amazed. He explains how hard a micro controller programming can be for newbies, to understand. As well as he teaches the same with animation to demonstrate how it can be taught easily through animations. I know animation in powerpoint but I didn't know Motion path animations and how to use it to teach programming concepts. Pure brilliance. Though I knew animations, I didn't know animation painter, timeline feature etc. There is lot to learn in this course. He is going step by step in each lectures and so very easy to follow. - Ms Celia Garcia

The Instructor's presentation style includes video demonstrations for each project. The step-by-step visual demonstrations along with the downloadable resources make doing the projects on our own much easier. Having PowerPoint open so you can duplicate what the instructor is doing also helps in remembering what you are learning. Good Course for those who want to add 3D shapes and Animation to their presentations. - Autumn Gal

This course is well-organized. The lectures are interesting and each slide represents advanced PowerPoint techniques. This course demonstrates engineering type thinking made plain enough for everyone to understand. I highly recommend everyone to take the course. It is well worth it and is a definite career boost! Thank you Arun for the course. - Dr. Shandra Terrell Williams

PowerPoint is one of the essential tools in a presenter's toolbox. This course helps expand on a basic understanding of PowerPoint. The instructor has added additional content since I enrolled, and is well spoken. A good course for those needing to use PowerPoint, and want to take their presentations to a higher level than basic. - William Carpenter

Brilliant course, the latest update is excellent and has left me wanting to know more! - Jamie Pearson

This course is more than just a start to master PowerPoint animations. From basics to advanced techniques, including hidden secrets are here. Well done and recommended. - Matt S Rinc

I have been using PowerPoint for many years and I still learned some new tricks. I have already put these new techniques into practice in my presentations. Thank you! - Michaele Downey

This instructor has delivered WAY above average services he actually made an entire section of my needs overnight...I highly recommend him... Mysteries explained quickly and professionally. THX Nanc - Nancy Thomas Ward

How is the course structured?

1. Animation in PowerPoint

  • Animating Shapes with preset effects - Shape Animation Basics 
  • Animating Text with preset effects - Typography Animation 
  • Customizing preset Animation effects - Advanced Customization of Animation 
  • Slide transition effects 
  • Motion path Animation effects 
  • Practical tutorials in Advanced Motion-path Animations 
  • Animation in Video Presentation 

2. Design 3D shapes & Text styles in PowerPoint

  • Creating 3D Design and WordArt in PowerPoint 
  • Transformation & Integration of Typography with 3D shapes 

3. DIY Projects 

I designed this course for executives,  professionals,  corporates,  entrepreneurs  who wants to make an impact in the minds of audience through their visual presentation. I also designed this course for instructors,  teachers and professors  who wants to explain Complex concepts using motion path animations, But struggles with Creating animations on their own.

You will get 8 do it yourself projects with complete instruction set,  to get hands on of the things that you will learn in this course

Who is the target audience?
  • An Executive, or a Professional, looking to design and present stunning PowerPoint presentations
  • An Educational professional, a Teacher, a Professor or an Instructor, looking to explain complex concepts or programming languages using animation in PowerPoint
  • Graduate students and Postgraduate students seeking jobs - add weight to your resume
  • Advertising & Marketing Services - Present your products to clients with customized, unique PowerPoint animation effects
  • YouTube video producers & Online instructors - Improve your average watch time by engaging your visitors/students with subtle and blending animation effects
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
Introduction to Animation in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
1 Lecture 04:58

A complete walk-through of what's inside this course - Introduction to this PowerPoint Animation Course 

Preview 04:58
PowerPoint 2013, 2016 Animation - Basics
7 Lectures 25:20
  • Add animation to individual object in a slide, such as a numbered text box or bullet text box etc.
  • A brief introduction on Animation tab, Animation pane and Selection pane
Preview 03:44

Explained about the broad 4 categories of animation effects in PowerPoint

  1. Entrance
  2. Emphasis
  3. Exit
  4. Motion path
4 different animation categories in PowerPoint

  • Animation Gallery and Add animation button
  • Change the animation added already to an object
Change an animation effect already assigned to an object in PowerPoint

Learn basics of effect options

  • Smooth start & end
  • Bounce end
  • Dim

Learn basics of timing options

  1. Start on click
  2. Start with previous
  3. Start after previous
Hidden customizations in 'Effect options' and 'Timing options' in PowerPoint

Master 3 Basics options of PowerPoint Animation

There are 4 main categories of animations in PowerPoint. They are




    4.Motion Paths

Get Hands on with 3 Basic options in PowerPoint Animation

Basics of PowerPoint Animation

Learn how to move an object using animations in PowerPoint. A simple and easy to do animation setup to kick-start your learning process.

Make a Moving Object Animation in PowerPoint

Just take the quiz with ease. Instructors cannot see individual student's quiz results. Don't hesitate to make mistakes. Have fun!

Animation Basics in PowerPoint
6 questions
Typography animation in PowerPoint 2013
3 Lectures 06:05

Effect options - Ordered / unordered lists effects - explained

  • as one object
  • all at once
  • by paragraph
Animate Each level of indentation separately in PowerPoint

Animate Individual word or letter in PowerPoint 2016

You will learn, 'how to change the appearance of an object or a text in a text box, after the end of an animation

Hide or Dim an object after an Animation effect in PowerPoint
Advanced customization of Animation in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
6 Lectures 15:56

Normally we may require a shape to enter one way and exit in another way. Or we may wish to emphasize the text after it appears in the slide. To do this we should know to assign multiple animation effects to a single object and to reorder them

Assign & Reorder Multiple Animation Effects to an object in PowerPoint

PowerPoint has an inbuilt feature to add preset sounds or external sounds to animations

Add Sound to Animation effects in PowerPoint

For example, you want want a description of a picture to appear, when you click on that particular picture. To do that you should know about trigger options in PowerPoint

Trigger an Animation Effect, the way you want in PowerPoint

  • How to set animation delay and duration from Animation tab as well as effect options
  • How to copy animation effects from one object to another using animation painter
Customize and Copy - To do Animation effects faster in PowerPoint

Instead of editing and customizing animations through timing options, every animation can easily be customized using graphical, advanced animation timeline

Preview 02:32

If you ever wonder the different techniques of removing an animation effect in PowerPoint, then here is the solution for you

Remove an Animation Effect in PowerPoint
Motion Path animation Basics in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
4 Lectures 12:24

Learn to add preset motion path animation effects to objects in PowerPoint 2016

Add preset Motion path animation in PowerPoint 2016

Learn to edit and customize preset motion path animation effects

Edit preset Motion path animation in PowerPoint

Learn effect options, Duration, Trigger options and timing options for motion path animation effects. Endless possibilities of editing a preset motion path animation using effect options and edit points are described in this lecture

Effect Options in Motion path animation

If you're not satisfied with any of the preset motion path animations in PowerPoint, or if you want to draw a motion path straight away without using any presets then use custom motion path animation

Add custom Motion path animation in PowerPoint 2016
Motion Path Animation Tutorials in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
7 Lectures 41:08

All PPTx PowerPoint Presentation files that I used to prepare and present this course

Download these PPTx files before start practicing these Tutorials

This is a PowerPoint animation of a weighing scale. It has got 2 weighing panes and one balancing rod. In slide 2, I'm going to teach you how to make this weighing scale to animate once, when we click the mouse.

Simple Weighing Pane animation in PowerPoint

Realistic Looping Weighing Pane Animation

Make Custom Animations to Block diagrams in PowerPoint 2016

Basic Options & Motion Path Animation
3 questions

Get to know, how tough it is to understand complex concepts, without animations.

A comparative study of a lecture with & without animations. Once you complete this lecture you will realize how easy it is - for the students to grasp the complex concepts, when explained through animations.

Preview 07:29

Get to know, how tough it is to understand programming languages, without animations.

A comparative study of a lecture with & without animations. Once you complete this lecture you will realize how easy it is - for the students to grasp the programming languages when explained through animations.

Explaining Assembly language using animation in powerpoint
Animated Video Presentation in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
8 Lectures 28:13

Know the important facts on online course creation and why you should learn animation to create animated video presentations

Preview 01:52

Create Animated Title slide in PowerPoint

Add Title, Subtitle, Image and Bulleted Lists in PowerPoint

Add Video in your Content Slides in PowerPoint

Animate Video inside your slides in PowerPoint

Add Audio along with Video in PowerPoint

Trim Audio and Video in PowerPoint

Download Blueprint for this section
3D Design & Typography in PowerPoint 2013, 2016
4 Lectures 28:47
Design 3 Shiny, Stunning 3D Rings

Add and Customize WordArt in PowerPoint 2016

Transform WordArt for Shapes in PowerPoint

Design a 3D Flower with 4 petals in PowerPoint 2016

Design & WordArt
4 questions
PowerPoint 2013, 2016 Animation Extras
2 Lectures 11:13
How to use Transition effects in PowerPoint (Especially Morph Transition)

DIY PowerPoint 2013, 2016 Projects
8 Lectures 15:35
  1. Follow the instructions and try to master basics of PowerPoint animation by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 1: DIY - Master Basics of PowerPoint Animation

  1. Follow the instructions and try to learn advanced motion path animations by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 2: DIY - Advanced motion path animation

  1. Follow the instructions and try to make SmartArt diagrams by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 3: DIY - Smart Art diagrams

  1. Follow the instructions and try to make dynamic block diagrams by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 4: DIY - Dynamic Block Diagrams

  1. Follow the instructions and try to create the 3D rings by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
Preview 01:52

  1. Follow the instructions and try to customize the WordArt by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 6: DIY - WordArt Customization in 3 steps

  1. Follow the instructions and try to transform WordArt for shapes by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 7: DIY - Transform WordArt for shapes

  1. Follow the instructions and try to integrate WordArt with shapes by yourself
  2. If you find trouble in proceeding further, either watch the previous lecture again or post your doubt in the discussion forum
  3. I'm here to help you
PowerPoint Project 8: DIY - Integrating WordArt with shapes
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About the Instructor
Arun Nagarathanam
4.4 Average rating
2,621 Reviews
45,796 Students
13 Courses
SEO, WordPress, E-Commerce, PowerPoint, Digital Art Expert

Arun Nagarathanam is a top online instructor, who has got expertise in various fields and software such as search engine optimization, WordPress web development, digital graphic design & animation. He teaches online courses to over 45,000 top entrepreneurs across 180 countries. His SEO, web development courses have received high admiration for the comprehensive tutorials and practical approach with lots of hands on examples.

He is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, a Computer expert, a Blogger and a budding Chartered Accountant from India. His teaching style is, breaking-down complex concepts through simple examples and animations. 

That's why, his students call him a VERSATILE teacher!

For his consistent and timely support to his students in Udemy, he was awarded "Lightning responder" badge.

Areas of Expertise

  1. Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator
  2. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  3. Camtasia Studio, Cyberlink PowerDirector
  4. Windows 8, 10 Pro
  5. Programming in C, C++, Java, php, Python, HTML
  6. Data Structures
  7. Desktop & Laptop Software Troubleshooting, Hardware repair
  8. Android Smartphone Custom ROM installation & rooting
  9. Privacy Protection & Securing PC, Smartphone from threats
  10. Setup, Maintenance, Security & SEO in Wordpress
  11. PIC Microcontroller Programming
  12. Arduino Programming
  13. Applied Electronics, Power Electronics & Medical Electronics
  14. High Voltage Engineering, Transmission & Distribution
  15. Strategic Financial Management
  16. Photography
  17. Indian Yogasanam

Budding Chartered Accountant [August 2012 - Present]

He has been presenting so many captivating presentations. These presentations, they speak for themselves through custom motion path animations and that's his secret of keeping his audience engaged. He is specialized in 'Financial Management'.

His job is to:

  • > Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.
  • > Inspect cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and cancelled checks to confirm records are accurate.
  • > Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • > Collect and analyse data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • > Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • > Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.

Blogger / WordPress Admin [January 2011 - May 2012]

His work was to:

  • > Publish news, reviews on latest and upcoming computer hardware components.
  • > Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • > Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • > Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyse, or resolve usability issues.
  • > Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • > Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
  • > Review or update web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.

He also helped his followers to manage WordPress blogs, optimize SEO, design logos, create animations, customize the look of their themes, secure their websites and ultimately to monetize them.

Freelance Writer [June 2010 - December 2010]

He started his career as a part time Freelance Writer. His responsibilities were:

  • > Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • > Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
  • > Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.

Electrical & Electronics Engineer - [2006 - 2010]

He has done several simulations and hardware projects.

To name a few,

  • > 'Portable heartbeat calculator' in 2008
  • > 'MPPT based solar charge controller' in 2010
  • > 'Hybrid & Intelligent Power Supply Unit for PCs' in 2012
  • > 'Low cost audio amplifier' which provides stereo Output, with enhanced pre-set equalizer with bass, treble and supports Virtual environment effects.
  • > 'U – Bend accident preventer' which displays warning signal on alternative sides of roads in hills and glows traffic lamp based on speed of the incoming vehicle.

Moreover, he guided several students, to write coding for micro-controllers. His areas of interest are 'Applied electronics' and 'Micro-controllers programming and interfacing'.

Computer Expert - [From unknown time - future]

He loves to troubleshoot software issues and repair / replace hardware issues. He provides consultancy on what software to buy / use, what computer hardware to buy, what laptop to opt for etc.

Sharomena Aarthi
4.4 Average rating
1,586 Reviews
26,705 Students
5 Courses
Asst. Professor at VCET

I have started my professional journey in the year of 2007 by joining Bachelors degree in the stream of Bio-Medical. I am more passionate about learning the functions and anatomy of human body and at the same time I had an interest on designing some devices which could assist human. So my combined passion on electronics and medical field made me choose Biomedical Engineering.

During my course of study I have presented more papers and projects and also rewarded for the same. It encouraged me to specialize myself more. So then, I have decided to master myself in what I did and joined my Masters degree in Applied Electronics. For my out-standing academic performance in PG course, I was awarded the University 28th Rank. Also I have Published three Papers in National conference and published two papers in International Journal.

As a master I should be able to learn and teach the world about what I know and so moved a step ahead and decided to explore more. I joined as an Assistant Professor in Velalar College of Engineering and Technology. During my 2+ years of experience I involved myself in learning process along with teaching process. I started specializing myself in certain areas where I can find opportunities to groom my knowledge.

My specializations are Microprocessor, Micro controller, Proteus and mIKRO C programming, Hardware - Software co-design and Medical Electronics.

My software expertise are Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.

I feel I am best and comfortable when I teach others what I have learn. I feel myself fresh when I am appreciated for my work.

I felt that my knowledge and specializations should not end up within a small circle and so now I am before you as an instructor to share my expertise. Hope I will prove myself in the courses I offer.