Visual imagery such as illustrations, charts, information graphics and photographs can be used to enhance any PowerPoint presentation. Editable visual components are the best sort of visuals to use as they are versatile and can be modified and used across various presentations.
Here are 24point0’s top tips on creatively using editable images in PowerPoint Presentations.
Giving animated effect to images
Various elements of editable images can be animated to show progression and explain concepts better. For example, the editable image of a business executive can be modified and animated to show him/her speaking about the various steps in a particular business process.
Adding visual effect to images
Modify and change colors in editable diagrams to suit the overall appearance of a PowerPoint presentation. Apply gradients in these images as well as patterns to enhance their visual appeal. To apply gradients, simply select the elements which you wish to modify and go to Home > Drawing Shape Fill > Gradient and to apply patterns, go to Shape Fill > Textures.
Instead of flat, two-dimensional images, use PowerPoint features to make images pop up. Add bevels, emboss, shadows, etc. to create impactful images. Diagrams such as the Hierarchical Chart and Sankey Diagram can be easily edited to change colors and given three-dimensional effects.
Create interactive images
Combining multiple editable images not only makes for interesting visuals but also helps provide continuity and explaining concepts better. The Heaven and Hell Diagram could be made interactive by applying an animation effect trigger to any element in it. The trigger could lead to a visual that explains the negative or positive impact of a business decision in greater detail.
Add greater impact with scale
Editable images provide for modifying the size of images without impacting the resolution. Magnifying parts of diagrams such as Text Tree Diagram would help focus the audience attention on a particular discussion point.
Integrate text into images
Text and graphical elements should not be separate but should be combined to present a composite slide. Text can be successfully integrated into images such as the Cartoon Panel, Process Diagram, Lighthouse Diagram and Manpower Resource chart.
Editable images are not only versatile, they also have greater visual clarity and quality than non-editable graphics. Text can be more harmoniously integrated into the graphics, colors can be changed with ease and elements can be rearranged. These diagrams should therefore be an essential part of every successful consultant’s PowerPoint arsenal.
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