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Quick and Easy Animated Photo Collage

Introduction

Would you like to save time creating well designed photo collages? In this video, I will show you two options to create a collage quickly and easily. Let's get started.

Using the Picture Smart Art Tool

  • The first option is using the Picture Smart Art tool
  • Change the slide layout to Blank
  • Add your photos either from stock images or your computer
  • if not already selected, Press Ctrl A to select all of the photos
  • From the Format Shape tab, select the Picture Layout option
  • Mousing over each option will show what the layout will look like
  • Pick a layout
  • Then Click the Convert button and choose Convert to Shape
  • From the Picture Format tab, choose Group and Ungroup
  • You can now rearrange and resize images the way you want

Apply the Animation

  • Select all of the images
  • From the Animations tab, choose an animation
  • In the Start option choose After Previous
  • In the Duration, chose a medium speed of 2 seconds
  • click the Preview button to check the animation
  • Modify as needed

Using PowerPoint Designer

  • Add your photos either from stock images or your computer
  • From the Home tab, click the Designer button
  • Choose the option you want
  • Select all of the images
  • From the Animations tab, choose an animation
  • In the Start option choose After Previous
  • In the Duration, chose a medium speed of 2 seconds
  • Click the Preview button to check the animation
  • Modify as needed

Save as a .gif or Video

  • For both options you can save the file a gif or video
  • From the File menu, choose Export
  • Select the option you want.

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Jennifer Sharkey is known as the Virtual Presentation Specialist. Being passionate about seeing people shine and be heard, she leans into her 20+ years of public speaking experience and uses what she has learned from presenting, both in-person and virtually, to small groups all the way up to 5000 people. Jennifer draws from her experience as an associate professor, academic librarian, and coach to help holistic coaches master virtual presentations to grow their business. Her unique immersive program provides practical strategies and methods to build confidence, engage audiences, and generate authenticity and authority.


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