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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


animate: techniques to animate your presentation

principle 1- squash and stretch ] principle 2- anticipation ] principle 3- staging- 1 ] principle 3- staging- 2 ] animation 1 ] animation 2 ] animation 3 ] animate & annotate ] animate by position ] animate cropped text ] [ animate on the moove ] change animation ] hidden pivot animation ] mask animations ] multiple motion paths ] spin a word art animation ] spin an image animation ] twist & morph animation ] wide screen PowerPoint on the fly ] time lapse animations ] overlapping powerpoint animations ]


Animating on the moove!

Logic: a simple PowerPoint animation where an image changes as it is moves

It can be very effective to add elements to images while they are moving across a slide. While it looks effective, it is very easy to achieve. In this example, I have two identical images on my slide, but I have added a flower as an overlay to the second image.

slide example


Both images are selected and a Motion Path added, moving Diagonal, Down Right. The two, animated images are finally aligned to the centre of the slide ready for animations to be added. Now, this is where we have to be a bit tricky. Our second image is on top, and hides the first image we want to see first. So, we have to get rid of it by animation, before we bring it in.

animation options

To do this, we set the second image to an Exit animation, Disappear, automatically at the start of the slide. We then animate the same image to an Entrance animation, Fade in. That will allow the image to gradually change as it moves across the slide.

animation direction

You can download the example here:

Animations on the Move





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