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Beyond the Template: Poster & Slide Design for Non-Designers

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Slides from a workshop presented at Alden Library about designing slides and posters in Power Point without having to rely on the standard templates

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Beyond the Template: Poster & Slide Design for Non-Designers

  1. 1. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop Get these slides + links to useful resources: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  2. 2. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  3. 3. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  4. 4. Body Font: Open Sans Light Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  5. 5. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  6. 6. Text Design is Your Friend Use size and weight to create structure Especially important for posters! Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  7. 7. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  8. 8. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  9. 9. Set a new color scheme in the Design tab Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  10. 10. Basic: choose a new color scheme from the default list in PowerPoint Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  11. 11. Advanced: Create your own! Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  12. 12. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  13. 13. https://www.canva.com/color-palette/
  14. 14. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  15. 15. Set background as image Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  16. 16. Giving credit: Photo credit: Vladimer Shloshvilli (Flickr user) CC BY-SA Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  17. 17. Giving credit: Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
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  19. 19. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  20. 20. Export as PDF Export as Images Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop
  21. 21. Slides + more resources at: http://bit.ly/PPT-workshop Content first, then design When in doubt, break up content-heavy slides Look for examples of presentation slides or posters from your field Decide what work you want your slides or poster to do. They don’t have to do everything Create your own style and save as a template. Re-use for each presentation or poster. Always have a backup option for presentations

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