I’ve been getting loads of emails asking me how one can design a slide with loads of textual information on it. Well, here’s a cure with an artistic touch. We’re going to create our very own paint splatter effect for your pictures on PowerPoint, which will compliment your text.
Yes, you read right!
Sometimes the simplest of designs are often the most effective. In this case, the paint splatter effect shown above just does that. We have the ability to portray our picture in a beautiful way, while still holding dearly to the information we want to convey to our audience. The key here is to notice that the above slide only has one design element, and it is not a business model.
First, the white space. As you can see, we position our text to the right of the slide, and we keep it there. There is nothing connected to it. Instead, we have large amounts of padding around the text block so that the audience can focus solely on the message you want to get across without any distraction. By the way, Slide Cow has made a video on white space that you can check out right here.
Secondly, the choice of image in the paint splatter technique. As the saying goes, a picture speaks 1000 words. If you choose the right picture, your audience will have an idea of how to connect the information to the picture. This will, in turn, make your information memorable.
The goal is to make your audience acknowledge the picture first, then move to the information and stay there. The image is not meant to be the keystone to the slide, it is only there to help make your slide memorable.
No problem, just take the principles shown to you in the video and apply them to any shapes that you want.
In this video, you’ll learn how to:
Have fun with this one!