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Presentation Design (in InDesign): Make Your Next Presentation Stand Out

Anne Ditmeyer, designer + creative coach

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9 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Presentation Design – Welcome!

      1:40
    • 2. The Project Brief: designing your own slides

      3:20
    • 3. Key Resources: design + presentations

      3:57
    • 4. Make a Game Plan: process

      2:31
    • 5. Great Talks: inspiration

      2:35
    • 6. Checking the Final File + Preparing for export (PDF, jpg)

      5:08
    • 7. Working with Master Pages + Character Styles

      8:00
    • 8. Working with Type

      9:23
    • 9. Working with Images + Ordering your Slides

      9:42

About This Class

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There are way too many boring presentations in the world. In this class you'll learn to design a clean, simple presentation that has a big impact, while building your InDesign skills.

Whether you're giving a talk at a conference, a presentation to your office or in an academic forum, pitching the client of your dreams, creating a pitch deck for investors, or want to design a portfolio presentation to keep on your tablet or smartphone for whenever you have a meeting on the go, this class is for you!

The concise lessons will walk you through inspiration and resources, creating a storyboard and game plan (while figuring out which process works for you), and making your presentation come to life in InDesign. We'll also explore the benefits and limitations of working in InDesign (vs. Powerpoint or Keynote), as well as technical considerations.

I'll walk you through a real life example of a talk I gave in London (which you can even watch online, if you so desire). Rather than starting from scratch, I'll walk you backwards through an existing presentation I designed in InDesign to talk through techniques and tools in InDesign, as well as my design decisions.

While this class was initially conceived to help people learn InDesign, anyone interested in presentation design is welcome to join and use the software of their choice. Non-designers are welcome and encouraged to join this class! For the class project you'll be creating a 20 slide presentation about you or something you're passionate about.

Transcripts

1. Presentation Design – Welcome!: there are way too many boring presentations in the world. In this class, you learn to design a clean, simple presentation that has a big impact, will building. You're in design skills. I'm an DITTMEYER, and I'm a design and communications consultant. I used in design almost everyday in my practice, but one of my favorite reasons to use it is to put together presentations and pitch decks, whether you're giving a talk at a conference, a presentation to your office or in an academic form, pitching the client of your dreams, creating a pitch deck for investors. Or you just want to design a Pdf presentation of your portfolio to keep on your tablet or smartphone for only go to meetings. This classes for you. The concise lessons will walk you through inspiration and resource is creating a storyboard and game plan. Will figuring out which process works best for you and making your presentation come to life in in design? We'll explore the benefits and limitations of working in design versus power, Pointer Kate, you note, as well as technical considerations. I'll walk you through a real life example of a talk I gave in London, which you can even watch online rather than starting from scratch, I'll walk you backwards through an existing presentation I designed to talk you through techniques and tools and in design as well as my design decisions. Well, this class initially was conceived to help people learn in design. Anyone interested in presentation design is welcome to join and use the software of their choice. Non designers are welcome and encouraged to join the class. For the class project, you'll be creating a twenties slide, pdf presentation about you or something you're passionate about. 2. The Project Brief: designing your own slides: As you work through this class, I want you to keep these three things in mind. Think creatively, think like an editor and be memorable and almost any talk, presentation or pitch. It's important to embed yourself in the story in order to make the case of wide you. The company or the product or work you're presenting is relevant and stands out from the competition. It also makes what you're about to say, more meaningful, impactful and relevant. After all, you want your audience to remember what you said after it's all said and done. Therefore, it's important to consider your target audience as well. Four year, 20 slide class project collect images, quotes, text etcetera that inspire you. Think about how you can fit these elements together like a puzzle to tell your story and interesting and engaging way. Your slide deck you create should tell your story or be a presentation on something you're passionate about and my example I'll be using in this class. My presentation does a bit of both. I tell my story, and then I talk about how and why creative should be properly valued. Consider what you can include to make the presentation feel human and relatable with the audience. Sometimes very mundane examples work best. So here are a few things to consider as you start brainstorming, which you may want to respond to on your project board to help you get started. How did something in your childhood impact where you are today? What are the key moments in time that led you to the work you're currently doing? What visuals could represent this? Why are you passionate about a particular cause or organization? What's a funny or relevant moment in your past that would make a good story to introduce your presentation? How can you break down complicated ideas into their simplest forms and concepts? And finally, why are you the expert? The goal is that you'll be able to integrate some of the elements you create in this class into the next presentation you give. Therefore, the slides used create should also look and feel like you or your brand, for instance. Ah, quick process shot you take on your phone can be way more engaging than a stock photograph or clip art. If you don't feel comfortable typography, think about how you can use your own handwriting Instead, use any constraints he may feel to get creative. So go ahead and create your project board in the online classroom. Start sharing your process and respond to some of the questions in this video. I encourage you to share a few of your screenshots or J pegs of your project along the way so I can get a peek at your favorite sides and a sense of what you're working on. Eventually, you can use the service, such as dropbox, to share the link to your pdf. It's up to you if you'd like to include a written script to go along with your slides to help communicate your ideas. 3. Key Resources: design + presentations: before we dive into in design. I wanted to share some key. Resource is it will help you as you design your slide deck, but also some tips to give your next presentation. Ah, lot of work goes into presentations to get them to a clear and digestible form. Ultimately, it comes down to taking the time and doing the work. But the right resource is can also make it easier. You can also reference the annotated notes on the videos on skill share, where you share the direct links. If you're watching on desktop, depending on your experience using in design, I wanted to remind you that I teach three other in design classes on skill share. Basic in Design is the longest and most comprehensive Kos where the class project is to create a multiple page look book, photo essay or portfolio in design. And 30 Minutes is a short burst class where I walked through, recreating a magazine spread and finally designing professional documents looks at resumes as a way to practice typography and consider things such as typography, contrast and readability. The idea is that the skills you can learn in this class can be applied to any document you create if you want more practice with typography. I highly recommend Ellen Lipton's typography that works class on skill share. She also has an amazing book and website called Thinking With Type When it comes to visual communication, Edward Tufte is the key player. Years ago, I was fortunate to attend one of his talks, and his mind. Power Point is evil and should only be used as a projection tool. He often refers to fancy infographics as quote chart junk he shares. The example of a space shuttle mission ended tragically due to the muddled way the information was presented. He points out how word choice is crucial and can change meeting. And if you're going to use a bullet point, they should always be complete sentences. Edward Tufte. He sells his Power point primer on his website. One of the masters of creating powerful slide presentations is Emily and a Cuba. I first discovered his work after an N s A presentation he redesigned went viral. You can see the way he took the atrocious power point slides and reorganized the information in appealing visual way which more effectively gets the message across. He shares his work on slide share, and you can see his examples on his own website. This example he created was a personal project, but for him it led to lots of paid work from multinational brands on skill share. I also highly recommend Simon cynics class on how to present. Simon is the author of Start With Why and His classes more about crafting the ideas and presenting them than actually on designing them as someone who was known as Quote the quiet one Growing up, it always surprises me that I'm now confident enough to speak in public, and I'm even teaching presentation design. So my final online resource is a medium article by teen Tiger Esson, who is the founder of Ever Places. She also shares some great tips for public speaking, and finally, I wanted to share a tool that has made giving presentations more fun. For me, it's a V G, a cable that connects directly from my iPhone to the projector. I load a PdF presentation to the iBooks app. But just in case their technical issues, I always email myself a copy of my final PDF presentation and put a copy of it on a USB key for backup for major presentations. It's always a good idea to reach out to the tech team to find out. How will we be projected as well as the proportions of the screen? I've used this connector to give resume workshop at a French startup to give social media workshops at a major design university as well as toe walk through examples in a storytelling workshop I did with a major international luxury brand. 4. Make a Game Plan: process: Now it's time to create a game plan. I'm going to share a few approaches I've used to create presentations in the past. I hope you'll share your process. To approach one is to use Post it notes. I like this because it's easy to physically reorder them and move them around as you think about how you want to tell your story. This particular example is from the 20 slide Petra Coochie presentation I did to introduce myself to students on the first day of class. Then the next week in class, I had students do the same assignment. More recently, I found myself taking a big piece of paper and a marker. I like toe walk through my ideas. There's something strangely therapeutic about drawing the slide boxes. This example was for a social media presentation I was working on. Most of the slides won't make sense just looking at it, but it's what you say that's important to complement the visuals you share. Of course, you can also use a white or dry erase board to start to map your ideas out as well. I was at a cafe when I started to work on the presentation for the introduction to this class. Another tactic you might want to consider is writing a script or screenplay of what you want to say. And once you have that, start thinking about your slides for me, I'm constantly experimenting with different processes, so we'll be curious for you to share your own processes on your project boards. This visual is a diagram that brand expert and author of the brand gap Marty Neumeier shared during a talk he gave at a design thinkers conference I attended in Toronto. He talked about how we tend to see processes. This is perfect, step by step process, when in fact it looks a bit more like this. With a bit of chaos injected, he brought up a concept called Swarming that captured my attention. It's originally a military term but refers to working on multiple pieces at once. When I heard this, it made me appreciate how I work best and in perfect system, where I sometimes jump to the end and go between my script notes and slides. I also know often my best ideas don't happen when I'm in front of my computer, but instead what I go for a walk or for a swim. My best advice is to come up with a basic plan. But don't worry. If it's perfect, just get started. Once you start designing and working on your slides, your ideas will come together. Even if your slides are relatively simple, it still takes time, so don't underestimate the time of the creation phase. 5. Great Talks: inspiration: in case you're feeling stuck or looking for some inspiration while you work, I wanted to share some of my favorite talks all in line. Creative Mornings is a monthly talk Siri's started by Tina Roth Eisenberg of the blog's Swiss Miss. What started as a small scale Friday early morning free talk Siris in New York City has grown into a large community with over 100 chapters around the world. The best part is you can watch the talks online if you search credibly J one word on the site. You can see my favorite talks I've saved. Design conferences are another good place to look for ideas. 99 years. A great conference in New York about making ideas happen. Many of their past talks air shared online. This president variance talk by Jane, who founded Subaru, is one of my favorites, and I happened to see it in person. I like how she incorporated her own handwriting and simple photos of notes online paper to tell her backstory. Petra Kuka, which means to chat in Japanese, was developed after a group of friends realized they loved hearing each other talk, but they needed a more concise format. Petric coaches style presentations or 20 slides that change every 20 seconds for a six minute and 42nd presentation about anything the speaker sees fit. Full disclosure. This is one of the limitations of using in design rather than power Point. Unless there's a tool that I'm unaware of an acrobat or in design, there's no way toe auto change your slides on a timer. Still, I much prefer the design control I haven't in design. So if I need Teoh, I'll export my presentation slides as J. Pegs and then insert them one by one into a PowerPoint or keynote presentation format. It actually doesn't take very long to Dio, and that's another way to prove for your deck and think about the order of your slides. So now it's time to dive into in design. Starting in the next video, I'm gonna walk you through the slide decade created for a talk called Make It, which I gave at a blogger conference called Block Tacular in London. Quickly, I wanted to share something unexpected that happened during this talk. I want to call them share a bull moments. I included lots of images in my presentation But after my talk, I looked up the block tacular hashtag on Instagram and was surprised to see a sea of my gold slides. I'd use black for my normal side so the background would disappear into the screen. But like gold slides were where I used typography to share my key points and ideas. It turned out the audience like them, enough as well to share them. 6. Checking the Final File + Preparing for export (PDF, jpg): So here we are in in design. I'm taking a different approach with this class. As I said, where I'm going backwards to show you how it created my file here will look at all the pages in the document run spell Check is you always should make sure you save as you go and look at how we can export the file as a PdF as well as a J peg. So in the center of the screen, I have one slide. I'm to go ahead and go to the top view menu and say, Zoom out. So you also have the short command. So command minus. So there I can see it scroll down and start to see my pages. So I'm just using the mouths. But there's also, of course, on the right hand side of the document, the scrolls. So here's a rapid, fast view of my presentation, which probably doesn't make too much sense, and that unless you actually watch it on YouTube because what I say enhances what the images are. So I also have my pages palette, and if you don't see the pages palette for some reason, you can always go again to the top toolbar. Click on window and scroll down to page is groups There we go pages. So here I also have another smaller bar, and I can see that there 52 pages in my document. So we're going to say that I'm really happy with this. And so of course I said at it, men, you're going to go down to spell check. I've already spell check this many times, but you can see it looks like sometimes I just skip and we're just gonna go ahead and say done so to save my file. So I've already saved it because nothing changed. So then I'm gonna go ahead and say export file. So any time that I am sending ah filed for final proofing or to the Tech person or to the conference leader, I'm always just sending the pdf you would never, ever send an in design file. That's for you. That's your working file. So I have the print pdf there is interactive features on an in design, but we're just looking at static pages, so I'm gonna go ahead and say, save as pdf. I've already saved it, but I'm gonna replace a new version, and here you can choose what kind of quality wants. You can do smallest file size, but I tend to start at high quality. Then, under the compression menu on the left bar, I changed image quality from maximum to medium medium. Sometimes I changed the pixels per inch to something like 1 50 Just so my file is a little bit more manageable. I'm not exploding anybody's inbox, Um, and just to keep it in control So I don't have marks or bleed or anything else you need to work about, so it's pretty much under general and compression, So I'm gonna go ahead and export the file, This message warning about over set text on these pages. It's actually because when I was working on this file, I was using the pace board, this gray area to kind of use backup text or alternative images. But I'm just going to ignore that. So go ahead and click that box. Okay, so it's gonna take a second because it's kind of a long document. So let it just do its thing and la la Here it is. It's open directly in my computer cause I selected that option and I can go ahead and just scroll through and see if I'm happy with how the images look and that looks good to me. So let's go back to in design. So, as I said, one of the limiting factors of in design is that if you want a presentation on a timer, you can't do that. So I'm gonna go ahead and export my file under file export and this time, the format instead of pdf Aina choose J Peg. So something I learned the hard way is if you don't put them in a folder, they'll go everywhere. So I'm gonna say presentation J pegs. So this is quite speedy can choose which pages you want again. I want all you can choose the quality. We'll just go high this time again. It's trial and error and export. So here we open our finder and there's a folder for presentation J pegs with the folder spelled wrong, and they're all numbered. So this is why is really easy than two and sort them into PowerPoint or keynote or whatever you're using. But I will say that 99% of the time I just use my straight. PdF and present from that. So it's rare occasions when I use the other platforms, but I just wanted to make sure you knew about this alternative option. 7. Working with Master Pages + Character Styles: still working backwards. I want to teach you about master pages and character styles. To be honest, this is something I usually don't think of until the end, because I'm figuring out the look and style I want for my presentation. But I want to let you know it's an option in case you want to start with it as you work through your in design file. So on the right hand pages palate, you can see my pages. So among Page 24 is highlighted, 23 is highlighted, so let's look at Page 24 so I can also double click here to highlight that page. So it's nice and big. Let's move it into the center. There we go. And then on the top of the page is palate to the right, you can see I have something called none, which is essentially a blank piece of paper, a master and be master and put be here. So Page 24 then you can see on the bottom left. Page 24 is a gold slide, and then on top of it, you can see be in a sigh, Scroll over it says be master applied so that's because I have this gold background as the background for this master page. So on a master page you could also have anything from a source or photo credit or your handle for your Twitter Instagram that appears on each page or the title of the project or client. So depends what kind of job. But I'm just showing you a very basic example Master page of a background. So if I want to change that, I could just drag master A, which is black on it. It didn't actually change any content. It's there, contained it to yellow just so you can see it undo. But I just change the background image. And instead of having to go page by page, you can use the master to change it everywhere. So I'm gonna changes to none. So here you can see out of, Like grace, you can kind of see it, but the gold really works best, and that's the kind of chapter I want. So all my gold pages have this kind of typographic treatment of some sort or another. So in order to create a master page, you go up to the top right toggle and use a new master. So it's gonna be master, see, And you can name it, but I don't really have to name. If you have a lot of text or common elements on each page, you can base it on something else. But I don't need it based on anything. So I'm gonna say OK, so here I'm in, master. See, I'm just gonna go ahead and draw. Mm. Let's drop a box. But I just want it, you know, partially on the page. Let's use hot pink this time and you can see over on the left the Phyllis hot pink and then just switched it to black. So the outline is black. I don't need an outline, so I'm gonna click on that back level the stroke that could have hit the X command that after stroke, the X in parentheses is telling you the shortcut. I'm just gonna go applying none. So can ignore that. Delete that. So I'm gonna go ahead and do command minus to zoom out so I can see my master page a little bit. I wanted to change this. I could, so I'm gonna take the white arrow, Actually, let's go ahead and on the pen tool. Let's add an anchor point in the middle. Then I want to delete this anchor point, and I just haven't arbitrary shape. But okay, let's see what happens. Let's go back to page 24 cause I'm currently working the master. Go back to 24. Gonna drag this over it. You can see I kind of made a funky design by using the pen tool and a master page so I could then drag it on to another page. And it's not working cause I cheated this time and I just drew an individual blocks. So if I delete that underneath it the master page So you want to make sure your own layers aren't there. So again, I don't really like that, So I'm gonna put the gold pages back on, but it shows you can have fun and do different things, Um, and play with shapes. So again. And if you're working with color and you don't see the swatches palette, you go up to the top window and it's under color and you can choose color ingredients. But they're all different tabs. And so I tabbed over two swatches, so The second element that can help you is the character style. So I'm to look at this page, which is an example project that Naomi created in my map making class that I she went ahead and printed it and sold it on Etsy shop when I used it in my presentation. So I click on this tech block text box, but first I need to go ahead and open the window for styles, and I'm gonna choose character styles. So here you can see that it's called photo Caption and then a quick over here and is called online at. Obviously, these are not official naming zits things that I need myself. So if I click on this one and change online at it changes color cause it's looking like that style. So styles are a way to make your work be consistent throughout all the pages to have the same typographic treatment everywhere. So here you can see that I have the link for my maps class, so there's no style, um, Creed, it'll so I'll go ahead and say, Oh, for Web links. I wanted to look a little different. I want it to look like that So in the character styles, there's a downward arrow with the three lines, and that's what I call a toggle new character style. And I'm gonna call it Web links. So because I have the box highlighted, it's already pulled from all the character treatments that I have. So I could go ahead and change the volunteer and let's just do it to see what happens. And then all these countries character called style color um, online underlying just different treatments, um, for your characters. So I'm gonna go ahead and actually can hit the preview button and see what it looks like. So there you can see what the character style looks like in a Sarah Funds, and actually, I think it doesn't wheat. Reed cried as well, so I'm gonna go back. And she was trade Gothic in a type it in because my fault list is so long and there we go. So that's the character style. So the boxes has to be highlighted. So to do that, you just click on it and you see the blue line with the white boxes, and I'm gonna go ahead and see what happens when I change it to online at So again, I know that's always gonna make it gold, because that's what I have saved it, as in the photo caption. But we're gonna go ahead and make Web links the way they are. I can go ahead, double click on that, and here I can see that the tracking is 240 that is why it's spaced out a little bit more. So just light changes in typography. But I'm being consistent through my document. So really, I should go through my entire document and make sure the character styles are set. So if I change it in the character styles palette, it will change everywhere in my document, So master pages and styles are a great way to create consistency and professionalism throughout your document. 8. Working with Type: so building off the idea of character styles. I wanted to take a look at how I use typography in my presentation. The first thing to know about working with typing in design is that the type tool, the T tool eyes in the left hand pallet and the command shortcut to get to it is T. But if you're in a text box and you type t, it will actually type the letter T. Um, so be careful how you use it. Um, you also, when you're in it, you have this top horizontal bar. So right now, mine defaulted Teoh paragraph formatting controls. So if you look over to the right, you have the type settings here, and if you go back to the left and that made it click on the A character formatting controls, then the type moves to the left side and the paragraph formatting is over on the right. So it's just a little bit of nuance in depending on the version of in design you're using can change slightly. My computer defaults to Minion Pro. If I went into preferences, I could change it. I tend to work and trade gothic. Um, but it really depends. You should choose the font that works for you. Make it your own identity. My fonts is great. Dolphin is free funds. But I recommend using a real type house if you can invest in one quality font with a few different weights, Um, and varieties. So I'm gonna just click around on my documents going to switch to the Black Arrow. I could have hit V, but you can see just when I hover over you can see my boxes. So I was a little bit sloppy, So I'm gonna go ahead and bring that in and show you what happens when I bring it in too much. So whenever this plus sign appears, that means that there's type that's been cut off. So that's what's happened here is I made the box too small. So if you wanna learn about linking text boxes, you should take my resume redesign, designing professional documents class because I really cover linked type more in that class. So here Aiken, make this block smaller. Same here, make it smaller. So sometimes I clean up. Sometimes I want a big enough blocks that I know it's going to get cut off. So for some of the type treatments, um, I used one one text box for all the different type and just used paragraph formatting and the leading, um, and adjusted different things in one text box to make it work for this one. This particular slide, I using three separate text boxes. So it kind of depends what you want. You know, I was working between them. I wanted to have a similar style, but I didn't care if it was exactly the same again. You could do something hand written and insert an image here. You don't have to use typography, and your typography shouldn't look like mine. If I were gonna redo this presentation, it would probably look completely different. But it's just for me. I wanted to create something visually that would attract people on that people would read and could read clearly. So I did choose the sound Serra phone for that reason to um but you just have to test it out. And you can always export one page of your pdf, put your pdf full screen and get a sense of how it looks there. So I'm gonna double click. And so you can see that I have my cursor inside. So if I go to the top left, you can see I'm trade Gothic. I'm using the condensed number 18 version 75 points and I can just tweak it up and down. Or you can type in the mount and then the leading this you have the tracking, which is the space between each letter. So any time that I wanted it spread out a little bit more, I'll go ahead and put this it. Zero. This is what it would look like. So you can either go here, but I know it was 1 40 still going to go ahead and type it in. So above it is Kern ing. So every now and then between a font, If there was too much based between the I in the M, you could shrink that space or enlarge it as you need to. So let's go ahead and look it time. So it looks like there's more text. Cool it, um, highlighted. But there's really not. So this is that 450 point, Um, it's got a tracking of 10 so only slightly expanded. And then the bottom type you see, So the blue here is this highlighted. It's just looking blue because I have a gold background. Um, for the type size, nothing is showing up. Same with the tracking. It's because I have two separate lines of text and they both are different. So and we have, ah, larger type and larger tracking for that. So, um, again, if I just wanted to create my own text box, click the type tool, click and draw you can make. It is big or small as you want, so I'm gonna say La, la, la la la Jolla. So, um, sometimes I'll practice with my type over in the gray area here, so Oh, no, I can't see my type. That's because I'm in preview mode. Preview mode is the clean view of your page, so it makes it look like what you would see when it's exported as a PdF. So in the bottom of the left hand pallet, which also just so you know, for some people, it might look like this. This long, narrow I click the double arrow, make it bigger. It's just what I learned in design on. I also think it's a lot easier to see and use. But things look a little bit different for you. That's what's happening, but all the way at the bottom. I'm in preview, which is W with a short cut and normal so normal here you can see my margins. You can see those boxes that I was highlighting before, Um, and then now you can work with the type and say presentation or, you know, pretty voyage A. My handle. If you have any questions asking the skill share classroom or they're so, as I said before for Master Page, you want that, Um and then you can double click trade Gothic and actually I can switch to my character styles and I want the at sign. But look, it's not showing up because it's gold. So I'm going to double click, switch back to my swatches. I switched to paper, which is white, and there you go. So if I wanted Teoh and to go ahead and say command, see for copy, you go into the master page, and then you do something where I hit control, click and paste in place. So I'm not just so in the first paste, so paste it just puts on the page, but I do the control click paste in place. It's like a right click on the mouth. It shows up on the exact same page as the as Where had copied it for so you could copy and paste it to each page. Or here I'm back in the master be master. So I'm gonna go ahead and drag it down to page 29. Double click on 29 Another fake one. Where have a fake background? Because I was lazy and didn't use master pages when it's creating file, So I'm gonna undo that. But I'm gonna go ahead and delete that fake yellow page I'm using the Masters, and there I would have operative Leo J. On every single page. You go back into the be master because I think that type is way, way too big. So a lot of times you can be really subtle. We'll use 12 so hopefully you can still see. It can be really subtle and then go back to Page 29 you can see because I changed it in the Master. It's already updated on my page, so that's me starting with the brand new text blocks, adding it to the page. Um, so again, here's one big box, one big box, one big box. So each lesson I treated a little bit differently in terms of typography, and I also like to credit things when I get ideas from other people. So that's something I'm really passionate about, Um, and I think is really important. So, um yeah, so most of these I had that block. So I'm gonna go ahead and go in the master page, delete my little, um, Twitter and instagram handle. Um, and then you're gonna see that is also removed from those pages. So, um, sometimes another tip, Just if you're not a public speaker, sometimes I like adding, like, fine print. At the bottom is an ass trick. Using these typographic slides for me was a really good way, Teoh keep me from getting lost in my presentation. So it was a nice little prompt. Um, somebody could read the information, get a little bit more information, but in my brain, it was also sparking something in my head. Um, so the that's working with text. You can have a lot of fun with it. Of course, changing color, changing the weights, um, but really find a nice typeface and work with that. And again, I really recommend Ellen Lipton's skill share typography class as well as her thinking with type book and website. 9. Working with Images + Ordering your Slides: So now I want to talk about images and linked images and how images working in design again , my presentation is about valuing work as a creative. So here we have a logo of studio practice, which is a curated library of tips and tools for creative business. And it's a side project I've been working on with Lawrence O Neil for over three years. This is actually a circular image, but it's placed in the square box. It doesn't matter because the background is white. Let's go ahead and look to the next page, which is a screenshot of our home page. So this is again a place to image. So I'm gonna go over Teoh in the pages, Talat to over links. So unlike PowerPoint or keynote, where images are embedded and in design, your file size stays more manageable because your images are linked and you're not creating a duplicate copy. So here I have the path of where you can find the file in my computer filing system. Down here, you can re link the image. If you want to change it to another image, you can go to the link, which opens it in photo shop are also edit the the original image. So in in design, you can link Ajay Paige PNG gift on, uh, pdf. So to show you how that works, I'm just gonna go ahead and go into normal view and over on the side here, draw a box. So on the left hand pallet, I choose not just the rectangle tool, but the rectangle frame tool. And it's the one with the accident because that means you're placing an image. So I'm just gonna draw a box and go to file place, which is in the middle of the file menu, Um, and in designed its command D so file place. Um, I'm just going to pick something that's here, so I'm gonna go ahead and place Anthology logo and there it's in the box. So I have a couple ways to make it fit the box. I can click the white arrow and you see the gold brown box and a quick on that until the, um, outside handles show up. So if I go like this Oh, that's horrible. And any designers going to cringe showing undue. But if I hold shift and enlarge it, it works. So This is an image, but it's a logo sewing a click outside of it just so you can see and let's go into preview mode groups that doesn't work cause I'm outside the pace board. But here you can see that the logo is essentially cropped, selling the hit A for the white to, um, the white direct selection tool. And so here it if I hold down, Come on, hold down, you can see it. Ghosts. And so this is how you can crop an image and to go ahead and go back to the black image Black arrow, click on the box. Next thing to go under object fitting. And they're all these options here, most of all, might distort the image would you never, ever want to do. And it will make you look very unprofessional right away with for anybody with a designer. So I go to fit content proportionally well that it is fits in that box very nicely. As I mentioned before, there's also the circular tool. So with that bottom right arrow, this toggle means there's other hidden tools in a tool bar. So I'm gonna go the Ellipse tool so you can see as I draw the shape, I'm driving more of an oval. As soon as I hit shift, it becomes a circle, a perfect circle. So shift is a way to keep things changing proportionally or to make a square, a perfect square or a circle, a perfect circle. So instead of file placing ago, command d choose an image again. I don't have great images right here, So I'm just going to use the same logo just to show you what happened. So you can imagine this is a picture. Um, we'll move them on top of the rest so you can see how it looks. So here I might want to expand it to fill. So not a brilliant example. But I wanted to show you that you can pit put images into different shapes, including stars and funky shapes, or any shape you drop with the pen tool so you can place images that way as well. So let's go ahead and delete that, and I want to scroll down and show you. Let's see, Let's go ahead on this page. Owner, Go ahead and put a background so you can see what happens with the logos This is why I used a white background on certain things. I could click on the image box, bring the background layer to the front on the left palate, and then I'm gonna choose papers, the background that gives it a white background, and then I can choose the block. So if I were to have another background, I should keep it like that. So I, without changing anything, going to go back to a white background, cause that looks much simpler and classy or so this is my list of clients that I've written for over the years. So I wanted to show you this page, which is a spread of spreads from Anthology magazine of an article I wrote and produced. So I'm gonna go over to the left here so we can have a little workspace. So I had to go back to the rectangle frame tool and draw a magazine sized shape of a page on ago file place, Command D place the image. So this article is about, um, the British chef, um, Rachel Koo. So here is a pdf that replacing. So it's a multiple page pdf that I can toggle through, but actually I know. Go cancel on file place. And I want to show you that I have this small blocks show import options. That's the only way in a pdf to get all the pages so I could have them all. Um, right now, But I just want one page at a time, so I'm just gonna choose my preview page. Obviously, it doesn't fit. You can see I'm clicking with that manually. Doing it would be a little bit too much. And so I'm just gonna go again to object fitting fit content proportionally. So my box is actually a pretty nice shape. So then I'm gonna duplicate this instead of just going copy paste, I'm gonna hold the old option button and then click and hold and I'm holding shift so it goes in a straight line. So there, strip, And then I'm gonna go ahead and duplicated again. And I know that I'm sharing six spreads, so I'm gonna highlight all three by drying across them and then old option click and then shift. Bring that down. So now I can go in and command d for each one. So gonna select page to now And because I took the time in the beginning to get them proportion right? They're all going to work. So and you page three and pitch four. So it's nice to know that you can work from multiple page PdF so here and jumped to another spread, which is four basic images. 1234 So essentially it made a collage, another way to use images for some other spreads. I just made sure that I had even spacing between each box, So there's a lot of different things you can do. So was one final last limitation of in design, which I love with all my heart and gives me so much. Design control can make typography and images look great is that it's a little bit harder than PowerPoint or keynote to change slides around. That's why make your game plan in the beginning could be really important. So I don't have that nice grade where I can just drag and drop. Instead, I need to click the pages and dragged him around and dragged them back. There's also under the top right toggle of the pages palette. You can say move pages. You get this prompt. You can change to move a page of the end of the document, you can choose which page to move it to. You also can move. Say, I want to move this entire chapter. You can hold shift to click multiple pages and Aiken drag that down. So I'm gonna go ahead, undo it. So So the clicking and dragging You just look for that thick black bar to know where you're going, so you know it is one other minor limitation. But for me, I just love being able to work with multiple presentations. I can copy and paste something from one presentation to another and be in in design. It's a platform I'm really familiar with, and if you're not familiar with it yet, I'm sure you'll be really comfortable. By the end of all these lessons, it's something that the more you work with it, the more comfortable you'll become an in design. So feel free to ask any questions in the online classroom and also tweet me at credibly a shay with any questions. I'm here to help, and I really want you to learn. And don't forget about those annotated notes