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ZOOM & MORPH functions in PowerPoint - Better than Prezi ?! What's it all about!

teacher avatar Andrew Pach ⭐, Animation all the way!

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9 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. What will you learn ?

    • 2. Which PPT version has them

    • 3. ZOOM - Features

    • 4. MORPH - What is it

    • 5. ZOOM - Practical Example

    • 6. ZOOM - Why is it a game changer

    • 7. MORPH - Example and usage

    • 8. MORPH - 2020 Update! New Feature

    • 9. Conclusion - What is better

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About This Class

With this class, I would like to clearly explain both the newly added MORPH & ZOOM functions.

NOTE: Those functions are available only since PowerPoint version 2019 and of course all Office 365 subscribers. If you have an older version of PPT (2016 or less) I still recommend watching these lectures because eventually, you will upgrade your software in the future and it's worth knowing those features!

The ZOOM function isn't available for MAC users as of yet, but it surely soon will with new updates to PowerPoint.

In this 30 minute class, I will show you basic concepts, examples and usage of those features so you will understand what they are and how to use them. Let's have fun together in this class!

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Andrew Pach ⭐

Animation all the way!


Hi! My name is Andrew Pach, to my friends known as 'Nigel'! I am an After Effects / PowerPoint / video / graphic design junkie eager to teach people how to utilize their yet uncovered raw design talent! I run a YouTube channel called "andrew pach" which I do with absolute joy and passion. Here on Skillshare, I would like to share interesting, project-based classes that will make your design workflow a greater experience.

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1. What will you learn ?: hello and welcome in this little class where I would like to explain you how the zoom and more features in power point work with this human morph. If you have the version 2019 or office 3 65 or a newer one, you should have dysfunctions with dysfunction. You can insert slides into presentations, and you can click on those slights and make this wonderful present like effect inside of Microsoft Power Point. You can then go back, and you can select any older slight you would like. Once I explain you a little bit about the zoom, I would like to go to the more features which the more features you can take for example, an image or a slight. And you can, like, grow more in tow, certain portions off the slight like that, or like that. And then you can go back if you simply duplicate the first light and let it morph to it. I will explain this and more things in detail within this class, so let's go ahead. Let's spend half an hour toe learn boat off those 2. Which PPT version has them: hello and welcome you today. I've got an amazing question from a student who asked if something like that, it's possible in Power Point. As you might know, another software for presentations for doing them online is president and then president. We have the ability to do animations like this. Zooming animations Anyone's didn't ask me if something like that is possible with Power Point. Well, now, since the version 2019 and since Office 3 65 introduced is yes, it is possible to do those kind of animations in Power Point and I'll explain your boat zoom and the more function in this section. Quick note, however, the zoom and the more functions are Onley, available for power 0.2019 and Office 3 65 subscribers. Because Office 3 65 subscribers get always the newest update of Power Point s off. Today they're more function. It's also available on the Mac version on the Power 0.3 65 Mac version and Power 650.2019 Mac version. But the zoom feature, as I found there, Zoom feature is not available. Even in the newest power point for Mac version, it can only play zoom. Only the Windows version currently can create and play zoom options. So if you have an older version of PowerPoint, you will sadly only be possibly able to play the zoom. But do not use it. But still things is very valuable knowledge, and you will be able in the future to create them. It's very important that you hear me out in this section and just look at that. You will be able in the future. Or now, to create this kind of animations with Power point without any problem or those little zooming animations where you click on elements and they'll fly, just like in this presentation. Let him go now right into the content and show you what I mean by that in the next lecture on the side note. In the resources for download, we have the zoom and morph section and empty and ready file. This ready file will not work for everyone because we have ready zoom animations here. Power 0.2016 will be able to handle it, but the older versions of Power Point there may be some errors. I'm not sure which errors, but you can simply check it out by clicking it yourself and you will see if everything works for your version or not. You can download those resources in this section or at the very beginning off this course. 3. ZOOM - Features: no matter if you have to 2019 or the newest version of PowerPoint or you have an older version of PowerPoint. I want to explain in this lecture the zoom feature. The zoom feature allows us to take normal slight like this and just put them into our presentations. Boom! And those are zooms lights. Normally, we insert a slight by going to insert. Here we have zoom, and you have three options. A summer resume, a section zoom and the slides a summer resume. If we click on it and we select, for example, tree slight, it will automatically created this summary slight. And the problem with this is that it automatically create those section for us. For example, I didn't want to have a section here. So the summer resume. Just create this little flight, and then you can click on the slides. And as you see, this is the little president effect. I can click on any slight, and then when I right click by going toe like the next light, it'll automatically zoom out. We can also do this with shift left, so this is the great feature about the summary section. I will delete this. I want to show you what's the better usage of this by going toe Insert and zoom. We have the section and slides you and those are the most amazing features because if we select slide zoom I can, for example, insert we already have slight for So let me insert slight five and six insert. And as you can see, those slight were inserted Later on. We will talk exactly off what that is and how to use it. But here I just wanted to show you that in the newest versions of Power Point, we can simply click on slide drag and drop them into any presentation. And they will create those little zoom effect here. For example, on this light, I created this road map because this road map looks very similar to the example from the question I got here we have some road map and some informations along the road, the same which we have here now. If I would play this presentation shifted five. I can click on any off those slight. If I right click, they will travel to the next light if they are in order or with my shift and left click. I can zoom out Back off this light. This is why this feature is called Zoom. And in my opinion, well, I don't want to say that it is stolen from President, but it's amazing that Microsoft has an answer to this present function, and natively builds that in into power point. This is what I wanted to say you about the basics off zoom feature. Now I want to talk about more of transition, and then I will show you practical examples and we will work together. You will be able to open this file and we'll have some fun in PowerPoint together, and I'll show you what you can create with it. 4. MORPH - What is it: Okay. Why am I talking about the more function and the zoom function in one section? Well, the more and zoom function are still relatively very new features. There are some errors, There are some problems, and those teachers are still not perfect. But the more function in comparison with the zoom function works a little differently because in the more function we have, the more function in the transitions time. It will be the first transition we can take on more. And on the right side, we also have its effect options. We have objects, words and characters, and they work exactly as they seem, the more of transition transitions to the next slide and tries to use the objects from the previous light to create the next light. Their best explanation off this feature is if we create a new slight, let me show you I will quickly insert a circle. I will duplicate this slight and I make the circle, for example bigger and I place it somewhere else on the second slide. If I go to transitions and select more, you can see Power Point takes the information from the previous slide and tries to more the new slide to the new object. What if What if, for example, I have two objects here and only one object on this slight Well, Power point has a little shortcut. In that case, this second object will simply fade in. Look at that. We have this slide. We morph to the next light. You see, one object morphs, but the second object just simply appears. Why? Because on the previous light there are no informations about this object. So this is where PowerPoint tries toe. Fill in the gaps later on in. Once I show you the examples, it will come more and more clear to you. In this picture, for example, I used the picture here on the slide and on the next light, I simply took this picture and I just made it bigger. I shifted the picture to another place. So if I used more on this this position Power Point looks at this slide Invite transitioning to the next light. He knows. Okay, we have a picture here and on the next next light. We also have a picture, so I will simply extend the picture to this very place. This is because those are the same pictures on votes light. Do not worry. If this sounds complicated right now, it will all become clear. Want you work with it a bit if you have the newest part conversion. If you do not have the newest PowerPoint version, I still strongly encourage you to watch this section because it will be not only beneficial , but it will open your mind for the future features off power point. And someday you will surely upgrade and you'll already know that something like this exist . Okay, let me go. Finally, to the practical examples, we will start the work and we will see what it's possible to do here. 5. ZOOM - Practical Example: Okay, Welcome to practical examples of Zoom. I want you to download this presentation or if you don't, you can simply create something very similar. Just create five for four slight with them in colors and one slight, which will be the zooming slight. Now watch what happens here. I have this slide and I wanted to insert 12 tree for five different like roadmap items here on the slide in order to make this presentation interactive because I'm already finished with my presentation, I'll goto insert Zoom, and I'll insert my slides. Um, you can't look on all three of them to check them out, but I'll encourage you to use the slide. Zoom right now, create the slide soon and I won't slide for slight five. Slight six slight seven. Those are consecutive slides and I'll take one difference light just to show you the problems and differences in the slides. Okay, we have those five objects here now because PowerPoint has added the zoom it elements, we can resize them and what is cool here? We do not have to use the graphic from the slight we have. We can, for example, right click on this object change image and we could use. And the image we want for this little slides. Um, we could, for example, have number one number two number treat. We do not have to use those. Very slight, but in my case, I want to use this light. Okay, we have inserted those five items. Now I want to go to the zoom features clicking here on the dog zoom. You can see this gives me the number. This is very important because I want to see which slight goes after rich light. Okay, let me start it for make it small. Five five will come here. Six, seven and a little different. 1/12. Okay. What would happen if I start this presentation? I have those five zoom slides here. Shift five and I'm making my presentation that were very interactive. I have this road map and I want you to focus on the first light. Since this is a zoom slide, we can zoom by clicking on it. The great feature here is that since those are consecutive slides, I can simply right click, and they will travel to the next light. Right click right click. But what happens Now, after those slight you can see, we have the yellow slide. After the grace light it stopped. We have slight number 12. So this is the problem with the zoom feature. If they're consecutive slight for 567 day travel from one toe other. But once we are on this this grace light instead of going to the next one, it simply followed the presentation along. This is something specific to power point. And as you can see, after seven, it simply went to 89 10 Normal presentation started. How can I solve this? Well, you can solve this by starting the presentation by going to the gray one. And when you talk about the slight, you can press shift left, it will go back. And now I can manually click to this very slight you can. You can debate if this is convenient or inconvenient that this is how currently this works on power point and you can always rest left to go back. It seems that the left button also works, but I saw somewhere on the shortcuts that shift left is also the way to go. So this is how the zoom feature can work in a practical example, and I want you to test it out, create use my file or creed and it random slides. Then go to the road map and either drag and drop those slights here. Or use. Insert, zoom and insert a slide zoom. I know this might be complicated, but for now you only have to learn how to insert those light into a presentation. In the next light, I'll show you a great awesome trick, which makes the zoom feature at really a game changer for power point. 6. ZOOM - Why is it a game changer: you already know what the zoom feature can possibly muster But you didn't know that. Look at that. If you want to zoom into any section or slide, let me, for example, MSM today Do I have I have the more for section. All right, let me zoom to the morph section here I would go toe insert zoom I would select section Zoom Power Point will to ask me which section do I want to zoom into? I want to zoom into the morph section I'll just select it and I'll insert this section. Okay, I have it here in my little monitor on this light. And what is a game changer in the my opinion is that in the zoom features, you can click on zoom background. They should name it like removed background or show transparency. But they didn't. If you click on zoom background, you can see power point stops displaying this regular ugly background or any back room that we have. It makes the slight transparent and this makes this feature totally amazing. Because now, once I shifted five. I have a day school slide, and once I click on this, I'm going to a completely different section in Power Point. This is for for the more. For example. Later you can see we can create cool animations like that. And look how cool Aiken jump in my presentation in one click the same example on, for example, this slide. Let me go again. Insert Zoom, and you will do this in the moment. So watch closely go to this slide or any slight that you preferred. Go to slide zoom or section Zoom. This is your call. I will select Slide Zoom and I want three slight here, for example. 55 slide eight and slight 10 insert. So I have those tree crazy slides. I press my shift key. I select all tree of them. I go to zoom and I cannot click the zoom back around the ATM. The problem is, I have to do this separately, but this is not a big issue. Zoom, zoom. Okay, Making it here, I just make this zoom smaller and do not get discouraged that this looks a little weird. It can look a little weird because this is only basic information. I'm placing this on top off those existing elements here. I could make a slight change. Since this is a white background, I may be make the background here to be visible. And look at that. We have beautifully prepared child bored with our slides. I perceived a five and if this would be my presentation or for example, at the very end off my presentation, I would ask people, Do you have any questions to this section or this section or this section? You do not have to travel to your presentation. You simply click here. All right, we are here. I press left me to go back and we can come here. As you can see, it automatically morphs and transitions and to be like to the original size. If I go left, it travels back to its former former self. And this is a very look at this. The camera even turns together with the object. So this is a really game changer for power point. If you have an older version of PowerPoint and do not have the zoom future, for example, you can right click on an object. You can select link insert link, not Corrine folder. Um, here, placed in this document and foreign simple link to slight five. OK, so this would make the same feature like it's not perfect. But I could link clicking on this object on this childbirth, and it would go to slight number five. This isn't perfect, but previously we had to do it like this. But since there zoom feature is available, we can make those cool transitions. This is when it comes to the practical usage off the zoom feature. There are many, many usages that we will explore from now on because this is a very new feature of Power Point. You will not be great. At the beginning, I was also wondering what's really happening here. Slowly, I now understand this feature, and I see great potential for the future usage of this. Thank you very much for watching this letter in the next lecture. I think we will go to the more function because it has also quite impressive features, and I'll show you a few examples of what I did with it. See there and let's stay ahead 7. MORPH - Example and usage: all right. We know a little about zoom. And now I want you to know a little about the more for function. I'm telling a little because this future needs practice. I cannot explain it here in 20 minutes and make you an expert in it. Look what happens with the more function you have to think when you use the more function. Well, let me called transition, because this is a simple transition here in the more This is a very simple transition, and it takes information from the previous slide like we see here and tries to transform the next light into it. Okay, let me copy this over. Hear it from scratch. So you see what I'm doing? What I did here I wanted toe and a large this slide. And this this particular object. So I duplicated this light. And now think about it. Why am I shifting those here up instead of just deleting them? Well, because this will look cooler If I would delete them and use the more function. Look at that shift. A five. Those would simply fade off. But if I take them and I put them evolve this light let me do this. You can see they are not above the slight. So you can already imagine what the animation will look like since they are the same object . Once I used a more function on the next light. You see, they nicely flow out of the screen. Now I can enlarge this. Of course, the text would need to be enlarged as well. I'm pressing control in my right bracket. Key control right Bracket key. Bigger. Perfect. Now, by using more from this slide shifted five. Look at that. It will very nicely enlarge this text. You can see in the text the text Still fate Well, this is the little problem with the more function. It takes information as good as it can. So it doesn't always work perfect for all objects we have. So this is the basic what I wanted to teach you. Your quest for this slight or for this particular lesson will be to create a few objects. For example one control de control de. We have three objects. Then I want you to duplicate the slide. Change those objects completely different. You can change their color, shape, form or shape Phil, change their color and look what happens. I have changed their position or delete one on the next light. I want you decreed to slight like that, and on the second slight, I want you to goto transitions. And if you have this feature, if you are using the newest version of PowerPoint 3 65 2019 or any newer than that, click on more and watch what happens. It's a beautiful, beautiful feature. It came fate of objects. It can change the colors. You will get familiar with dysfunction. If you work on a few objects, click around on the more function here on the right side, you also have words and characters, but this will not work unless we have text here. Blank text. You can also insert text, insert a different text on the next flight and see what happens. This is when it comes to the introduction to morph in the next letter. I want to show you an example off what I did with the more function so it will open up. Maybe your imagination about the more feet. Thank you very much for watching this lecture and let's go ahead, create a few objects to train if you are able to have dysfunction and if not, then simply go to the next lecture and I want to show you something. 8. MORPH - 2020 Update! New Feature: Finally, there is something to be excited here in Power Point, PowerPoint is extending the capabilities off the morph transition. Now, how exactly are those capabilities being extended? We had the normal article about more, and right now we have a new article, more transition tips and tricks. The tip intra Curie's that if we have two shapes, photos or anything, if we do two exclamation marks in its name, Power Point will try to smoothly fate between those objects when it's morphing from one slight toe. Another. This will make much more sense if we are working in Power Point. Just a few key takeaways from this article is we can force different shapes to be morphed into each other. We can force to images to morph. So really a lot of cool things we can do. Let me show this another example. I take and a picture I see I just copied the graphic and I go right back into power Point. So let me show you I'm having a picture like that. And on the next light, I'm copping another picture. So we have a picture like that. Normally, if we have those two pictures, we go to transitions, we click on Morph Power Point doesn't know that that I want to smoothly more between those objects. So PowerPoint simply fades in and face off the new object. That's the best he could do until now. But currently we can go to home either to arrange and open the selection pain or just select an open selection pain and watch that we have Picture number four. If we do two exclamation marks and I call it Now pick picture one, for example. Then I go to the next light and they give it the exact same name. This is very important. I have to again go to exclamation marks. Picture one. Watch what happens if we go to transitions and we now more. You see what happens. It tries to similarly more between this object. That's amazing. I made a couple of examples here. For example, I created a blob. It's now hidden away here and a Shapey. So this is Shapey, and this is blob with two exclamation marks and again, blob and Shapey. Those are two different shape. Well, PowerPoint won't be able to like perfectly smoothly more shapes that have two holes in it. but watch the difference without exclamation marks, it simply disappears and appears. But with given exclamation marks, it smoothie transitions from one object to another. So that's perfect. What's even better is if we create like a triangle. Then you go to a new slight and we create another shape. Let's let's do something very difficult. I'm not sure the power point will exactly handle this because we have many edit points here . But if I make exclamation mark exclamation mark and call it, for example, in Mark, I go back here and I do the same with this triangle mark. When using more, it will try to perfectly transform into this new shape and was more important. This is a very difficult shape to transform. Look at that. We have, like, 12 or even more points here or 10 points. We have so many points here and on this triangle. If we rightly consider that point, we have only three points. So Power Point had toe mathematically estimate work to put this point to make this transition and blend perfect. Thank you very much for listening. And I hope you like this little update on the more feature 9. Conclusion - What is better: you could ask me. So what is better more or zoom boat are unique and the Morphosis transition. So you need to consider that what school? You can take a picture or anything from your slide. And with the more function you can enlarge a portion off the slight while with the zoom feature, you consume entire slide's. So this is the major difference in the more feature, as you can see, if enlarged the mug, Then I enlarged the phone. Then I brought back the original picture on the fourth slide. This the end result looks very great, because if I would explain you this this one big slide, I would show you. Look at the mark. It seems amazing that it has a white insight. The new goat would go to the right side of the slight, and I don't explain you different and various other things here, and then he could would go back. And this is the entire overview off this slight. I was also creating a course about creating explainer videos, and I do not want to promote this course in this place. I just wanted to show you what I did with the more explainer video. I did a template. Will this be the court file? You know, this is the templates for people to work on. This is the ready file that I greeted. So look at it. I was intimating backwards. I created a full slight with four shops, and then I simply duplicate this light four times, and I made three shops okay here or four shops, three shops. But the one was still on the right side. Two shops, one shop and the end result by the users off the morph transition was like that that the animation started. We had shot number one. Then the second shot came in because it's morphing, it's morphing. It's morphing again, and it's morphing, always to the next stage. So the way to use the more of transition is to create a complete scene and then more to smaller parts off the seat. Then the explainer video continued with other animations, so this wasn't relevant to morph. But the beginning of this animation was completely done using more, and I could, for example, from this this place if I would duplicate it, I could morph again and make these Pizza Palace again. Big Okay, you can see it's lagging because those are big vector files. And what would happen? Can you imagine what would happen if I right? Click. Now, this pizza place will simply get bigger. And this is a completely beautiful animation. In the past and power point, we had to click on objects. We had to use animations. We had toe open animations and we had to use the grow shrink information to grow anything and then use the line information to move objects. This was very inconvenient because we had to do at least two complicated animations the line in the grow shrink in order to create an effect like this. Right now we have this with one click. So do remember about more. You are creating a scene or already slight. And then you are assuming in two portions off the slight with the more feature. This is it. When it comes to explaining the more feature, I will leave. We I cannot say honestly that we covered the topic because I could talk about this for a few hours and show you multiple examples. But this is not the place and the time for it. Many of you will not have to function as off. Yet one year or even two years have passed since the more function was released. So I slowly think more and more people are gaining the access to it and I should talk and inform you about it.