Thursday, May 29, 2008

Using Subtle Gradient Effects

I was watching TV a few nights ago and glanced at one of the commercials from United Overseas Bank advertising a joint promotion of their credit cards and audi. Here is the actual commercial.

One of the things that struck me was - that would make an easy powerpoint slide. You see, the best way to get inspiration for your slides, as I learned a long time ago, is rarely by looking at someone else's slides as they typically suck! I found that by looking at broadcast news graphics, marketers, advertisers and other professionals in the design and marketing arena you get ideas for constructing more powerful slides - in terms of the visuals and the messages.

In this particular example, we find many other products have used this simple effect, which we'll use to replicate in powerpoint. It's a great visual device for drawing people to looking squarely at the product. This can be used to great effect in product slides, or show casing information items.

I have provided two versions, and here is the PowerPoint v2007: -

and here is the v2003 for PowerPoint.

1 comment:

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