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How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Have you ever felt that you’re presentation needed more of a professional look?  If so, read this article to learn how to create professional Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides.  We will go over 4 different ideas to help your slides to look more professional quickly. Included are tips for creating quick graphic designs within PowerPoint, using SmartArt bullet points, and using PowerPoint themes.  These 4 tips should help you be able to create more professional Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows.

Here are the steps to make the PowerPoint Animation Slide Design –

Let’s look at each of these ways thoroughly!

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Quick Graphic Design with Shapes inside Microsoft PowerPoint

Open up PowerPoint and go to a Black Presentation.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Highlight the 2 Text boxes and by clicking on the border and pressing Delete on your keyboard.

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How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Go to the Home Ribbon, Shapes, then select the Multiplication Sign.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Click and Drag the corner of the shape to Resize to your preference.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Use the Shape Fill to change the color of your shape.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Under the Shape Outline, pick No Outline.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Under the Shape Effects, go to Shadow, and go to the Top Left offset.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Next, look for the Rounded Circle on the Top Left side of the screen, then resize it.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

For the Shape Fill of the rectangle, select Picture, From File, then select your logo.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Right Click on the logo and go to Format Picture.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Select Shadow, then Color.  Pick the appropriate shadow color.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Select both the image and shape by holding down the Shift button on your keyboard.  Right Click and hit the Group option.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Now, you can use the combined graphic and move it wherever you want.

Using the Built In Design Ideas in Microsoft PowerPoint

Next, let’s see how we can make this type of slide.

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How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

The first thing to do is go to a Blank Presentation.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Select the text boxes and press Delete on your keyboard.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Select one of the images in the Design Ideas menu.  Once chosen, Right Click on the image and hit From Stock Images.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Choose from a variety of images in the menu or Search for a particular subject matter on the Search Bar, and press Insert.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

To add some text boxes, go to the Slide Layout and choose the Title Slide feature.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Input your Title and Sub Title.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Since we can’t really see the font against the background, we can look over to the Design Ideas where PowerPoint offers a variety of designs.  You can click on them and your texts will automatically be reformatted.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Right Click on the Slide and go to Duplicate Slide.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

For the second Slide, we’d like to keep the same picture for consistency but change up the design format a little bit.  Go back to Design Ideas on the right and choose a design with more blank space for your text content.

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How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Go to the Slide Layout and choose format that best suits your needs.How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Adjust the text boxes accordingly.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Using Microsoft PowerPoint Smart Art for Bullet Points

Let’s make some bullet points!  Again, go to Blank Presentation.  Select the Slide Layout and change it to Title and Content.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Add your topics.  As you can see, every time you add a topic, you get a bullet point.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Go to the SmartArt Graphic and choose from a variety of designs.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

You can customize the SmartArt Style by exploring the editing options on the top menu.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Just remember that you need to have your topics in bullet point form in order to use the SmartArt feature.

Creating a New Design Using Microsoft PowerPoint Themes

You may be wondering how you can create a professional Slide design from scratch.  Just like before, let’s start by going to File, New Blank Presentation, then click Design.  Choose from a variety of Themes.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

Once you have chosen a theme, hit the Down Arrow to view the customization options.

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How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

You can edit the Colors, Fonts, Effects, and Background Styles.

How To Create Professional Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Slides

There you have it! In this article, we gone over some ideas on how to create professional-looking Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint.  Surely, these designs will give your presentations the sleek appearance you need!

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