The Soft Edges effect adds an eaten-up, feathered edge to a selected shape. PowerPoint does provide you with some ready-to-use pre-set Soft Edges, but you may want to edit the applied Soft Edges effect to be less or more pronounced. Whatever your reasons for customization, you can certainly edit the properties for the Soft Edges effect in PowerPoint 2016. For instance, you can change the soft edge size parameter.
Learn how you can get more control on the soft-edge effects applied to the shapes in PowerPoint 2016.
Among the various Shape Effects available in PowerPoint, probably the most subtle one is the Soft Edges effect. This effect adds an eaten-up, feathered edge to a selected shape. Soft Edges work best with larger shapes, especially if you use some of the larger Soft Edge variations available. PowerPoint provides some ready-to-use Soft Edge presets.
Learn how to apply Soft Edge effects to shapes in PowerPoint 2016.
Few, if any transition effects have generated a buzz like Morph! Morph technically may be a mere transition, but it adds capabilities to PowerPoint that redefines the way you work with slides altogether.
Explore the Morph transition effect in PowerPoint.
Applying a Glow effect adds a nice halo around a selected shape or most other slide objects. You may find that the Glow effect defaults just do not work for you all the time, especially since the default glow options are limited only to Theme Colors. So if you want to make some changes, you have to step outside these defaults and change the glow color, alter the spread or transparency, etc.
Learn how to make changes to the Glow effect applied to shapes in PowerPoint 2016.
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A Glow effect adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area, and by default, the Glow colors emanate from the active Theme. These default Glow colors work most of the time, but of course, you can change the Glow color to something entirely different. In this tutorial, you'll learn how you can change this Glow color to any color you want.
Learn how to change the Glow effect's color applied to shapes in PowerPoint 2016.
Chad Jardine is Head of Marketing at GoReact. He also teaches Marketing and Finance in the business schools of Utah Valley University and University of Utah. He is the co-author of Pillars of Inflection: Seven Fundamental Strategies for Explosive Company Growth He tweets at @ChadJardine and occasionally blogs about marketing on Medium.
In this conversation, Chad talks about GoReact.
Geetesh: Chad, please introduce us to GoReact. What motivated you to create this solution?
Chad: GoReact was the result of a terrible presentation. It all started with a public speaking professor, bored to tears in a staff meeting. As his colleague droned on, he mused that it would be great if someone could give him feedback on how painful it was sitting through his presentation. And GoReact was born!
GoReact is like game film for presenters. Today it's used chiefly in university courses on public speaking and language training. But it’s great for any scenario where someone can demonstrate competency on video and receive feedback from a teacher, coach, or mentor. For agencies, freelance coaches, and trainers, GoReact makes it possible to coach remotely and offer post-training updates and competency reviews.
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