Silhuetas: PowerPoint Slides from Miguel Monteiro

Created: Monday, May 22, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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I’ve known Miguel for several years now and remember when I met him for the first time. It was at one of the Presentation Summit conferences, and Miguel walked into the Help Center with a USB drive and insisted that we look at his slides!

Several years later, Miguel wants me to see another visual art exercise that he calls Silhuetas, and I think it’s a good idea to share it with all Indezine readers.

I asked Miguel to share the PowerPoint techniques used to create this amazing effect, and here is his response: “Silhuetas” is a visual/video-art exercise developed with PowerPoint v2010 nearly 4 years ago. It contains just 3 inserted images: a silhouette and 2 backgrounds. The backgrounds are PowerPoint shapes filled with textures, and formatted with PowerPoint native tools including gradient fills (lights), a large amount of mixed/multiple effects. All these were leveraged by a few years of acquired PowerPoint experience & skills and…a truckload of “Chinese” patience…

Silhuetas: PowerPoint Slides from Miguel Monteiro


Miguel MonteiroMiguel Monteiro is General Manager & Creative Director at TRIBE Presentations (Portugal). Miguel has been a graphic designer/illustrator, working in Advertising and Communication Design since 1978 and developing computer based multimedia presentations since 1988, for many high end clients. Currently, Miguel focusses on creative consultancy and project development in business multimedia presentations design, video & audio production, event and scene design, exhibitions, etc.

See Also: TRIBE Presentations: Conversation with Miguel Monteiro

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