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How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – Step by Step Tutorial

How can you start your PowerPoint presentation with something that captures attention and want people to learn more? Check out this tutorial to find out.

When designing PowerPoint presentations for business audience, it’s important to strike the right balance between content, quality and delivery the right message.  You want your slides to be eye-catching and engaging to your audience, while still retaining a professional tone. This may seem like a steep challenge, but we focus on how you can solve it in this tutorial: using the step by step tutorial video, you can easily create a PowerPoint presentation that captivates your audience, doesn’t detract from your message and keeps them fascinated and asking for more.

Follow step by step instructions to learn how it was accomplished and you can also download final PowerPoint template, if you are just trying to reuse it for your upcoming presentation.

Final Cover Slide starts with black and white background animation of NY City and consists of 3 animations

  1. Flying large parallelogram object with text
  2. Smaller parallelogram with text entering the screen
  3. Black and White background converts into Color background

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

 

Step 1. Launch PowerPoint and select Blank Presentation

On Start Screen select Blank Presentation.

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 2. Select and delete all extra elements on the screen

Delete all extra elements, we will not be using

Click Insert Tab and select Insert Pictures

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 3: Insert Picture of NY City

Switch to Insert tab and Click Insert->Images->Pictures

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

NY City WallPaper Picture can be downloaded by using the link below

http://wallarthd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/New-York-City-Wallpaper-High-Definition.jpg

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

 

Step 4. Create a duplicate of the picture

Select picture and then click Copy and then Paste. This creates a duplicate of the picture.

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 5. Make top picture Black and White

With Top level Picture selected, navigate to Picture Tools and select Color-> Color Saturation: 0%

– Make sure second picture is selected
– Select Picture tools
– Select Color
– Select Black and White
– Realign second picture to make sure it is on top of the first one

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 6. Apply Animation to top BW picture to Fade, making color picture available

Navigate to Animations and Select Exit->Fade Animation

  • Keeping second picture selected, Click on Animations Tab in PowerPoint
  • Add a new Fade Animation Effect – Make sure to select Fade on Exit as there are two Fade effects available
  • Extend duration of default Fade effect to make sure you can see gradual fading of Black and White picture

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Make Animation Pane Available. This allows you to select the timing for animations

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Right Mouse Click on Picture’s 5 Animation and select Effect Options

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Adjust timing for animation to make Duration=3 seconds

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

 

Click Preview button to review the animation of the transition from Black and White to Color page. Adjust timings for the animation as you see fit.

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 7. Insert Parallelogram

On Insert Tab, select Insert -> Shapes->Parallelogram

  • Type the desired text to the shape, by selecting the shape and start typing
  • Lets make font large, if necessary for better visibility and appearance
  • You can change background color of the shape to the color of your preference. Click on the Shape and Select Properties. Then pick desired color

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 8. Add text to Parallelogam

Below image shows text “PowerPoint Cover Page Animation” added to the parallelogram

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 9. Select Desired Color for Parallelogram

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 10. Insert Small Parallelogram

  • Now we need to insert smaller shape, which could provide ability for you to insert additional text. Select Insert -> Shape->Parallelogram.
  • Type desired text

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 11. Add text to smaller parallelogram and adjust it’s background color

  • Select background color of your choice
  • Keep in mind that If you have selected lighter background color as I did to add more contract, you would need to change the color of the font as well to make sure font is visible

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 12. Add Animation Effects to the large parallelogram

  • Select Large Parallelogram and Add Fly-In effect
  • Click Animations Pane and add Fly In animation for the larger shape
  • Change the order of the animation to make sure Parallelogram’s animations gets triggered first, before animations for the background image
  • Next Lets change duration of the Parallelogram’s animation. Click [Effect Properties], Select [Timing] Tab and select [Duration] equal to 2 seconds

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

In Effect Options select Directions -> [From Left]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

In Timing select Duration -> [2 Seconds]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 12. Select small parallelogram and Add Animation Effects

In this part of the tutorial we will be focusing on below activities

  • Change the order for Second Parallelogram’s animation to make it executing right after the first one
  • Now lets make sure it also flies-in from the left by selecting Effect Options and changing Direction to fly [From Left]
  • Change Duration of the Animation to make it 2 seconds

Select Small Parallelogram

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Add Fly-In effect

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

In Effect Options select Directions -> [From Left]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

In Timing select Duration -> [2 Seconds]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 13. Rearrange Order of effects

Lets make sure second parallelogram’s Animation starts after the first Parallelogram’s one. We will do it by selecting smaller Parallelogram in Animation Pane and using Right Mouse Click selecting [Start After Previous] option

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 14. Make sure First Effect starts [Start On Click] and others [Start After Previous]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Below is how Final sequence of effects looks like

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Step 15. Adjust timings of animations and enjoy your animated slide

And the last step is to preview the result of our hard work. Click preview button and enjoy the show!!!

Note: We have selected 2 seconds for flying in animations, but some of you might prefer to make it shorter (i.e 1 second). Please play with timings and enjoy the slide you have just built.

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint - Step by Step Tutorial

Watch below Video to learn how to do make Cover Slide Animation in PowerPoint

Download Free Sample Animated PowerPoint Cover Page slide – PPTX file

 

Video Transcripts – downloadable PDF Files

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – Video Transcript [English]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – Video Transcript [Simplified Chinese]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – Video Transcript [Hindi]

How To Create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – Video Transcript [Russian]

 

PDF Tutorial

How to create Animated Cover Slide in PowerPoint – PDF Tutorial

 

Next Steps:

Enroll into PowerPoint Animations and Video (Online Training Course)

Enroll into PowerPoint Animations and Video (Online Training Course)