NewsForge: Rev Up Your Presentations with Masks and Movement
Mar 10, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
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"We all appreciate well-thought-out slide shows that logically
step through a topic, especially when they're not dull and boring.
When creating presentations, many of us are tempted to toss in
every little feature the software supports. Unfortunately,
cluttered slides can be hard to follow, and obnoxious design
elements look cheap. One good technique to enhance your
presentations is to use the GIMP's mask feature to make interesting
text and cut-out objects, and make those objects move on an
OpenOffice.org Impress slide.
"Suppose you are trying to convince a client that he needs to
switch over to a remote support model for his customers. His
company currently sends its technicians out in old 1948 CJ-2A
Willys Jeeps, which, while unique, certainly are not the most
practical mode of transportation..."