Cool Picture Animation in PowerPoint

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Learn a cool picture animation effect in PowerPoint. Follow our step by step instructions to create this interesting animation effect for your business presentations.

The picture animation in PowerPoint you’ll learn to create today:

Reveal Picture Animation

You can use the effect to reveal…

  • A picture of your product
  • A tourist destination
  • An advertising banner etc.

Let us see how to create the effect in a step by step way.

Step 1: Create the mesh

Go to auto shapes menu -> basic shapes; pick the ‘Hexagon’ tool to create a proper hexagon while holding the ‘Shift’ tab.

Insert Hexagon in PowerPoint

Make copies of the shape and create a close knit mesh to cover the entire slide area as shown below:

Cover Slide with Hexagon Shape

Remove the outline and color the shapes black. Make sure that the entire screen looks dark (without traces of slide background anywhere)

Related: Creative hexagon shape ideas 

Step 2: Insert a picture of your choice

The next step is to insert a picture of your choice on the slide. Make sure that the picture covers the entire slide. Right click on the picture and ‘send it back’.

Sedn Picture in this animation to back

Step 3: Apply Exit animation

Select all the hexagons while holding the ‘Shift’ tab and go to custom animation pane. Apply Exit animation called ‘Fade’ to all. Make the start as ‘after previous’. Select all the animation events in the pane and right click to go to ‘Timing’. Enter the value as ‘0.05 seconds’.

Finally, move the animation sequence randomly. Here is how the animation pane looks:

Applying Animations Randomly

When you play the animation you will get the effect shown at the start of this tutorial.

Variation of the effect:

You can change the picture by going to ‘Selection pane’. Hide all the elements on the slide. Click on the ‘picture’ to make it visible. You can change the picture using ‘Change picture’ option. Once done, click on the option called ‘Show all’. Here is a changed picture with the same animation effect:

Click PLAY to View Animations below

You can have the hexagons colored white. Here is the effect with white hexagons:

Once you get the hang of the basic technique, you can play around with the shapes, colors, pictures etc.

Smart option for busy presenters:

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Here are some examples of reveal picture animation in PowerPoint from the pack:

Here is another type of animation effect revealing a photo:

Source:  Picture Effects  Section of Animation Pack

The pack has graphics, concepts and models that are professionally animated keeping a business presenter in mind. Just choose the template, replace the sample text with your own text and your animated slides get ready in no time. Since we built our slides entirely using PowerPoint, you can customize every aspect of the templates to suit your need. You can even pick and stick animated elements from different slides to create your own slides.

Why waste time creating your animated slides from scratch for your business presentations? Please browse the gallery of animations to see how the pack can change the way you create your business presentations forever.

Browse Gallery of Animations Pack

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