Sparkling Text Animation in PowerPoint

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Learn to create sparkling animated text effect in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this interesting effect for your business presentations.

The text animation in PowerPoint you’ll learn is:

PowerPoint Sparkling Text Animation

You can use this effect for title animation or to highlight an important quote in a presentation. Let us learn to create the effect in a step by step way.

Step 1: Create the base sparkle

The two shapes we will use to create the sparkling star are – 4 Point Star and Oval.

Click on both the shapes, go to Shape Effects> Soft Edges and apply an edge of 2.5 pts. The soft edges to the shapes make the sparkle more convincing.

Step 2: Add the animation

Follow these 6 steps to complete your animation:

  1. Make a copy of the 4 point star. Select both the stars and the circle while holding the ‘Shift’ tab.Go to custom animation pane. Apply ‘Right’ motion path to the shapes.
  2. Select the shapes again and add ‘Spin’ animation to them.
  3. Apply clockwise animation to one star and apply anti-clockwise animation to the other star. Stack up all the three shapes.
  4. Add a ‘Fade’ entrance animation before the motion path
  5. Add a ‘Fade’ exit animation after the motion path.
  6. Finally, add ‘Wipe’ animation from ‘Left’ to the text you want to sparkle.

 Your slide should look like this once the effect is added to the star and oval shapes.

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Step 3: Get the start and timings in order

The last step is to ensure that the “Start” points and the timings of the animation are in order. Here is a screen shot of the animation pane with relevant explanation.

 The result is the sparkling text animation in PowerPoint you saw at the beginning of the article.

Light Sweep Animation

Here is a related animation effect you can create called Light sweep animation. You can use this to highlight pictures or text in your presentation.

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Instead of creating such animations every time from scratch, you can save the sparkling star animation as an animated design element.

Smarter option for business presenters:

Imagine the convenience of having access to a number of such useful design elements you can pick and stick to your slides at a moment’s notice. Imagine the amount of time you will save when you can access a library of animated templates for your business presentations.

We are happy to bring you the convenience of 4200+ ready to use PowerPoint templates in Comprehensive All In One Bundle 2.0 for busy business presenters like you.

You just need to choose the graphic, model or concept that matches your thought and replace the sample text with your own text. Your animated business slide gets ready in no time. Creating high quality animated slides has never been easier.

Here is an example showing a photo with related text with an interesting effect from the  Animated templates pack.

If you need to present a list of keywords with related explanation, here is another example:

All the above examples are taken from our Comprehensive All In One Bundle.

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Related: 5 Creative Ways To Highlight Text In Powerpoint

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