How to Create a Custom Slide Designs in PowerPoint 2017

Hello ladies and gentlemen it’s your man One Skill coming back to your ears with the best tips and tricks to improve your PowerPoint game. So ladies and gentlemen what kind of special video is going to be this time? So I have noticed that you really enjoyed my video best slide design in the world challenge where I tried to recreate one of the most popular PowerPoint presentation slides in the world currently and I think we did a really good job so it’s called best slide design in the world challenge, you can check it out. So it’s half an hour, but as people are writing in the comments it was really worth to check it out ok, that’s beautiful. So what I thought we could do today we can actually do a new challenge let’s actually look what is the one of the most popular PowerPoint templates currently in 2017. So actually in the first place is the same PowerPoint template that I did last time and I was checking through the templates and I really was you know stuck with this template it’s called Verzus.

Verzus minimal PowerPoint template and I think it has really beautiful and nice minimalistic design and I thought let’s make a new challenge and let’s try to create a couple of slides from this template, so yeah this template is full of really beautiful photos and if you will want to download this complete template I will of course put a download link in the video description below, but if you want to learn how to create yourself a couple of these slides so this is what this video is going to be all about, so now we have to choose which slides we would like to try to recreate okay as identical as possible as the last time. So I think for the warm up we can try to recreate this first slide so that it doesn’t look very complicated a few textboxes a circular photo. So let’s just copy this slide and yeah okay, so this is our PowerPoint, let me close it, so that I can start absolutely from the beginning.

Blank presentation, choose layout blank okay let’s copy this first slide to our PowerPoint so now it’s just a picture okay, let’s add a few more blank slides, okay now let’s see what kind of other slides we could try to do, let’s click on arrow as you can see you have two hundred slides so that’s quite a lot of slides we will not do two hundred slides, but let’s see let’s see let’s see let’s let’s not cheat, but let’s do it okay, okay. Yes I think this one looks really beautiful. So there are four photos at the top for photos at the bottom and some text in the middle so let’s copy this slide as well, let’s paste it to our presentation okay and oh what did I do! let me get back okay and one more slide, so as you can see this one is really beautiful as well and has some icons as some people told me that EPS format does not work because in my past videos I suggested using EPS format for your PowerPoint icons and yes EPS does not work correctly anymore because with the newest update or something so try using SVG format I think it works well and for the last this one looks beautiful actually let’s do this one as well so let me copy it so as you can see this tutorial is going to be a long tutorial so get ready play your favorite music in the background and as always you can follow all of the keyboard stuff I am typing in so just look at that top left corner of the slide okay so here we have 3 slides the first one, second one, third one and I think yeah why not let’s do one more slide okie dokie this one looks nice all three photos touching each other looks nice well let’s try to do this photo and we will at the same time we’ll try to insert these icons and I will show you how SVG format works if EPS does not work for you and I think it will be enough I think it will take us a half an hour or something to do everything, but if you have some time so yeah just relax and watch it, you might learn a thing or two okay so we have four slides okay, so the first thing what I usually do when I look at the challenge like this first of all I want to use the same text font that is in the original presentation, so as you can see this font is really beautiful and lucky for us the creator of this PowerPoint template the Creator is Luis Twelve Design they provide a font that was used in their presentation so it’s called Montserrat font, which you can find on fontsquirrel.com so here is it, if you don’t have it on your computer just hit download, download it install it and you’ll have this font and that’s the only font we will need to recreate this this in these slides okay so I can close it and yes we will use some photos for example for our team slide this one so I will be using some photos from graphicstock.com amazing place to find lots of beautiful images, illustrations, vectors and lots of lots of other stuff ok so now that we have Montserrat font so let’s dive into the action so okay so let’s start with the first slide so let me just insert a blank new slide if you have something looking on your slide like this you know like these funny-looking dotted rectangles don’t worry these are just placeholders sometimes they are useful sometimes they are not useful usually I just select a blank layout so nothing gets in the way and yeah so let me start with trying to insert the same text box as we can see here a few words from our CEO so what we do go to insert we choose we click on text box and we click anywhere on the slide and let’s set text color to red so that we can see what we do let’s hit a caps lock so we have capital letters a few words so as you can see our text box does not you know it’s not the same as it’s in the flight so we have to apparently do some adjustments so first of all of course let’s set it to Montserrat, because currently it’s set Calibri, so Montserrat okay and obviously we have to increase the font so think let’s start with 30 30 actually looks not bad maybe 31, maybe 32, okay so let’s say that the font size is okay, but now let’s let’s see, not let’s see, but you know you can see it that there’s a different spacing between the words so yeah you can adjust the spacing by going to this button character spacing and let’s try different options for example loose okay because now it’s normal now it’s tight and now it’s loose so as you can see now it resembles much much more better how it is actually in the original presentation so yeah it’s almost identical we can try very loose so very loose is too much and we can actually insert manually any value that we want for example we can try 4 okay let’s see how it looks yes 4 is too much so what can we do maybe we can do something like three point five okay, okay I think it will be a long tutorial so yeah three point four okay so three point four think it looks good enough and yes now we can just hit enter and let’s finish the rest of the text so as you can see it’s not completely identical but it’s very very near to the…

Let me repeat what I just did so I just selected this text box that we just did I hit control X to cut it and I pasted it into our new slide so text color is black actually we can come back a few steps, we can actually paste the color from the original presentation if we want to really be precise so yes just select your text box hit on text color choose eyedropper let’s choose this color so now we can be sure that it’s really the exact color okay. So this was the original presentation and this is what we did so a slight change but almost identical okay so, so how are we doing, oops we already are 10 minutes on 13 minutes in, okay so let’s not stop okay now the next thing we can do is of course we can copy this text box we just did and we can turn it red again so we can see what we do and we can try to do this small text box at the top it’s called you can write here and of course we need to reduce the size maybe to ten or something let me increase, let me zoom in maybe eight, so the font size is okay and now we have to play with the spacing so let’s try different options for example loose this is not enough maybe very loose and very loose looks like it is just what we need and as you can and write almost it’s perfect and here is a little bit off yes we can adjust it manually maybe we can do it five point nine maybe and hooray it is actually almost perfect so again we can cut it and paste it into our slide and again…

Yes I forgot to copy the color of the text but I think it’s completely black so it’s okay so let’s make it black so let’s see what we have so this is the original flyer and this is what we just did so that’s almost same okay now let’s copy this text box that we just did let’s get back to our original slide not our but Verzus the Verzus template. Now let’s try to do this bottom text box so first of all let’s type the text of course we will not try, we will not type the whole text but just some of it so a company is an…

So as you can see the spacing is too wide so I think we will need in a normal spacing or a lose spacing and of course we need to yeah let’s make it red so that we can see what we do we need to increase the size maybe to ten and another thing I think that we need to change the font to Monserrat Light okay because it’s thinner than the usual Monserrat okay okay so I think our spacing should be normal yes I think we’re we just on target so let’s just write a couple of words to fill more of the text individuals…

And another… I guess the last character was a comma and another thing that you notice is that it’s important as well to look at the spacing not only between the words but the spacing between the lines because as you can see the second line does not match the second line on the original presentation, so let me just finish this sentence and I will show you how you can adjust the spacing between the lines, okay so to adjust the spacing between the lines we go to paragraph and we can try playing with the line spacing options like here like we can try lines and see how it looks so as you can see it’s too wide another option we can try and go to paragraph and play with some some stuff with this AFTER so I think we can insert the five let’s see what we have and it’s yeah it’s almost almost what we need okay let’s try a six, okay so it should be it should be actually okay I’m not sure why the letters are not matching so this is size 10, this is size 10, let’s see what is the spacing so this was normal spacing yes so it’s not well you can see some words like legal are matching very well and for example whether is not matching so well but think it’s not the end of the world you you get the idea so again we can copy this text box and paste it over here and you can see the color is like looks like some kind of gray color so of course let me delete this one so we can copy the color so just select this red text box hit on letter color choose eyedropper and it’s just copy the color okay so let’s cut cut this text box paste it over here and let’s check out what we have so far yes so it’s uh slightly slightly different but almost the same okay so just to fill some words we can do some pasting right here okay okay so the next step we see this line so we can replicate this line we really easily just go to insert go to shapes choose a line hold down the shift key so you can draw a straight line let’s cut it paste it over here let’s go to format shape outline and choose some gray color like this okay let’s see what we have okie dokie yes we have this set page number so yeah you can do it as well so it’s not not that hard to do it’s actually just a circle so let’s insert a circle so let’s make sure it’s smaller less the same size so yep something like this so now outlines shape fill black let’s edit text let’s hit two so obviously this was fat too big think we need to use of course once or a flight and probably four more like nine yes good yep think it’s good enough well let’s this space down here okay okay so the next step we can do is we can do something much more interesting we can insert this circular photo so first of all of first of all yes what I recommend to do is insert an oval and press down Shift key so you get a perfect circle let’s remove the outline let’s step some transparency to the fill color okay let’s increase a little bit our circle okay something like this so now let’s just cut this circle let’s go to slide master so in the slide master view you’ve got your slide master you can change the font background anything you want and it will apply to all of your slides and currently we are using just this blank slide so we can delete rest of them so they’re not getting in our way okay so what I want to do I want to duplicate this blank black well paste our our circle now I insert a picture plate holder just like that send it to back now I select picture placeholder this blue circle and go to merge shapes I choose intersect and this way we just created a circular image placeholder okay so now when we go to our slide we can right click on it go to layouts and choose this circular layout okay now we can insert any picture that we want into this beautiful circle lounge so that’s the magic so click on it and let’s choose any picture with person for example this one and you can click on the photo click on crop and you can increase the size of the photo you can adjust the positioning of the photo and when you’re happy just click on crop again and you will get your photo okay okay so now let’s finish up with the name and the title so I think yeah we can copy this step box so this is the original presentation let’s make the text red so that we can see what we do let’s try to do the name first so let’s reduce the size to get a 15 oops let me select it and 15 okay so think of the font size is okay but the spacing between characters should be should be I guess normal maybe blues let’s try normal once again and let’s try two set a manual spacing example to almost almost perfect let’s try to make three to three so three so much it’s probably two and a half okay we’re getting there so yep two and point four maybe okay let me just like one more left last time okay two point three again okay okay okay I will not torture you anymore two point three it is so let me just set the color okay let’s copy it I mean cut it and paste it to this line let’s copy it and paste it so that we can do the title so title is CEO and Founder and we can make it I guess that then even nine okay so once again I have to play with the spacing which I loose and okay I think it will be good enough with loose okay so let’s just cut it let’s go to our slide paste it over here and of course set the color I think it’s the same color as the name of a busy you so let’s look at the finished result of the first line so this this was the original slide and this is what we did so as you can see you can create one of the best currently a PowerPoint template slides on your own all you have to know is what kind of fun to use and you have to pay attention to the spacing between the words no and the spacing between the lines themselves and that’s it and for the picture I show you how you can create image placeholder and you can insert any picture that you want so beautiful okay so now let’s go to the second slide think let’s hope that things will get faster here hopefully okay so now the first thing I want you to take a note of is that you see four pictures at the top and as you can see these four pictures have the same width and they divide the whole width of the slide into equal four parts so how can we divide our slides into four equal parts so that’s a pretty easy well first of all edges insert in any any yeah any rectangle actually let’s paste it onto this line so one way to do it is of course we can try to let me just set the transparency a little bit to fifty so that we can see what we do so of course we can eyeball it and we can try to match it like it’s in the original so it’s it’s a good method but another method I would say mathematical method that you can use let’s say we have got any kind of rectangle so we can divide the width into four and we will get the width of our rectangles so first of all ledges that check out what is the width of our slides go to view slide master light master Hey yes yes slide master slide sighs and we can see that the width of our slide is six seven okay so let me just copy this this this number and we can just paste it in the calculator divided by four we get this number let me just copy it and this will be the width so I’ll just paste the width okay and as you can see the height is as well three equal parts so let me just check once again what is the height of the slide master the height was nineteen point five let me just copy this a number so let’s just paste it divided by three and this is the the height of the rectangle that we need to use beautiful so now we have a rectangle okay let me just duplicate it so that you can see that it perfectly fits let me just change the colors yes as you can see we have four beautiful equal rectangles at the top and yeah and they should be there should be three equal rectangles that go to the bottom beautiful okay so now we don’t need all of these rectangles we just need actually one so this was just for demonstration so yes let’s just select this rectangle hit ctrl X to cut it go to view slide master once again let’s go to this blank layout let’s duplicate it and here we will create a another placeholder so once again let’s choose a picture drag actually what we can do we can just actually use the same dimensions from this rectangle okay so the height was six point three five so let’s set it to six point three five and the width plus eight point four seven eight point four seven okay so now what we do we’ll just select this first image placeholder put it at the left and top corner now we duplicate it and just fill the rest of the let’s actually believe you guys we don’t need them and now we put the fourth down at the bottom okay beautiful okay so now that we have created the plate holders so now just right-click on it or you can right-click on the slide choose the this layout and you’ve got your you’ve got your beautiful placeholder so now what you have to do just kill your placeholders with pictures that you want just click on this icon and choose any picture that you want so I have some beautiful picture of example this one so I’ve downloaded these pictures from graphic style calm so yeah you can find lots of stuff so I think I found these on nature wildlife bunch of a bunch of pictures okay let’s fill the rest of the slides okay and again if you want to adjust any of these pictures just select the picture and go to crop and you can increase the size of the picture you can increase the positioning of the picture and now leave it the way you want it to look okay and click on crop again so few more pictures this one yes this one and this one beautiful okay so let’s check out what we have so this is what we have done and this is what was in the original presentation so for equal oops let me just check if they’re really really the same copy let’s paste it yes there are identical so everything is cool okay so so we are finished with with the photos now let’s quickly do these text boxes so let’s just copy some text that we have already did and done paste it over here now let’s set it to red color let’s write the same text so right here okay so I think it looks good enough so let me just duplicate it let’s actually let’s copy this text and ctrl C to copy ctrl V to paste let’s set the color to red so let’s write the same text so it’s a title one and of course if you want to speed up the YouTube video because you know it’s sometimes this is just a repetitive process which if you just want to speed it up you’re pretty screwed it up you can find the speed the options and somewhere at the bottom right corner of the YouTube video so you can increase the speed so the video will go faster okay so let’s try 20 22 little maybe 22 okay what about 21 so 22 was good so what was the spacing spacing was three point four so let’s choose three point two leave it at three points okay so that’s that’s beautiful and the last text was there’s this one we do need so much text let’s make read yes let’s try to divide the same text so I will not try the whole text so the same sometimes so just make sure that you Center and its text box so that text is centered okay so a yes we have to reduce the size I see and we have to increase the spacing so I guess to lose is too much so let’s try to insert a manual number for example three good priests much so I guess it will be somewhere okay so this is good enough now we can finish writing the time okay so I think it’s a good enough okay so now that we are finished with this text box we can copy mean I cut everything paste it to our slide okay place over here can be beautiful so these two text boxes I think they were completely black in the text was completely black and this text I think it was some kind of grey color this one okay so now let’s check what we have so this was the original flyer this is what we did okay beautiful okay so now we can drag the mouse over all of these three text boxes hit ctrl G to group them or we can just think your words a shortcut somewhere around here so we can just right click on it and hit cool so now it’s grouped and we can just hit control D to duplicate it and we can duplicate the same text so I’ll just tap change numbers here let’s make sure that everything is centered okay so let’s check it out beautiful so now you have learned how to create the second flight in this beautiful and amazing PowerPoint template called versus output download link in the video description if you don’t want to spend half an hour creating a few slides so you can download the full presentation from graphic Reverend calm okay but the challenge continues and the next line that we want to do is this slide so as you can see the process will be quite similar to this slide because now we have three pictures at the top and I can see already that at the top these three pictures are divided into three equal parts that’s top and the width of the whole flight is divided into two parts so we will use some calculations or maybe we will not need calculations at all so let me just select a blank completely blank layout so first of all yeah we can start right here let’s go to insert go to shapes choose a rectangle so I think the first of all let’s just align our picture to the left and top I think that it snaps to the guide if you don’t have the guide activated just go to you and choose guide so it’s really useful so now it’s really you know the half of the width of the whole flight or half of the height the whole flight so it’s it’s cool and for the width we can once again go to slide laughter let me remember what was the width so this was the width let me just copy it let’s divide it into three let’s come copy it so this is the width and yes this is beautiful let me check it so that it is really what we need okay so now let’s cut this rectangle let’s go to the slide master so we have already created two layouts so let’s duplicate this blank layout once again and paste this our rectangle and once again we can create a picture placeholder based on the dimension so that the right dimensions that we need so the height was nine point five three third and okay and the width was eleven point nine two five centimeters beautiful so let’s align it to the left line it to the top and let’s just duplicate a couple more times a-and we have done it okay so now we just select the layout that we need and we can fill it with the pictures that would like for example let’s choose these beautiful pictures with nature hmm actually as you can see there’s just get back there’s some white space between the image placeholders so there should be no white space as you can see so let me just correct that let’s get back to slide master so the dimensions are correct so just what we can do with this can go to a lion go to top and choose it on into the center if you get one small align to top and I like to write yes and it should be perfect let’s just delete everything and let’s just set the layout once again okay okay now the second picture at the fourth picture beautiful so now there’s no there’s no gap between the pictures actually let’s change the second picture so that we can better see the contrast between the pictures yes something like this okay and now let’s try to do these tag Moxa’s our favorite part I feel that doing the text part is really really really really a little bit boring but please stay with me because it’s a challenge we have to do it so let’s yes I said before you can speed it up in the YouTube video options you can speed it up this part so it goes faster for you okay now let’s some actually I think everything is school the out ten box so you just need to write some stuff but yeah you need to adjust the spacing so where’s our spacing options here so this is normal this is loose this is very loose so this is very loose I think we need a little bit more maybe seven is too much so or I guess and maybe let’s drive six-point-seven hmm strange ok let’s let’s leave it let’s leave it at six point no six strange because the font size is correct and this is loose this is very loose okay leave it at six point five so you know this is not the end of the world as if the spacing is a little bit off but yeah so let’s paste over here let’s use the black color okay so next thing is let’s do these bold letters not bold letters but project names okay so 25 or even a 27 can deduce 30 project name okay it should be bigger 32 33 okay 33 so we got lucky this time so it was quite fast with this one and okay now we need to do this text so we can copy this text box from our previous slide and hopefully it will fit to the slide as well so let me just you and set the font color to thread and see what we have well I think that the text fits really well it’s just substantially I mean that the last plan does not fit but okay to be good enough okay so let’s melt and paste this text box here as well so let’s set the color gray okay so we are getting at the end of the of the third Scientologist group everything hit group and let’s just duplicate it a couple of times okay so what was yeah so I guess I need to just okay that was funny that I forgot one spec one space okay so actually you can see that in the original presentation they made a mistake here you see the C letter is missing UN right here okay and this is what we did so I think it’s really close to the original presentation okay and now let’s go to our last for present slide okay and it will have some icons as well so of course let’s insert a blank news layer it is light choose blank layout and here we will need to create placeholders for our team members so yeah this time we can eyeball it so go to insert shapes choose the rectangle draw a rectangle on top of the the image okay and actually what we can do we can copy this picture go to slide master let’s duplicate this blank layout place this picture and let’s actually cut this rectangle go to slide master and directly let’s that yeah we can actually insert the picture placeholder right away I think save some time beautiful okay now let’s just duplicate it okay beautiful and yeah we can delete this image we don’t need it anymore and yes let’s go to a blank slide let’s choose this layout that we just have created and let’s fill all these five number picture placeholders with some numbers let’s go to desktop and let’s choose some people we will adjust the pictures so that they look no the way they should look okay so this one guess let’s hit on crop let’s increase size of it cute like this this one again let’s increase the size at the center okay okay can increase the size four more hairs here as well okay so yeah so here are beautiful team members of our science so as you can see these photos they have like a larger proportion of the body with the legs and the head and we have photos that are more focused on the faces so yep that’s that’s good enough okay so okay let’s start with the with a deck of boxes so as always you can speed it up because it’s a guess not the most fun part but hey the challenge we have to do it okay so I think we can copy this text box and we can use it oops so I think it’s me zoom in so I think everything is cool with this well almost cool yep very loose is good enough let’s cut it space paste it here set it to the black okay now let’s copy this text box and let’s go meet our team let’s see if it fits oh actually fits quite nicely so to be good okay now we have we have name and some egg box okay so I think let’s copy this text box let’s reduce the size John Doe set it to red color and I think we need monserrate light beautiful that’s beautiful okay okay let’s do the second X Box straight away a company a company is in so I see that we will need to make it I guess normal no loose but not so loose of course which is the size I guess it’s not light its usual Monserrate and just size eight I guess no nine okay and we have to do a guess a two point five for something like even do okay let’s try a one okay let’s try yes I forgot to Center it so let’s try one point five okay let’s just leave it add let’s just leave it at one strange why is it not should be should be good enough I mean should be it should be good one point five let’s try one twenty-five okay now we got it so yeah the problem is I forgot to Center the text box so that looks good so let me just cut both of these two guys and let’s paste them over here let’s check what was the color so for the well of course John is a name of the male not a female so yeah now you get what I’m trying to say but let’s literally like like this and so this was gray color okay so let’s see what we have okay it’s almost identical so now the rest okay now we have we have this bubble as well Scapa head and space over here so it was 38 so let’s write Thursday here as well whoops does not fit looks like this so one way to fit text inside of a shape we can reduce the margins of the text box to zero and sometimes it helps okay okay okay so now we’re left would be the icons so yeah icons is a hot topic as always so let’s go to flat icon calm yeah I just misspelled okay let’s find let’s find a social icon so what do we need we need a Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn so to save time because this tutorial I guess is the longest tutorial I have made in the history of making tutorials so we will just find for example Twitter so okay let’s just type in Twitter so it was a yeah it was something like this whoops so I guess this one is a yep I guess everything is okay so we have before in my previous tutorials I recommended using EPS now let’s try using SVG okay let’s just hit download free download so I credit the author okay let’s show it in folder let’s open up our presentation let’s just drag it and drop it right here boom and we have our logo okay so yeah with the with the SVG we should be able to change the color of the picture of the icon if you want to change the color of the icon we can even add the outline if we want so let me make it more now the width bigger width so you can see that you can manipulate the outline you can manipulate the fill if you need but in this case our icon is completely black so we don’t have to do that much please just make sure that it looks similar I mean it’s the same size look okay almost almost as always almost okay let’s just make sure that both of these three guys are aligned to the top and we have equal spacing horizontally let’s cut them go to our slide our slide is here the zoom out space them right here graphic fill black beautiful so yeah let me just group all of these guys and duplicate them and let me just use the same same name so we just save some time okay so let’s make sure that these two guys are in the center actually I can just align this one to the center of the slide okay beautiful so as you can see that my team members only love Twitter no Facebook no link then each of them has three pounds of Twitter so how cool is that okay ladies and gentlemen so yeah this this went out to be a really long long tutorial but I think if you watch the whole tutorial you really learn a thing or two and just once again you see that you can on your own do the best PowerPoint tutorial that I mean that’s our point it applies in the world if you really want and of course if you want to save some time if you want to save one hour of just doing four slides that we did just right now you can of course download this beautiful presentation straight from graphic river comm so I will this is called versus minimal PowerPoint template by lose twelve designs so yeah they did a wonderful job I really enjoy their their minimalistic design and you’ve got a bunch of bunch of photos I mean slides so yeah if you want to save some time just come here and buy their PowerPoint template but the purpose of this tutorial is just was to show how you can actually do it and how everything works in reality you know if you’re really was interested to know the exact techniques okay so enough talking thank you for watching this long amazing challenge and yeah thank you once again and see you on my next video goodbye you

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