Another PowerPoint Heaven's update.
New PowerPoint tutorial (Power Cut) submitted by Mukund Nadkarni. While Photoshop and other graphic editing software have Lasso Tool, this tutorial shows you how to extract portion of images from its background just using PowerPoint alone.
PowerPoint Heaven has been undergoing several changes recently. Mainly to get the site more organized and professional. Now to consolidate some of major updates:
Updated logo - The purpose is to bring clarity and makes the logo looks neater. The changes include:
- Lighter cloud
- Added border color on the wordings
- Smaller wordings
- Centered the entire logo
- Fixed some alignment issue
- Added "The Power to Animate"
- Color of shadow has been changed
Updated frontpage layout - The frontpage on PowerPoint Heaven has been updated. The previous layout was limited and disorganized. The new layout will allow more content to be added. In addition, a category on Featured Tutorials has been included.
Added PowerPoint Artwork by Jerry. The artwork shows Squall Leonhart (Impressively in 3D!) from Square Enix's video game, Final Fantasy VIII. Check out Jerry's Projects under Recommended Downloads for the artwork.
Majoy updates on PowerPoint Heaven!
Ted Thayer is our new PowerPoint Heaven's contributor. A specialist in creating PowerPoint Games, he is also proficient in drawing artworks with PowerPoint. Ted participated in iFilm's PowerPoint 2007 Contest - Your Best Moment in PowerPoint 2007. He was selected as one of the finalists by the internal judges, which then won him the 2nd place with over 40,000 online votes. Added Ted's Projects which can be found in the Animations Page under PowerPoint Games category.
Ted's Projects has it own page at http://pptheaven.mvps.org/ted.html.
Figure 1: PowerPoint Game, 30-Second Survival by Ted Thayer
Graham Shaw has submitted a "Creating Basic Timers" tutorial and can be found in Tutorials page under Others category.
In recognition to the hard work and efforts of the contributors, medals are now awarded to works and submissions that stands out from the regular ones. These works are the cream of PowerPoint Heaven. Strict rules and conditions are applied to these awards, hence only the best works will be awarded. Based on these awards, you can also decide which are the recommended choices.
If you have come across icons such as when browsing through PowerPoint Heaven, they represent the PowerPoint Heaven's Medals.
Works and submissions previously featured on the front page are now archived. They can be found in the Featured Archive page.
Now you will probably be wondering the direction of Fikree's next Pointer's Way series. Well, apart from getting completely re-designed, the upcoming Pointer's Way [two] will slightly be different from its predecessor, with a more colorful and cartoony theme. Here's a sample video of how the game might look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwd9V1kkGI