Posts Tagged ‘Video Tutorial’

Add audio to video for PowerPoint 2010 & 2007

Monday, April 16th, 2012

This week at PresenterMedia we are excited to post up a new tutorial for adding an audio file to a template or presentation that has a video in the background.  We have two versions available of this tutorial, one for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and one for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.


Above is our tutorial for MS PowerPoint 2010.  The steps listed in this video are available in a text version at


Above is our tutorial for MS PowerPoint 2007.  The steps listed in this video are available in a text version at

Enhanced Color Modication Tools

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

We have just finished upgrading the color modification tools on our website.  You can now specify a color using it’s RGB value or Hex color value and our color customizer will try to match your color.

Since our customizer takes into consideration the shadows, highlights and gradients already present in the image, the final graphic may be lighter or darker than the input color but it will still match the color hue value.  This will result in graphics that all look like they belong together.

If you take the time to match your images to your logo colors or make the overall color theme of your presentations unified, you will end up elevating the over quality and impact of your presentations.

Match Hue Feature

PresenterMedia Match Hue Feature

We hope these enhanced features will help you get even more value out of your PresenterMedia subscription.

The enhanced tools are now available on our clipart, PowerPoint animations and video backgrounds.


Templates for PowerPoint 2003

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Here is a short video tutorial illustrating how to download and use our templates for PowerPoint 2003 and older.

Our templates for older version of PowerPoint, like PowerPoint 2003, come in .ZIP archive files so there are a few extra steps to get them animate properly in PowerPoint 2003.

1. Download the template.  It will download as a .zip file.

2. Extract the .ZIP file to a folder on your computer.  I like to extract it to my Desktop, but you can extract it anywhere you want. Just remember where you saved it.  To extract the .zip, I like to right click on top of the zip file and choose “Extract All” from the menu that appears.

3. Go to PowerPoint and then using the Open command in PowerPoint, browse to the folder you just extracted, and open the .ppt file.

4. Press F5 or View the SlideShow to see the animations move.

IMPORTANT: In the extracted folder, there is a .ppt file (the template) and one or move .wmv video files.  These .wmv video files must remain in the same folder as your completed presentation.  PowerPoint 2003 is linking to these files and if your presentation is not in the same folder as these video files, PowerPoint will not be able to find the files and the animations will not play.

View all our templates we have available here.


Getting Started With Video Backgrounds

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A new Getting Started video tutorial exploring how to use our video backgrounds.

Note: Due to limitations in older versions of PowerPoint, video backgrounds are designed to be used in PowerPoint 2010, or PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) or Keynote 09 (Mac).

Covered in this video:

  • Download and Insert a Video Background in PowerPoint
  • Using the Selection Pane to select or hide items on a slide
  • Using the Animation Pane to control the visibility of items on a slide over time.

View all our video backgrounds for PowerPoint.

Your First PowerPoint Animation

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Downloading an animation from PresenterMedia is an easy process, but if you’ve never used an animated file (.gif) in your presentations before, there are a couple of pitfalls to avoid.  Watch this short new video tutorial from PresenterMedia co-owner, Art Holden, to see how simple it is.

Click the Play button above.
How to download animations for PowerPoint

Covered in this video:

  • For PowerPoint, always download the largest animation available.  This yields the best quality.
  • After clicking the download link, always choose “SAVE” to save the image to your computer.  Choosing OPEN may end up removing the animation from the image.
  • In PowerPoint, always use the “Insert/Picture” function to place the animation in your presentation.  Inserting it as a video or copying and pasting it into your presentation can yield poor results.

View all our Animations for PowerPoint.