Using reveal animation to build an image piece by piece

It is easy to build the elements on your slide using the built-in animation features when you have created the elements using the PowerPoint graphing or drawing tools. But what about images that come from other programs, like graphs or diagrams? How can you build those images piece by piece? This video shows you how to use the reveal animation technique to reveal each piece of the image one at a time. It is just like the teacher used to do when they put an overhead on the projector and a piece of paper on top to cover up the rest of the overhead. They would slide the paper down to reveal the next point. Now you can do that with images on your slide. Click the Full Screen button in the lower right of the video to make it as large as your screen so it is easier to see the step-by-step instructions.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.