It’s not a photo album and it’s not a biographical sketch either. So, I gave it my own name. I call it a sketchbook bio and your presentation graphics app is the perfect tool for creating one. I’m using Keynote but PowerPoint or Impress will work just as well. The techniques are the same, but the actual commands will be a bit different.
I’m using Keynote’s Letterpress theme – one of the standard themes that comes with Keynote. I chose it because of the sage green color and the canvas textured background. Although Keynote themes come with a number of different layouts for title slides, text slides and image slides, I’m using only the blank slide for this project. It takes more time to build a slide, but I have more flexibility with fonts, image styles and element placement.
Most of the content in this project is created using text boxes and images.
This slide contains both an image and a text box.
The challenge here was the photo. Unfortunately it’s permanently attached to the photographer’s frame and the edges of the frame weren’t in the best of shape.
Click the image to select it and Keynote’s Inspector displays the Style pane. I chose to use the blurred edge frame with its rounded corners and experimented with the blur feature until the worst of the frame’s damaged corners were smoothed out.
I then tilted the photo a bit and added a shadow – also on the Style pane – to add dimension. A simple text box holds the journaling associated with this slide.
- Click on the color block for the stroke element.
- Use the color wheel option, then click on the magnifying glass icon to activate the color selector.
- Move the color selector magnifying glass over the image until you find the color you want. Click to select it.
Of course a wedding photo needs an appropriate font.