How to Create a Banner in PowerPoint 2013 for Oscar 2013

Now as the date of Academy Awards 2013 approaches, the world is drawing more and more attentions towards the “biggest night in America”. In just a short time, the world has been filled with various elements about Oscar 2013. For example, voting apps for Oscar 2013 turns out to be popular on Facebook and details about nominees of Academy Awards 2013 are displayed in a page exclusively designed by Google. If you are a movie fan, you probably want to do something like designing a banner for Academy Awards 2013. However, how can you manage it if you can’t go handy with Photoshop? Actually, you can try to create an Oscar 2013 banner with PowerPoint. To know details about making a banner in PowerPoint 2010, you can click here; to learn the methods to create Academy Awards 2013 banner in PowerPoint 2013, please finish reading the post.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013

Method One: Design image banner for Oscar 2013 in PowerPoint 2013

Generally speaking, by taking full use of the features in PowerPoint 2013, you are allowed to design the PowerPoint 2013 slide as Academy Awards 2013 banner. After that, you only need to save the slide as JPG or PNG images to finish the process of creating image banner for Oscar in PowerPoint 2013.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint 2013 and then click “INSERT” tab and choose “New Slide” option in the drop-down menu to build a new slide. Then choose “DESIGN” tab, click “Slide Side” icon and then select “Custom Slide Size…” option in the drop-down menu.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Slide size

Step 2: In the panel of Slide Size, choose “Banner” option in the drop-down menu of “Slides sized for” and then set the slide size with values in “Height” and “Width”. After that, click “OK” button to design the slide as a banner.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Banner size

Step 3: Click “Design” tab, and then choose a theme template for the Oscar 2013 banner among those provided in the “Themes” section. Later type the banner text to the slide like “Road to Oscar”.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Banner theme

Step 4: Basically, you have created a simple banner for Oscar 2013 in PowerPoint 2013. To make it more attractive, you can add some Oscar icons to the banner. Click “INSERT” button, and choose “Online” Pictures” option in Image section. Then type “Oscar icon” in the searching bar of “Bing Image Search”.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Search Oscar icons

Step 5: When all the icons for Oscar 2013 has been listed. Choose those most suitable ones by holding “Ctrl” button and click “Insert” button. Then put the icons in suitable sizes to the right places of the banner.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Select Oscar icons

Step 6: Next, click “FILE” button, choose “Save As” option in the drop-down menu and set the exported  slide as image banner for Academy Awards 2013 in the drop-down menu of “Save as type”.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: PPT to PNG

Method Two: Create animated banner in PowerPoint 2013 for Oscar 2013

Generally speaking, two methods are provided to help users create animated Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013, either by converting PowerPoint file to video or by exporting the banner slide as Animated GIF image. In the following section, the latter is covered.

Step 1: Download PowerPoint template about Academy Awards 2013 online, insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2013 and set the the PowerPoint 2013 slide as a banner. Then choose “DESIGN” tab, click “More” button that shapes like a reverted triangle in “Themes” section and select “Browser for Themes…” icon.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Import themes

Step 2: Select the downloaded PowerPoint template on Oscar 2013, and then click “Apply” button. After that, the PowerPoint banner for Oscar 2013 has been designed. Later, export the PowerPoint slide as a PNG image.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Insert photo

Step 3: After installing Ulead GIF Animator, open it, click “File” button in the menu bar and choose “Open Image…” option to input the saved PNG image.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Import PNG photo

Step 4: Click “Frame” button, choose “Add Banner Text” option and write down the text for Oscar 2013 banner in corresponding section. Select “OK” button and choose “Create as Banner Text” option. After that, an Oscar 2013 banner with animated text has been created.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: Add banner text

Step 5: After all those steps, click “Save As” in the drop-down menu of “File” and select “GIF File…” option to export the Oscar 2013 banner as Animated GIF image. When it is done, the process of creating animated banner for Oscar 2013 in PowerPoint 2013 has been completed.

Create Oscar banner in PowerPoint 2013: PPT to Animated GIF

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