Today we want to follow that up by taking you through the actual process of designing a presentation from start to finish. We’ll break down every step of the design process, from choosing colors and images to using whitespace properly. After reading through this you should be all set to design your own beautiful presentation slides that will put your coworkers to shame. But if you’re wanting to design your own from start-professional powerpoint presentation-finish, you’re in the right place!
A Word About Content I usually make a big deal about content preceding design, and presentations are no exception. Ideally, you’ll have the topic and much or all of the content outlined before you even think about design. The reason that I bring this up is that I don’t really have an actual presentation in mind for this project. I’ll be running with a basic theme, but the textual information will be entirely placeholder copy.
Your image, font, color and layout selection shouldn’t necessarily match mine but instead reflect the topic and content you’re working with. I want to find a color scheme on which to base my entire design. When I need to quickly find several colors that go together I usually start with Adobe Color CC. Not only is it a great way to build your own color schemes, it’s an outstanding source to find schemes built by others that you can just grab for your projects.