Technology is advancing at a very fast rate. Who knew one day, designers and graphic artists could actually pre-visualize the outcomes of their final projects. Whether it’s interactive media or a motion image, with the help of a storyboard, you can create an outline of the project you are working on and predict everything accurately. Storyboard plays a very important role in the development process when it comes to eLearning. Starting from the title to the complete full-fledged description of the course and how it will be displayed, the storyboard represents each and every aspect of the eLearning course.
Powerpoint also has a storyboard feature that allows you to facilitate the designing process of mock-up.
Below are some reasons why PowerPoint storyboarding is an extremely useful storyboarding tool.
1. Easy to Use
The best part about storyboarding is, you don’t need to have any rocket science skills to make use of it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any programming knowledge, as it’s just like PowerPoint. All you have to do is to try each and every tool separately, to explore all the features. Trust me, for those who don’t know, creating a storyboard is simply as easy as creating a presentation on PowerPoint. Click on the storyboard template if you want to create one for your project.
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2. Easily Customized
You can easily modify a storyboarding shape the moment you insert it. All you have to do is to select the shape you want to edit and from the format tab, you can literally turn it into any color, size, or text, depending on your wants and needs.
3. A Huge Variety of Shapes
You can create your mock-up by clicking the “storyboarding shapes” icon on the storyboarding ribbon. It displays a very wide and vast variety of different shapes. For instance, there are;
- Many kinds of annotations, for e.g., sticky notes and banners.
- Minimal icons for e.g., phone and save.
- Common Controls. Such as the cursors, buttons, lists, and also text sections.
- Windows apps like the keyboard and command prompt etc,
- Media, for e.g., map makers and web ads.
- In case the above-mentioned icons are not enough, you can find more storyboard shapes online.
4. Re-Use the Shapes
Once you have created your storyboarding shapes, the best part is that you can save and re-use them. All you have to do is to select all the shapes and add click the “Add to My shapes” icon. This will immediately add your shapes to the Storyboard shapes library. In case you want to change any shape or make any modifications to it, you click on the “Update My Shape” icon, and can easily change the colors, etc.
To sum it all up, PowerPoint storyboarding is a very easy and helpful feature to use. It aids in turning your ideas into visuals, in the form of various shapes, animations, and text.
Also Read – How to Make A Storyboard for Your Short Film
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