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How to Create a PowerPoint Morph Transition

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Do you want to add an extra flair to your presentation? A great way to do that is to add the morph transition in PowerPoint to your presentation. This transition effect is interesting and not distracting.

The Arty PowerPoint template is a multipurpose premium template from Envato Elements.The Arty PowerPoint template is a multipurpose premium template from Envato Elements.The Arty PowerPoint template is a multipurpose premium template from Envato Elements.
The Arty PowerPoint template is a multipurpose premium template from Envato Elements.

This article looks at how to apply the morph transition to your PowerPoint presentation template. We’ll also answer some frequently asked PowerPoint questions.

How to Apply the Morph Transition

If you want to make your presentation more interesting to your audience, you can. Here’s how to apply the morph transition to a presentation template:

1. Choose a Template

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Choose a premium PowerPoint template

Before you use the morph transition in PowerPoint, you must download a template first.

The template used in this tutorial is the Latte PowerPoint template from Envato Elements. This template comes with over 50 modern and creative slides. Plus, it comes with charts and graphs that you can add your data into. Latte is a minimal creative template that'll work for any occasion.

The tips in this tutorial were written using a macOS and PowerPoint version 16.68. If you’ve got a different operating system or a different version of PowerPoint, your steps may be slightly different.

2. Duplicate a Slide

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Duplicate a Slide.

You'll need to create duplicate slide that's a copy of the slide where you want the morph transition to appear. 

Select the slide that you want to add the PowerPoint morph transition to. You’ll know it’s selected when an orange box appears around the slide.

Next right, click on the selected slide. When you right-click, a menu appears. From that menu, select the Duplicate Slide option.

3. Transitions


First, click on the slide you duplicated. Next, click on the Transitions tab above the toolbar. In the toolbar, you’ll see the Transitions menu. Click on the down arrow at the bottom to expand the Transitions menu.

3. Effect Options

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Effect Options

At the top of the Transitions menu, the second option is Morph. Choose the Morph option to add the PowerPoint morph transition.

4. Preview Morph

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Preview the Morph transitions.

After you’ve selected Morph, it'll automatically preview what that morph in PowerPoint looks like. So, if you don’t like it, you can make any necessary changes.

Run Your Transition Automatically or on Click

If you want to control when your morph transition happens, you can. Here’s how:

1. Timing Group

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Timing Group

Start by selecting the morph PowerPoint slide and click on the Transitions tab next. Finally, in the toolbar, you’ll see the Timing Group.

2. Duration


In the Timing Group, you’ll see a Duration: field. This field is where you can change the morphing in PowerPoint and how long it lasts.

Remember, when changing the number that it's by seconds. If you don’t want to type a number, you can also click on the up and down arrows in that field.

3. On Mouse Click

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On mouse click.

In the Timing Group, you’ll see an On Mouse Click field with a checked box. Uncheck the box if you want the morphing in PowerPoint to happen automatically.

You can specify the time that the morphing starts under the On Mouse Click field is the After field. Check the box in this field. Type the number that you want or use the up and down arrows.

3. Viewing the Effects

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Viewing effects.

There are two methods you can use to see your morph transition PowerPoint.

The first method is from the Transitions tab. After you’ve clicked on the Transitions tab, click on the Preview button in the Toolbar.

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Viewing effects.

The second method is from the Slide Show tab. In the toolbar, there's a Play from Start button. Click on this button to preview your whole presentation.

PowerPoint Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most people are familiar with PowerPoint, but there’s always more to learn. Here are some frequently asked questions with answers:

1. Can I Add Audio to PowerPoint?

It's possible to add audio to PowerPoint. Adding audio could engage your audience through music. You could also use audio if you need to present online.

For more information on how to add audio to your PowerPoint presentation, read this article: 

2. How Can I Make My Presentation More Exciting?

Animation is a great way to make your presentation more exciting. In this tutorial, you learned about the morph transition, but animations can be used on an object or a specific block of text.

Plus, some premium PowerPoint templates come with animations (like the Latte PowerPoint Template used in the tutorial) built in to make it easier. For a tutorial on how to add animations to PowerPoint, read this tutorial:

3. How Do I Add Text to My PowerPoint Slide?

Adding text to your presentation slide is easy if you use a premium template because the text box is already there. This means that all you need to do is replace the text in the already existing text box.

If you want to emphasize specific text, you can use the built-in text effect in PowerPoint. Read this article on how to add text and text effects to PowerPoint:

4. Is an Outline Needed to Create a Presentation?

No, it’s not necessary, but it can be helpful. Writing an outline is a great way to plan out your presentation. By planning your presentation, you’re able to get a better flow and ensure that you don’t forget anything important.

Read this article to learn how to outline PowerPoint Presentations:

5. Can I Use My PowerPoint Presentation in Google Slides?

You can it’s easy to use your PowerPoint template in Google Slides. Here’s a tutorial on how to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides presentations:

Top Source for Premium PowerPoint Templates

Envato Elements is the best source for premium PowerPoint templates. It's a subscription service where you pay a low monthly fee to become a subscriber. Once you become a subscriber, you gain unlimited access to premium PowerPoint templates, fonts, images, audio, and more.

Because you've got unlimited access to digital assets, Envato Elements is the best value for creatives. Professionals make premium templates to look stylish and impressive. Since professionals make the templates, you save time. When you use a premium template, you start with a good base. A good premium template has the slides labeled. This means that you know what each slide is meant for.

If you’re creative and like to add a personal touch to your presentation, you still can with a premium presentation template. But, of course, everything in a good premium template is editable.

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Morph transitions can add some visual interest to your presentations. So why not add them to your next PowerPoint presentation?

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